Arc'teryxSentinel Pant - Women's

Svelte softshell pants for your big mountain playground.

Cut for the freeride ski and snowboard crowd, the Arc'teryx Women's Sentinel Pant combines an athletic fit with the stormproof protection of a Gore-Tex membrane. Arc'teryx is known for its classic sleek-and-clean approach, so you can be sure that these pants easily transition between hitting moguls with your freestyle friends and ripping tight chutes with your backcountry buddies. With the Slide 'n Lock system, you can attach the related Sentinel jacket for full-bodied snow protection.

Gore-Tex technology keeps the weather outside when it seems like the weather has the flu: massive snow pukes, feverish winds, and sleet that runs and runs and runs. Thanks to the Gore-Tex three-layer softshell, though, you can play all day in the winter sick without feeling a spit of precipitation. When the sun shines and your nose glows bright white with zinc, open the side zips to dump surplus hot air as you hike along the ridgeline. Articulated knees and seat enhance a gusseted crotch when the trek ahead is anything but smooth. Keprotec instep guards protect against edge cuts and crampon gashes on your way to the top. Fly off the rails and clear cliffs without worrying about incoming snow putting a damper on the fun.

  • Gore-Tex 3L softshell
  • Fully taped seams
  • Brushed backer
  • Athletic fit
  • Outer thigh vents
  • Removable belt
  • Articulated knees and seat
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Internal stretch cuffs
  • WaterTight zippers
  • Keprotec instep patches
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

You get what you pay for.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These are my partner's ski pant of choice. She's put in three 80-day seasons wearing them and they've held up beautifully. The weather protection is unbeatable, yet the fabric feels supple, buttery soft, and breathable.

At 5'9", 145lbs with a 28-29in waist and 37in hip, size M/Reg is a nice, trim fit for touring/ski mountaineering and works well with midweight baselayers. Though the regular inseam length is acceptable, she would choose the tall inseam if repurchasing. If she wanted to fit more high-loft, warm baselayers or have a more freeride fit, she'd choose size L.

We also gifted a pair to our friend that's moving out to the icy slopes and "wintery-mix" weather of the east. She's 5'6", 120-125lbs, and has a 25-26in waist, and the XS/Reg was a trim fit on her.

POOR quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wont be buying Arcteryx products again - my husband and I bought 3 products, one pants and two jackets and had problems with all of them.
We dont want refunds we just want gear that works. As we live in Mexico City it is really difficult to return stuff. The quality control is poor. My jacket zipper broke when I was pulling it up in a gentle/normal fashion - after two weeks of use. My husbands jacket got a whole in the lining and the buckle that keeps your paints off fell off my sentinel pants. 3/3 very bad experience
Over all the gear is poorly designed and doesnt have good quality control now that it is no longer made in Canada and all made in China.
Dont bother buying it if you want it to last for more than two weeks.

These Ski Pants Rule

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: Medium

I bought these for a friend who wanted to share the following:

"First, I am 5'9, which approximately 5'7" of which is legs. To say I was ecstatic to find a ski pant that ran in tall sizes is a massive understatement. Thank you Arc'teryx for recognizing that regular lengths do not work for all heights.

Second, these pants are functional perfection. They are high quality, exceptionally water-proof, accommodate layers (I purchased the Axina Knicker to wear underneath these pants and they are awesome; not cute, but awesome), and technically perfect. These pants fit around your hip, with a slightly higher width waistband in the back to keep them in place. Some may fear they are too low-rise for ski pants, but I love the fit and think it will fit most body types correctly. The built-in-belt also works to keep the pants in place and is easily adjustable to get the right fit. I also appreciate the articulated seat and knee that provide additional flexibility as you bend and carve.

Overall, I think these pants are as they good as they get. If only we could maintain this level of quality with a lower price point."

Love love love!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

These pants have changed my life. They are the most comfortable ski pants I have ever worn. With an athletic and curvy build (read: muscular thighs and butt, with a smaller waist), I have struggled to find high quality ski pants that are roomy but fit in the waist. These do it all and are perfect with or without a thermal layer underneath. Love the color I chose and will probably buy another pair once I save up---pricey! FWIW, I normally go with a medium in other brands, but with the built in belt to snug the waist, I went with large. Happy I did!

What is the inseam length for the small/short?

Hi Peggy,

The short inseam on these is going to be 26.5in. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Customer Account Manager

Love these ski pants!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I purchased the Sentinel ski pants because I wanted Gore-Tex pants and I wanted them to work with my Arc'teryx shell jacket. (The pants have 2 small buttons on the snow skirt that slide into keepers on my jacket. This helps to keep me dry.)

I was a little freaked out over the price, but they are worth ever penny in my book. The pants are very functional and fit great. I love all the zipper pockets, especially the deeper ones in front. The pants are light-weight and pack well. You will need to wear an appropriate under-layer with them though as they are basically just a shell.

I'm so glad I purchased these pants. I just wish I had done it sooner.

Love these ski pants!

"Hugs your curves"? Not exactly

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Extra Small

No hugging here. I have two pairs of these pants from previous seasons. They aren't curve hugging either but they fit nicely and accommodate expedition weight layer with comfort. Just bought another pair. They must be 3 inches larger around the waist. Previously, Arcteryx seemed to run a bit smaller than the competitor brands...that was the attraction! Sized out of another brand?

