Soft Shell Pants

Recent Soft Shell Pant Reviews

Marmot Men's Scree Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Rab Men's Vector Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants reviewed Dec 19, 2018
$40 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Trangoworld Prote FI reviewed Nov 28, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant reviewed May 8, 2017
$135 - $139
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
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant reviewed Aug 12, 2016
$79 MSRP
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 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Cirque Pants reviewed Dec 9, 2015
$113 - $150
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants reviewed Dec 20, 2015
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Halo Pant reviewed May 2, 2014
$146
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Northwall Pants reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$399 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Sarpa Pant reviewed Feb 24, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Knifeblade Pants reviewed Feb 1, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ancona Trek Pant reviewed Oct 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Marmot Scree Pant reviewed Jan 9, 2019
$40 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Supercharger Pant reviewed Sep 1, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Pants 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
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: 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: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Vim Hybrid Pant reviewed Feb 22, 2010
$165 MSRP
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant reviewed Sep 22, 2015
$132 - $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: 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 MSRP
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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: 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: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Salopette reviewed Jan 1, 2002
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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
$209 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma Rock Pant reviewed Sep 23, 2013
$189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Pants reviewed Jan 10, 2009
$99 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Vector Pant reviewed Jan 3, 2019
$63 - $125
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Courmayeur Pants reviewed Oct 17, 2013
$17 - $94
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