Soft Shell Pants

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Recent Soft Shell Pant Reviews

Patagonia Men's Super Guide Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Trustworthy do-it-all winter pant. These have been my go-to winter pants for the better part of a decade. Ice climbing, backcountry skiing, lift-served skiing, snowshoeing, shoveling the driveway, making snow, the Super Guides have done it all with aplomb. And they blend in well enough around town, too. Five zippered pockets -- two hand, two thigh, one rear -- allow for plenty of easily-acessible storage for both everyday essentials (keys, wallet, phone) and winter activity specifics -- maps, scrapers,… Full review

Thunderbolt Sportswear Mark II Original Jean

rated 4 of 5 stars Fashion and performance means you can take these from the office to the mountaintop. Water and stain resistant with 4-way stretch fabric, these pants are good looking and tough as nails. Once and a while a product comes along that you never thought about, but when you see it, you say what took so long. The Thunderbolt Sportswear original Mark-II jeans fill the bill and then some. Constructed of softshell fabric from the Swiss company Schoeller, these jeans are amazingly multi-functional. The… Full review

Patagonia Women's Simple Guide Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars The best go-anywhere, do pretty much anything softshell pants — totally dependable and sturdy. I bought these initially for a mountaineering trip to NZ and they have proved to be the most valuable part of my autumn/winter wardrobe. Suited to almost any cool/cold climate activity, they have skied, snow-shoed, climbed, cycled, and kept me warm and cosy through howling gales and miles and miles of backcountry travel. A totally bombproof and very comfortable pair of pants — and even after all their… Full review

Bergans Moa Pirate Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Bergans of Norway Moa Pirate Pants are a nice, all-around functional garment. The capris style provides more coverage than shorts, but is still great for staying cool in hot and muggy environments. I especially liked the fabric for its lightweight, stretchy and quick-dry properties. On the downside, it has a rather paper-like feel and makes a considerable "swooshing" noise when rubbed together. Fit, styling, and construction are good and on par with a higher price-point. Manufacturer Claims:… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars A major upgrade over wool pants. They're rugged, but soft. They're warm and water repellant. I wear them XC skiing, sometimes with a ski bib over them. I wear them bushwhacking. Full review

Beyond Clothing M5 Glacier Pant

rated 2 of 5 stars $380— I was expecting a lifelong pant with terrific quality and features. NOPE, the cheapest zippers on the pockets that I have EVER seen, AND, misconstructed on top of that. Sent back, then one month later I get them back and the zipper bottom had a cheap, bent-up plastic clasp replaced at the bottom. I had to hammer it and straighten it myself. Second pair, pocket zipper froze due to the same cheap construction. Sent back, three weeks later they are on a one-week track back to my address. They… Full review

Bergans Okla Lady Pant

rated 3 of 5 stars Designed for ski touring and mountaineering, the Okla does not live up to expectations when it comes to these activities. The cuff is too narrow to comfortably accommodate a ski touring boot, and the thin, lightweight material is unlikely to provide adequate insulation in higher elevations. However, the Okla is an excellent option for those on the market for a lightweight, breathable soft-shell pant that can be worn across a variety of other winter activities such as snowshoeing, backcountry nordic… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants are extremely comfortable. They are breathable, water-resistant, wind-resistant, and move with you during activity. I bought these pants (that are technically rock-climbing pants) in an attempt to get some super comfortable hiking pants that move with me and that were not baggy on my legs. These are not Outdoor Research (OR)'s most slim fitting pants but they are not "relaxed." I bought these at Rock Creek in Chattanooga, Tenn., by recommendation of one of their… Full review

Patagonia Women's Alpine Guide Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars One the best winter pants I've every owned due to the almost magical fabric. I own lots of softshell pants, perhaps too many. The Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants are generally found on the top of my pants heap. The Polartec Powershield fabric is amazing. It is highly breathable and highly wind proof. The lightly brushed interior feels nice against my skin and the outside of the fabric remains surprisingly unblemished after a season of use. I find they are best used in temperatures below 40°F and I've… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Pants

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants
$13 - $164
Merrell Persista Soft Shell Pant
$24
Marmot Rockmoore Pant
$28
Marmot Storm Queen Pant
$30 - $47
Mountain Equipment Commici Pant
$30
 
EMS Pursuit Pants
$32
 
Sherpa Adventure Gear Naulo Soft-Shell Pants
$40
 
L.L.Bean Propel Soft-Shell Pants
$40
The North Face STH Pant
$40 - $160
Eider Arizaro Pant
$43
 
Mountain Equipment Stretchlite Guide Pant
$44
Haglofs Pace Q Pant
$48
 
REI Mistral Cargo Pants
$49
EMS Pinnacle Soft Shell Pants
$50
Mountain Hardwear Yumalino Pant
$51 - $85
 
EMS Vertical Soft Shell Pants
$52
Rab Sawtooth Pants
$52 - $140
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
$53 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Scree Pant
$55 - $110
 
Salomon Pulse Softshell Pant
$57
 
Stio Crester Pant
$58
 
Stio Crester Soft Shell Pant
$58
Bergans Moa Pant
$58 - $88
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
$59 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
$59
Outdoor Research Voodoo Pant
$59 - $99
prAna Gondola Pant
$59 - $60
Rab Ascender Pant
$60
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone 24/7 Pant
$60 - $64
Mountain Equipment Comici Pant
$60 - $65
Rab Torque Pants
$61 - $135
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Alpine Pant
$62 - $79
 
Mountain Equipment Javelin Pant
$64
 
NW Alpine Fast/Light Pant
$64
 
Salomon Momemtum Softshell Pant
$65
Stio Tenon Soft Shell Pant
$66
Marmot Tour Pant
$67 - $143
Berghaus Fast Hike Pant
$69
Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants
$70 - $139
Marmot Tarn Pants
$70
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Crag Pants
$71 - $95
Mammut Bask Pant
$74
Helly Hansen HH Softshell Pant
$75
Rab Cindercone Pants
$75
Stio Dulcet Soft Shell Pant
$75
Salomon Equipe Soft-Shell Pants
$77
Stio Skillet Soft Shell Pant
$78
Mammut Traleika Pant
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
Salomon Equipe Softshell Pant
$82
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