Arc’teryx Gamma LT Softshell Pant – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Arc’teryx Gamma LT Softshell Pant – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 86 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 303

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Snow sheds off the pants easily.
  • Can wear in any temperature with a base-layer underneath in colder climates.
  • Can easily wear outdoor activity items, like a harness, over the top and remains comfortable.
  • Waist belt system is easy to use and adjustable.
  • Full ankle coverage even when seated.
  • Trim fit for a more stylish look and no excess bagginess.
  • Decent-sized zipper pockets.
  • Great range of motion and mobility.
  • Wind-resistant.
  • Versatile enough to wear around town and for outdoor adventures.

Expert Reviews

  • Double weave fabric for comfort.
  • Very breathable material.
  • Eyelets for the cord adjustments at the cuffs for durability.
  • Fabric is 88% nylon and 12% elastane, which balances durability with stretch.
  • Metal belt buckle is secure and durable.
  • Zippered thigh pocket is horizontal, instead of angled, improving security.
  • Excellent protection against the wind.
  • Very fast drying-out time.
  • Ideal for climbers or mountaineers due to durable and lightweight material.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Durable, but possible to snag on sharp objects.
  • Some black finish may wear off the pocket zipper pulls.
  • Some reports of a contrast-color stitching in the frontal groin area.
  • Some may find the fit is too slim.
  • Some users do not prefer the Fortius 2.0 fabric over the Fortius 1.0.

Expert Reviews

  • Not waterproof.
  • Not convertible into shorts, so may be too warm for hot climates.
  • The nylon feel may get a bit clammy on bare skin.
  • Not a specialist in very cold or very hot climates.
  • Little pieces of cord hang out of the bottom once the pant draw cords are tightened.
  • No back pockets for storage.
  • Very expensive.


The Arc’teryx Gamma LT Softshell Pant for men is a nice choice for outdoor activities in cool temps. The pant is not the best for very hot or very cold climates, but the durability and breathability allow the pant to excel in cool temperature activities.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.