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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pant - Men's

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    Versatile softshell pant.

    Climb, hike, or bike your way to the top: The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pant are the official pant of getting after it.
    • Abrasion- and wind-resistant fabric stands up to the elements and is stretchy for smooth movement while scrambling or climbing
    • Brushed tricot lined waistband keeps things comfortable
    • Multiple pockets house the day's wares
    • Gusseted crotch and articulated knees enhance mobility
    • Item #ODR0734

    Tech Specs

    Material
    86% nylon ripstop, 14% spandex
    Fit
    standard
    Inseam
    32 in
    Waist
    belt loops with button closure
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 back, 1 thigh zippered
    Fly
    zipper
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I've used these pants for a variety of fall weather activity...from canyoneering in Moab, to rock climbing in eastern Washington to hiking in the Cascades. They are durable, stretch great, and do what a great pair of outdoors pants should...

    Super comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 34 Reg
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    These pants are the best, lightweight and comfy. They run large, I usually wear 35/36" waist pants and the 34 fits fine.

    Great lightweight outdoor pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great 3-season pants. I purchase the 34/30s which were a little loose in midsection, so you need a belt, but perfect through legs. There pants are very light so you need to layer for colder temperatures. They are perfect for warmer days. Also the material is fairly delicate / burns easily. I was sitting by a campfire and a small ember/spark floated onto my pants. It burned a hole right through them before I could brush it off. I doubt this would've happened with a tougher fabric like denim.

    Hey Erik, thank you for the review. There is definitely a trade off when we go with lighter, synthetic pants, and although denim wouldn't have the ember issue that you raise, they also wouldn't be as light, as quick drying, as packable and as stretchy.

    Many thanks for writing!

    Leta
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    Awesome Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Outdoor research is known for making quality and thoughtful products, and these pants are no different. I wear them on cool weather hikes, as well as casually. The material is VERY breathable and comfortable. The trade off here is wind resistance. If you are expecting to wear these in a cold weather hiking situation, you can be iced out on a windy summit. Keeping those limitations in mind, these pants rock for fall hiking or climbing, and have been very durable for me thus far. The fit is slimming but not tight. The waist measurements are definitely true to size though, if not a touch large. I have purchased a second pair because these are so comfortable to wear every day as a casual pant.

    5'8'', 178lbs. 32/reg fits tight.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32/reg
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 178lbs

    I am 5'8'' with a 32 inch waist. I purchased the Ferrosi pants in a size 32/reg. The quality of the pants are nice. I really liked them, I just wish they would fit with a little more room. The material is thin and appropriate for hot weather. Unfortunately for me, the pants are a little too tight and the material is a little on the thin side that I can't wear these with out showing the world a perfect outline of my stuff. The pants fit tight through my quads and my butt. Everywhere else they fit fine

    Performance was Regional

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    I loved these pants. They look great with 5.10 Pinks La Sportiva Trangos AND camo Crocs. Plus, my girlfriend loved the way they showed off my "best assets."

    Recently purchased for my annual pilgrimage west, they performed well in the mountains: alpine climbs, long glissades, all day trad-ventures, backpacking guiding, and post-climb beer and burger binging (stretchy waistline!).

    But after returning to the southeast, I climbed one chimney pitch and when I reached the belay I noticed a sizeable hole in the crotch. My beloved pants were now R-rated. Maybe they're not meant for southern sandstone. Or chimneys.

    OR has been wonderful and is exchanging them but, for now, my regional allegiance is to Carharrt.

    Talk About Comfort

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32 regular
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    These are one of the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever worn. They look great too. I haven't worn them in the wild yet, but I imagine they'll be great. They are lightweight with enough stretch to do every outdoor activity imaginable. I dont expect to overheat in these. I would highly recommend.

