Soft Shell Pants

Recent Soft Shell Pant Reviews

rated 1 of 5 stars
Thunderbolt Sportswear Mark II Original Jean

Buyer be warned, this is a horrible company. Overpriced pants and zero customer service. Buyer be warned, this is a horrible company. They are happy to take your money but will not return your calls or emails if you have any problems with your order. The Mark II Jeans are incredibly overpriced for the quality. If you buy anything from them, be prepared to live with it. The 90-day return policy is a joke as their customer service will just ignore you. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Hilltrek Clova SV Breeches

The Clova SV Breeches are hard wearing 3/4 length pants made from windproof and water resistant Ventile in a classic breech style from Scottish manufacturer Hilltrek. They are ideal for hiking in temperate climates where some wind and rain can be expected. Hilltrek offer a range of options for their breeches and a made to measure service. Increasingly, in these times of rising environmental awareness, the question is often asked on the forums: I want to make my backpacking more environmentally friendly,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant

The Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant is a mid-weight soft shell pant that, when layered properly, works well for all four seasons. They are both highly durable and weather resistant while still proving excellent range of motion. Soft-shells by nature are best for active pursuits where passive venting of moisture is a huge plus, and these are no different. My few small concerns—lack of a back pocket, slightly flared calf section—are small in comparison to the overwhelmingly successful overall quality… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Marmot Men's Scree Pant

Durable, water and wind resistant, good winter soft shell. I've had these for four years, and have used them primarily for snowshoeing, xc skiing, and winter hikes. They still look like new. When worn with a mid weight base layer, they're perfect in cool to moderately cold winter weather.  When I bought them, I could only get them in a 32" inseam, which is just long enough, but thankfully they haven't shrunk at all with washing.  The fabric is stretchy enough for active motion, but heavy enough… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rab Men's Vector Pant

One great pair of pant! I've bought mine for my ice climbing, but have yet only been hiking in them. Bought the 32s and they fit like a glove; I'm 6 ft tall and 155 pounds on the athletic side. They seem burly, but they are not lined with a fleece so have them paired with a good base layer for warmth. Great piece of gear. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Pants

LOVE these pants! I have paired with a long john a few times on colder days and kept warm. Summer months the light colours are perfect for every activity! Fit is spot on—all OR products fit the same. Warmth when needed and cool in hotter temps. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Trangoworld Prote FI

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant

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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
$115 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Pant
$149 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Salopette
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
$79 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Bergans Okla Lady Pant
$159 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Tufto 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
$97 - $139
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond BDVs
discontinued
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Headwall II Pant
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Pants
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide Lite Pants
$179 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
GoLite Wind River Softshell Pant
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Verglas Dynamic Softshell Pant
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hilltrek Clova SV Breeches
$169 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Alpstar Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Guide Lite Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Vim Hybrid Pant
$165 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Halo Pant
$146
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Paradigm Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Mammut Castor Pants
$299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Champ Pants
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayer Pants
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants
$17
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mammut Zupo Pants
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Durango Pant
$65 - $85
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Quantum Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Rockstar Pant
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Marmot Scree Pant
$49 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Spiral Pant
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Mountain Strider Pants
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Gendarme Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ancona Trek Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Sarpa Pant
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Tanglewood Soft Shell Pant
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Vertex Pant
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Pant
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Cirque Pants
$75 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Exos Pants
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
$39 - $80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Supercharger Pant
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Tremor Pants
discontinued