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Love them.

    Late spring and summer skiing in these pants is great. A little tight around my AT boots but worthy none the less. Also, these are my go to hiking, camping, trekking, pants. Really breathable and stretchy. Not wind proof, and not waterproof at all. Super comfortable, but had to buy mine a size bigger then I expected. Really love these pants.

    these are my favorite ever pants

      the microfleece lining has pilled up and removed in a few spots with lots of wear, but these are my favorite pants ever.
      I wear 32x32 in most jeans/khakis, etc, and go smaller if anything--the medium fit me well, hang just a tad lower on my waist though. these have function great for rock climbing, summer mountaineering, and in less extreme cold temperatures, single day winter mountaineering events (no colder than 20F though). They dry incredible quick, are durable, microfleece lining is soft, pockets are great/zip closure--and it is hard to beat the goat logo!

      Awesome Pants

        These pants rock! Got them about 2 weeks ago, wore them to Bridge to Nowhere this weekend. There were about 8 thigh to knee-deep water crossings along the way, and they are water-resistant enough to be dry when I got out of the water each time.
        Besides the water it was a warm day and they breathed well, I didnt feel like ripping them off at all. Lots of yuccas overgrown on that trail and they didnt tear up the pants at all.
        I want to get the shorts!
        I usually wear a 32-33 waist, 30length and the Mediums fit great, a liiiitle bit long.
        I would say get them, but you cant! Stoic needs to make these things.

        SIC Pants!

          These pants are awesome. They feel SUPER good and I actually do like the fit, whereas others sometimes think they fit a little slim. All in all, I would def. buy these pants again and hopefully they will come out with another color so I can get another pair.

          Pretty sick!

            I picked up a pair of these pants in a size small (im 5' 10", 140lbs) for christmas and they are awesome. Very lightweight, highly stretchable and all the pockets are a plus as well. The color is a bit odd, but to be honest, as long as they function as they should, the color doesnt matter to me.

            Skinny jeans

              I bought these for a cold weather backpacking trip in the smokies. Got them in the mail and everything looked fine, but when I put them on they fit far too tight at the ankle and did not have any sort of zippers to open them up. Being one of my pet peeves when pants dont fit over top of shoes I will be returning them.

              Would probably be fine with sandals and they seem very comfortable but boots no sir.

              Great pants

                I bought these pants to take on back country hut/yurt trips. Super light weight and a bit more functional for hanging out around the hut/doing chores. They've now become my go to comfort pants at home.

                Some additional color options would be nice, black especially.

                This is yet another product that has impressed me, in fact its becoming my number one choice of brand when looking at new gear/clothing.

                Pretty good. I think I am in between a medium and a large.

                  I like these pants but less than I expected. They are more windproof than I thought but a windstopper layer would make it awesome. They are really stetchy and I guess you would lose that. I got the large and am 5'9 175. They are a little big in the waist and length but the medium looks to be too small in the waist.
                  They did pass the accidental firewood snag test. They feel great but the fit is just not there for me.

                  Darn good pants

                    Cruising through Atacama desert in Chile, I'm rockin' the BC Overhang pants and staying cool and comfy. Like most Backcountry products, the Overhangs have a slim fit, (I'm 5'7", 135 pounds, 30"-31" waist, and wearing a small). The pants resist brush and weeds like armor but are super flexible for an impromptu bouldering session. In the desert you won't fry and on a windy outcropping, you'll still be comfy. I really like the pants but they are a bit quirky: there are seams that hit you across the top of the knee that take some getting used to and my girlfriend pointed out that the back is sewn in a way that make the pants look like they have a huge butt panel (think old school pajamas). Overall the pants are good, not great, and a deal if on sale but there are better options out there.

                    Great pant

                      I bought the wrong size for anything active. I'm 6'2" and 220 pounds and the XL is too big by a LONG shot! I'm usually a 34" or 36" x 34" I do wear them all the time anyway for chillin at home and cruising town for errands. I may try them with some thicker Marmot Dri-Clime pants underneath for snowshoeing. That should eat up the extra space. Aside from my mistake in sizing, this pant is nothing short of an A+, don't hesistate on this one.

