ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA. Yes, that’s the origin of the name Arc’teryx and it refers to the first reptile to develop feathers for flight thus freeing itself from life on the flats. So when you think of getting off the ground and going vertical, climbing that is, Arc’teryx probably has a product worth considering, and they’ve done exactly that again with the Gamma AR Pant. The well placed pockets, trim cuffs and the adjustable cord closures eliminate the need for gaiters. They’re durable, breathable, wind and moisture resistant, and all things considered… designed specifically for alpine climbing. But of course you can wear them anytime because they’re TrailblazerGirl stylish too.