Pants take a beating in climbing, so above anything else climbing pants need to be workhorses. The Beta AR pant from Arc'teryx is an optimal mix of durability and weight. The pants utilize two types of Gore-Tex, a lighter weight N40r-X face fabric on the front, and the burly N80p-X for the back of the legs and butt, where the most wear is seen. The instep is protected with a Keprotec patch that saves you from unnecessary crampon punctures. The legs have a 3/4 length watertight zipper so the pants come on and off easier when wearing big boots or crampons. Everything is thought out in this simple design and it shows in the usability of these phenomenal pants.
- Adjustable webbing belt, zip fly with snap
- Single zippered hip pocket
- Cordura PowderCuff lace hooks affixes pant to boot
|Shell fabric||N40r-X 3L GORE-TEX Pro, N80p-X 3L GORE-TEX Pro|
|Weight||535 g / 1 lb 2.9 oz|