Craig Copelandwrote a review of Marmot Orion Softshell Pant - Men's on December 5, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Baggy-butted, flappy-legged pants are apparently the style these days. I'm sick of them. They feel cumbersome, especially when adorned with absurd cargo pockets. And they look ridiculous. Every manufacturer makes them. Marmot is one of the few companies I've found that makes sleek pants for lean hikers. These pants stretch well and dry very fast. I refuse to wear hiking pants that have belt loops but no belt, because it's difficult to find the ideal belt, and even then, the belt stays up, the pants slide down and under, and your comfort is compromised. Integral belts work perfectly, and that's another feature I appreciate about the Orions. My rating: 6 stars. One extra star goes to Marmot, for bucking a wrong-headed but pervasive trend, and instead letting function guide the design process. By the way, I'm 6 ft tall, 175 lbs, with a 33-in waist, and the size-32-waist Orions fit like they were tailored for me.