Scree Softshell Pant
Beyond the city lies a wilderness full of mountains, trails, deserts, and rivers. Marmot made the Men's Scree Softshell pant with breathable and water-repellent material so you can leave the skyscrapers behind and enjoy the journey. Just as comfortable as your favorite jeans and far more versatile, this pant prepares you for hiking, bushwhacking, paddling, climbing and more—finally, you only have to pack one pair of pants.
- M3 softshell material is durable, breathable, and water repellent
- Regular fit is ideal for everyday use and outdoor activities
- Articulated knees allow you to step freely and stretch your legs as needed
- Ankle zippers make it easier to pull this pant on without taking your boots off
- Hand and cargo pockets keep your small essentials easily accessible
- Item #MAR2671
What do you think about this product?
October 18, 2019
Trouble with the fit see
Unless you wear your pants just below the nipples in an homage to Jimmy Stewart, you will most likely find these pants way, way too long and way, way too high-waisted! Got a good deal--leaving for field work--so really wanted these to work.
September 21, 2019
Tree Trunks for Legs
I knew the pants ran large from other reviewers, but as I run between two waist sizes, I took a chance on a 34". They fit perfectly around my waist, but the legs had a ridiculous cut. Unless your calves and thighs have the same dimensions, you'll be disappointed. I sent mine back.
September 10, 2019
Love the flex, feel and color but LONG!
Love the flex, feel and color but definitely run LONG. Im a 32x32 in ALL pants but these are easily a 34 length if not a 36. Going to try the shorts, if I can find them in stock somewhere, and see how they fit.
August 11, 2019
Great Pant but...
Functionally these pants are pretty solid softshell. Breathable, warm but not too warm, dry super quick. Took on a 12 day climbing trip and worn every day, put up with summer snow and ice, bushwacking, light misting, scraping over granite and gneiss, only towards the very end did it seem like I had mucked them up enough to start to defeat the DWR, so pretty durable fabric I'd say. EXCEPT, the serging in the crotch split on the second day of use ever (see pic), and I wasn't doing particularly stressful climbing yet. Certainly not an existential concern for the pants overall, at least in the nice weather we had but kind of annoying. Maybe I just got a bad pair but a gusseted crotch would make these pants bomber all the same. I read they run a bit large so I got a 30 waist and they fit great. Got a tiny bit loose after 12 days of wear but probably also shed a bit of weight.
April 7, 2019
All around pants
I was looking for a shell pant that I could use for cross country tours and downhill. These pants do the job. I used the pants for downhill today. It was about 32 degrees and windy. I used a mid weight base under the pants, My legs were warm and I felt no wind penetration. UNZIP the Ankle zipper and pant will streach over a downhill ski boot. I did not expect that. They passed the downhill test. The previous week, I used the pants for a tour. I used light weight base, it was 32 degrees, light wind, and I experienced ZERO condensation below the belt. However, my Gortex jacket shell felt like a fish bowl after 1 hour of skiing. Exactly why I was looking for this type of shell fabric. It breaths. Plenty of pockets, I like the belt loops. Great pants, let's see how the hold up over the long haul. UPdate, one day later: Today, I hopped on my bike for a quick trip to grocery store, I wore the Spree pants, zipped up the ANKLE zipper. the lower leg is trim enough that you have no worry about getting fabric entangled in chain. Pant has plenty of zipper pockets for keys, wallet, ect. They are not designed for distance cycle tours, but work good for a quick trip to the market.
January 12, 2019
I no longer want to wear anything else
I bought a pair of these over a year ago, I've used them hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, and just to wear to dinner around town. Awesome, comfortable, light, and quick drying. Also a bit stretchy where it counts. I loved them so much I've just ordered another pair so I can wear them all the time. Beware the high heat setting when drying, a friend of mine melted a section of his pair. Still usable but look wrinkly and took the stretch out of that section.
December 2, 2018
Good Fabric, Poor Stitching
After about of year of not too hard use, the side pocket has come unstitched and is unusable. I really like the fabric though, so if the stitching quality had been better I would have given these 5 stars. I'd probably still buy another pair if the price was right though. These pants can usually be had for cheap and are very versatile and moderately warm. I'm about 5'10" and had to order the short version; regular length was way too long, so be careful on sizing. I normally wear 30X32.
July 26, 2018
Guys, they are great, strict and for the sport in the same time!
