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Backcountry Wolverine Cirque 3/4 Insulated Pant - Women's

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Why We Built The Wolverine Cirque 3/4 Insulated Pant

Part of Backcountry's touring collection, the Wolverine Cirque 3/4 Insulated Pants offer lightweight synthetic insulation wrapped in a water-resistant face fabric that's breathable enough to layer for frigid ascents. Top-to-bottom zippers mean these knickers can be easily removed if things get too toasty, or quickly thrown on if a mild tour turns unexpectedly cold at the summit.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Insulated midlayer to keep legs toasty on frigid summits
  • Water-resistant fabric prevents moisture from soaking baselayer
  • Synthetic insulation traps body heat for reliable warmth
  • Top-to-bottom size zippers make on and off easy
  • Anti-odor Polygiene treatment keeps fabric fresher, longer
  • Wide elastic waistband ensures secure fit and ease of motion
  • Runs slightly small
  • Item #BCCZ25Z

Material
[face fabric] 100% nylon, DWR finish, [panels] 92% polyester, 8% spandex
Insulation
synthetic
Fit
slim
Inseam
[medium] 21in
Pockets
1 stash
Waist
elastic
Side Zips
2 full-length
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

Very warm and comfortable!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M

These will keep you super warm! My only complaint is I wish these were more high waisted. I got a medium and the hips are a touch baggy, so a higher waist would prevent these sagging down. I tuck my top layers in and they stay up fine, just a little fussy. I wear these with medium Flyflow bibs and they fit fine underneath. I am 5’7” and 140 lbs, for reference. I definitely recommend, just know they maybe run a little large, depending on your fit preference.

>Rating: 5

Thank you for pockets

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Xs
Height
5` 2"
Weight
110 lbs

I am buying more backcountry brand pants and shorts because you are the only ones making pockets large enough to fit my phone. Thank you for the large pockets!!!!!!!! Also I just got these and haven't asked in them yet but they seem perfect for under my ski shell pants.5'2" and 110 lb and I wouldn't want the xs any tighter, they seem perfect. Xs is usually big on me, these definitely aren't

>Rating: 5

Never Cold

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 7"
Weight
120 lbs

I got these for cold backcountry skiing days, they are super warm and the right length so that the pants don't interfere with my boots. The zips at the hips make is so I can take off the pants without removing my bibs which is awesome.

>Rating: 4

Excellent gift option

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

I gave these to a friend who is literally always cold, no matter the temperature outside. She said they're a nice extra layer between her baselayer and ski pants to add more warmth to those cold snowy days sitting on a lift. She's a sold size 10 across most brands, and to allow some layering room underneath, I picked up the XL for her. The fit gave just enough room without being overly tight or so baggy they fell off. The left side pocket is nice for keeping anything that needs to be securely zipped away.

>Rating: 5

Sizing Guide

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 4"
Weight
130 lbs

Hi, this is Emily and I work on the Backcountry brand product development team. I am writing this review today to help guide your sizing decision on this new product. My measurements are: 5'4" Tall Size 4, or on the larger size of S in bottoms The larger side of S for tops bust 34 B The product we all need! The pant fits a little on the small side, the M fits me very well over a baselayer. I am a biker and skier so have the regular feminine athletic build (large thighs, and booty) and had ample space for movement in the M.

Thank you for this sharing. I am about your size and was wondering which size I should pick. This is very helpful

>Rating: 5

So bomb

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
s
Height
5` 9"
Weight
130 lbs

These are so awesome. I had been looking for a zip of underlayer for women for quite some time! I've worn these skiing on multiple occasions (cool because the hit at the top of the boot and can be zipped without removing boots) and also on hunting trips, perfect for sitting still when you're freezing! I wish backcountry would make a line of zip off merino underlayers as well for those warmer days. ;)

>Rating: 4

Weird fit depending on the color

Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 1"
Weight
150 lbs

I ordered a L in the Pirate Black and an XL in Black. I got the Pirate Black in L instead of M because the reviews said they run small. But it definitely fits like a true L. BUT the XL I got in the Black fit like a M. The XL in Black was actually smaller than the L in Pirate Black. I kept the XL in Black cause it is actually the medium fit I was looking for. Sorry for the weird and long review on the sizing. Besides the odd fit, it is really nice fitting under my shell.

>Rating: 4

Love 'em - but odd fit

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 4"
Weight
160 lbs

Great concept and I love that they zip on and off. The only issue is that they seem to gap at the waist - and the draw string doesn't do a ton to combat that. That said, they're comfy, warm and good quality. They held up as a midlayer on some cold days of resort skiing, and I'm thrilled to have found them. Good quality, but probably not worth paying full price. On sale - very worth it.

>Rating: 5

Love these!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 3"
Weight
118 lbs

I purchased these for winter camping and fitting under shell pants for skiing and mountaineering. I absolutely love the fit and extra warmth these provide. The length is perfect, in my opinion. I’m not sure I agree that these run small though. I’m 5’3 and around 118 lbs with muscular legs. I’m typically a size small or XS, depending on the brand. After reading the reviews on here, I ordered a size small. Although they’ll work for me, I think I would’ve preferred an XS.

