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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

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    I can't take these off!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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    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

      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

      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

      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.

      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

      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.

      Best Climbing Pant!

      • Size Bought: 32

      These things are so stretchy and comfortable, sometimes they serve as my "camping pajamas"! They are synthetic so when they get wet they dry out super fast .

      They also are super lightweight so they are great for trail running! The side zipper pocket is great for holding your phone/wallet - and fits outside of your harness!

      Awesome pants

      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 32w

      These are my go to pants for anything now. Very,very comfortable. I love the zippered pockets and the stretchy fabric. Great hiking pants in the summer as they are very light weight. I am 175 lbs and 5'11" the 32 regular are just right. If you have heavy thighs go with the 34.

      Most comfortable pants

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 34

      Just got back from 3 days backpacking in Bulgaria's Rila Mts. These pants feel great and are lightweight. I have a 35 waist and the 34 pants fit well. If you are wearing a pack with a decent load, then good to wear a belt.

      Great pant, but just for hiking

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

      Purchased the Ferrosi pant after reading many positive reviews. This pant is very light, thin and stretchy and perfect for summer hiking/camping, but that's about it. I took these pants on a two day alpine rock and ice course in Austria, and after those two days the material on the pants under my harness were already fraying away. The pants are just too thin and soft for use under a harness. The material can't seem to withstand the abrasion. So, highly recommend for hiking, but look for something heavier/burlier for more technical applications.

      Simple Hiking and Climbing Pant

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 36

      Gearing up for a climb of Mt. Rainier I purchased these. I was skeptical that they would provide enough warmth and wind protection for the trip. They did provide exactly what I needed though. The fit is definitely standard and does not have an alpine cut . The belt loops accommodated my belt no prob. If you have any questions about these please shoot me a message.

      Simple Hiking and Climbing Pant

      Please add odd sizes OR!

        i was able to fit a 32 just fine; however, due to the stretch and light weight of the material (and my big ol thighs) it was easy to see the outline of my boxers and anatomy. So i sized up to a 34 which works, but leaves extra material around the waist that bunches up a bit. 33 would have been perfect.

        Also, the pant legs are cut a bit longer compared other pants advertised as the same size.

        Light, stretchy and comfortable.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 34

        These are light, fast-drying summer weight pants. The fabric is stretchy and non-binding, and the sizing is right on. I wear a 34" waist in most pants and the 34 in these is comfortable and reasonably loose through the butt and thighs (I'm a cyclist with big thighs). The inseam is around 34", and there is a cinch at the cuffs that will allow them to be bloused like BDUs. Moderate wind and water resistance, so don't view them as a rain pant. These replace cotton hiking pants nicely.

        I wear a 34 waist. Please advise what the inseam lengths are for the short and regular inseams.

        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.

        Will there be size 32 coming in anytime...

        Will there be size 32 coming in anytime soon?

        How wind-resistant are these pants?

        How wind-resistant are these pants?