May 13, 2018
Thes are very nice pants. I originally bought the regular length. After checking with the wife, they were deemed too short. So I bought the long size. These initially seemed about right, but due to the stretchiness of the fabric, the pants feel a little longer and bigger after several wearings. Then you wash them, and they tighten back up. Have not yet taken them up in mountains, but they seem warm and block the wind. Normal in this regard. But the fit is great: trim, athletic, and stylish for normal body types. Not sure why there are complaints on fit, below. I like my active pants a little short....I hate things that bunch up around my ankles. So I am going to keep the longs, but now have bought a different color in the regular length. Due to the relatively low price, this is viable. I will keep the longs for winter hiking or cold temps. Keep the regulars for around town and summer use. I own Patagonia, Marmot and Arcteryx, and in my opinion Marmot is a great, durable, stylish choice for less money than the other two. I have never had quality or fit issues with Marmot.
April 5, 2018
A Great Pant
Absolutely love these pants. They are comfortable and fitted. Stretch nicely and allow great mobility. Work well in both winter and summer as a shell or a mid layer, and are breathable to boot. Canât recommend them enough. Iâve bought 2 pairs now and am getting my wife a pair too. Amazing pants!
March 20, 2018
Great all around pant
I bought these to wear for a 2 week trip to Australia. I ordered a size up because most pants are cut too slim in the legs. I got these at a good price which is why I didn't return them for the 34L because they do run slightly big.
February 9, 2018
Favorite all around pants!
I wore these hiking, and downhill snowboarding in the same week during spring break. They are light weight, very wind proof, and very comfortable. Highly recommended.
January 2, 2018
Great hiking pants
The pants are an extremely nice/stretchy/breathable fabric. The zipper at the bottom of the leg makes it easy to throw on bulky boots/ski boots. They were a bit thinner that i thought (i bought them to ski in), so i probably wouldn't use them for a very cold day. Although you probably fit one pair of sweatpants underneath. I ended up returning them because they were thinner than i wanted and i couldn't afford to have a thick and thin pair of pants, BUT they are an extremely well made pair of pants, and they look really nice too. I got the 30 waist with short inseam and they fit really well, (i'm about a 27 inseam by the way) they were the perfect length. If i hiked more or went snowboarding on warmer days often, i'd definitely use these.
December 25, 2017
Why do a customer pay for mistake of bc
reasons of one star are Backcountry shipping wrong item and a extremely bad and irresponsible service of Backcountry. I ordered a size32 pants from Backcountry,however Backcountry shipped an incorrect size 30 pants to me,not right size 32 I have explain the difficulty of shipping the wrong item back to Backcountry in e-mails and chats for eight times. reasons of no shipping the item back. 1 high fee of shipping back international 2 risk of loss or damage of in transit international that Backcountry do not cover 3 time of shipping back is over two weeks. however,Backcountry do not consider the difficulty of shipping international and refuse to provide any service without shipping the item back. Backcountry have made a mistake to harm a customer's benefits ,then force a customer to accept more losses. in same case Amazon solved the problem with two e-mail.Backcountry did not with eleven e-mails and chats. service of Backcountry is much worse than Amazon. Shopping in Backcountry is high-risk and extremely awful in according to service of Backcountry. Backcountry make a mistake,It is a customer that suffer. Why do a customer pay for a mistake of Backcountry？
December 31, 2017
You can't get them for free bud, send them back and get the right size. They may give you a 20% discount or something, their customer service is impeccable.
January 6, 2018
Maybe you should rate the product and not Backcountry, it's not Marmots fault that Backcountry sent the wrong product!
November 19, 2017
Appear very well made, but fit is very poor. These pants are the opposite of an "athletic fit". The waist on these pants is listed as a 32", but these are extremely loose at the waist and bunch up even with a bel - even with a heavy shirt tucked in.. My waist is 32" with a tape measure. And, they fit tight, like a 30" pair, around the thighs - otherwise I'd swap them for a 30" waist. Does any one make a pair of pants that resembles the old "athletic fit" style?
October 24, 2017
All 4 seasons
These M3's Scree's have been my year round go to pant for about 6 years now. I think I have now bought 5 pair of them. I am 6 foot 8 with shoes on and 250 pounds all dressed. The 36 long fit me with no necessary tailoring. I honestly believe Marmot used my likeness to create the 36 longs. If you have a 36 inseam and a 36 inch waist then 36 longs will fit you. I wear them year round and probably don't even ever need a base layer if you live in an area that doesn't go below 0. (celsius)
August 30, 2017
Big. Way big.
