If you're looking for great breathability, complete freedom of movement, and reliable durability, look no further than the Arc'Teryx Rampart Pant. The fabric on the Rampart Pant allows airflow to keep you cool, and prevents sweat for creating a greenhouse effect. Every panel is constructed to provide a natural fit and unrestricted movement. On top of all this, the Arc'Teryx Rampart has a great style that won't embarrass you on the street.
The Arcteryx Men's Rampart Pant has some cool features. They are lightweight and durable, great for hiking and climbing. There's lots of pockets to stash all your important stuff. The cargo pockets lie flat when empty and expand when you put stuff in them. The pants aren't too tight but not too baggy either-good for impressing all the hot climber chicks you want to french.
Lightweight stretch nylon, a gusseted crotch, and articulated knees all add to the unrestricted feel you get in the Arc'teryx Men's Rampart Pants. Designed for the trails and cliffs, these pants can take on a multi-day hike or weekend of cragging without breaking a sweat. OK, so pants may not actually sweat―but in these lightweight pants, neither will you.
The Arc'Teryx Rampart Pants are casually styled pants with a refined pocket configuration and waist details that travel easily between outdoor and urban settings. Articulated for full range of motion, with relaxed fit and lightweight, quick-drying technical fabric with stretch to accommodate activity. Integrated drain holes and mesh linings in pockets allow water to drain away efficiently.
Rampart Pant from Arcteryx is lightweight and breathable these pants are patterned for maximum mobility and styled for urban use.
|Clothing Fit:||Relaxed Fit|
|Fabric:||TerraTex--94% nylon, 6% spandex|
|Fabrics/Materials:||TerraTex™—94% nylon/6% spandex blend|
|Inseam:||Short: 30 in / 76 cm Regular: 32 in / 81.3 cm Long: 35 in / 88.9 cm|
|Material:||TerraTex 94% Nylon, 6% Spandex Blend|
|Pockets:||Thigh Drop Pocket Two Hand Pockets, Two Pleated Cargo Pockets with Flaps, Two Rear Pockets, Mesh Lined Hand Pockets|
|Weight:||287 g, 10.1 oz|
|Zipper:||Front fly with snap closure|
|Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short||$53.39 - $89.00|
I haven't done much in these but I think I can report back with some initial impressions.
First and foremost the quality of construction is, as to be expected on par with what you'd expect from Arc'teryx. The fit is probably a bit on the large side, but on part with my other Arc'teryx and other branded outdoor pants I own in 36" sizes. So if you're rocking pants of a given size, I doubt you'd notice much difference in the fit. Thankfully these are offered in various inseams, as I'm a short stocky guy and it's hard to find a quality pant in short (30") inseam. The Rampart is a more relaxed fit pant which shows some bulk around the ankle. I've got rather large quads and the loose fit on these is nice when moving about allowing me full range of motion without restriction. I think for a lot of you skinnier folk these might be a little on the loose side for technical use but for a short stocky guy they're good to go when you don't want to be restricted. Nice and stretchy.
I haven't had these wet, so I can only speculate, but based on the feel and thickness of the material I suspect these would dry in a heart beat if you found yourself caught out in a downpour.
I like the pocket layout with a quick access pocket on the right side cargo. Probably one of my fav. features!
Beyond that I think if you decide to give these a go, you'll have a pant that will transition well from office space to trail time and leave little on the table doing so.
(First let me say that I gave these 5 stars because of the pairs I already own from last season. I have worn them enough to confidently give them top honors)
I already own a few pairs of Ramparts, both shorts and pants, from last season. I must say they are my favorite shorts and pants ever! Feel great, weigh next to nothing and tough as nails...I've rubbed against some rough rock, thinking they would be somewhat shredded, but not a scratch on them!
So......I noticed that they came out with new colors this season and I've been wanting a new pair of these. Another reviewer here mentioned that the sizes were different so I decided to try them on in the store. And I just want to say "THANK YOU" to that reviewer for saving me some time and money, because they definitely do NOT fit me anymore!! I currently wear last season's ramparts (both shorts and pants) in size 32" waist and they fit me great. However, the current size 32" waist is much too big even though the hip area feels the same. I also tried size 30" waist and the waist felt better (more like a 32") but the hip area is way too tight. So neither size will work for me, and I am SO GLAD that I have a few pairs from last season. Unless Arc'teryx brings the sizing back to 'normal', I might never be able to get another pair of Ramparts and that just breaks my heart!
the price is steep. but these pants are so bomber. Bug proof, breatable, stretchy and durable. I would fill my closet with these if my wallet were thick enough.
There's no excess material to manage. The material is strechy so the pants move with you, allowing for a streamlined, athletic cut. That makes these pants passable in many locations from the crag to the (Casual) dining atmosphere (my wife is not sold on this...yet).
The cut is also FINALLY long enough. with a 35" inseem, these work perfectly for taller customers. I am sure that Prana and Mountain Hardwear make great pants. I've heard they do. But they don't sell pants with inseems greater than 32, so I am out of luck.
