Hard Shell Pants

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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
$230 - $329
Marmot PreCip Full Zip Pant
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Marmot
PreCip Full Zip Pant
reviewed Aug 17, 2014
$53 - $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
$180 - $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
The North Face Potosi Pants
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Potosi Pants
reviewed Dec 23, 2012
$249 MSRP
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
$78 - $129
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
$130 - $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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Mountain Hardwear Argon Ice Pant
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Argon Ice Pant
reviewed Mar 4, 2009
discontinued
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
$247 - $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
discontinued
Burton Ronin Cargo Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton
Ronin Cargo Pant
reviewed Mar 14, 2005
discontinued
Patagonia Six Chuter Bibs
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Six Chuter Bibs
reviewed Jan 29, 2005
discontinued
Marmot Liquid Steel Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Liquid Steel Pant
reviewed Nov 17, 2004
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear
Tempest SL Pant
reviewed Jan 15, 2004
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Talkeetna Side Zip Pant
reviewed Sep 7, 2003
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Stretch Armstrong Bib
reviewed May 8, 2003
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean
Guide Pants
reviewed Feb 27, 2003
discontinued
 
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
discontinued
 
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
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Storm Cycle Pants
reviewed Apr 24, 1999
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean
All Conditions Bibs
reviewed Mar 11, 1999
discontinued
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Red Ledge
Rain Gear Pants
reviewed Feb 23, 1999
discontinued
The North Face Steep Tech Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Steep Tech Pant
reviewed Mar 12, 1998
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
ICR Pant
reviewed Dec 2, 1997
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Moonstone
Bibs
reviewed Oct 23, 1997
discontinued
 
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
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Thunderlight Pant
reviewed Mar 1, 1997
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone
Sauvage Bib
reviewed Feb 2, 1997
discontinued
Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx
Beta AR Pant
reviewed Feb 8, 2013
$160 - $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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