Hard Shell Pants

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Adidas
Arc'teryx
Armada
Bergans
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Black Diamond
Burton
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Genders

Unisex
Men's
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Hard Shell Pant Reviews

Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars The Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP pants are lightweight, waterproof, and breathable, and work equally well as rain pants or an outer shell for snow sports. The two pockets are closed with waterproof zippers that really are waterproof. Full-length side zippers allow for easy donning over boots and ventilation. I've had these Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP pants for about a year now, and I just love them for snowshoeing. They stop the wind like you wouldn't believe, breathe so well that even with just silkweight polypro… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight hard shell pants with excellent breathability in a variety of conditions. In all the years I've been exploring in the outdoors, I've never owned a pair of real rain pants. I have some fine softshell pants and wind pants, but never really owned a hardshell. With a thru-hike of the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier on the horizon next summer, I knew it was time to start looking. I'm a big fan of eVent waterproof-breathable fabrics, and my REI eVent jacket is fantastic. Mountain Hardwear… Full review

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib

rated 5 of 5 stars The only large style soft shell bibs, these are a great for all aerobic winter activities. The Dawn Patrol bibs are a really great option for a lot of activities. They fit pretty tight around the legs, similar to most soft shells like the Gamma MX or the Patagonia Knifeblades or Adze. It has minor adjustments on the hem, but not huge. This means that you can't No gaiter or anything. They can also be adjusted by the shoulder suspenders. It's not much of a huge change though. Due to descent stretch… Full review

Marmot Women's PreCip Full Zip Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars I own these and love them. They do the job well of keeping the rain out. I'm not over the top hard on any of my gear, but I've sat on everything from mud to rocks and not one problem with these pants. It's kind of odd how you cool down so quickly after you put these on. No sticking to you when you're sweaty. I do think they run small in size. I'm 5'2" and a size 8 and had to get a large. Which was shocking considering I can wear kids clothes. I'm short so they are a little long, but that's nothing… Full review

Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars The Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Pants are top-of-the-line hardshell pants with well-thought-out features and unbeatable performance. Primarily designed for the military/law enforcement tactical community, the Alpha LT takes what was best about the Arc'teryx light hardshell line and improved on it. This hardshell is extremely lightweight, packable, and durable making it well-suited for the backpacking community. The LEAF Alpha LT Pants are of unmatched quality when compared to other commercial or military-grade… Full review

Columbia Rain Tech Omni Heat Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Live in WA where we get a lot of bad weather. Bought to go with my jacket of the same brand and was extremely impressed with the performance. Priced great, very functional, no frills. Lets start with the only con I could come up with. I put this under the cons because for some people this is a must. Especially when climbing a mountain where crampons are needed, would require too much time and effort to put on and take off. But this is one of the features I didn't want because of the wet weather… Full review

Log House Designs Gore-Tex Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars The best lightweight, affordable, tough 3-layer pants ever. Buy one size up instead of complaining about moving-fit problems like a city slicker. I had two pairs of these over years and made snow with both of them (a brutal job on equipment). Neither of them ever leaked and any clown who ever says their products leak is without any experience. These were tough and comfortable to wear all the time like any good 3-layer Gore tex but with a tough taslan shell which is decent in brush and the tighter… Full review

Norrona Men's Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars The Norrona Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pant is super light and has a perfect cut. The Norrona Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pant is super light and has a perfect cut. It fit's all around the legs and is not too tight. It's not the best for skiing, but the best for all kind of climbing. It allows a huge opportunity in movement, because of the great fit and stretch in the knees. The material feel ultra durable. There are reinforcements on the inner legs and knees. It's not krepotec, but this pant is ultra light though. Full review

ZPacks Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber Rain Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These pants are great! I don't usually carry rain pants for summer hikes in dry climates, but for a few ounces these pants saved my bacon in the abnormally stormy weather we experienced on the JMT this past August. I wore them for hiking in rain at high elevation and also around camp and at night in the tent for extra warmth. These pants are worth every penny of the $160 I paid for them. They are so light and small that I don't hesitate to throw them in my pack "just in case". The three layer laminate… Full review

Top-Rated Hard Shell Pants

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66°North Glymur Pant
$480 MSRP
686 Authentic Quest Pant
$70
 
Adidas S GTX SN Pant
Adidas Terrex Blaueis Pant
$170
Adidas Terrex Icefeather Pant
Adidas TX Blaueis Pant
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Pant
$315 - $449
Arc'teryx Alpha LT 1/2 Bib
$450 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pant
$155 - $258
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Bib
$522 - $598
Arc'teryx Alpha SV CZ Bib
$419 - $599
Arc'teryx Azetta Pant
$356 - $474
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant
$226 - $399
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Pant
discontinued
Arc'teryx Beta SL Pant
$119 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant
$579 MSRP
Arc'teryx Lithic Comp Pant
$262 - $374
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Minuteman Bib
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Minuteman Pant
discontinued
Arc'teryx Sabre Bib Pant
$315 - $419
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sabre Pant
$247 - $449
Arc'teryx Scimitar Bib
$450 MSRP
Arc'teryx Sentinel Bib Pant
$314 - $524
Arc'teryx Sentinel Pant
$315 - $449
Arc'teryx Stinger Bib
$299 - $398
Arc'teryx Stinger Pant
$270 - $359
Arc'teryx Stingray Pant
$239 - $398
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta LT Pant
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta SK Pant
discontinued
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Pant
$299
Armada Entry Gore-Tex Pant
$210
Armada Lex Gore-Tex 3L Pant
$128
Bergans Sirdal Pant
$449
Bergans Storen Pant
$419
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Gore-Tex Paclite Overpant
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib
$197 - $329
Black Diamond Liquid Point Pants
$199
Black Diamond Vapor Point Pants
$180 - $299
Burton 2L Gore-Tex Highland Pant
Burton Cargo Pants
$123
Burton Exile Cargo Pants
$80
Burton Lucky Pants
$150 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Phantom Pant
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Ronin Cargo Pant
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP Pants
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Campmor Camp-Tech Pant
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Canada Goose Ridge Pants
$446 - $595
Carhartt Cascade Pant
$125
 
Carhartt Hi-Vis Class 3 Waterproof Pant
Carhartt Huron Pant
$115
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