Arc'teryx Quality and Awkward Sizing

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Size Bought: S/Tall

My fiancee has a 27 inch waist, 36 inch hips, and a 32 inch inseam. Going off the sizing chart, we ordered a Small/Tall. The pants fit fine in the waist and hips but were long and very wide-legged. I tried to tell her that 90s style is coming back, but she didn't like the JNCO jeans fit. Too bad for her!

But really, these pants are fantastic quality. For someone with skinny legs and narrow hips, they are very wide-legged. If we reorder, we will probably go for a Regular length, Trim fit pant, like the Arc'teryx Ravenna.

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions about Arc'teryx products.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead -

Good pant but runs large

  • Size Bought: M/Reg

Good pant for skiing. The M size waist is about 82cm, quite different from the size chart, too big for my wife, she's 29'' in waist.

2nd pair, because they are the best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

There are ONLY 2 reasons I replaced my last pair of sentinel pants... this newer version has a built-in belt for custom waist fit, and I was able to get a color I preferred better. I will have to sell the previous to afford them, but they are absolutely worth it, best pair of ski pants I have ever owned in my life (for a good mix of ski touring and skiing in-bounds, mostly in Utah, but with travel to other climates (British Columbia, Norway, Quebec, etc).


1. A little long, but that's nit-picking. I am 5'5" and need an XL to accommodate my hips and thighs, so I'm sure the length is great for taller ladies.

2. Pricey.


1. The N70P Gore-Tex is amazing. Waterproof, and it even has a little bit of stretch. It's also more of a soft "matte" fabric vs traditional hard-shell fabrics (i.e. the ones that make more noise). The inside of the fabric also has these tiny hairs that help keep this seemingly un-insulated pant a LOT warmer than it looks.

2. LOOSE FIT for the win. I like to do the "crouch-and-hug-a-ridgeline-test." If you can do that comfortably in a pair of ski pants, you have a winner. These are winners. Also plenty of room for layers on those stupidly cold days. So they are versatile from -20F to 45F

3. Flattering fit. I HATE to admit this, but I actually do care how my pants look. I would still use these based on function and athletic fit alone, BUT, it's a REALLY nice bonus that they happen to be flattering, too. i.e. lay flat across the stomach, and fall well off the rear and hips. The built-in belt is a huge help for customizing this fit as well.

4. thighs vents - they are huge. You can dump heat instantly.

5. Perfectly placed and sized pockets - 1 small pocket for ID/credit card tucked in near the waist, and 2 thigh cargo pockets large enough for a map. The left pocket also has a loop to attach your key to.

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Somethin' About the Sentinel

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I originally wanted to get the Stingray for color reasons, but the sizing on those were WAY off (the large barely fit). Like all the other ladies here, I found the Sentinel to be a much better fitting, much more flattering ski pant with more pockets to stash goodies in. I'm 5'4-ish" (size 8) and the medium/regular fit perfect in the waist with spare room for layering. I will say that these run long though, even the regular version is about 2 inches too long. But, with boots/bindings, the length is just right and I'll just roll them up when walking around in shoes. These are SUPER cute, the pink tulip color is really fun, and are WAY comfy. It's not easy finding a "good ass pant" in the ski aisle, and these do the trick!

OK - let's talk function since life is not always a fashion show! I've worn these a few times in 20-30 degree (F) weather so far with a single and double layer. They are perfectly warm and I'll likely use a thin + thick layer for wicked cold days. But what is the most impressive thing was my test in them yesterday, during what I swear was one of Utah's WETTEST snow storms ever. It was a day meant only for gor-tex, and these pants literally saved me from drowning like a wet rat at the resort in all the fabulous, albeit wet, snow. The wetness from the day worked it's sneaky way through my waterproof technical shell jacket, my waterproof leather gloves, and almost my ski boots. But my legs ... dry as a freakin' desert! I sat in puddles, I accidentally spilled my PBR on my pants, and I even played in the rain when I got back into the city. Legs. Remained.Dry!

I can officially say these are the best ski pants I've owned, for both form and function. Highly recommended!

Great pant

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

I am 5'8" and about 155 lbs, i wear between a size 8 and 10 but have very athletic legs. I often wear a medium, but the medium in this wouldn't even fit over my hips. The large actually fits quite nicely and gives me a longer length without going with a long. I love the dragon fruit color it is an orangey, pinky color and is very bright. The leg vents open to expose your leg i.e. there is no mesh barrier or anything which i think i would prefer. The built in belt is great to cinch the pant to fit and the pant legs are roomy for my athletic legs without being to sloppy.

Great ski pant

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I love these pants, they fit much more true to size than the Stingray which I tried first and returned. The regular length in size medium was fine for me and I am 5'9". Used them skiiing in very cold weather in northeast, they were warm but still lightweight only needed thin base layer underneath. It was snowing and they were waterproof, as claimed. Very flattering fit even for us gals with a booty and not too low waisted or high and they actually stay on your waist with the handy built in belt. Nice, useful mid thigh pockets.