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Trailbreaker II Softshell Pant - Women's

4.545454545454546 out of 5 stars
22 Reviews
Current price: $168.71 Original price: $224.95
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Trailbreaker II Softshell Pant

The Outdoor Research Trailbreaker II Softshell Pant is designed for high-output winter travel. Whether you're on the skin track or boot packing to the summit, the softshell construction keeps you mobile, comfortable, and protected from the elements. In fact, the lower legs are constructed with a three-layer Pertex Shield membrane to provide you with waterproof protection when you're breaking trail. The upper part of the pant is water-resistant to still provide weather protection while remaining breathable to keep you comfortable on the ascent. Zippered thigh vents aid in keeping you cool while moisture-wicking ActiveTemp at the waist enhances comfort. Overall, the material is abrasion-resistant to withstand the rigors of mountain travel while reinforced scuff guards at the hem offer added protection from your crampons and ski edges to keep the pant in top shape throughout many seasons.


  • Softshell pant for exploring the winter landscape in comfort
  • Hybrid mapped construction is durable and offers weather protection
  • Water-resistant upper blocks light moisture, offers breathability
  • Waterproof lower legs keep you dry when breaking trail in deep snow
  • Abrasion resistant fabric withstands the rigors of mountain travel
  • Zippered outer thigh vents dump excess heat on strenuous ascents
  • Reinforced scuff guards withstand abrasion from crampons and edges
  • Stretch-mesh internal gaiter with Power Strap Slot keeps snow out
  • Item #ODR00ZY
[membrane/laminate lower leg] Pertex Shield (3-layer), [face fabric] 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex, [lower leg] 200D nylon, [scuff guards] 420D nylon
not sealed
Leg Opening
ankle zippers
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered thigh, 1 beacon
zippered outer thigh
adjustable tabs, belt loops, ActiveTemp
Claimed Weight
1lb 7.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 22 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

December 28, 2023

Stretchy perfection

Perfect fit, move with you in the right places, and all the pockets/extras I could wish for in my backcounty pant.


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4 out of 5 stars

December 28, 2022

Great product but I wish it came in a short length!!

These overall seem wonderful and I look forward to getting a ton of use out of them this season. HOWEVER, especially with this style of product where the zippers/gaiter prevent straightforward alteration there really really needs to be a shorter inseam option! Tons of women have shorter inseams but still can't wear a size "small"

Meredith E.

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3 out of 5 stars

April 8, 2022

Had to return

I have large thighs and these did not work for me. Very tight around the thighs!!! I tried the XL but they were too big. I found a pair of bibs from another company that work well instead. OR needs some curvy sized bottoms! Otherwise they seemed like nice pants.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 26, 2022

Great pair of pants for trail breaking

I love these pants so far! I've used them 5 times for backcountry touring and they are cute, very comfortable, reasonably warm but also breathable, and the vents are great. I like the adjustable hip belt for a snug fit. My beacon fits in my front or back thigh pocket.


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5 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2021

Upgrade from a 10 year old pair of OR Windstopper Softshells

These are the softshells you want. All the best features including integrated inner gaiters. Makes snowshoeing while pulling a toddler on a sled a breeze! Makes raking wet leaves on a freezing cold PNW rainy Saturday less of a chore! Comfortable is an understatement. Let's just say if my employer had a more lax dress code, I would wear these to office (PS...these pants do not create the dreaded "Seinfleld Swooshing" sound commonly associated with weather resistant fabrics). Another 10/10 from a loyal OR customer.


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4 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2021

Great warm weather ski touring pant

Comfortable to wear without long johns, good breath-ability. Unfortunately the gator cuff is too narrow to fit over the tops of my ski boots.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2021

Great quality product

Awesome pants! Very lightweight but work well with a base layer. Used these for spring skiing. I am 5'9", 135 and ordered a M which fit snug but not too tight.


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4 out of 5 stars

March 30, 2021


I wish the waist was slightly bigger and the seat slightly smaller.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 1, 2021

So Impressed, Perfect Backcountry ski Pant

I seriously love these pants. I use them for skinning/backcountry skiing. Every single feature I want in a pant with nothing extra. The flap in the back to keep snow out was a nice surprise and very much appreciated. The leg opening is a bit small but honestly it works great and is nice because it's not too baggy. Great pocket and side vents. It's literally the pant I would have designed if I was making one for backcountry skiing. This is my first purchase from OR and I'm super happy with them.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 24, 2021

Love these!

Ordered for my teenager who is an avid skier and rave reviews. Just the right amount of durability, warmth and stretch for all day outside.


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