Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



My go-to for my first spring hike this season! Wooohooo,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80


My go-to for my first spring hike this season!


  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Breathable
  • Pull cord in cuffs for cinching
  • Dry easily

Wooohooo, it's finally hiking season again! I've owned my OR Ferrosi Pants for a year now, and they have made me a very happy hiker! I can't say enough about OR's Ferrosi material. It's lightweight, breathable, and stretches to allow easy movement on steep hiking terrain.

The Ferrosi Pants are a great option for spring hiking as they can be adjusted easily as the temperatures change. I appreciate having the full length of the pant on chilly mornings. As I heat up and the weather warms during the climb to the summit, the pant can be converted into capri length. There is a pull cord in the cuff, which can be cinched to fit snuggly against your leg. I've hiked for miles with the pants adjusted to capri length and have had no issues with the cuff slipping, or with chafing from the pull cord. Here is a photo- please excuse my blinding white legs!


A constant to New England hiking, especially in the spring, is water — rain, rivers, muddy trails, etc. The Ferrosi material dries quickly, and does not seem to chafe the skin even when it is wet. The pockets are great as well. There are two standard pant pockets in the front and back, and the two back pockets have zipper closures. There is also a front zipper pocket midway down the thigh. If I'm going to be taking pictures as I hike, I often stick my phone in this pocket- it's the perfect size. 

All and all, I'm really happy with the Ferrosi Pants. As a bonus, they fit really well, are incredibly comfortable, and look great! I've been known to wear them even when I'm not planning an outdoor adventure!



Nice review. Enjoy the spring weather!

3 months ago

Thanks, GOOSE!

3 months ago

Excellent lightweight pants. The thinnest softshell…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $52


Excellent lightweight pants.


  • Tough
  • Comfortable
  • Stretch
  • Not too hot in hot weather
  • Breathable


  • None in warm weather

The thinnest softshell pants I have seen, but a much more substantial feel than the wispy ultralight nylon pants. Some people use these over a baselayer in winter as well, as they are water repellent and wind resistant, but I have the Marmot Durango for that.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants are the ideal rock climbing soft shell pants. They are never too hot but always block shiver-inducing wind and light rain on an exposed belay high off the deck. Lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable, with stretch and full coverage for smooth movement when scrambling and climbing, these pants provide protection for rough and rugged alpine and rock environments.They provide durability against abrasive rock, breathability and ample stretch for free-flowing movement.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants for MenHave a great time in the outdoors with these Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants for Men. These pants from Outdoor Research come in a standard fit that is great for anyone. The pants are designed with a stretch-woven ripstop body made of 86% Nylon and 14% spandex for superior durability. These pants are wind resistant to keep the chill from the wind at bay. You get two front slash pockets and two zippered back pockets, giving you plenty of options for storing small items. The gusseted crotch allows you to move around without having to worry about tearing the pants. The articulated knees provide you with better range of movement when hiking, climbing, or performing many other activities. Plus, these pants are water-resistant to keep you dry while you are in walking in rainy weather. Take all your adventures to another level by using these Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants for Men.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

Climb, hike, or bike your way to the top: The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pant are the official pant of getting after it.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants Water Resistant Quick Drying Wind Resistant Breathable Lightweight Durable Belt Loops Button and Zipper Fly Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness Brushed-Tricot-Lined Waistband Front Slash Pockets Zippered Rear Pockets Zippered Thigh Pocket Articulated Knees Drawcord Ankle Adjustments SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants Weight: 10.7 oz / 303 g, short: 10.3 oz / 293 g Standard Fit Inseam: 32 1/4in. / 81.9 cm, short: 30 1/4in. / 76.8 cm 86% ripstop, 14% spandex, stretch woven This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Desert sandstone or Cascade granite, the soft shell Ferrosi Pants from Outdoor Research are ideal for rock climbing and hiking. They provide durability against abrasive rock, weather resistance, high breathability, and ample stretch for free-flowing movement.This product will be shipped directly from Outdoor Research and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.

- EMS refers to the men's version