The Arcteryx Atom Pant. Designed to keep you warm on the coldest days, or as an extra outer layer when belaying or during low activity moments in the mountains.
The Arc'teryx Atom LT pants are insulated and weather-resistant, making them ideal as an outer layer to preserve warmth during down time on your alpine adventures.
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Inseam (in.):||30.5 inches|
|Insulation:||Coreloft polyester fibers|
|Material:||Luminara - 100% Nylon, Coreloft 60 insulation|
|Shell lining fabric:||Nylon|
|Side Zip:||Full Zip|
|Side cargo pockets:||No|
|Weight:||12.5 oz / 355 g|
|Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket||$138.99 - $199.00|
|Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody||$137.99 - $229.00|
|Arc'teryx Atom LT Hooded Jacket||$218.95 - $219.00|
|Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest||$114.99 - $145.00|
ok im 6 150lb, got the medium fits alright over the base layer , they are pretty warm no sure how much they can hold up to right now i got outside since its 19F to test my lt hoody and pants and im kind of surprised while wearing them with out base layer i didnt feel any cold at all , wind was about 5-10m/s.
anyways, i have about 6-7 arcteryx products and what ive noticed you can only use them exactly what they are made for nothing more while other companies make a bit havier shells and outer layers on hard shells or mid shells to get product lighter. After using couple arcteryx products i think better choice will be to go few grams heavier but durability will be much higher also as versatility. So im giving these pants a 4 for lack of versatility.
another thing they say ''Full length separating side zippers means you can easily enter or exit the Atom LT pants even in a cramped tent or when you're wearing boots'' OK yes you can... Who wears mountaineering boots inside the tent? Putting them on during climb or hike while you got hit by the cold yea i get it, but knowing temperature and condition of a trip i probably would have them on anyway before at start so i dont really get why they even have those full zips there to be honest.
I felt the need to review these pants after reading the over-reaction from the pant's only other review. These pants are well made and will function every bit as well as the Atom jacket, which I love. I use this gear to insulate me when I am glassing for game on windy cold peaks, during extended back country hunting trips. The pant isn't full of "bell and whistles", which I prefer because it's one less zipper to run off track and one less piece of Velcro to grab and tangle my other gear in my pack or laundry basket. They aren't made to be bombproof or feature-rich technical pants, they are made to be ultralight and warm, like a sleeping bag, and I think they do that job very well.
To me-these pants are useless.It may work for you - I hope.Sizing is good.I'm M (32")
1)It is arc'teryx
2)Pretty good lookin pant,lightweight,comfy,exceptionaly warm to its weight just like the atom lt hoody jacket which I love and hate at same time because the lack of hood drawcord.
-No side(hand) pockets (no big deal for someone)
-No back pocket( again-no big deal)
-1 kinda hardly accesible inside zipped pocket when worn.(I don't like it)
-These pant are made from very delicate material-there are no seat/knees reinforcement.
I don't think these pants will last too long even with minimal usage.
-PROBLEMS starting here:
-!!-Side zip- if you get really warm in these - there is no way you can use the side zip for ventilation(lack of velcro strap/snap button at the waist,also lack of second slider)
-!!-One zip slider only (at the bottom)This delicate slider is unprotected/overhanging the pant about 0.5 inch so if you step on it - you're done with the pulling part of the slider.(you better carry two paperclips in your pocket if this happen)
-I can imagine myself wear this pants in the cold(spring/fall) mornings preparing my coffee/hang in the camp.These pants are perfect for that. But if you need some more serious/technically featured pant - Go with M.H. Compressor pant!! Lightweight-but heavier than atom pant!
MH-compressor: seat+knee reinforcement/2zipped side pockets/2 sliders(at top and bottom)/2 velcro straps(at waist and bottom).These pants can be used for ventilation.You can pull zippers with your gloves on.Free stuff sack included. $29 cheaper and much ,much better. And they don't really look to bad at all!
These arc'teryx pant may really work nicely for someone.
For me,again- I don't see the point of the side zipper without at least waist velcro(also second slider needed).
If these pant are designed for: insulated pants are designed to keep you warm on the coldest days, or to be used as an extra outer layer during low activity moments in the mountains........Well for the coldest days you better have compressor pant on you-much warmer! You may be ok at 36F with an polartec layer in these.What is low activity moment in mountains?-Camping at snow,sitting on rock and enjoying view? Well-for camping at snow go with KAPPA AR but not Atom.Sitting on rock-you better have reinforcement seat.Finally- Once you cold - you cold,period. If you warm-you have a problem because you gonna sweat and these pants did not offer you any venting options.
I would not recommend this pant to any of my friends because lack of important features for "insulated-full zip" pant.