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Versatile softshell pant.

Climb, hike, or bike your way to the top: The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pant are the official pant of getting after it.
  • Abrasion- and wind-resistant fabric stands up to the elements and is stretchy for smooth movement while scrambling or climbing
  • Brushed tricot lined waistband keeps things comfortable
  • Multiple pockets house the day's wares
  • Gusseted crotch and articulated knees enhance mobility

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3 5

Great pants if they fit...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased a pair of these in the long length a couple of years ago and think they're great. For reference, I'm 6'2" tall, 170 lbs and the 34 waist long length fits perfectly. Everything about them is top notch from the fabric to the fit. Wanting another pair, I see this year Outdoor Research discontinued making different lengths. The 34 waist (no length options) is just too short, so I returned them. Wake up, OR - everyone on the planet is not 5'10" tall! I hope your rep reads this review. For those of you with shorter legs, these pants are great. They get 5 stars for design and performance, no stars for length options.

5 5

Water and tear resistant

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Used for hiking, everyday casual, umpiring baseball games. in a word.. Fawesome.. They run just a tad big and are long. I am 6'3" with a 36" waist / 34 inseam and the 36 fits me perfect. I added a belt for staying power. They are super lightweight. Felt good on 80deg days in the sun. They have a slight stretch and the resist tearing from scrambling rocks to my Labrador jumping on me to thorn bushes in the wild. They are not bullet proof, but as close as you need for normal active lifestyle.

5 5

Excellent quality, style, and comfort

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Yes, they run a little big so you only have yourself to blame if you buy the wrong size. I wear a 34, bought a 34 and they were a tad bit loose. Added a nylon belt now I'm good to go.
I love the bit of stretch these pants have. Complete freedom of movement, and the material is soft, quiet, yet resistant to tears when brushing against bushes and thorns. The material dries very quickly, and these pants are also very light and breathable so I have been able to wear them comfortably in 90+ degree weather. Not too baggy, not too tight. Great for hiking/climbing and stylish enough to wear for a casual night out on the town.
These pants immediately replaced my North Face and Columbias. I'll be buying more of these soon! Great product all around!

4 5

Not true to size

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I am somewhere in the waist size of 35. These only came in 34 to 36 so I got the 36. They fit more like 38. I read the reviews and ignored when the reviews said they run big. Well they run big. I am average so I should have been able to get away with a 36 even if I had to wear a belt. Nice pants but again sizes run big.

5 5

OR makes great gear!

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

These pants are absolutely incredibly. Stretchy enough for me to wear to the crag, comfortable enough for me to wear them during those week long backpacking trips, and tough enough to withstand those disgusting cracks you don't really want to climb.

5 5

Absolutely great pants!

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

Ive had these pants for about a year and a half now and worn them nearly every weekend! They are my favorite pants for hiking and climbing.
They have held up pretty well. I have put a few holes in them with crampons but that was my own fault. They are starting to pill up around where my harness rubs against them but its not too bad. I did have to give them another hit of nixwax because they were starting to absorb water, but they dry so quickly so again it wasn't a really big deal.
All in all I love these pants, have recommended them to friends, and plan on buying another pair!

Will there be size 32 coming in anytime...

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Will there be size 32 coming in anytime soon?

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Hi John,
Unfortunately it doesn't look like we currently have any more of these ordered to come in, sorry about that!

5 5

Favorites.

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

These are the best all around outdoor pants I have ever found for backpacking and general outdoor use. The fit is true to size, 5'9"155 lbs and size 32 fits perfectly. One of the best features is the lay-flat waist. Some pants I have worn backpacking in the past get uncomfortable around the waistline as your backpack waist-belt puts pressure there, these feel great and don't get pushed down by the backpack's waist-belt either. The drawcord cuffs are also a great feature. When I'm hiking and get hot, I don't want to have to stop and take off my pack to roll up my pants, change, or do the stupid zip-off pants thing. With these, I can just cinch them up below my knee and they stay put until I loosen the drawcord. The are very durable and have held up to several weeklong backpacking trips.

5 5

Also my favorite

They serve so many purpose. All around great shell from the elements but so light and thin that I have no problem wearing them in 90 degree heat. I primarily use them climbing so they definitely take a beating but I am yet to rip them. I tried many pants but these were the only ones that had the slim fit I wanted. Theyre pretty no frills. Just one basic zippered pocket, two regular pockets (with a weird ass cut), and elastic bands to cinch the bottoms. Waist runs about a size big.

5 5

My favorite pair of outdoor pants.

These pants are great! nice and light weight, and breathable. They work well climbing, skiing, hiking, or hanging around town. 5'10'' 165lbs, 32's fit perfectly.

