Your Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pant isn't going to flash that route for you, but it will make your day at the crag all the more comfortable. This softshell sports a quick-drying wind- and water-resistant synthetic construction, with a comfortable stretch and articulated knees that let you move freely on the wall. Outdoor Research stuck a zippered pocket on the thigh for easy access when you've got a harness on, and the lightweight construction feels breathable on warm days but protects you enough for windy spring climbs as well.
- Durable softshell pant with free movement for hiking and climbing
- Tough ripstop fabric provides abrasion resistance on rough rock
- Wind and water resistance offers protection from changing weather
- Movement-mirroring stretch and articulated knees enhance mobility
- Zippered thigh pocket offers harness-compatible storage
- Drawcord adjustable cuffs help seal out updrafts as you climb
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- Q & A
I’m going through changes
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 32 & 34
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 175lbs
This is a general review of the last couple Ferrosi pant designs. I don’t have the newest version, but I’ve owned several pair of the previous two versions (bought in 2016-2018). I’m not a fan of side entry/chino style pockets, but if they’re deeper than the last version it would be an improvement. The side pocket also looks to be unusably small, but I like the top entry side pocket over the vertical zipper. A good compromise would be an angled zipper side pocket so things would stay put if opened while sitting or climbing & still usable when standing. I don’t like slim cut pants for casual use, but for hiking, working out or riding a bike I take function over form & they work great.
I have both 34 & 32 sizes, and my waist is a little over 35”. The 34” are way loose with plenty of room for heavy weight top & bottom base layers. The 32” are snug in the waist & fit perfect everywhere else, but if I gain a few pounds or do any ab exercises that day they’re too tight. Length is perfect on the 34 & a little short on the 32. My inseam is usually 32-33 depending on cut & if they’re designed to sit at or below the waist.
It seems like every time OR does a style change (like on the Ferrosi line - pocket design/cut on pants & zipper/chest pocket on the jacket) they make them less functional. I avoided these due to the new cut & pocket design of the last two versions. Leta, if you see this, please pass this on to the OR design team. Also, please bring back the Equinox pant (non-convertible version). I much prefer the Equinox fabric to the Ferrosi, as it’s more durable, doesn’t pill (so it stays looking good) & slightly thicker for cooler temps.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 28x30
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 120lbs
These pants are quite baggy, and feel particularly longer than they suggest. The material itself also feels incredibly thin. I would say they're fairly adequate for their purpose but there are better pants out there ...