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  • Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pant - Men's Black
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  • Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pant - Men's Black
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Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pant - Men's

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    Light and tough.

    Spring skiing requires lightweight gear that won't leave your legs feeling like they're suffocating in a sauna. Enter the highly breathable and lightweight Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pant. Light enough to prevent overheating—yet durable—thanks to the tough woven construction to resist abrasion from rocks, crampons, and ski edges, the Cirque will makes a great addition to your late season gear.
    • Item #ODR0797

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] nylon double weave, stretch woven nylon, [lining] polyester
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    water-resistant
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    highly breathable
    Insulation
    none
    Venting
    none
    Side Zips
    no
    Gaiters
    no
    Waist
    button with belt loops, adjustable tabs, suspender loops
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 right thigh, 1 back
    Claimed Weight
    21.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine climbing, ski touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Pants, Pockets Sized for Toddlers

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Excellent pair of pants. Comfortable, stretchable, great softshell material. Nice attention to details too; the hook to hold the hem to your shoelaces, the crampon guards, the vertical thigh pocket (which I thought I wouldn't like, but it's great while you're sitting), the Velcro waist adjustments... the list goes on. However, my 3-year-old has pants with bigger hand pockets. I'm really glad they have a zipper, because anything you put in them would immediately fall out; your phone, lighter, keys, winning lottery ticket, compass, knife, cash and coins, etc. Seriously, what are these? Pockets for ants?

    Great Pants, Pockets Sized for Toddlers

    Great Pants but they did not fit

    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Small/ Medium

    No doubt about OR products standing up to the task at hand. I was bummed that the Small was to Small and the Medium was to big. I wear 32x32. Even with layers on I was surprised.

    Great softshell decision!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    After about a year of extensive use, I can say that these are the best softshell pants I have ever worn! Obviously, personal fit is very important, but for me these fit like a dream (size M, 5' 11" 145 lbs). OR also has suspenders that you can get to tweak the fit for layers or your body type. Very solid construction that makes you feel like they can handle just about anything. Very weather-resistant as well, I haven't had to put my hardshell on once when wearing these, although I haven't been in extremely adverse precip conditions yet with them on. Most extreme was probably in high winds and blowing spindrift, and these blocked it all incredibly. The built-in gaiters are a great feature for when a full external gaiter isn't really necessary and/or too hot because of the GoreTex in the gaiter. There are a lot of softshells out there, but in experience these are the best! Get 'em!

    Great pants

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I love these pants!! In fact I bought two pair. The gaiter hook on the inner cuff is a nice touch. Very well made, lots of stretch. The pants fit a little snug at first, I have a larger butt and, quads so pants almost are always snug for me. For the price this is a killer pair of soft shell pants. Thanks BC!!

    Great pants

    Great

      These are my winter mountaineering and hiking pants for the Northeast and I find them to be perfect for that purpose. They fit great and I'm a hard-to-size tall and skinny guy. 6'2, 165 and the medium fits great. There's also petty of room for adjustments if needed. Personally I am fine with them down to about 0F with a baselayer. The only time I had to add a hardshell is in -30 windchill on Katahdin. This is a good product.

      Durable

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:True to size

      The double stitching makes these more durable than the single stitched equivalents from other brands.

      The seam between the zipper and cargo pant is glued and came undone on second outting, so that doesn't work anymore. This is a significant design flaw, but the pants are so comfortable, durable, waterproof in other respects that i still recommend them. i wore out pants from other manufacturers very quickly.

      Great pants!

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Bought a pair in March 2015 and have not been disappointed with them yet. Purchased for the Haute Route ski tour in the Alps, and have kept using them since. Climbing on German sandstone, hiking in the wind and rain of Northern Scotland, climbing the Matterhorn... they've been fantastic everywhere.

      Solid material, no noticeable rips or abrasions yet. Blocks wind fairly well, resists light rain but also dries quickly once it gets wet.

      Pocket/vent on right leg is great - wish there was a similar option for the left.

      Hooks on pant leg front attach securely to boot laces and help a little to keep snow out of your boots if you don't have gaiters.

      Adjustable velcro waist band/straps eliminate my need for a belt, which is a plus for me.

      With the zipper expansion on the lower calf, the pants were big enough to fit over my ski touring boots. They were also tough enough to not get too beat up by my crampons and ski edges.

