- December 28 2011
just what I was looking for
These were an x-mas present to myself and I've been using them for the past week for my seven-mile bike commute in eastern Massachusetts. They have been very comfortable in temps ranging from about 30 to the mid 40's. At 30 degrees, without any other layer, they start out feeling a little cool but after a little vigorous pedaling my legs feel just right. I would imagine they will be fine by themselves down to the mid 20's. Below that I'd probably want to wear some long underwear too. They do a nice job of cutting the wind I've encountered, which has been gusts to about 30 mph. Riding in a light rain was no problem either--the rain drops just beaded up. At 6'2' and 145 lbs I got a very good fit with the tall medium, with no gap at the ankle for cold air to enter. (My jean size is usually 30x34.) Really I am very glad I spent the money on these. They are very thoughtfully designed and well made and I expect I'll get a lot of good use out of them for biking and hiking in all seasons.
- December 16 2011
Everyone was right, great pants!
As I've read review on different softshell pants, I noticed the Gamma lt pant was always at the top of everyone's list. Well after using them for a few months I'm happy to report that everone was right, I love these pants. The design is very simple; 2 front zip pockets and one on the side, drawstrings at the bottom to adjust fit, and that's about it. But the best part for me is the fabric. It is called Fortius and I love the feel. It is very stretchy and breathable and the finish of the material almost has a waxy type finish which add to the look and comfort of the pant. The stitching is very clean and just about every seam has been double stitched for durability. I would guess the gamma lt pants block about 70% of the wind and are water resistant. I hope in years to come Arcteryx makes some other colors of this pant like maybe a deep dusk or a navy blue. I'm gonna start saving up cause I want another pair
- December 12 2011
Wanted to get 2 of them but there was only one M size left (now they're back again). Super comfortable, light weight, just a bit long for me, which I believe is because my legs are short. This is nothing wrong about Arc'teryx, but if they provide regular, short, long options like patagonia does, it would be perfect for me. There's enough protection in little shower, haven't tested in heavy rain but I wont' expect too much for water proof, after all they're not designed for it. May get another pair later, love them so much.
- July 27 2011
Lightweight and easy to wear clothes in the summer Hopefully waterproof feel much the same material is a different product Arcteryx brings mountain readiness to the Gamma LT pants excellent!!
- June 17 2011
perfect for hiking & biking
I have had these durable pants for almost a year and they are perfect for hiking and mountain biking when the temperature is moderate to very warm. Light rain is no problem. They have a drawstring at the bottom of the inseam I can tighten when I go biking and a zipped side pocket for a phone. I am 6', 160 lbs. and the medium fits perfectly even with cycling pads underneath. They machine wash and dry easily and look the same as when I got them.