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    20 Reviews


    Style and performance for all your projects.

    From an exposed rock route on the Tetons to the celebratory bar visit following the descent, count on the Outdoor Research Men's Voodoo Softshell Pant to conjure up ample style and performance for both. The double weave softshell fabric blocks windy weather and stretches for complete freedom of movement while the slick jean-style cut is intended to help you send an entirely different (although just as dangerous) type of project when you're done.

    • Nylon double-weave softshell fabric is breathable, quick drying, and weather resistant
    • 12% spandex and articulated knees provide freedom of movement
    • Trim jean-style cut with a button and zipper fly provide ample style for the bar
    • Low-profile waist is designed to fit beneath a harness
    • Zippered thigh and rear pocket keep valuables safely stowed
    • Item #ODR1134

    Tech Specs

    88% nylon, 12% spandex
    32 in
    2 hand, 1 zippered rear, 1 zippered thigh
    Claimed Weight
    (large) 13.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Too Short, Shallow Pockets

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 30x32

    OR makes great products, and usually has solid quality control. Unfortunately they came up short—literally and figuratively—with these pants.

    I'm going to echo Christopher P. in saying these pants are WAY too short. I ordered 32" inseam and wore them a couple of times, thinking each time, "these are high waters. These Don't even cover my ankles. They BARELY come down to the tops of my boots."

    So I decided to measure the inseam. 29 inches. Cmon, OR. I expected better from you guys. 29 inches isn't even CLOSE to 32 inches.

    Now on to my second gripe with these. The pockets are incredibly shallow. I like to keep a clif bar in my pocket when climbing multipitch, and the bar barely fits in these pockets. One one climb, I had the bar actually fall out and thump the rock next to my belayer.

    The finish of these pants is great. I love the cut, I love that they are slim fit. They stretch and move with your body well. They make great climbing pants. I just wish they were of adequate length and had useful pockets. Unfortunately both of these are enough for me to say I can't recommend these pants.

    Too short!

      Great pants for climbing and hiking, but just too short. The 32 length used to fit about like a 31, but I ordered a new pair and they got even shorter.

      If you have Ferrosi pants note that these will be easily an inch shorter when on.

      I wish OR would either make a 34 or make these actually 32.

      Saving $$$ by not making and stocking a 34 is probably OK if the 32 was not MUCH too short.

      Fantastic And Versatile Pants

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 30

      I've worn these pants on both long summer forest hikes and cold mountain hikes in driving rain. These pants are very comfortable, breathable, block wind, resist water well, and dry quickly. They'll also stylish enough to wear in more casual conditions.

      I own both the black and charcoal pairs of these, and both of them run a little lighter in color than the pictures here suggest. Not an issue for me, but other people may care.

      The waist does run a little big, despite having ordered the smallest option available (I normally a 30 or 31 for most pants).

      As noted in many other reviews, there's some idiosyncrasies related to the various pockets. The non-zippered) front pockets are a bit too shallow for me to trust that anything I put in them wouldn't fall/bounce out, the zippered rear pocket is also a bit shallow, and the zippered thigh pocket seems a bit too deep, to the point where heavier things placed in it bounce around a bit with every step. I was prepared for this from prior reviews I bought my first pair, and actually bought a second pair despite my slight complaints, but if there's an area these pants can be improved it's probably here.

      100% satisfied and would buy again

        Bought 2 sets to use for a Kilimanjaro trek, only ended up using one! Wore them every day for 7 days straight, changing out in the evenings at the campsite. Extremely comfortable, water resistant, and wind resistant. Sat on a few sharp rocks and slid down from the summit (yay fun!), and these pants stood up to the abuse. Only thing is the two front pockets are rather shallow, as other reviews have pointed out. However, does not impact my satisfaction at all, and see myself wearing them for normal use too. Great buy. Thanks, Outdoor Research!

        100% satisfied and would buy again

        Which I could show them off more...

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Size Bought: 30

        Great pants and very comfortable...I love the stretch and they've treated me very well for climbing. Pocket placement is insanely perfect to be able to access every one easily while wearing my harness.

        My only complaint is they run too short if you're tall and have a small waist...I would love to wear these out everyday, but only take them climbing. (I am usually a 28/32 waist/inseam and went with the 30, which makes for an inseam too short for me.)

        Perfect pants

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 30

        These are one of the few slim-fit hiking pants out there. They fit extremely well. I've used them up the DC route on Rainier in July and they were warm and water-resistant enough, while at the same time being comfortable in 35C days in Whistler, climbing in Squamish, Yosemite and the Sierras. Apart from some pocket stitching wearing out due to chimneys they have held up great. In fact, I've skinned my knees several times while climbing but the pant itself shows no wear. The waist does expand due to sweat, so I recommend getting the smallest size that will fit you.

