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The weather protection you need to dominate the day.

Whether you spend your weekends ripping at the resort or prefer the quiet rewards of skinning into the backcountry, the Outdoor Research Women's Paramour Pant will provide the protection you need to dominate the day. The Pertex Shield shrugs off wet and windy conditions while the strategically placed Thermore insulation provides warmth where you need it most. Zipped thigh vents let you cool off during the skin up, and a designated pocket with a key clip keeps your beacon safely stowed.

  • Pertex Shield shell fabric provides a high level of waterproof and breathable performance
  • Fully taped seams and water-resistant zippers keep wet conditions out
  • Brushed tricot lining adds softness and warmth
  • 40g Thermore synthetic insulation in the seat and knees provides warmth where you need it most
  • Relaxed fit allows for extra layers and provides freedom of movement
  • Zippered thigh vents allow you to dump heat during the skin up
  • Internal stretch gaiters seal around boots to keep snow out
  • Hand pockets stow essential items
  • Beacon-specific pocket with key clip provides a secure place for avy gear
  • Compatible with Outdoor Research LockDown-equipped jackets for a jacket-to-pant interface
  • Integrated RECCO reflector may expedite rescue in an emergency situation

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Not for short women!

    I ordered these pants knowing that they would be a little long but nothing prepared me for just how long they would be. I'm 5'1" 112 lbs so I ordered the XS, but these were abnormally long for a snow pant. Easily 7 to 8 inches that I was standing on so there is no way my ski boots would hide the length. They are being returned. Would be great for a gal who is over 5'7". Another thing to add is that they had quite a bit of insulation in them...much more than I'm used to. These would be great for some of the coldest days on the mountain, but you'd turn into a puddle of sweat on a sunny spring day.

    Not for short women!

    Hey Tiff Dawg, The inseam here is longer because of ski boots, but on you, yes, they are too long. Your height has not as much to do with it as does your longer torso. So, your height is mostly in your torso and less in your legs... we are just all built differently. I am 5'4" and these pants fit me great.
    Thanks for writing, but just wanted to be clear that these pants do fit folks who are less than 5'7". :-)

    OR Rep


    Great, but a little big in the waist

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Height: 5'9"
      Weight: 150 lbs
      Size Purchased: Medium

    These pants are durable and warm. They keep me dry on epic powder days, but also have vents to open up on warmer spring days or while hiking. I like the compatibility with my boots that keeps the snow from reaching my inner layers.

    I ended up buying a medium (my normal size) for the length. And because, who wants ski pants that are too snug? They fit me in the legs and length-wise, but the waist is too big and keeps falling down. (I'm 5'9", size 6) I solved this with a pair of suspenders, but it would've been nice to have a way to tighten up the waist to avoid suspenders or a belt.

    I skied a full season on them and really like them, though. Plus the color is bright and fun!

    Hey Lindsay, thank you for the great feedback! I am heading to Seattle next week to meet with the folks at OR and will make the recommendation about tightening up the waist, or better yet, having it adjustable!. Thanks for the feedback!

    OR Rep

    Unanswered Question

    My boot top is 17" in circumference. Will this pant fit over that?

    how waterproof and breathable are these?

    Here are the waterproof/breathability ratings:

    Waterproof Rating: 10,000 mm

    Breathability Rating: 5000 g/m²

    Here's a link that will help describe what those numbers mean!

    I think my waist and hip measurements would put me between the size small and size medium for these pants. (27" waist, 37" hips) I'm about 5'9" Would you recommend a small or medium?

    I'm looking at buying this pant....I'm...

    I'm looking at buying this pant....I'm looking for a pant to wear in the backcountry and on the hill. The Paramour seems like the right pant but I'm a bit nervous that they will be to warm? Thoughts?


    Warmth in ski clothing is a product of three main factors: your personal metabolism, the insulation of the garment, and the intensity of your activity. As you can see the warmth of the garment is only one factor. The Outdoor Research Paramour Pant is an insulated pant, but only in the seat and knees where you are most likely to need protection from the cold. If your level of activity is pretty high (snowshoeing through the backcountry), you may want to open the thigh vents to allow excess heat to escape. As far as your personal metabolism goes, you will have to figure that out yourself. But by itself, the Paramour is going to keep you warm in the places you need it while allowing you to keep a little cooler during the slog up to your favorite line. If you are looking for a ski pant with more substantial/full coverage insulation I would look at the Marmot Skyline or Arc'teryx Morra.


    Made for tall ladies

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:Runs large

    Bought as gift for wife for the up coming season. Unfortunately, the smalls fit like a medium with room to spare. Also, they were very long. If you are tall, these are the pants for you. Great construction but a little heavy for touring in the Alps. Better cold weather climate pants.

    Same problem - I bought a small and they were WAY too long.

    Hi Heather - how tall are you? I'm trying to decide between a small and XS... I am 5'5" and can usually wear a 0 or 2 so maybe an XS would work.


    Relaxed Fit and Functional

      I had the Paramour Pant on a trip to Norway last year and was a bit worried about having an insulated pant for the amount of hiking we had planned, but the Paramour performed really well (Pertex is very breathable) keeping me warm and dumping heat when I needed it most. Also, the fabric is durable, so I came back after three weeks hiking and skiing and the pants were still in great shape. The relaxed fit makes the pants a bit more stylish, but staying true to OR, the Paramour is still extremely functional!


      Jean style with technical know-how

      • Gender:Female
      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      My favorite pieces of outdoor gear are those that have all of the features and function I want while being stylish and cool. These pants are the ticket for me. Waterproof breathable, lightly insulated with venting too. A perfect mix of style and function