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
- Item #ODR1000
- Q & A
Sized too big!
- Fit: Runs large
These were so big, my boyfriend could have worn my usual size. Can't comment on performance, but I love the OR brand and these pants felt technical and sturdy.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
My only complaint is that these pants don't have an adjustable waist. Otherwise, they keep me warm and dry!
Made for Amazons
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
In a good way. These pants were unfortunately too big for me, but they seem extremely well-made and warm. I'm 5'7" 145lbs and tried the large size. Way to big in all directions. I think these would be great for curvy women who are 5'10"+.
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.
Great, but a little big in the waist
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 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!
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.
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
- 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
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?
go with the 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.