                      From the Backcountry to the Bar

                        These pants perform very well. They are light, breathable, stretchable, they shed water, and they hold up well to abrasion. I recently replaced my standard nylon hiking pants with these, and couldn't believe the difference. The range of motion while wearing these is nearly the same as not wearing pants at all! Simply put these are now my default pants when heading out to the backcountry. In addition to their function, these pants also have form. They look good enough to wear out. They are a classy chocolate brown color and don't look to techy. The fit is good. I am 6'3" 185lbs, i usually wear 34" waist, and i got a Large. Could have used an inch or so more in length, but it is not really noticeable.

                        i wear these daily

                          i've had these for a while now and wear them regularly to work due to their comfiness. I'm 6' 180 lbs and normally wear 33" waist jeans. I went with the large and they are a bit loose in the waist but I guess that's what belts were invented for. They are roomy enough that I can easily fit sweat pants on underneath them if its chilly out. My only complaint is that I had imagined them being more water resistant. During a 4 day hike on the oregon coast this summer I encountered torrential rains and my legs were soaked within about 20 minutes. Luckily they dry rather quickly after being soaked.

                          Good all-rounders

                            First Sizing: I'm 5'9" 140 lbs. I love the way 30X30 levi 569s fit. A Small fit me perfectly in these pants.

                            Color: Yes, not black, brown, not anything really. Kinda ugly, but I also loved my bright purple patagonia fleece, so that isn't much of an issue for me.

                            I got these to wear hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, snowshoeing and any mixture of the previous. When I first got them, I was a little shocked at how thin they seemed, but figured if they're tough, who cares. This September, I took a trip, logging about 100 miles, 30,000+ vertical, many rock pitches and 7 days backpacking on 2 trips with about a 35ish lb pack, wearing these pants for all of it. They performed really well. Waterproof in the light rains, wind proof to about 20ish mph, cool enough to about 75 on a sunny multipitch, warm enough to the mid 30s while camping, stretchier than I am on rock moves and comfortable under a pack.

                            Why they didn't get 5 stars: 1) One of the last days on the trip, I was walking back to my tent in the Tetons when I felt a slight tug on my leg. Not thinking, I kept moving, only to hear the fabric tear from getting caught on a small pine about a foot tall. It only ripped about 1/2" by 1/2", but still dissapointing. I was hoping for more windproof. 2) At about 20+, you can feel the wind start to come through them. As a result, I don't think I'll be using them in any winter conditions. 3) The belt loops: I don't want to wear a belt under my climbing harness or hip straps. I'd prefer a draw strap with clamp inside the waist like in some MH products.

                            Overall: Great pants for the price. I will continue to use them for spring-fall hiking and climbing. Thanks BC!

                            Perfect Fit

                              This pair of pants fit me perfectly. I am almost 5' 5" and it is usually hard to find inseams less than 30". It is lightweight, quiet and never snagged on my hikes so far. It has been comfortable for me wearing this down to the 30's (F). I like the dark brown but wish there were more colors available so I can get another.

                              Great pants

                                I have a 38 waist and 33 inseam and the large pants fit really nice. They are extremely comfy and shed water. They feel good but look a little "plasticky". The color changes somewhat on the amount of light available. It ranges from dark brown to a mauve-ish color. Besides that they are extremely light weight, don't make me sweat and don't catch cat hair!

                                Love it for its freedom of movement

                                  Wore these on a three day hiking trip in the Sierras 10/2009 and they performed great! Never felt uncomfortable after 24 miles wearing these pants and a Patagonia Cap3 base. I wore a small and they were a bit snug but the build of the pants and the stretchiness of the fabric gave it amazing freedom of movement. Protection from the elements proved to be really good as well. Great wind protection and water beads on the fabric and rolls away. Highly recommend these pants! BC products are great!

                                  Love it for its freedom of movement

                                  Did this item get rebranded as Stoic? or...

                                  Did this item get rebranded as Stoic? or is the design discontinued?

                                  I think you have no stock for this pant....

