Hard Shell Pants

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Price

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$500 and above

Recent Hard Shell Pant Reviews

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

The North Face Men's Mountain Light Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars These pants exceeded my expectations. They were light, durable, and dried quick after getting wet. Well worth the money! The fit and comfort of these pants were great. The only exception is I wished they offered in between sizes in the waist. They were perfect for camping, and I will be buying another pair soon. They dried very quickly after getting wet, and were very cool in the heat. Full review

Marmot Alpinist Bib

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great fit! Zippers snag easily. I use this product for ski touring and it's great! Very durable and the fit is great. The only issue is that zippers along the legs snag easily. I'm 6'3" 200lbs and wear the xl! Full review

Top-Rated Hard Shell Pants

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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$247 - $329
Marmot PreCip Full Zip Pant
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Marmot PreCip Full Zip Pant reviewed Aug 17, 2014
$54 - $100
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant reviewed Apr 14, 2014
$579 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Rain Tech Omni Heat Pants reviewed Mar 19, 2014
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Log House Designs Gore-Tex Pant reviewed Nov 11, 2013
ZPacks Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber Rain Pants
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ZPacks Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber Rain Pants reviewed Sep 25, 2013
$160 MSRP
The North Face Mountain Light Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Mountain Light Pant reviewed Sep 3, 2013
$126
Marmot Alpinist Bib
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Bib reviewed May 26, 2013
$329 - $549
Arc'teryx Sabre Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sabre Pant reviewed Jan 31, 2013
$270 - $450
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Rainier Storm Shell Pants
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Rainier Storm Shell Pants reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$199 MSRP
Marmot Motion Pant
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Motion Pant reviewed Jan 3, 2013
$80 - $145
MontBell Thunderhead Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Thunderhead Pants reviewed Jun 25, 2012
$179 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wild Things Superlight Alpinist Pants reviewed Aug 27, 2011
Marmot Essence Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Pant reviewed Jul 29, 2011
$130
Marmot PreCip Pant
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Marmot PreCip Pant reviewed Apr 24, 2012
$33 - $80
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Snaz Pant reviewed Nov 17, 2010
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REI Switchback Pants
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
REI Switchback Pants reviewed Aug 27, 2010
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Outdoor Research Mentor Pants
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Mentor Pants reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$297 - $425
Integral Designs eVent Rain Pants
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs eVent Rain Pants reviewed Jun 11, 2010
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Arc'teryx Minuteman Bib
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Minuteman Bib reviewed Mar 2, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Ridge Line Pant reviewed Oct 12, 2009
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Mountain Hardwear Argon Ice Pant
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Argon Ice Pant reviewed Mar 4, 2009
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GoLite Shadow Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Shadow Pants reviewed Dec 15, 2008
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Berghaus Gore-Tex Paclite Overpant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Gore-Tex Paclite Overpant reviewed Aug 1, 2008
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The North Face Kichatna Bib
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
The North Face Kichatna Bib reviewed Nov 9, 2007
$274
Marmot Light Streak Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Light Streak Pant reviewed Sep 8, 2007
$27 - $33
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Phantom Pant reviewed Feb 2, 2006
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Burton Ronin Cargo Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton Ronin Cargo Pant reviewed Mar 14, 2005
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Patagonia Six Chuter Bibs
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Six Chuter Bibs reviewed Jan 29, 2005
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Marmot Liquid Steel Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Liquid Steel Pant reviewed Nov 17, 2004
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Tempest SL Pant reviewed Jan 15, 2004
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Talkeetna Side Zip Pant reviewed Sep 7, 2003
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot Stretch Armstrong Bib reviewed May 8, 2003
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Guide Pants reviewed Feb 27, 2003
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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Log House Designs Vagabond 2 Pant reviewed Jan 22, 2001
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot 3L Bib reviewed Jan 15, 2001
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jagged Edge Telluride Bib reviewed Feb 4, 2000
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Campmor Camp-Tech Pant reviewed Dec 22, 1999
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Storm Cycle Pants reviewed Apr 24, 1999
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean All Conditions Bibs reviewed Mar 11, 1999
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Red Ledge Rain Gear Pants reviewed Feb 23, 1999
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The North Face Steep Tech Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Steep Tech Pant reviewed Mar 12, 1998
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face ICR Pant reviewed Dec 2, 1997
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Bibs reviewed Oct 23, 1997
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wild Things Gore-Tex Bibs reviewed Jun 2, 1997
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MEC Couloir Bib reviewed Mar 7, 1997
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Thunderlight Pant reviewed Mar 1, 1997
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone Sauvage Bib reviewed Feb 2, 1997
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Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant reviewed Feb 8, 2013
$262 - $399
The North Face Venture Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture Pant reviewed Jul 20, 2012
$56 - $62
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