User Review: Marmot Women's Scree Pant
Source: received it as a personal gift
I love wearing these pants on short backpacking trips and afternoon outings alike. They are lightweight, perfect for layering.
- The three pockets (all zip) make organization easy on trail
- machine washable!
- Fleece lining on the upper pockets is LUXURIOUS, my favorite feature
- Excellent job repelling burs
- Slim cut makes it hard to layer with boots, despite the zippers
- Its only been 8 months, but I'm already getting pilling on the seat of the pants
The fit of these soft shell pants was unusual—I went up a size, and can easily throw on 1 or 2 wicking layers to stay warm in most conditions. That said, there is a lot of flexibility in the fit of these pants, the elastic waistband has plenty of give, and the ankles can be zipped up to tightly seal out cold air, or opened (although mine still would not fit over the ankle of my boots).
I've also found that the fit is comfortable enough that I'll just add fleece pants right over them when I get into camp after a day on the trail (or a hard-shell in poor weather). I've used the pants in rainy, snowy and windy conditions, and found that they do a good job of keeping me protected. They do not provide warmth, but they do a good job of blocking the wind, and the wet- including sweat. This does well at wicking away sweat so when I stop for breaks, my temperature doesn't do a nose-dive.
So far, my main issue with these pants has been handling abrasion. I'm not gentle on my gear, but I'm surprised to see pilling (especially along the lines where my harness hits) after 8 months.
Otherwise, this is a pair of well made pants, the seams are showing no signs of use, the fleecy pockets are still fleecy and I'm still going to be wearing them for a long time to come.