                                  I think you have no stock for this pant.
                                  When are you going to have stock?

                                  I'm looking for a good pair of pants for...

                                  I'm looking for a good pair of pants for XC skiing/ snowshow/ spring skiing/ fall, spring hiking. Has to be pretty water resistant, read some pretty darn good reviews, how would these stand up against the Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander? also, I'm guessing the XL for a 38X33?

                                  Im about 5'7'' 115 pounds 28 waiste would...

                                  Im about 5'7'' 115 pounds 28 waiste would the small fit? or would it be too big? It seems like belt loops are a poor idea, who wants to wear a belt under a climbing harness, with a backpack on top of that?

                                  Are these the same material as the technical...

                                  Are these the same material as the technical knicker bike shorts? If so, do they have a similarly-gusseted rear end? I like the knicks, and could use a long pair, too.

                                  Best Answer

                                  Dear Matt,

                                  Thank you for supporting Polartec(r) by wishing to purchase products using our fabric!
                                  These pants are made from Polartec(r) Power Shield(r) and the term stretch woven means that they have great stretch for a high range of movement, as you would need while climbing or hiking. We have developed some styles of Power Shield that provide the same great abrasion resistance and weather protection, but allow much more stretch and movement. The stretch woven Power Shield fabric is a little lighter in weight than some other Power Sheild fabrics, however for this reason the fabric is perfect for garment such as these pants.

                                  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

                                  Best Regards,

                                  John Brodie
                                  Polartec, LLC
                                  46 Stafford St
                                  Lawrence, MA 01841

                                  How much do these weigh in a size large?

                                  How much do these weigh in a size large?

                                  Write your question here...I'm 6'4'' and...

                                  Write your question here...I'm 6'4'' and wear 34/34 or 34/36. Will the larges be long enough, or will the extra larges be too big in the waist?

                                  Hello. I'm a 33-34 and 32 inseam. will the...

                                  Hello. I'm a 33-34 and 32 inseam. will the large fit alright? awesome pants. I have a Lowe Alpine Power shield jacket and it is the best material I've ever worn. Thanks.

                                  I have a pair of these in a small. I love...

                                  I have a pair of these in a small. I love them.
                                  You guys only have the mediums left right now.
                                  I would like to get another pair.
                                  Are you guys bringing back the smalls/making more? (hopefully in more color choices)
                                  If yes, when?
                                  If no, is there something comprable from another brand?



                                  Write your question here...I am going to...

                                  Write your question here...I am going to be trekking to Everest Base Camp this fall or spring, maybe even winter. Is this pant strong and warm enough for that? I don't want something that looks like sweatpants when I meet government Nepalis, do these look like I was able to buy "decent clothes"?

                                  these pants are very durable, nylon material. they are also a great weight for spring and fall as is. add a baselayer and you would be great for full on conditions.

                                  and your question about whether these are good and presentable for officials, i think you will be happy with with them. the bit of mechanical stretch, and the DWR allows them to stay clean and look good for a while!

                                  Looking for a good pair of soft-shells for...

                                  Looking for a good pair of soft-shells for snowshoeing and XC skiing. Would these be heavy/warm enough alone on warmer days (25-30)/ with long underwear underneath on colder days (10-20)?

                                  Best Answer

                                  these are light enough to be good on 25-30 degree days, they breathe well, and will not be hot. on colder days, more wind, and 10-20 degrees, a merino layer, or a baselayer would be great, a bit more insulation, but still breathe much, much better than a goretex pair, or similar shells.

                                  Im 5' 10" 145lbs and i was wondering what...

                                  Im 5' 10" 145lbs and i was wondering what size to get. i typically wear a 30"-32"x32" in jeans. Thanks.

                                  Can anyone attest to the durability of...

                                  Can anyone attest to the durability of these pants? All i see are these weak looking single seams, nothing flatlocked or anything like that. I bought some Sugoi pants from BC, with similiar stitching, and they started to fall apart in 3 months. Now, i'm not saying that these would... i'm just wondering if anyone can attest to their durability.

