Soft Shell Pants

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Brands

EMS
Stio
Columbia
Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Equipment
The North Face
Marmot
Eider
Outdoor Research
Lowe Alpine

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Boys'
Girls'

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 Soft Shell Pant Reviews

Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to for my first spring hike this season! 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. Full review

La Sportiva Halo Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Breathable yet warm softshell pant well suited for backcounty skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, or cold weather hiking. The La Sportiva Halo Pants have been a staple of my backcounty outerwear since receiving them in February. Features Out of the box I was impressed with the overall construction of the Halo pants. The material had an ample amount of stretch and there was a soft lining along the inside that was comfortable against the skin. La Sportiva included 5 pockets; 2 side zip closure, 2 front… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent lightweight pants. 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. Full review

Marmot Men's Scree Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars These are fairly light so can be used in warmer weather. The factory DWR is very good but I haven't had them long enough to know how long it lasts. Good wind resistance and fast drying. Great in colder weather as they flex over a base layer well. Not insulated at all tho. Oops, I pretty much said it all in the summary. Full review

Patagonia Women's Northwall Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable and warm! This pant has made my ice climbing season the BEST due to being warm and comfortable in our cold Midwest weather. Some complaints noted about the loops being off center for holding the bottom cuff in place to act as a gator.  I rectified this by attaching bungy cord to the loops, this acts a gator and allows for easy knee movement. This year did not present me with wet climbing but I waterproofed these pants anyway. Full review

Salomon Women's Momentum II Soft Shell Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Momentum Soft Shell pant has been my go-to for nordic skiing this season. I bought this pant at the beginning of the season for nordic skiing on groomed trails, but have enjoyed the Momentum in the backcountry as well! The flexible material allows for easy, unrestricted movement, and the fleece insulation is warm yet breathable. It also feels great against your skin.  My favorite feature of this pant is the balance between wind protection and breathability. Climawind material is used only on… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Sarpa Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars My new go-to soft shell pants!!!!Value packed....Perfect stretch and features well thought out. After considering many other brands and styles I decided I would wait for my purchase. As luck would have it I stopped by our new Mountain Hardwear outlet store in Colorado on a whim. I found a pair of Sarpas on sale for 30% off and if I sign up for membership another 10% off, so I paid a whopping $40.76 for them. After wearing them for two outings in snow and 60mph winds I can not express how happy… Full review

Patagonia Men's Knifeblade Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Knifeblade pants are referred to as filling the gap between traditional softshells and hardshells. However, as with the Knifeblade Jacket, it is more softshell than hardshell — fairly wind-resistant and water repellent in light drizzle, though it wets out and leaks in a heavy shower. It is well-suited to use in dry snow conditions someplace like the higher altitudes in the Andes or Alaska Range, Antarctica, or the light fluffy powder in the Wasatch, Colorado Rockies, or Tetons. But… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Ancona Trek Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Function, good looks and non-bulky. I looked high and low for a non-bulky hiking pant to fit my ample hips and thighs and accommodate my short stature. Pockets are sufficient - fabric is comfortable. Articulated knees and gussets are a big plus.  Makes a great 3 season pant.  Size fits true yet relaxed enough for a long underwear when needed. Water resistant and sun protection. Seems very well made. Got mine through Sierra Trading Post ...sign up for emails and get a great coupon! Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Pants

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EMS Endo Pants
EMS
Endo Pants
$25 - $69
Stio Crester Knicker
Stio
Crester Knicker
$30
Columbia Rebel Roamer Pant
Columbia
Rebel Roamer Pant
$33 - $60
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
$38 - $95
Mountain Equipment Approach Pant
Mountain Equipment
Approach Pant
$40 - $79
The North Face Nimble Pants
The North Face
Nimble Pants
$45 - $90
Marmot Rockstar Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Rockstar Pant
$45 - $99
Eider Arizaro Pant
Eider
Arizaro Pant
$53
Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Winter Wander Pant
$55 - $109
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Ferrosi Pants
$55 - $79
Marmot Scree Pant
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Marmot
Scree Pant
$55 - $110
Mountain Hardwear Sarpa Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear
Sarpa Pant
$56 - $111
The North Face Satellite Pant
The North Face
Satellite Pant
$57 - $76
Outdoor Research Voodoo Pant
Outdoor Research
Voodoo Pant
$59 - $98
Lowe Alpine Ascent Lite Pants
Lowe Alpine
Ascent Lite Pants
$59
Stio Hardscrabble Pant
Stio
Hardscrabble Pant
$59
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Patagonia
Simple Guide Pants
$59 - $99
Mountain Hardwear Yumalino Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Yumalino Pant
$60 - $85
Mammut Bask Pant
Mammut
Bask Pant
$60
prAna Alpine Pant
prAna
Alpine Pant
$60 - $108
Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Supreme Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Rifugio Supreme Pant
$60 - $70
 
L.L.Bean
Knife's Edge Pants
$60
Patagonia Guide Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia
Guide Pants
$63 - $179
Solstice Glissade Pant
Solstice
Glissade Pant
$63
Outdoor Research Rambler Pants
Outdoor Research
Rambler Pants
$65 - $99
The North Face Prolix Pant
The North Face
Prolix Pant
$65 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Trek Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Rifugio Trek Pant
$67 - $89
Patagonia Lightweight Guide Pants
Patagonia
Lightweight Guide Pants
$67
Mountain Hardwear Warlow Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Warlow Pant
$67 - $150
Marmot Moran Pant
Marmot
Moran Pant
$69 - $114
Outdoor Research Supercharger Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Supercharger Pant
$70
Mountain Equipment Chamois Pant
Mountain Equipment
Chamois Pant
$71
Swix Corvara Softshell Pant
Swix
Corvara Softshell Pant
$72
Rab Helix Capris
Rab
Helix Capris
$75
Gore Mythos Windstopper Soft Shell Tight
Gore
Mythos Windstopper Soft Shell Tight
$75 - $88
 
Stio
Dulcet Pant
$75
Mammut Tatramar Pants
Mammut
Tatramar Pants
$76 - $141
Isis Carlotta Pant
Isis
Carlotta Pant
$76
Marmot Tarn Pants
Marmot
Tarn Pants
$77
Mountain Equipment Stretchlite Guide Pant
Mountain Equipment
Stretchlite Guide Pant
$77
The North Face Farrows Twill Pant
The North Face
Farrows Twill Pant
$77 - $139
Gore Air Windstopper Tight
Gore
Air Windstopper Tight
$77
Salomon Active Softshell Pant
Salomon
Active Softshell Pant
$77 - $83
Marmot Orion Pant
Marmot
Orion Pant
$79 - $167
Patagonia Traverse Pants
Patagonia
Traverse Pants
$79 - $99
Mountain Equipment Trojan Pant
Mountain Equipment
Trojan Pant
$80
The North Face STH Pant
The North Face
STH Pant
$80 - $160
Dynafit Mercury Pant
Dynafit
Mercury Pant
$80 - $118
Columbia Headwall II Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
Mammut Ally Pants
Mammut
Ally Pants
$81
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