>Rating: 4

Warm, but runs a little small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small

I bought these for my sister-in-law who skis with Arcteryx shell pants and is frequently cold. She is typically an XS and wears these in XS; however, she says they do run a bit small. If you're in between sizes, I would definitely recommend sizing up. She has a 24" waist, for context. The zippers on the sides aren't the best quality, and we had trouble getting them to fully unzip and re-zip. The pants themselves are super warm and fit nicely underneath her shell pants. They don't pack down for travel, but it's well worth it for the cost of these and the warm legs while skiing!

>Rating: 4

Too small, but I think they are cool

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 5"
Weight
175 lbs

The XL was too small to be of use during actual activity, but these are a great idea. I was impressed with the amount of stretch built into them. That is not something I was expecting of a quilted and insulated layering piece. So kudos on that nice touch. Also, even though they were too small overall, the general silhouette/cut seemed to be made well to be flattering for skiers with muscle in the thigh/hip/rear. Would love to see a XXL version, or an update on the sizing so the XL actually fits a women's 16.

>Rating: 4

Super Warm, a little bulky

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
115 lbs

I bought these before heading on a ski trip to the Canadian Rockies where the temperatures were expected to get below -30C. I layered these under my shell pants for a few days on the slopes in these conditions and they kept me toasty warm. They don't pack down super small which is a shame because I was considering taking these on future mountaineering trips where I could put them on at summit/camp.

>Rating: 4

Does the job, but room for improvements

Height
5` 2"
Weight
130 lbs

Was looking for a way to add warmth, as I predominately only ride or tour with shells even when its super cold out, and wearing a bunch of layers or taking off/adding long underwear leg layers during the day can be a real pain. For a recent trip in Canada, was so cold I had so many layers on I felt like the Stay Puff marshmallow man, which prompted this purchase. Have been looking at various solutions, including making my own (added some side zippers to some heavyweight leggings), but nothing was quite working right. So far, this is the best solution I have found! But, Backcountry.... I really wish you would make a few improvements: - Offer a shorter length option, I am 5'2" and have to fold up about 5 inches of pant length which is not ideal and it gets caught or pulled up over my knee - Please make these much more stretchy (at least in zones) and come up just a touch higher for waist rise - The pocket is pretty much useless, so could lose it - The snaps/zippers aren't the easiest, but seem to be pretty secure Overall, would love to see some improvements, but so happy I purchased this. Will be editing mine to shorten them since that is quite a problem for me when I can dig out my sewing machine.

>Rating: 5

Warm

Bought these for really cold days. Great for layering. Works well with ski boots.

>Rating: 2

Crotch seam coming undone after 4 months

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xs
Height
5` 6"
Weight
115 lbs

I LOVE these pants. However, they were expensive to begin with and now I have to take them to my seamstress to fix the inner crotch seam that is starting to lose its stitching after just one season. Great concept, but perhaps needs some extra care with the construction if the purpose is to do outdoor activities in them

>Rating: 5

Well thought out insulating layer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 2"
Weight
120 lbs

I purchased these to wear on really cold shifts at my local hill. I'm impressed by the well thought out design, nice amount of insulation, length works well with boots, zip off allows me to easily add or drop this layer. Previous reviews said they run small, but I feel like they're pretty true. I ended up ordering my usual size and could wear them under a shell, or even zip them over my touring pants for a cold transition.

>Rating: 5

Awesome!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

Bought these for my ski trip last week to Mammoth. I have not seen snow like this in 40 years. I wear the Arcteryx shell jack and pants and knew I would need a little help to stay warm. With the wind chill it was 0 degrees. Best purchase I have made in a long time. The price was way better than the Arcteryx brand could not see spending $200.00. I am 5’10” 150 lbs. and purchased the size large. Only gripe I have, it could be a little longer through the crotch for taller skiers. Love them!

>Rating: 5

For wife's backcountry kit- loves it

Height
6` 1"
Weight
205 lbs

Awesome layer under shell pants! So great to have a knicker that stays out of boots!

>Rating: 5

Wife Loves Them

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 7"
Weight
113 lbs

I bought these for my wife at Christmas and she was excited for them. After wearing them a couple times skiing with two other base layers under them (she freezes while skiing) she said these are a game changer to keeping her warm. The design is pretty good, the few changes she says she would make are adding hand pockets on both sides and maybe pocket openings to lay a little smoother so they look more flattering. Overall worth the purchase.

>Rating: 5

OH MY GREAT

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 7"
Weight
120 lbs

My first impression is that these are amazing and I can't believe I have gone this long without them. I love the capri length with skiing since you have boots on anyhow. They fit perfect for me and fit under my ski pants well. I imagine them to be perfect for resort riding and hanging around a hut backcountry skiing. I think they would be too toasty for uphill travel though. Of note, I have chicken legs. I notice the review below says the leg holes were too small for her muscular thighs. Might be something too consider.