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Arc’teryx Clothes Review and Backpack Giveaway

I’ve been a big fan of Arc’teryx clothes for years. I love their feminine cut and durability to the point where I wish the occasional piece of clothing would die because I’m so sick of it. But that’s a happy problem in my books. 

Arc’teryx clothes for men are equally good. John recently tried out the Perimeter Pant and the Phasic Evolution Crew T-shirt. 

Arc'teryx Clothes Review and Backpack Giveaway
John sporting the Arc’Teryx Perimeter Pant and the Phasic Evolution Crew T-shirt

The Arc’teryx Perimeter Pant

The Arc’teryx Perimeter Pant is a mid-weight pant made of what is called air permeable Cresta™ stretch nylon so there’s plenty of give when you’re hiking or jumping off rocks as the case may be. And you don’t heat up inside them.

The pants are comfortable and I think flattering. With three front pockets, including one that is zippered, there’s enough room to safely store your phone. There are also two pockets in the back.

These pants weigh all of 320 grams and dry quickly, a bonus if you’re caught out in bad weather or you’re traveling and trying to pack light. These pants will definitely get a lot of use on out upcoming trekking expedition in the Zanskar Valley in India.

The pants offer good value at $160. They’re very similar to a pair I’ve had for 18 months that look as good as new despite being heavily worn both in the mountains and around town.

Arc'teryx Clothes Review and Backpack Giveaway
These pants can be dressed up or down and are perfect in the mountains
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The Perimeter Pants motion friendly design at work

The Arc’teryx Phasic Evolution Crew T-Shirt

The Phasic Evolution Crew T-shirt, apart from having a saying I love – Evolution in Action is a great shirt for a long term trip because it doesn’t get stinky and it weighs next to nothing – just 94 grams.

It works well on tough treks when you’re sweating hard – as we were on a humid hike to the Top of the Giant in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

The shirt is made of a material called Phasic™ – an engineered polyester that does a superb job of wicking the moisture away from your skin. It’s also got protection from exposure to UV rays. This will be a shirt John will wear until he either loses it or ruins it.

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The Arc’teryx t-shirt travels well and never smells

Enter to win an Arc’teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack

I don’t have clothes to give away but I do have one Arc’teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack to contest out. It is available in yellow, blue or slate grey (value $120). To be entered to win please leave a comment telling me where you’d most like to take it hiking. The contest is closed.

Arc'teryx Gear Review and Giveawat
The Arc’teryx Cierzo 18 Backpack

***Karine Gelinas is the winner of the backpack.***



Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. I would take it on one our many incredible hikes in Prince George area. I have so many pieces of Arc’teryx clothing but I do wish they would bring back a couple of my fav’s… <3

  2. I would love to enter your backpack giveaway contest. I think it would be ideal for my next trip to Kalymnos, Greece.

  3. if I had a backpack like that and especially in yellow. I’d take it on my next trip to the big sky country of Montana. It’s seems just right. Love your blog.

  4. Hi,

    I would take it to a small alpine mountain range in central Europe called High Tatras which is a beautiful place to visit.

  5. Hi everyone! I am doing a 3-weeks trip in Alberta and in Saskatchewan in September (and of course, I read all the posts regarding those provinces on this amazing blog!)
    I would take this backpack to hike in Grasslands National Park!

  6. This pack just missed nice scramble to Mount Temple summit. Oh well it might never forget ForgetMeNot Ridge hike in Kananaskis coming this September.

  7. I’d take that bag to the top of Gros Morne Mountain. I’d get it full of mud, bug spray, and sweat. I think we’d both be happier that way 🙂

  8. I would take it on a RTW trip! I think it would be perfect for short excursions when a big backpacking bag would be too much.

  9. I would take it hiking in and around the Rockies and surrounding areas. There is always a trail to explore in this magnificent country.

  10. I would take it hiking to Gros Morne, NL. I’m just a few hours away and I’ve always wanted to go hiking there.

  11. I would definitely use this pack for fast and light summits anywhere from Banff to Kananaskis. This pack will help me check off a number of mountains on my list: Fairview, Lady MacDonald, Heart Mountain, Baldy… the list goes on!

  12. I would love to take that backpack with me on the Long Range Traverse and the many other hikes I plan to enjoy in Gros Morne National Park, NL in celebration of a milestone birthday in 2018.

  13. Hi Leigh. Enjoy the blog. Would love to try out the Arcteryx backback on my next backcountry canoe trip to Algonquin Park!

  14. Hi Leigh. I just discovered your blog today…..and I love it! There are so many places I would love to take that Arcteryx backpack! But I am planning to take a trip to Revelstoke National Park in the near future, so that would just be the beginning……

  15. Hi Leigh…I would use that pack to carry my lunch to work, and possibly some snacks in Ivvavik next summer. Thanks…G

  16. I would love to take it on my Canada National Parks trek starting this upcoming weekend….Kootenay, Yoho, Elk Island, Prince Albert, Riding, Grasslands, Banff, Revelstoke and then off to Gwaii Haanas. Cheers S

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