Combining versatility with use specific design, the Psiphon SL Pant’s material, patterning and features are specifically selected for multipitch climbs.The Cresta material is a stretch woven textile made from a combination of nylon for durability and elastane for stretch.. It delivers the high level of abrasion resistance climbers require, and offers stretch performance for freedom of movement on the rock. The material also has a high level of air permeability. This allows air to circulate for effective thermal regulation and moisture management in high exertion situations and warmer conditions. The hand pockets are lined with mesh to further increase ventilation while wearing a climbing harness or during the approach/descent..
Climbing is ergonomically dynamic, so clothing needs to complement motion, not hinder it. This focus on movement is an Arc’teryx design essential. In addition to the Cresta material’s performance stretch, the Psiphon features aggressive, climbing focused articulation and a gusseted crotch. All work together to help the body move more effortlessly while climbing.
Simple features make a big difference, and Arc’teryx develops everything with a focus on use. The Psiphon’s waistband secures with a snap and a low profile webbing belt with metal hook closure. This provides a secure fit and lies comfortably under a harness.A webbing loop on the back of the waistband can serve to secure a chalk bag while bouldering. The thigh pocket is accessible while wearing a harness, and the other pockets lay flat for minimal irritation. The Trim fit minimizes loose fabric and helps improve the line of sight to the climbing surface. While designed for climbing this softshell pant has a slightly looser fit than some and a straighter lower leg providing a fit that works equally well for both climbing and casual use. A drawcord at the hem can be cinched to prevent updrafts while climbing