The Arc’Teryx Procline FL pant is a light-weight softshell that is gear for fast and light backcountry travel. These would be good for serious backcountry skiers that want good breathability, but don’t need the best in waterproof tech nor a ton of features.
Arc’Teryx Procline FL Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: M
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Arc’Teryx Procline FL is a light-weight softshell without a real waterproof fabric. It does have Arc’Teryx Nu water repellent which is really just a good DWR. The nice thing about softshells is that they breath really well, while still providing some decent protection from the wind and snow. The Procline FL does have some decent breathability, but it’s not quite as good as the Procline AR with Windstopper. Still, these area solid pant for backcountry skiers that want to travel light and fast.
Fit: The Arc’Teryx Procline FL has a trim fit. I really like the fit of this pant for my body type. It fits true to size, and feels really comfortable. The M fit just about perfect for me. The waist was great, the upper legs are fine, and the legs are very trim. This reduces extra material in the legs, and just looks cleaner to me. At the same time, the pant is arcticulated very well, and gives you the mobility that you need when skiing in the backcountry. The only downside is that it doesn’t offer a ton of room to layer underneath, but as long as you’re working hard to earn your turns, you probably won’t have to use too many layers.
Warmth: The Arc’Teryx Procline FL is a pretty standard softshell. They don’t have insulation and don’t feel overly warm. I personally think softshells are warmer than hardshells in general, but these won’t be great on extremely cold days. With some good base layers you could use this on cold days, especially when working hard in the backcountry, but probably wouldn’t be ideal for at the resort.
Features: The Arc’Teryx Procline FL is a light-weight softshell pant with a minimalist design. It does have removable suspenders, stretch legs, and an adjustable waist belt for a more custom fit. It also has reinforced cuffs, ankle zips, and powder cuffs. The pant also has two well placed hand warming pockets, and one large cargo pocket. All of these are pretty standard, and really the only high end feature is the extra-long outer vents without mesh.
Bottom Line: The Arc’Teryx Procline FL is a good backcountry pant for the skier that wants to travel light and fast. They don’t have much for waterproof tech, but are decently breathable, have a comfortable and functional fit, and just enough features for a day on the snow.