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Arc'teryx Stingray Pants


Pros: High-quality construction, Extremely comfortable, Excellent breathability, Comes in tall sizes

Cons: Expensive (at full price), No side zips

These are absolutely bombproof soft-shell ski pants that actually come in big and tall sizes.  "XL/Tall" fits me just about perfectly; I'm 6'6", 265 lbs, and usually wear 40"x34" or 42"x34" pants.  "XXL/Tall" is falling off me, so should fit EXTREMELY big and tall people.


These are NOT insulated, but are very waterproof and fairly windproof.  The softshell material is EXTREMELY breathable.  This is a plus to me, but if you want very warm pants, look elsewhere.  (The Arc'teryx "Sidewinder" model is very similar but with more insulation.)  With a couple layers underneath, I've skied in them in 0-degree-F conditions a couple times and been fine.


The pants have integrated ankle gaiters, which are very effective at gripping the outsides of your ski boots and keeping snow or water out.  I've used them in snow and rainstorms, on trails/chairlifts with snow guns blasting, and in spring conditions with puddles of slush and water in the lift lines.  My legs and feet have stayed dry.  The gaiters are NOT removable.


There is a double layer of softshell material on the instep, but the pants are not "armored" there like some ski pants are.  (All of the Arc'teryx softshells are like this.)  If you tend to cut up your pants with your edges, you might need to look elsewhere.  I don't have this problem.


The only real design complaint I can come up with is that I'd prefer side zips to the pockets they have.  And, honestly, the pants are so breathable that I've never really felt a need to have venting.


The only real downside is the price.  But at least you get what you pay for with these pants.


Pros: supple softshell, waterproof, windproof, great fit, oozes quality

Cons: nothing really unless you like a million pockets

Great pants!  Supple softshell, athletic cut, fully taped seams, precurved in the knees and very comfortable.  These pants are perfect for me because they are a low loft insulation pant so you just layer according to your expected weather underneath them.  If it's warm, just put on a baselayer and you're set- if it's cold, throw on a heavier midlayer as well and you're ready to rock.  By themselves, they are not all that warm but like I said- layer appropriately and you'll love them!  They're very breathable and yet cut the wind very well, I continue to be impressed by everything about them and have not been cold or overly hot in them yet.  Great fit and finish, they ooze quality and take a serious beating with no signs of wear.  Branches, yard sales and general abuse have had no effect on these pants.  They're waterproof and as I said, they have a very athletic cut- no park rats with their ass hanging out will want these pants.  They have an adjustable waist which is very functional as well.  Leg gaiters keep out the pow and waterproof zippers keep your important stuff dry in the pockets as well.    They only have two pockets which to me is a good thing- I don't like cargo pockets on my legs with stuff banging around in them while I ski, but to some that may be a bad thing.  They are expensive, but you get what you pay for- I recommend these pants very highly!

Arc'teryx Stingray Pants

A pair of Arc'teryx Men's Stingray Pants are a great way to stay comfortable in long tramlines and during frigid days on the mountain. The Gore-Tex Soft Shell Low Loft material provides smooth, durable weatherproofing for mountain travelers of all persuasions. Whether you make your turns from the top of a high-speed quad or take a helicopter to a remote ridgeline, the Stingray Pant ensures that your bottom half stays warm and dry. With a wider leg than other Arc'teryx pants, the Stingray appeals to shredders that demand freedom of movement and technical superiority from their gear. • Articulated knees and seat Gusseted crotch • Reinforced Keprotec™ hem • Laminated powder cuffs with gripper elastic and lace hook • Recco® reflector • Two hand pockets with laminated WaterTight zippers • Moulded Zipper Garages

MaterialGore-Tex softshell, low loft insulation
Additional InfoFully taped seams, precurved construction, waterproof zippers
Seam Taped
Side Zips
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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