I wish these pants were listed by the size Marmot has inside the pant - "36 XL". Had I known the 36 was an extra large I would have sized down. The pitfalls of shopping online. Really nice pant, great color for backcountry hiking/hunting/etc.
August 11, 2017
My favorite pair of casual winter pants
This is my favorite soft shell winter pants. It keeps you warm, does not over heat. Breathes exactly as I expected. The lining is SUPER comfortable and has no irritation. I loved it so much that I ended buying a second pair. I have used it for hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and doing yard work. The pants have kept up really well even after some abuse. It's pretty much true to size, arguably runs SLIGHTLY large. I typically wear size 31 pants, but I bought a size 30, and it fit perfectly.
May 22, 2017
I love these pants!!! I originally bought them for spring skiing. And they are great for that. The ankle zipper allows them to fit over ski boots. I have since worn them hiking and climbing and am very happy with them for that as well. Fit is as expected.
May 16, 2017
Great All Around Pants
Best pair of pants I own for cool to cold weather. Great for the city and the trail. The high waist keeps the cold out.
February 9, 2020
Hi I read the reviews and majorly are talking about the size runs large. I would like to know what size is a better fit for a 6'1" guy with a 38" waist? Thanks in advance
November 23, 2018
Do these have a gusseted crotch?
November 24, 2018
Hello Gregg, These will not have a gusseted crotch. Cheers, Henry S.
November 24, 2015
I have a pair of Marmot Moran pants that I'm looking to replace. Anyone know how different these are from the Moran's? I loved how lightweight the Morans were and would like something of similar thickness. Thanks!
January 5, 2016
They would be very similar, as they are made of the same material. Looks like slightly different features as the scree has the ankle zips and maybe some other differences.
April 11, 2015
I am looking for some soft-shell pants for winter. I am a photographer, so Ill be kneeling in snow. So looking for something will NOT soak any of the moisture. I believe this material will be right but if you have any other suggestions (brand doesn't matter) please let me know. And possibly insulated but doesn't have to be. Thanks
April 14, 2015
The Scree is the best selling soft shell pant out there! This is a water resistant pant but can't completely promise that you will stay 100% dry, though I'm not sure that there is a softshell out there that is. Dry snow should be fine, the super wet stuff might leak through a little.
Lindsay Gray Carlson
May 24, 2015
This pant would be a good spring skiing touring pant, but definitely won't keep you dry kneeling on the snow. The pants are super comfortable to wear, relatively warm (but definitely not insulated), but cool and breathable enough to wear hiking/spring skiing. I think if you're looking for a more water resistant soft-shell, you should consider the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pants. I think those may serve your purposes a bit better! http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-dawn-patrol-touring-softshell-pant-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YmxhY2sgZGlhbW9uZCBzb2Z0c2hlbGwgcGFudHM6MToyOmJsYWNrIGRpYW1vbmQgc29mdHNoZWxsIHBhbnRz&skid=BLD002V-BK-SLO Good luck :)
February 10, 2015
I'm 6'2" and 180. I am not sure which length to buy. Any suggestions? Thanks!
February 10, 2015
Hi there, I would recommend checking the sizing chart to match your waist size with the S/M/L, and then take a look at the inseam lengths offered! The Short/Reg/Long inseams will differ by 2in. Please do let us know if we can help you out with anything else!
February 21, 2015
Hi - I wear 36 reg, am 6'2" and 205. Tried both the reg and long, the long was too long. Used them and loved them on my Kilimanjaro climb. My favorite pants.
November 14, 2014
Hello, I'm a tad on the small side 27-28 waist, 27-28 inseam. Are these pants offered in 28/Short?
November 17, 2014
Hey J.C., Marmot does make these pants in a 28/short. However, we are out of stock and do not have any orders to replenish our inventory right now. I am sorry.
November 19, 2014
Thanks for responding. That's alright. Do you know if/ when you'll have them in stock?
December 4, 2014
I am also in the same boat. What is the inseam difference between 28/short and 28/reg?
December 5, 2014
Pok, according to backcountry its 27.5 vs 29.5 but when you check marmot's official site its 30 vs 32.
December 5, 2014
So i actually found these pants at the Marmot store and bought a pair. Short inseam is 30, regular is 32, long is 34.
December 9, 2013
Are these pants as slim fitting as the...
Are these pants as slim fitting as the Orion?
