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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.

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3 5

Fly zipper issues

I love everything about these pants, except for the fact that I have had two distinct pairs with the exact same issue: the fly zipper just keeps randomly coming open. Not ok for winter pants.

5 5

Great pants!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Size Purchased: 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!
5 5

Great purchase

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 7"
    Weight: 145 lbs
    Size Purchased: 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!

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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)

5 5

Got another pair

  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 195 lbs
    Size Purchased: 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.

5 5

Worth the money

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 1845 lbs
    Size Purchased: 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.

5 5

Good for climbing, general winter use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 165 lbs

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.

5 5

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!

5 5

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.

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.

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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.

4 5

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.

5 5

Many functions

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

These are my favorite soft shell pants. I have a few different pairs at different thicknesses, but I keep coming back to these for the solid features. I use this for all my cold weather activities.

5 5

Great fit and function.

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

Use the Cirque pant for telemark skiing in the spring conditions when no base layer needed. They stretch nice, are very comfortable and can be worn in the 30's with no base layer. The bottom has a zipper cuff to fit over boots and I use OR suspenders but don't really need them. I own Black and Pewter.
Also use the pant for hiking in colder weather, especially good if using snowshoes with my winter boot. Purchased them snug for my particular needs. Wear a medium in all my technical clothing, same for this. 150lbs, 5'6", 34 waist.

5 5

Ice Climbing Pants

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

Used for winter hiking, snowshoeing, and a good bit of ice climbing. Snug fit on me but still work well due to the stretch. Plenty warm and I can even fit long underwear underneath. Overall, very good pants. Only problem is that one of the bottom cuff cinches wasn't attached on the inside so I had to feed it back through and sew it, but that doesn't justify subtracting a star in my opinion.

4 5

Versatile !

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll start with stating clear that I do not like Nylon, Polyester, etc. All my life I was using regular cotton pants for hiking. I bought those thinking about hiking in Alaskan SE, in those cool showers. Then I realized they would work great for nice weather alpine skiing. They would definitely work for ski touring. Then -- perfect pants for paragliding. Then I tried them in all those activities, and they worked really well. I even put them on for horseback riding, where they performed unexpectedly well. I just put those little gaiter hooks on shoe laces, and they prevented pants moving up my legs while riding, so no need to use chaps. Versatile ! That's what they are.

Pros:
+ Built-in gaiters ! Pretty cool.
+ Dirt tends to not stick to them,
+ Leg sleeves have zippers which allow you to fit them over your ski boots.
+ Mesh pockets which may function as (effective) vents.
+ Tough materials

Cons:
- Weird fit. For me being 189cm/83kg, 'L' I bought is tiny bit too short, and too loose in waist, even with tabs fastened. Bonus question: How am I supposed to answer the question 'How Does This Product Fit ?' then ? It runs both too small and too large at the same time :)

5 5

Excellent for my adventures

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

I've worn these by themselves in single digit temperatures while backpacking, and they were great. They kept the bite of the wind at bay, and even kept me warm while walking around camp. I've also worn these and the OR Radiant hybrid bottoms while ice climbing in subzero temps and wasn't cold or wet once. They're also tough as nails. I caught my crampons once or twice on these babies and they didn't tear at all.

5 5

Great go between!

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

So I would not consider myself much of an alpine adventurer either climbing or skiing. I do find myself in the mountains doing both of these activities but just not all the time and I am a beginner in both. These pants work perfect for both and I didn't break the bank getting a skiing only specific pant vs. a climbing pair. I like the expandable feature on the bottom on the pants so you can switch from a ski boot to a smaller mountaineering boot. These pants fit me perfect and are a little slim fitting as advertised but they are so stretchy I don't mind.

5 5

A great pant

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

I bought this OR pants as an alternate for the Marmot Scree. I've used them for biking in cold and wet weather. The Cirque has better water repellant. I plan to use it for climbing mt. Baker this coming July.