To summit, despite the obstacles presented by severe winter winds, snow, tomb-cold rock faces and sheets of glacial ice requires careful preparation, perspiration and commitment. To overcome the unexpected, an alpinist must be versatile and open to change. Adaptation is the name of the game. The kit you use should be just as flexible as you are.

ARC’TERYX’s Ascent AR products are designed to be just as adaptable as the athletes they were designed to serve. From footwear to base layers, midlayer insulation and hardshell garments, they work together as a system to protect from the elements, combining minimal weight with optimal durability, and freeing alpinists up to move dynamically across glaciers, rock and ice.

Alpha AR Pant

The Alpha AR Pants were originally conceived and tested to ensure optimum performance in the broad spectrum of conditions and environments alpinists encounter. Since their debut, our athletes, in ongoing collaboration with our designers, have furthered the pants design, refining it into the highly versatile, alpine-proven hardshell it is today. From their secure-fitting, low profile, harness-friendly belt and removable suspenders down to their tough, abrasion and cut-resistant Keprotec instep patches, the new Alpha AR Pant is designed with alpine performance in mind.

Alpha AR Pant men’s

Constructed using N100p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro, one of the most rugged wind and waterproof-breathable fabrics available, the Alpha AR Pant is designed to protect alpinists from the elements with a level of weather protection that only GORE-TEX® Pro can provide.

Despite the protection they afford, the pant will never slow you down. Designed with alpinism-focused articulation points using e3D patterning, the pant provides low-bulk, ergonomic freedom as you climb, while still allowing room for layers.

To help improve line of sight to the feet and reduce crampon snags, the Alpha AR’s LegWrap™ holds the pant close to the leg. When it’s time to put them on or take them off, their fully separating side zips make for easy removal or donning over boots and crampons. As an added bonus, the side zips also provide drop seat functionality and ventilation during high-output phases of your ascent.

And because little things can make a big difference in wild places, the Alpha AR Pant comes with a WaterTight™ thigh pocket. Positioned for easy access while wearing a harness, this pocket keeps small essentials at hand and features an internal anchor loop to secure loose items.

Alpha AR Pant women’s