    Blown Away

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30 Reg
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I'm absolutely amazed with how well these pants have held up. They're my go to for anything outdoors be it hiking, climbing, kayaking, or bike rides. They're a fantastic light material perfect for warm weather outings. Paired with an insulating baselayer they made a great shell for hiking the Adirondack high peaks in winter. They're stretchy enough for any bouldering problem, they dry quickly if you get caught in a quick shower, and despite constant beatings they refuse to tear. I can't say enough good about these pants!

    I can't take these off!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Seriously, these pants are so awesome. They are super comfortable, fit great, and look good. They are perfect for hiking or climbing, lightweight, breathable, and when conditions aren’t so nice, they give a little protection. I consistently get compliments on them when I wear them more casually too. And last but not least, these have become my new pants for traveling. Now, I just need another pair.

    How did they make these so light?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34 Short
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    First: Sizing... Before ordering these I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what size to purchase. I am a 34 waist in every pair of OR pants I own, but these seemed to have mixed reviews. Some say they are huge and to size down, some say they are right on the money. I am here to tell you that they fit exactly as advertised. The 34 waist fits perfectly on me. I ordered the 32 waist just for comparison and while I could get them on I'm not sure "hot pants" are a flattering look on me. So if you are trying to figure out what size to get I suggest go with your usual size.

    Function: I was immediately surprised at how light these pants are. I have had other soft shell style pants but these blow them out of the water as far as weight. I could probably wear them on the hottest most humid summer day and have no discomfort. They fit nice as well and I could get away wearing them in a professional environment with one of my sweet OR button down tops. Pockets in all the right places, and the zippered leg pocket is big enough for my phone and optimally placed back on the leg to not be cumbersome when hiking or scrambling.
    I can see these being my go-to summer pants.

    Another great product!

    Now if they can just offer more colors in the short inseam!

    Runner's Legs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 30x30
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I've got thighs like fully grown Coastal Redwood trees and these pants definitely fit a little snug. Thank goodness for the stretch which is phenomenal. I can throw heels without worrying about gaining plumber status. They definitely are thinner than I had expected but I guess that's to be expected whenever a product is "breathable." I'd be really happy if OR made the front hand pockets a little deeper.

    awesome

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30 Reg
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 148lbs

    This light pair of pants is a real comfort to be in and stretches really well. My go-to travel pants for hotter treks and traveling. One disadvantage is that it doesn't block the wind that well. I would typically need to pair it with my rain pants to keep myself warm.

    Bad cut/fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 32 waist
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I am usually between a 33" and 34" waist in this genre of clothing. I ordered a 32" waist since it is said that they run large. When I received them I found they were still a solid 1" too large and had kind of a funky fit. Given that I bought these for either long day hikes or backpacking, and those activities usually cause pants to stretch considerably after a few hours of wear, I would say these pants are poorly cut and sized. I mean, should I really be buying pants that are sized 3-4" smaller than the tape measure indicates? What is weird is that I have the Ferrosi Crag pants in medium which is supposed to be a 32" waist and they fit fine. Go figure. I love the men's Ferrosi Crag pants, and my wife loves her Ferrosi pants, but the men's Ferrosi pants were a no-go for me. Hopefully OR fixes the whacko sizing for the next release. As always fit is personal, so YMMV, but it seems well outside of the norm to me.

    Is it Spring yet?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36/Reg
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Initially, absolutely love these pants. They are light, great cut and fit and super excited to get out on the trails with them this spring. Still early to say if there is anything I don't like, but hey it is OR...seriously, what isn't there to love! Can't go wrong with these pants.

    Initially disappointed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I have been on the market for softshell pants that rival my wife's ISIS sofshells crafted with Schoeller fabric bonded to fleece, with Keprotec and Cordura cuffs. They are comfortable in a broad range of temperatures, stretchy, durable and breathable, and apparently don't exist for men. These pants don't even come close. They are very lightweight, so lightweight, I was going to return them as they felt cheap. However, I decided to give them a try based on the reviews, and wore them with a mid-weight base layer and gaitors on a 9 mile summit of Saddleback and The Horn, and am amazed at the breathability and the flexibility of the fabric. No need for venting despite a strenuous climb. And they are windproof and very water resistant. We encountered very deep, though dry snow, and these pants kept me dry all day. I also used them for skiing at Sugarloaf on several warm days, again, with mid-weight base layer, and they were very comfortable, even on the lift and at the summit.

