Soft Shell Pants

The best soft shell pants, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 8, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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Recent Soft Shell Pant Reviews

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Great quality as always. Very comfortable pants. Converted to shorts they look cool even for everyday use. No complaints. I have used this gear for about two months already in multiple 2-3 day hiking trips in woods. These pants are very comfortable and easy to convert to shorts. I bought it new on sale so the price for me looks lower than quality. overall quality shorts. To be honest I expected a little narrow fit, but this works great as well. Thanks, Outdoor Research for quality product. Full review

Trangoworld Prote FI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great pair of three-season soft shell pants at an affordable price. Found this pair of pants after hours of searching technical specs that fitted my criteria along with my wallet. Straight from Trangoworld's TRX line 527gr. packed with features! The main fabric is Cordura Bi-stretch Dry (the slimmer more breathable version) of TRX Soft pants which can stretch in any direction and still feel rugged enough to take some abuse from any self-arrest when necessary. Had two of those so far (all good). Full review

Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent lightweight stretchable soft shell pant suitable for hiking, backpacking, snowsports, and mountaineering. Water resistant and wind blocking, they are comfortable over a wide range of temperatures. I received a pair of the Mountain Equipment Ibex Pants in January and have had the pleasure of putting them through a thorough testing in a variety of conditions. A pair of 34" waist, regular length pair fit my 5'9", 165lb frame very well. The fit is described as Alpine with a regular ankle. Full review

Patagonia Men's Super Guide Pant

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
$57 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
$134 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant
$161 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Durango Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Pants
$97 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Cirque Pants
$97 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants
$17 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Scree Pant
$55 - $110
Spyder Orb Pant
$149 - $199
Mammut Base-Jump Touring Pant
Arc'teryx Psiphon SL Pant
$92 - $103
Mammut Aenergy SO Pants
$103 - $111
Marmot Tour Pant
Mountain Equipment Tour Pant Soft Shell Pant / Snowsport
Marmot Pillar Pant
$87 - $115
Mammut Tatramar SO Pant
$80 - $199
Patagonia Dual Point Alpine Pants
Norrona Svalbard Flex1 Pant
Dynafit Chugach Windstopper Pant
Sherpa Adventure Gear Jannu Pant
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pants
$129 - $199
Mountain Hardwear Yumalino Pant
$58 - $85
Black Diamond Alpine Light Softshell Pants
$69 - $99
Arc'teryx Sawatch Pant
Mountain Equipment G2 Mountain Pant
$117 - $250
Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Pant
$176 - $235
La Sportiva Solid 2.0 Pant
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Crag Pants
Kuhl Raid Pants
Outdoor Research Voodoo Pants
$59 - $99
Arc'teryx Ravenna Pant
Arc'teryx Procline FL Pant
$209 - $223
Montane Alpine Trek Pants
Norrona Falketind Flex 1 Pant
Columbia Titan Ridge II Pant
Arc'teryx Psiphon AR Pant
$199 - $249
Rab Upslope Pant
$142 - $224
Marmot Pro Tour Pant
$182 - $224
Mountain Equipment Kinesis 3/4 Pant
Outdoor Research Iceline Pants
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Ski Touring Pants
Rab Sawtooth Pants
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Pant
Mountain Hardwear Dragon Pant
EMS Pinnacle Soft Shell Pants
Rab Vapour-Rise Pants
Rab Torque Pants
Swix Corvara Softshell Pant
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