5 5

All around near perfection

I have 32" waist and purchased the 32 and it fit perfect. It should be noted that these are slim fitting. I prefer to use these rock climbing and hiking. They are not restrictive at all and I think I could do the splits in them if my body would allow it. They are abrasion resistant but this just means they don't tear as easy as other thin synthetic fabrics. I have taken them up several multi-pitch granite climbs and I have noticed two tiny snags (one on the knee and the other on the butt). I consider that pretty good because I knee jam a lot and my buddy completely ripped the seat off of his mountain hardwears. The pockets can be a little tight; however, you will never lose anything out of them while climbing. The flat waist on these pants also seems to work well with harnesses and hip belts. I never have to re-adjust at all while hiking. I like the adjustable cuffs because it keeps you from stepping on your pants while climbing or belaying. Overall, these pants are a go to for me when climing and hiking on chilly days.

4 5

Great pants with sizing issues

I'm 6'1" & 165 lbs with a 31" waist. I bought these in a size 32 waist, regular inseam and also in the long inseam (from another site). The waist measurement is way off (like previous reviewer states), I was totally swimming in these. The regular inseam was too short and the long was way too long. The quality, feel and features of the pants are all excellent leaving me bummed that I have to send them both back. OR needs to either get the sizing right or offer odd sizes (like 31") like other brands.

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Collection

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Soft Shell Collection
Searching for a do-it-all soft shell for year-round adventures? A favorite of Ambassador Athletes and Outdoor Research staffers, the stretchy, durable Ferrosi soft shell Jackets, Pants, Shorts and Hoodies cut the wind, shed light precipitation and allow excess heat to easily escape. Ferrosi apparel is ideal for dawn-to-dusk rock climbing objectives, day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips, and highly aerobic backcountry skiing and snowboarding tours.

5 5

Simple, versatile and functional!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I bought these pants, my original intent was to use them as a 3 season softshell pant for hiking/biking. They are so versatile, however, until I find that they are perfect for backcountry skiing, snowshoe mountaineering, and any aerobic activity you can throw yourself into. In cold weather, simply layer with a thicker base, as the pants work well as shedding wind, water and rocks. The pants stretch well and move with you, and the fit is spot on. I'm 6' 185 and wear a 34. I would definitely recommend!

5 5

Excellent Pants!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just got these today and they're already my favorite new pair of pants...love 'em! Sized a bit large compared to regular pants/jeans, but that's okay... Plan to use these working out, hanging out, traveling and hiking...excellent!

4 5

OR Almost got it perfect

I have a 31'' waist and thought the 32''ers would work. But they were too loose. In fact they measured closer to a 33'' waist. So I returned them. The rest of the pant (fit, material construction was right on!). What a shame. Also the pockets should have a slant instead of being a more 'straight across' harder to access cut. Next year you can get it perfect OR!

How wind-resistant are these pants?

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How wind-resistant are these pants?

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Fairly wind-resistant. I don't have a MPH rating for you, and though they're thin, this material does wonders at blocking wind. I have the ladie version in a pant, capris and jacket and love all three!!!

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Wind resistance is very good, especially for the relative thickness of the material.I will always pick these pants, unless there is a combination of really low temps, high winds, lots of precipitation, and potentially long periods of being exposed above treeline.

5 5

PJs for the crag

I love these pants so far. They have a super comfortable light softshell feel and are so classy they could be climbing or to a wedding. The pewter color looks sweet, I'm 5'8" 32 waist, and the medium is slightly loose in the waist, but a belt or harness keeps them up. The pockets are a little shallow but manageable. So far, no tears.

5 5

One of the best for Ski Mountaineering and General Backcountry Skiing too!

I'm not one that cares about the technical details of clothing as I think all too often companies make whatever bogus claim is trendy at the time. However, I am 100% about function. If a piece of equipment is too heavy, doesn't breath properly, or simply doesn't function as it should, it gets the axe. For the last couple years, I have been experimenting with clothing systems for backcountry skiing and am now fully convinced that what we do is an aerobic activity on par with cross country skiing or running. For the 'up', our clothing should be lightweight, water resistant, and highly breathable. Anything more might as well be a big black plastic garbage bag.

Enter the Outdoor Research Ferrosi jacket and pants. These pieces were originally intended for spring climbing as lightweight softshell protection for wind and scattered storms but I find that they are perfect for backcountry skiing. Particularly in the Wasatch where the weather and storms are typically dry, some of the heavier technical shells are superfluous. I typically start out with a short sleeve technical T-shirt with the Ferrosi Jacket and will often only wear this to the summit. It breaths incredibly well yet provides ample protection from wind/light precip. The pants are also highly breathable, stretch to provide free movement, and are cut the way pants should be. Incredulous, I have seen friends out this spring using heavy Goretex pants when the sun is shining and the temps are predicted to be in the "we probably shouldn't be skiing range".

Please understand that I believe that Goretex and heavier layers have their time and place. I always carry a puffy or some form of more protective layers...in my pack. I'm just saying that I've been there, miserably sweating like a fat ass, when there was an alternative.

So, if you can relate to any of the above, check out the Outdoor Research Ferrosi line. It's affordable with the jacket retailing for $125 and the pants for $75. And, you get some spring/fall climbing duds at the same time.

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