Like a honeybee to a flower, you're drawn to snow-covered mountains. When you're dipping and diving into the sweet nectar of fresh pow, big lines, and tight chutes, keep your legs covered up and comfortable in the Arc'teryx Stinger Men's Pant. A lighter, simpler version of its legendary namesake bib, the Stinger Pant is designed for days when the snow is as deep as a swimming pool and the tours are getting toward half-marathon length, so you can make short work of the longest, toughest days in the mountains.
It all starts with the Stinger's Gore-Tex Pro three-layer waterproof and breathable membrane, which provides unrivaled protection from all things snowy, icy, and soggy. Arc'teryx laminated the membrane to a rugged 80D nylon shell that has a water-repellent DWR finish and fully taped micro seams for increased weather protection and decreased bulk, respectively, and threw in elastic boot gaiters to keep any blower pow from flying up your pants and down into your boots. That's a lot of weather protection, but the Stinger also features zippered outer thigh vents to help keep you cool and sweat-free when the sun pops and the stormy hike turns unexpectedly bluebird.
Fit is as important as waterproofing when you're in the backcountry, because ill-fitting gear can slow you down as much as a soggy setup. Arc'teryx cut the Stinger with its roomiest XPD expedition fit to provide plenty of mobility and room for layers, and also decked it out with e3D ergonomic patterning, articulated knees, and a gusseted crotch, so you can skin, hike, and even tackle some short vertical pitches if you have to. Keprotec instep guards prevent edges, crampons, and axes from shredding your cuffs, and the WaterTight zippers help keep your phone, maps, and snacks from getting soggy while you shred.