I had hesitations about getting the 13/14 model Rampart. I loved the past design and hear the changes weren't so desirable. Wearing them now, and I am pretty happy with the cut and the pocket orientation. I will add that i did opt for the smaller waste size and can vouch for a bit of generosity there. I'd argue it's less than 2 inches, but sizing down is recommended.
Great pants, nothing bad to report -
I bought a grey pair of Rampart pants a few years ago that are still holding up very well. Just picked up a brown pair, which is improved by the "thigh drop-in pocket" which I slide my trail map in and out of.
I use these primarily as a hiking pant and they are perfect. Typically even on sunny, blazing hot days I wear a thin pair of pants (Rampart) and a long sleeve shirt to avoid using sunscreen and to protect against trail brush. These pants allow for good freedom of movement and have a wide comfort range of temperature (50 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit).
These have also been great travel pants because they are light, pack small and spills/spots are easy to remove on the go.
What I like about these pants:
- nice straight leg cut that is not baggy, but allows freedom of movement
- very light weight, but durable
- synthetic material dries quickly, breathes and is easy to clean
- packs small
- good colors
- cargo pockets are not bulky
I like these pants, my office is warm in the spring~summer~fall and cotton just don't cut it. These breath well and dry quickly. Its also nice to find hiking pants that have a slim fit and long length (32/35). They be easy to wash on gentle cycle and hang dry overnite.
The main caveat for me is that the colors do not match any of my summer shirts.
Beware that some of the different colors (midnite)have open leg pockets.
I have been wearing them for a few years and did not notice any size changes.
I did buy a few pairs with a waist size up and had my local tailor dart 'em to make waist fit, but provide more room to sit in.
For me these are the best poly type pants i done ever owned.
4 stars out of five for the colour issue and open leg pocket on the midnite pant
Spent 2 weeks all over Morocco in them. Got soaked in the rain - dried quickly while wearing them. Walked around in 35C temps - comfortable. Hiked for a couple days up Mt. Toubcal with snow and hail - performed great (I did end up putting on rain pants for more thermal protection). I also really liked the tapered ankle, it prevented the bottoms from getting drug around while walking.
The downside: front pockets are for your hands only.. They are very shallow, I didn't trust keeping anything in them. The cargo pockets do not have any zippers, however they are deep and more secure. Which is nice, but as a travel pant, I'd appreciate at least one secure pocket.
Overall, I'd buy it again.
these pants i wore everyday for 1200 miles on the PCT. The fabric and fit is comfortable, and the fabric itself is really strong (only have one tear from a cow gate, stupid barbed wire) HOWEVER the stitching is vulnerable to wear after 3-4 months of everyday use. they are so expensive, that i took them to the cleaners to get restiched in certain areas (groin, back part where it rubs up against pack, and bottom cuff) rather than shell out a bill for new ones. overall great pants, great fit with length and width available. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I wear these pants all the time, for hiking in winter and summer, and around town. Light, fast-drying, and surprisingly sturdy. Haven't managed to damage these pants, even when hiking off-trail. The only weak spot is the crotch seam, if the pants are worn too low.
Unfortunately, Arc'teryx appears to have added a full 2" to the waist in this year's batch. This is a problem if you have a slim build and long legs, because the smallest waist size for the 35" inseam is 32" (which now measures more like 35")!
Not showing any wear so far as my main pair of travel pants. I use em climbing, on planes, buses, and trekking when not wearing shorts or softshells. Easy to hand wash, and so far pretty durable, though I've only worn them about 40 or 50 days total. Both snaps need to be done to avoid having one pop off, but the sizing is pretty on. Put on a leather belt and you can pull of a nice dinner too.
Gave these pants to my husband for his birthday a few weeks ago and he loves them. He is 5'11, 175 pounds, slim, and normally wears a 36 waist, although that's a tad large for him. The 34s fit perfectly. He has looked a long time to find pants with these features that not also convertible in style. He hasn't had them long enough to know how well they will hold up.
I've been using last year's model and they are the absolute best hiking/climbing/adventure/all-'round pants I've ever worn (and I've tried way too many haha) BUT like the other reviewers have stated, the newest cut of the pants are WAAAAY off.
They literally have dropped 2 full sizes and as weird as it sounds--they really do cut into your hips...it's the oddest thing. I ordered the 32 (I'm a 34 in last year's model) and the waist lines are identical, but they really do dig into your hips! I then tried the 34 and they were falling off me.
As usual, no issues with the return from Backcountry but save yourself the dough or be one of those guys that literally wear skinny jeans or something...
If you can however find an earlier version of these pants buy them and hold onto them! The material, craftsmanship, durability, all of it is amazing and literally has no competition--not sure why Arcteryx dropped the ball on this year's mode...
They've added way too much to the waist size. Ruined a perfect pant. 32W is more like 34.