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: 4 of 5 (1)
Thunderbolt Sportswear Mark II Original Jean reviewed Dec 18, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants reviewed Sep 11, 2016
$99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant reviewed Aug 12, 2016
$59
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 (8)
Marmot Scree Pant reviewed Oct 12, 2015
$50 - $110
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants reviewed Dec 20, 2015
$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
$55 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Halo Pant reviewed May 2, 2014
$125 - $161
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Supercharger Pant reviewed Sep 1, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers reviewed Jun 12, 2013
 
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)
Stoic Overhang Pant reviewed Jan 3, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Durango Pant reviewed Dec 13, 2012
$165 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Exodus Pant reviewed Nov 22, 2012
$85 - $133
Cloudveil RPK Pant reviewed Oct 8, 2012
$350 MSRP
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: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Verglas Dynamic Softshell Pant reviewed Feb 13, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Vim Hybrid Pant reviewed Feb 22, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant reviewed Sep 22, 2015
$107 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Exos Pants reviewed Jan 12, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Black Ice Bib 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: 5 of 5 (4)
Mammut Castor Pants reviewed Apr 26, 2013
$299 MSRP
 
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
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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: 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 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant reviewed Jun 2, 2016
$224 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant reviewed Sep 23, 2013
$132 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Pants reviewed Jan 10, 2009
$84 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants reviewed Oct 17, 2013
$16 - $164
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Tufto Pants reviewed Jan 19, 2015
$159
Spyder Orb Pant
$149
 
Marker Pumphouse Pant
$201
Mammut Base-Jump Touring Pant
$190 - $275
Marmot Storm King Pant
$191 - $296
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Touring Pants
$249
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