    They are a trim fit, and the cuffs are slender, but they move so well, I liked the trim fit, especially when we were bushwhacking. I don't think they will resist a lot of moisture (wet snow, or more than a brief shower), but they breath so well, are so wind resistant, and dry quickly, they really are a pretty versatile pant. And because they are so light, they roll up and pack small. So they've redeemed themselves.

    Clark - I am so glad that you gave them a good try. You are spot on: the Ferrosi is not like a Schoeller piece. at all. But as a single layer soft shell they are indispensible, exactly for the reasons you list above.

    Try them for travel too... phenomenal. I would say that these are the most versatile pant in our line up, and we have women's too!

    Happy Trails!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Comfy

      I really like these pants. They're light and super comfy. My main intention with them is to climb in them both rock and ice. I took them to the Ouray ice festival and tried them on the ice and they never let my legs get wet! Super awesome pants, I recommend them to anyone.

      trail to table

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: 34-reg
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      Great "trail to table" pants that can be worn as stealth khakis to work or are equally as useful and appropriate for a ride or hike. Quick drying and moderately water resistant. Actual inseam is about 33" or 33.5" so they work well for slightly taller than average people. Great range of motion, can do some bouldering/climbing as well.

      I have a bubble butt

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 34
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      I have a bubble butt, and these fit perfect. Pants from Arcteryx and Mtn Hardwear and Patagonia are way to tight around my butt and look like yoga pants even though the waist fits. These are perfect fit in the waist and butt. Baggy enough to still have a relaxed fit, but tight enough that you can use them in alpine and off trail and not worry about snags.

      Great lightweight synthetic pant

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 32
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      I tend to run hot--these offer short-like comfort with a little extra protection (not a lot--the material is very thin) on the lower legs.
      As others have cited, they're relatively short. Wish they were available in inseam sizes.

      Aaron! We DO have inseam sizes! It just depends on what Backcountry brings in. I think maybe on a color or two they have inseams.

      The Ferrosi Pants are our best sellers - amazing fabric and multi use capabilities. Enjoy!

      Leta
      OR Rep

      Leta: Seriously? OR has inseam sizes? Yes if you're short and stocky. Please re-read Aaron's post. OR hasn't offered the long inseam in these pants for years. Don't blame the issue on Backcountry. I'll just chock up your response to the election year mayhem (not to mention OR ignoring market feedback).

      Fast and Light Movement

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 32x32
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      I use these pants primarily for summer mountaineering in the Cascades of WA. Their lightweight nature makes them incredibly breathable, so I can be comfortable on a fast approach in the valleys and on an icy ridge at 9000 ft in a whiteout. I love the integrated gaiter cuffs, they completely keep snow out and remove the need for gaiters. Stretchy material allows my to move freely while scrambling.

      Water-resistance isn't really there for these; they start soaking up water pretty quickly. Positive side is that they are very quick to dry. Also keep in mind there is minimal warmth when not moving from these pants.

      Best use is for climbing and mountaineering in the summer season and maybe fall and summer for mild conditions. If below freezing, I would opt for something warmer like the OR Cirque.

      I'm a 34 (waist) and 30 (inseam) what size should i get, the sizing options are a little odd. I just bought a Pewter Size: 34. Hopefully i got it right.

      How wind-resistant are these pants?

      How wind-resistant are these pants?

      Wind resistance is very good, especially for the relative thickness of the material.I will always pick these pants, unless there is a combination of really low temps, high winds, lots of precipitation, and potentially long periods of being exposed above treeline.