Soft Shell Pants

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Brands

66°North
Adidas
Arc'teryx
Backcountry.com
Beyond Clothing
Black Diamond
Brooks-Range
Cloudveil
Cloudwalker
Columbia

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

Patagonia Men's Alpine Guide Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Super comfortable and pretty close to indestructible. Combine that with Patagonia's dedication to sustainability and these pants are almost perfect. Cost is the drawback. First, this pant is so durable that the belt, closure, zipper and elastic will all give out long before the material.  I've pitted it against decomposed granite, sharp objects, and the teeth on snowshoes without a hole or a snag.  Tough, tough, tough! This is a great softshell pant for alpine ventures and winter sports activities. Full review

Mountain Hardwear Women's Winter Wander Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars My favourite hiking pant! Try them, you won't be disappointed. I found these pants on sale a couple years ago and thought I would give them a try. Wow, sure glad I bought them. I absolutely love them! As they are named 'Winter Wander Pant' don't let that mislead you. Yes, they are great for winter as they are a little thicker than your average pant (as compared to the Marmot scree for ex.) but they are great for all year use when out hiking in the mountains.   As we all know, it's not as warm in… Full review

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Pants

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66°North Snaefell Pants
66°North
Snaefell Pants
$213
Adidas Terrex Similaun Pant
Adidas
Terrex Similaun Pant
$85 - $169
Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Pant
Arc'teryx
Alpha Comp Pant
$261 - $298
Arc'teryx Firebee AR Pant
Arc'teryx
Firebee AR Pant
$209
Arc'teryx Fury AR Pant
Arc'teryx
Fury AR Pant
$224 - $261
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Pant
Arc'teryx
Gamma AR Pant
$174 - $198
Arc'teryx Gamma Guide Pant
Arc'teryx
Gamma Guide Pant
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Pant
$135 - $169
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Pant
$164 - $298
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Gamma Rock Pant
$157 - $178
Arc'teryx Gamma Salopette
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Gamma Salopette
discontinued
Arc'teryx Gamma SK Pant
Arc'teryx
Gamma SK Pant
$124 - $244
Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Pant
Arc'teryx
Gamma SL Hybrid Pant
$199
Arc'teryx Gamma SV Pant
Arc'teryx
Gamma SV Pant
$299 MSRP
Arc'teryx Nevus Pant
Arc'teryx
Nevus Pant
$299
Arc'teryx Psiphon AR Pant
Arc'teryx
Psiphon AR Pant
$216 - $249
Arc'teryx Psiphon SV Pant
Arc'teryx
Psiphon SV Pant
$261 - $298
Arc'teryx Ravenna Pant
Arc'teryx
Ravenna Pant
$475
Arc'teryx Sawatch Pant
Arc'teryx
Sawatch Pant
$299
Arc'teryx Venta Pant
Arc'teryx
Venta Pant
$299 MSRP
Backcountry.com Tour Pant SE
Backcountry.com
Tour Pant SE
$199 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing
Cold Play Mojave Pant
Black Diamond Alpine Pants
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Alpine Pants
discontinued
Black Diamond BDV Pants
Black Diamond
BDV Pants
$107 - $189
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
BDVs
discontinued
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Approach Pant
Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Approach Pant
$125 - $249
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Pants
Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol LT Pants
$159
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pants
Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Pants
$175 - $218
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring Pant
Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Touring Pant
$164 - $299
Black Diamond Induction Pants
Black Diamond
Induction Pants
$239 - $299
Black Diamond Modernist Rock Jeans
Black Diamond
Modernist Rock Jeans
$143 - $179
Brooks-Range Armor Suit
Brooks-Range
Armor Suit
$352
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil
Black Ice Bib
discontinued
Cloudveil RPK Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil
RPK Pant
$350 MSRP
Cloudveil Switchback Pant
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
Columbia
Gallatin Range Wool Bib
Columbia Headwall II Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
Columbia Passo Alto Heat Pant
Columbia
Passo Alto Heat Pant
$100
Columbia Rebel Roamer Pant
Columbia
Rebel Roamer Pant
$33 - $50
Columbia Wildcard Softshell Pant
Columbia
Wildcard Softshell Pant
$87
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers
Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
Dynafit Broad Peak DST Pant
Dynafit
Broad Peak DST Pant
Dynafit Mercury Pant
Dynafit
Mercury Pant
$119 - $199
Dynafit Racing DST U Pant
Dynafit
Racing DST U Pant
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide Lite Pants
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer
First Ascent Mountain Guide Lite Pants
$179 MSRP
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide Pants
Eddie Bauer
First Ascent Mountain Guide Pants
$199 MSRP
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Nail Driver Pants
Eddie Bauer
First Ascent Nail Driver Pants
$149 MSRP
Eider Arizaro Pant
Eider
Arizaro Pant
$53
Eider Baqueira Pant
Eider
Baqueira Pant
$280
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