                                  Especially while climbing... looks like those seams would just rip apart.

                                  I've worn these pants for a few backpacking trips and just used them last weekend for climbing and they did great. They are surprisingly resilient for how lightweight they are, and I think they are going to be around for a while. If they have your size you won't be disappointed.

                                  They are pretty durable for hiking and rock climbing. However, I caught my pair on a small tree. Because they don't have a slick finish and are stretchy, the tree caught them and tore a small hole. I've only had mine for a few months, but abused them pretty hard for about a month straight. Except for the hole, they held up great.

                                  Best Answer

                                  the knee got some tiny holes from kneeing in mine on some rough ground quite a bit. Also the inside 'fleece' or fur or brushed whatever has almost totally disappeared from mine in wear spots (knees, thigh and back of thigh, part of butt). Each time when I'm finished wearing these I end up with a lot of 'lint' in a place that aint so pleasant.

                                  i still love the pants though. if had them in stock in my size I'd send these in for a replacement though as I think the inside brushing shouldn't slough off so easily.

                                  I wear them for mountaineering too, just with long underwear underneath.

                                  The small is slightly small for me. Should...

                                  The small is slightly small for me. Should I return or exchange for medium?

                                  I'm typically 30x30 in pants. Not surprisingly the small is slightly short--but I could fix that by letting the hem down a little. It's snug at the waistband--but not tight anywhere else-and binds on the knee when I walk or sit. I'm afraid the medium (32) might be huge on me tho.

                                  If they fit better these seem like they'd be great pants...

                                  I got the Small and the Medium to try -- I am also 30x32 and I could not get either of them to fit correctly. The Small felt constricting, and the Medium was way too big at the waist and was a bit too flowy for my tastes. I loved the material though -- and I did try them out on a trip by wearing a belt. So yes - a belt would work, but it's annoying that the sizing is the way it is.

                                  What kind of color is "Not Black"? The...

                                  What kind of color is "Not Black"? The photos make it hard to tell on my monitor. I've seen other items where "Not Black" seems to be more of a greyish, but these look like a dark, poop brown. Can anyone clarify?

                                  When you see them in person you might develop a more positive association to the color brown:D

                                  The pants are indeed a dark brown in most tungsten based lights and out in the sun. They almost seem kind of brown/merlot in fluorescent light. They work well with most color t-shirts I wear.

                                  I've been living in these pants for the past couple days.

                                  the color is awful, they might as well called it not black, not brown, not gray cuz they don't go with anything I have, not my brown shoes, or my black shoes, or my brown/black shoes. And it does not go with any of my black jackets, or red jackets, or brown jackets, or gray jackets. can't understand why BC didn't go with either black or khaki or gray color. did they not piece this together with popular shoes and tops and realize it just does not go together with anything. unless of course if you are color blind, then go ahead and get it.

                                  Best Answer

                                  They're like a mix of dark brown and dark gray. As mentioned above, it kind of depends on the lighting. From a distance they'd probably just appear dull black.

                                  I don't really know what the other guy is talking about with matching to other clothes. First of all, when I'm out hiking I don't really care what the birds and squirrels think of the colors of my clothes. Secondly, they definitely do look great with other clothes. I mean, if all you have is black and brown clothes you might look a little odd, but I wear these with blue, gray, red, and green a lot and I think I look pretty good.

                                  If the pants are too long can i get them...

                                  If the pants are too long can i get them hemmed?

                                  I have a 34/35 waist but am only 5'8 and usually wear a 30" length. I just want to make sure that it would not harm the material to have them hemmed.

                                  Could someone advise me on sizing? I'm not...

                                  Could someone advise me on sizing? I'm not sure whether to go for the Small or Medium. I have big thighs, between a 30 and 31" waist and a 32.5" inseam. I wear 31" waist quiksilver boardshorts, size small north face ski pants and 31-32" waist jeans if that is any help. Most 32" shorts are far too big for me.

                                  My fiance was a wrestler and he usually...

                                  My fiance was a wrestler and he usually gets 32/32 pants. He has big thighs too so is this tight by the thighs? What size should I get him?