      Great pants!

      Great purchase

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: Small

      I've been using these pants in both Iceland and the Whites of NH and they've been bomb. Both places are exceptionally windy, and these things have cut wind pretty well. They felt a little small, especially around the upper parts, but the stretch so well I haven't even noticed.
      They shed water pretty well at first, and after a fresh coat of DWR are working like new. They're pretty warm, perfect for 20-40 degree F weather with lots of wind.
      I wear a 31x30 pant and the small was literally a perfect fit. I'd definitely buy these again!

      Just a sizing comment: I just ordered the the smalls based on this order, and your description was spot on. I wear a 31x30 pant. the length and lower leg width was perfect, but from mid thigh to waist was pretty much skin tight. This didn't hinder movement, because they stretch so well, but was too tight for me. (i.e. they looked like women's pants. which is fine, but not what Going for). I'm going to try the next size up (which I know will sadly be longer in the leg than I'd like)

      Got another pair

      • Size Bought: Large

      Just got this in Black. I already had in Pewter and I have to say that these pants are my all time favorite. The fit couldn't be more perfect. I will be ordering a couple more pair of these within a couple weeks for my next trip. I wear a 34w 32l in Gap Jeans and bought this in a large.

      For those who read my last review about these pants, yes I have gained weight and the pants still fit perfectly.

      Worth the money

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: large

      I bought these to go ice climbing and winter hiking in. I am 6 feet tall 185lbs and usually wear a 32x34 pant size and these fit wonderfully. I was impressed with how well they kept me warm on Mt. Washington at 25-30 degrees with steady 40-70mph winds. Really looking forward to next winter to try them at truly cold temperatures.

      Good for climbing, general winter use

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      I use these for rock climbing and general winter use. Never done any skiing, but have stayed dry through lots of sledding and rolling in snow. They are warm, nice and stretchy, good for genera. winter activities outdoors. Maybe a tad large and stiff (a tad) for climbing, but still work very well.

      great pants!

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit:True to size

      Wore them first time today in 20 degree weather. Hiked about 8.5 miles in Harriman State Park. They are extremely comfortable. I was a bit concerned about perhaps overheating in them as we tend to move fast, but they breathe very well, I never felt overheated or cold in them. They might even work great in 10 degree weather without long underwear. I hate hiking with long underwear and was looking for a pant that would give me comfort with having to use long underwear. One of the best purchases I have made , very very happy with them, very well made, they stretch and feel great next to skin. They do have that swooshy sound of a softshell, but a much better sound and feel than my Marmot precip pants, and I love Marmot products.

      For my sport,hiking, they work better than expected. My new favorite pants!

      Awesome Pant

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit:True to size

      I am not sure what happened to my review from a couple days ago, so here is another brief review. I am 5'10" 180lbs, 34w, 32l, and ordered a large. The fit is perfect, and the length is better than perfect.



      Pant material is a little stretchy which I really like and hope to enjoy.

      Nice all round pant

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:True to size

      These are super functional pants for AT, climbing, or anything requiring DWR/breathability. Belt/waist area is a little chunky, but doesn't really bother me when I'm in a harness for hours at a time. The cinch at the ankles and the ankle zipper could be a little more robust as they tend to want to loosen/open when they are really cranked down for post-holing. For ice climbing, I wish the lower legs/ankle area could be a little more straight legged. Overall these are very good pants at a really good value...love OR products.

      what's the inside like on these, is it just stretch woven or is there like a fleece liner? I'm looking for a softshell pant for cold weather snowshoeing/alpine (think -20 to 20 F but on the move high exertion dayhikes) in the NH White Mountains, currently using the REI Mistral but wanted something a touch warmer. Would also love to see something with hip vents for those 3-4k foot ascents.

      Inside is stretch woven. Looks kinda like a denim. As of temperatures, I used them regularly throughout the winter, and they worked great with some warmers underneath. I did all my skiing (this year) in them, both touring and downhill in the resorts. As of temps, I am functioning in Celsius scale, but -20F makes -28C.. Forget about *not* using some sort of warmers with these. You'll prolly need some warmers starting from -10*C (14F).



      These pants do have one pocket on a right hip. All pockets are made of... well, some sort of mesh from the inside, therefore can be used as vents (when emptied). Hope this helps.