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Outdoor Research
Cirque Lite Pants - Women's

4.461538461538462 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews
Current price: $62.53 Original price: $138.95
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Why We Like The Outdoor Research Cirque Lite Pants

Built with a light material for the shoulder seasons, the Cirque Lite Pants helps us stay comfortable in warm to cool climates with a moisture-wicking and quick-drying construction. The sturdy and stretchy nylon holds up against rockfaces or brush, while DuraPrint scuff guards add reinforced durability where it counts.


  • Technical softshell pant for alpine climbing and hikes
  • Stretchy nylon material is lightweight and breathable
  • Integrated waist belt ensures a custom and secure fit
  • Zippered hand and thigh pockets keep small items at hand
  • Articulated knees and a gusseted crotch optimize movement
  • Lower-leg zippers and expandable gussets accommodate boots
  • Item #ODRZ8SR
Responsible Collection
Recycled/Repurposed, [material] bluesign® APPROVED
main] 88% bluesign® APPROVED nylon, 12% spandex, DWR treatment [scuff guards] DuraPrint
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered thigh
integrated belt
Gusseted Crotch
Claimed Weight
climbing, moutaineering, hiking, backpacking
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 13 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 9 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2024

Love these pants

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I have climbed and hiked in these pants. Great stretch. I got size M, feels true to size maybe slightly large. I have the belt on the tightest for regular wear but will loosen the belt if I have baselayer underneath. I am 5'4" and the regular length fit me perfectly. Usually in Patagonia softshell pants I get the short length.

4 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2024

Fit is good

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

Like the color and overall fit. Have not worn in rain so don’t know how water resistant there will be.

Michelle O
5 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2024

Great Fit and Comfort

I have limited time in them but for the couple of quick ski tours and winter hikes I have used them on they have been great. The expanding cuff just fits over my lightweight skimo boots but does not fit over my resort ski boots, otherwise they are great, light, breathable enough, and water resistant.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 12, 2024

Perfect Pants!

I was so pleasantly surprised by these pants. I bought them for when it's a little too cold for my fav pants, the Ferrosi's. They don't feel too much heavier than the Ferrosi's but definitely block the wind better and are very water resistant. I wear usually wear a 16W in the Ferrosi's and the 1X fit the same in the waist and thighs, with lots of forgiveness. These are more form fitting in the calves but not restrictive because they're nice and stretchy. I could easily fit a wool baselayer under both. These are generously high wasted and sit right at my belly button. I like the zippered bottoms - I zip them for cycling but unzip them for hiking in rain or snow to act as a gaiter. I hope they make more fun colors!


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4 out of 5 stars

February 22, 2024

I really like them, the fit is definitely not for my body!

These pants are great, the fabrics nice, super stretchy, the colors are fabulous. Onto the fit: I am 5'9, with larger legs and a smaller waist. Size medium fits well in the legs for me, but has about 5 inches of room in the waist. Even with the belt tightened until it starts to bunch the fabric in the back, it's still too big in the waist. The length is good for me. The fit isn't so bad that I won't wear them, I just wish they weren't so large in the waist. Size small would not have fit my large legs, as these are already much more fitted on me than the models show because of my body type.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2024

Perfect for mtb, long

I use these for mtb riding. Just did a week in Death Valley with them as my outer shell and no complaints. I DID have to alter them- I have short legs and they were a solid 6" too long. I understand this extra length might be more important for another application, but it's worth noting for the short people out there. I basically lost the entire bottom part w the zipper, but they're still perfect, quick dry, great belt/waist.


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3 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2024

Love the fit but don't hold up

I loved hiking in these pants this past summer and fall. However now after only 6 months they are so pilled they are actually threadbare in the crotch. This hasn't happened on any of my other OR pants and shorts. Disappointed they didn't last.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

All good - just right for cooler weather hiking

Excellent fit and function. Great for colder weather hiking. Durable fabric but not stiff and with good stretch. Perfect.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 4, 2024


Breathable, comfortable and super well made! I wear these every week for work and hiking. I'm 5'2" and 136 lbs and the mediums are a little lose fitting on me.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2023

Comfy and durable hiking pants

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Fantastic hiking pants. Really like the zippered pockets and lightweight fabric. Size XL fit me great (usually wear 36" waist pants).


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