Even warm days on the trail or at the crag can turn cold, windy, or rainy pretty quick— be prepared for ever-changing mountain weather with the Norrona Women's Bitihorn Lightweight Hybrid Softshell Pants. Lightweight, weather-resistant, and well ventilated, these versatile pants will see you through on any mountain adventure with multiple pockets, zippered thigh vents, and an adjustable waist system.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Flex1 nylon softshell
- Regular fit
- Custom-fit Waist System
- Zippered thigh vents
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Zippered front, thigh, and back pockets
- Item #NRA003E
- Q & A
Loved but had to return
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
I wanted so badly to keep these pants: comfortable from the knee up, material that felt lightweight but strong enough to stand up to rocks and brush on the trail, tons of convenient pockets, adjustable waist tabs and a slightly higher rise than the Falketind pants, etc. If you have average-to-slender calves, these pants might work brilliantly for you, but for a gal with muscular (read: big) calves, they're just too tight in the lower leg. They fit--barely--but were uncomfortably tight in a way that made made the pants feel awkward as I walked. I would have had to keep the lower zips unzipped all the time, which looked and felt weird (and left the velcro tab at the cuff hanging awkwardly).
I also would have preferred just a wee bit more stretch for high-stepping and scrambling, but it was the tight calves that were the deal-breaker. If Norrona ever makes a straight(er)-leg version of these pants, I'll be all over them!
What's the inseam length on these pants?