        Fantastic pant!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 34

        I have worn this pants a ton now. I have even taken them on a climb of Seneca Rocks in WV. I wore the OR feerossi pants, and I let my girlfriend wear these. She is not the most experienced climber, and it was her first multi pitch. Needless to say they got drug scrapped and rubbed all over those rocks for several hours of climbing and came out great. They have plenty of stretch for any activity, and look great on the mountain, or walking down the street. The fit was great for me, I am 5'8" 170lbs. I can't say enough good things about these pants, I'm going to have to buy my girlfriend her own set so she doesn't steal mine anymore!

        These Pants Do It All

        I wore these pants on the JMT this summer, have taken them on multiple backpacking and hiking trips, and wear them around town. I love the comfort and fit.

        These Pants Do It All

        Drew - WOW - what a photo! Thank you for taking the time to share about how cool these Voodoo Pants are. I am happy to say that we also have them for women! Great styling, rugged durability and awesome movement with the stretch.

        Thank you again!

        OR Rep

        My Go-To Mountaineering Pants

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

        These things are absolutely flawless. Slim enough to minimize crampon snags and roomy enough for a medium base layer. From the PNW to the Tetons, along with numerous peaks here in Idaho, these pants have performed amazing. They're super lightweight, shed snow/rain, dry quickly, breath well, extremely abrasive resistant, and look good out on the town after a big climb. This is by far the most versatile garment I own, comfortable from -10F(w/ med base) to 80F. For reference, I'm 5' 10, 165lb and I purchased a 32, which is what I wear in regular jeans.

        Flattop Mountain

        OR Voodoo are awesome for winter hikes! Breathable yet windproof, with the ability to vary base layers for different conditions. Also, the loops at the cuffs connect to laces and are great for keeping snow out of boots.

        Flattop Mountain

        Wrong fit due to BC size chart

        • Fit: Runs large

        I've purchased size 36 as Backcountry size chart said 91cm waist. The real waist measure was 118cm. Too big to fix it. Even if I wanted to change it I wouldn't know which size to choose.

        As it was sent to me abroad, I cannot return it because BC doesn't take resposibility of transoceanic shipping cost (around 30usd from Spain).

        Pants quality seem to be good and they look well designed.

        runs a little big

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

        Awesome pants, used them on a climb and a really wet hike so far. They dried and breathed extremely well. Great stretchy fabric. I wear a 32 and depending on how bad the munchies were the night before in some brands 32 can be a little snug. In these I could have easily worn a 30. However with a belt the fit is great and leaves room for a baselayer for those colder fall/spring climbs.

        Don't Hesitate

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

        I bought a pair of these for a Costa Rica trip. They were the only thing that did not mold, and regardless of how sweaty I became these pants remained dry. Not to mention the fit looks great. I can wear these pants out to a bar and they would look great.

        Best climbing pant ever!

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

        I wear these pants almost exclusively when I climb. They are super durable, great amount of mobility, and they fit really well. I love the slim fit of these pants. I highly recommend these pants for climbing, hiking, running, any outdoor activity you may enjoy.

        Great pants... for beanpoles.

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
        • Fit: Runs small

        Wish these fit. A lot. The fabric, fit, and finish is excellent, but the fit is really designed for beanpoles as far as I can tell. And I am not a bean pole.

        Nicely made, nice feel, great stretch.

        My favorite lightweight softshell pants!

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

        These are now my go-to pant for alpine rock climbing, sport climbing, hiking, you name it! They stretch great, and the fabric seems durable. The thigh pocket is great for some chapstick, topo map, power bar, while on a climb. Compared with OR's Ferrosi pant, I like these WAY better!

        Do All Pants

          Love these pants. A great technical pant for a number of things outside. I'm always traveling and spend a lot of time going from one environment to another. I like that the Voodo have a nice cut/style for cruisng the airport, but at the same time if I arrive to snow, I'm covered.

          Hey, what's the exact Inseam length for a size 30" Waist? I'm 32" Inseam with a 30-31" Waist.

          Hi I'm having trouble figuring out which...


          I'm having trouble figuring out which one (30 or 32) is fitting well...

          I'm a Korean, and 177cm/72kg and usually wears 81 (or 32/asian fit) ---> waiste

          Some said on the internet that it was a little larger than they thought... and 30 is much like 32.

          Do you think it is ok to go with 30???

          No 36" inseam on these?

          No 36" inseam on these?