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Outdoor Research
Trailbreaker Tour Pant - Men's

4.333333333333333 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
$174.26 - $248.95
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Why We Like The Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Tour Pant

Outdoor Research recognizes that we don't spend as much time on our seats in the backcountry, so they crafted Trailbreaker Tour Pant with zonal waterproofing and stretch to better match our touring needs. The upper zone of the pant is made with a stretchy double-weave to enhance breathability and movement during our skin track ascents. The lower half features mechanical stretch fabric and Ventia waterproof tech, keeping the snow on the side of the track and the powder we'll eventually glide through off our baselayers, boots, and socks.


  • Part-waterproof touring pants put protection where it's needed most
  • Ventia 3-layer membrane on lower legs to repel moisture from snow spray
  • Double-weave upper legs for airflow and stretch in high-mobility zones
  • Regular fit for comfortable layering and maximum range of motion
  • Adjustable waist dials in best fit
  • Multiple pockets keep snacks and snow safety equipment close
  • Item #ODRZ8VF
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved
[membrane/laminate] (lower leg) Vential (3-layer), [face fabric] (upper leg) 90D 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex stretch double weave, (lower leg) 75D x 150D 56% recycled polyester, 44% polyester plain weave, [scuff guard] 420D 100% nylon oxford
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered thigh
hook-and-loop adjustable, belt loops
Cuff Closure
zippered, snap
Claimed Weight
1lb 7.9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2024

Best ski touring pant I've ever used!

For ski touring I love everything about these pants. The cut, the color options, and the thoughtful details (the dedicated suspender attachment points, the red zipper on the beacon pocket, and the crampon guards to name a few) make me happy to recommend them.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2024

Excellent ski touring pants, best ever

All the features that I want, nothing that I don't. I've owed a few of the top brands through the years and these are the best.

Billy Fehr

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5 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2024

dry and warm in the heavy snow

keeps me dry and warm in the heavy snow in the cascade mountains. has all the right features for easy on and off.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Top notch snow pants

I love these softshell hybrid pants. They are fantastic in the snow and fit better and more comfortably than most I've tried. I'm 6' and 190# (33" waist) and the Medium is perfect. I would imagine anyone with a shorter inseam would find these long and perhaps baggy. Too bad there aren't length options. They work great for winter hiking/snowshoeing/shoveling the driveway/snow play w the doggo. Layer great with long johns. They seem like an excellent fit for touring, especially with the good breathability, stretch, and generous venting option with the side zippers, but I haven't yet got out this season. Waterproof and reinforced lowers a nice feature, especially when... breaking trail. With ski boots I'm pretty sure I could get away with a shorter length even at 6' / 32" inseam, but then they would be a bit short the rest of the time. Most snow pants bunch up with a bit of a baggy look over ski boots anyway. Would buy again.


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4 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Nice touring pants

I've taken these out on a couple of tours, and so far they are holding up to the abuse. They're comfortable, they stretch, and I like the pockets and easy to use vent zippers.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 22, 2023

These snow pants are awesome!

First time out with these and I skied up to Bow hut and back. They were so comfortable. They kept my legs at just the right temperature both up hill and down. The vents down the backs of the legs were perfect for keeping the cold wind off my thighs. These are coming on all my ski treks!

The Old Guy

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2 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2023

Great idea, terrible fit

I love the pockets on these pants, the generous vents, and although I think it completely unnecessary, the waterproof lower leg is a cool idea. That being said, the fit of these is terrible. I'm 6'1, 160#s and I've always been a medium in pants, but when I got these, I felt like I was a kid wearing my dad's pants. How can you bill a pair of pants as for ski mountaineering and make them so baggy? I'm a ski guide and thought these could be the ideal pants, but I'll definitely be returning these and looking for something else. OR, please stop making lifestyle apparel for weekend warriors and go back to making functional outerwear for outdoor professionals.


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3 out of 5 stars

September 22, 2023

Perplexed with the sizing (non use review)

I can't speak to the use of these pants, so this review is only related to sizing... I really love the concept of these pants, which is why I decided to purchase them... Goretex in the Canadian Rockies isn't always the best choice, so a Soft-Shell option is usually preferred. Upon receiving them, I'm slightly perplexed with the sizing (OR's sizing has been an issue for me for a while now - it's changed over the last several years, and not for the better)... I am an outdoor professional (summer and winter) and during the winter I teach Avalanche Safety courses (so I stand around a lot between traveling to and from the course locations). When I teach, I tend to double up my base layer with a thicker polypro layer of pants. My current Arc'teryx (Goretex Pro) Ski Guide pants seem to fit well in the thighs and crotch when layering this way, but the OR Trail Breaker Tour Pants are definitely tighter. They fit well with 1 layer so maybe it's a just a issue specific to my situation... I may try going up to a Large - if the length remains the same (I'm typically a medium [tops and bottoms] with all my outdoor clothing) and see if those feel better or if I'll be swimming in them.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 28, 2023

Tested skiing Denali, a perfectly versatile touring pant

I am an Outdoor Research employee and had the opportunity to wear test these pants on a Denali climbing/skiing expedition this spring. Choosing a single pant for a 2-week trip, versatility is arguably the most important part, and these lived up to every expectation. The soft-shell upper fabric is very breathable and dried out very quickly when wearing every single day while still providing plenty of water resistance. The waterproof lower leg fabric was perfect when trudging through snow after storms and added some great protection once we transitioned to climbing during rope work and while setting anchors. The angle of the pockets made them really easy to open when wearing a climbing harness and the lower leg pockets make it quick to stash items without even needing to touch your harness. After a two-week expedition wearing these pants every day, for everything, they are still in amazing condition. I plan on wearing the same pair this coming winter.

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OR Employee Brock - Planning

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