Delivering optimized performance for minimal weight, the ultralight Alpha SL Pant packs small, ready to provide emergency weather protection when needed. N40r GORE-TEX fabric with Paclite® product technology is waterproof, breathable and exceptionally light. The nylon ripstop face offers some abrasion and tear resistance. Where higher levels of durability are required, Arc’teryx uses hardwearing N150p-X GORE-TEX fabric.
For 2019, Arc'teryx changed the name of this pant to the Beta SL pant, but did not change any features.
Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]
Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]
The Flats, Ingraham Glacier, Mount Rainier – 10:00 p.m. It’s the night before your summit push, and you’re lying in your tent wide awake. Your tentmate is fast asleep next to you. Adrenaline and nervous energy made it difficult for you both to settle down after dinner, especially since the Pacific Northwest sun was still […]