Soft Shell Pants

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Brands

66°North
Adidas
Arc'teryx
Bergans
Berghaus
Beyond Clothing
Black Diamond
Brooks-Range
Cloudveil
Cloudwalker

Genders

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 and above

Recent Soft Shell Pant Reviews

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

Outdoor Research Men's Cirque Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Functional, comfortable, active, 3-season sports pant! Excels even under difficult alpine climbing conditions here in our cool/moist PNW climate. Some features hard to find in any pant, are in the design of Cirque. Can't find your size? Great news ... I had an alteration tailor altered my leg length and kept OR's amazing 'infinite' guarantee! CRIQUE? Pronounced: "sir-ka"; Meaning:  "A steep, amphitheatre-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely comfortable, great wind resistance, very stretchy, and fit great. I was in the market for a wind resistant pair of pants (not windproof as I get warm absurdly easily), after having wearing (and loving) the Ferrosi Jacket for a couple of years, I decided to try these out. The first time I tried them on, I loved them. I then wore them out on a bike ride in 45 degree weather, and wondered how I ever lived without them. Right when I got back from my bike ride I bought another pair. These pants… Full review

Marmot Men's Scree Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Marmot Scree Pant is an extremely comfortable, water resistant, breathable, highly wind resistant soft shell pant that performers exceptionally well in 4-season weather. Points can be added for the stylish look of these pants. Testing Parameters Several day hikes and mild weather backpacking. Three days on Mt. Rainier with lower elevation temps in mid-60s, upper elevation temps in low-20s with 30-40mph winds. ========================================= Fit & Comfort I purchased these pants… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars A serious performer that is well worth the money. I don't climb, but I do hike and backpack, and my preference has always been softshell pants. I was a Marmot guy for a while but after another pair found itself covered with Tenacious Tape (my fault...not Marmot's) I bit the bullet and dropped some bananas on the Gamma LT's after reading countless positive reviews. I've only had them for about three months but after just getting off a long solo in the Sierra's I'll say these are, by far, the best… Full review

Bergans Men's Tufto Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Except in the case of extreme cold or heat the Tufto Pants do everything I need pants to — from hiking and climbing to skiing and biking. Over the years I have gone from very low expectations for pants (wearing blue jeans in the mountains) to very high. I have gone from backpacker only to climber and minor mountaineer.  Disambiguation: The term “Bergen” is a generic term for any military backpack in the U.K. The term was used to describe the backpack style favored by skiers in Bergen, Norway. … Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Pants

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66°North Snaefell Pants
$300 - $429
66°North Vatnajokull Softshell Pants
$280
Adidas Terrex Similaun Pant
Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Pant
$200 - $298
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Pant
$139 - $198
Arc'teryx Gamma Guide Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
$75 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant
$194 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant
$141 - $178
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Salopette
discontinued
Arc'teryx Gamma SK Pant
$225 MSRP
Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Pant
$199
Arc'teryx Nevus Pant
$164
Arc'teryx Procline FL Pant
$164 - $298
Arc'teryx Psiphon AR Pant
$221 - $248
Arc'teryx Psiphon SL Pant
$104 - $138
Arc'teryx Psiphon SV Pant
$179 - $299
Arc'teryx Ravenna Pant
$285 - $475
Arc'teryx Sawatch Pant
$196 - $298
Bergans Moa Pant
$89
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
$39 - $78
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Bergans Okla Lady Pant
$159
Bergans Okla Pant
$159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Tufto Pants
$159
 
Berghaus Winter Patera Softshell Pants
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing Cold Play Mojave Pant
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing M5 Glacier Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Pants
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Black Diamond BDV Pants
$120 - $189
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond BDVs
discontinued
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Approach Pant
$136 - $248
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Pants
$109 - $198
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Touring Pants
$140 - $248
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pants
$120
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring Pant
$164 - $299
Black Diamond Induction Pants
$143 - $223
Black Diamond Modernist Rock Jeans
$69
Brooks-Range Armor Pant
$260
Brooks-Range Armor Suit
$188
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Black Ice Bib
discontinued
Cloudveil RPK Pant
$350 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Cloudveil Switchback Pant
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Cloudwalker Ama Dablam Bib
discontinued
Columbia Gallatin Range Wool Bib
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
Columbia Passo Alto Heat Pant
$50
Columbia Titan Ridge Pant
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
Dynafit Chugach Windstopper Pant
$350
Dynafit Mercury Pant
$120 - $219
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