Jared Lee O Davis
December 9, 2013
No, the Orion pants are an athletic fit where these are a regular fit.
November 28, 2013
I've always had a bit of trouble with...
I've always had a bit of trouble with Marmot sizing. I'm a 28X32, so should I get the 28 Reg or the 28 Short?
December 28, 2014
According to Marmot's sizing chart, a short inseam will put you somewhere in the 26-27" range. I think you should go with 28 regular.
November 25, 2013
Has anyone used these for extended, long-term...
Has anyone used these for extended, long-term travel abroad? I am going to backpack India and SE Asia for 6 months and need something that is synthetic, durable and breathable since I will be encountering many different situations, as well as something that looks nice for when I am in the cities. I also prefer a slim fit to my pants since I don't like dealing with a lot of extra material, but don't like them to be skinny and restrictive either. I'm 6'2" 170lb -Alex
March 10, 2014
I use these pants for my winter/snow hiking. They are made from the same softshell material from which Marmot makes some of their coats. They are not insulated or as heavy as ski pants but there are lighter pants out there. I switch to the OR Ferrosi pants (http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-ferrosi-pant-mens) when the temperatures start getting above 40 or if wind isn't a big concern. They are much more thin and light and awesome for anything where wind and temperature aren't large concerns.
April 7, 2014
I haven't seen the Ferrosi but am going to look that up. For travel the lighter than these Marmot Moran might also be a better option. The Scree is a midweight.
October 8, 2013
Are you guys out of the 32 long size in...
Are you guys out of the 32 long size in black? I looked the other day and seem to remember it being a size option.
October 8, 2013
Yeah we are currently out of the 32 Long in Black and it looks like the last pair shipped out on October 4th. However, it looks like we should be getting another shipment in within the next couple weeks that should have a restock for the Black 32/Longs.
October 4, 2013
For anyone who has experience with these,...
For anyone who has experience with these, would these be a good buy for outdoor winter activities like skating, playing hockey, shoveling, etc? In other words, are they warm enough to withstand 5-10 degree temps if I'm being somewhat active? Any insight is appreciated.
October 5, 2013
Hey Steve, These pants are a softshell without insulation, but if you wore a base layer underneath you should be fine in these while being somewhat active. They are also water repellent, that's a plus!
October 6, 2013
Thanks for the response! I'm eyeing up either these or the MH Winter Wander Softshell for this upcoming winter. I'm close to buying one of them, but can't decide.
November 11, 2013
I think you'd be good Steve. I wear them fall-winter long on my bike, and they work real well. Can't ever remember them being too cold, and on some of the longer trips they've been too warm.
October 3, 2013
Would these hold up to crampon use?
Would these hold up to crampon use?
October 4, 2013
No, but then again, not much that isn't designed for winter/crampon use will. You want something with a nice big, thick patch of something like Cordura, but still, crampons always do damage, even to heavy fabrics. There's always gaiters, too.
November 11, 2013
First day w my first pair, I drug a bow saw blade across them. Pulled one stitch out. That was a year ago, w a lot of near daily use thru the cold months since, and mild camping this summer, and they still look much the same. ...I wear them to church... Second pair though, this time in tan, I did a month of trail work in the mtns, only washing them once a week. They've got some pilling, and some dulled, greasyish spots. Not bad though, I can still wear them for days when I want the outdoors-capable look, along w the somewhat dressy, khakis look. And the wool t-shirt that paired w them is stained beyond any use asides from seriously grubby work.
February 9, 2014
April 16, 2013
needs something 'dressy' while visiting...
needs something 'dressy' while visiting pals for a day/dinner before catching flight to bone fish in Mexico. both in warm climes. this item (36x30) ok for that?
April 16, 2013
These will be a great wet wading pant for you while bone fishing and I think they will also double as a casual wear piece for dinner with your friends. Clean simple looks as well as great fast drying and breathability functions.
November 11, 2013
That's why I got the tan ones, while having a pair of last year's blue; to be office/camping chic. Works real well in my opinion. That's maybe one of the better attributes to this pant, or certainly compared to Patagonia or Arcteryx. These can almost look like town pants. Last year's blue looks lots like jeans, these tan look like khakis, grey, well at least grey isn't typical black. I'm on this site buying my third pair by the way. After looking once again at Patagonia and Arcteryx. A pair of grey for regular riding, so my blues stay nice enuf for riding to church, and tans nice enuf for riding to social/official meetings.