Soft Shell Pants

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Brands

Beyond Clothing
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Salomon
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Genders

Men's
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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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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing M5 Glacier Pant reviewed Mar 13, 2016
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Bergans Okla Lady Pant reviewed Feb 15, 2016
$159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Cirque Pants reviewed Dec 9, 2015
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants reviewed Dec 20, 2015
$171 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Pant reviewed Sep 26, 2014
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants reviewed Jan 31, 2016
$42 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Halo Pant reviewed May 2, 2014
$100 - $185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Momentum II Soft Shell Pant reviewed Mar 15, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Sarpa Pant reviewed Feb 24, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ancona Trek Pant reviewed Oct 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Scree Pant reviewed Oct 12, 2015
$50 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers reviewed Jun 12, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Mammut Castor Pants reviewed Apr 26, 2013
$299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Rockstar Pant reviewed Feb 1, 2013
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Beyond Clothing Cold Play Mojave Pant reviewed Jan 15, 2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Stoic Microlith Softshell Pant reviewed Jan 15, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Durango Pant reviewed Dec 13, 2012
$165 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
GoLite Wind River Softshell Pant reviewed Dec 6, 2012
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Exodus Pant reviewed Nov 22, 2012
$76 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Headwall II Pant reviewed Feb 26, 2012
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Paradigm Pant reviewed Sep 4, 2011
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Acme Pants reviewed Mar 24, 2011
$169 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Verglas Dynamic Softshell Pant reviewed Feb 13, 2011
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide Lite Pants reviewed Jan 20, 2011
$179 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Spiral Pant reviewed Nov 16, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Alpstar Pant reviewed Oct 12, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant reviewed Sep 22, 2015
$75 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Exos Pants reviewed Jan 12, 2010
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants reviewed Oct 22, 2009
$99
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Black Ice Bib reviewed Jan 10, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Pants reviewed Jan 10, 2009
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Tanglewood Soft Shell Pant reviewed Oct 26, 2008
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Tremor Pants reviewed Sep 12, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia MixMaster Pants reviewed Jan 2, 2008
$270 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Gendarme Pant reviewed Jan 2, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayer Pants reviewed Aug 2, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Guide Pants reviewed Jan 10, 2013
$179
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond BDVs reviewed Jan 21, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Vertex Pant reviewed Dec 26, 2006
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Cloudveil Switchback Pant reviewed Dec 16, 2005
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mammut Zupo Pants reviewed Oct 9, 2005
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Quantum Pant reviewed Jan 3, 2005
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Cloudwalker Ama Dablam Bib reviewed Jan 9, 2001
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant reviewed Mar 15, 2013
$194 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
REI Mistral Pants reviewed Jan 17, 2008
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant reviewed Sep 23, 2013
$140 - $178
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants reviewed Oct 17, 2013
$16 - $234
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Tufto Pants reviewed Jan 19, 2015
$159
Spyder Orb Pant
$159
 
Marker Pumphouse Pant
$247
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