Soft Shell Pants

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Brands

EMS
Columbia
The North Face
Outdoor Research
Eider
Mountain Hardwear
Lowe Alpine
prAna
L.L.Bean
Solstice

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
Columbia Rebel Roamer Pant
Columbia
Rebel Roamer Pant
$33 - $50
The North Face Nimble Pants
The North Face
Nimble Pants
$45 - $67
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Ferrosi Pants
$45 - $79
Eider Arizaro Pant
Eider
Arizaro Pant
$53
Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Winter Wander Pant
$55 - $100
The North Face Satellite Pant
The North Face
Satellite Pant
$57 - $76
 
Lowe Alpine
Ascent Lite Pants
$59
Mountain Hardwear Yumalino Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Yumalino Pant
$60 - $85
prAna Alpine Pant
prAna
Alpine Pant
$60 - $108
L.L.Bean Knife's Edge Pants
L.L.Bean
Knife's Edge Pants
$60 - $89
Solstice Glissade Pant
Solstice
Glissade Pant
$63
Mountain Equipment Trojan Pant
Mountain Equipment
Trojan Pant
$64
Outdoor Research Voodoo Pant
Outdoor Research
Voodoo Pant
$64 - $99
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Patagonia
Simple Guide Pants
$64 - $99
Salomon Momentum Softshell FZ Pant
Salomon
Momentum Softshell FZ Pant
$65 - $129
Outdoor Research Rambler Pants
Outdoor Research
Rambler Pants
$65 - $99
Marmot Rockstar Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Rockstar Pant
$65 - $78
The North Face Prolix Pant
The North Face
Prolix Pant
$65 MSRP
Stoic Overhang Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stoic
Overhang Pant
$65
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
$66 - $95
Patagonia Lightweight Guide Pants
Patagonia
Lightweight Guide Pants
$67
Marmot Moran Pant
Marmot
Moran Pant
$69 - $90
The North Face Farrows Twill Pant
The North Face
Farrows Twill Pant
$70 - $140
Mountain Equipment Chamois Pant
Mountain Equipment
Chamois Pant
$71
Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Supreme Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Rifugio Supreme Pant
$71
Swix Corvara Softshell Pant
Swix
Corvara Softshell Pant
$72
Rab Helix Capris
Rab
Helix Capris
$75
Mountain Hardwear Warlow Pant
Mountain Hardwear
Warlow Pant
$75 - $150
Isis Carlotta Pant
Isis
Carlotta Pant
$76
Marmot Tarn Pants
Marmot
Tarn Pants
$77 - $84
Mountain Equipment Stretchlite Guide Pant
Mountain Equipment
Stretchlite Guide Pant
$77
Rab Treklite Pant
Rab
Treklite Pant
$77
EMS Pursuit Pants
EMS
Pursuit Pants
$79
Patagonia Traverse Pants
Patagonia
Traverse Pants
$79 - $99
Marmot Orion Pant
Marmot
Orion Pant
$80 - $167
Mountain Equipment Approach Pant
Mountain Equipment
Approach Pant
$80
The North Face STH Pant
The North Face
STH Pant
$80 - $160
 
Sherpa Adventure Gear
Naulo Soft-Shell Pants
$80
Columbia Headwall II Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
Patagonia Guide Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia
Guide Pants
$81 - $179
Mammut Ally Pants
Mammut
Ally Pants
$81 - $149
 
Mountain Equipment
Stretchlite Guide Pants
$84
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant
Mountain Equipment
Ibex Pant
$84 - $134
Salomon Active Softshell Pant
Salomon
Active Softshell Pant
$84 - $129
Marmot Rockmoore Pant
Marmot
Rockmoore Pant
$85
The North Face Farrows Apex Pant
The North Face
Farrows Apex Pant
$86 - $135
Stio Crester Pant
Stio
Crester Pant
$86
Columbia Wildcard Softshell Pant
Columbia
Wildcard Softshell Pant
$87
Gore Mythos Windstopper Soft Shell Tight
Gore
Mythos Windstopper Soft Shell Tight
$89
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