Bring it all together.
Designed for wintertime activities ranging from backcountry skiing to mountaineering and ice climbing, the Patagonia Simul Men's Alpine Softshell Pant is a lightweight, breathable, do-it-all workhorse that you'll want to pull on pretty much every morning.
While the polyester softshell fabric gives you plenty of stretch and breathability, it also shields you from light snow and cold blasts of wind. The articulated cut and gusseted crotch add an even greater degree of flexibility, and the narrower lower leg and adjustable cuffs keep your pants out of the way when you're skinning, front pointing, or glacier walking. Patagonia hooked the Simul up with a water-repellent DWR coating to help you stay dry and also built in its OppoSet waist adjustment, so you'll never have to worry about your pants falling down when you're making some tenuous ice moves or skintrack kick turns.
- Lightweight, breathable, do-it-all skiing and climbing pant
- Water-resistant and durable fabric allows for easy mobility
- Slim fit promotes a comfy fit with full range of motion
- Gusseted crotch enables easy flexibility
- OppoSet waist adjustment keeps the fit just how you like it
- Bevy of zippered pockets stashes phone, maps, sunnies, and snacks
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 33
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 180lbs
I really wanted to love these pants. Soft-shell is great for mixed alpine use. Adjustable cuffs / ability to run a shock cord through in lieu of a gaiter were all great features. Overall fit, pockets, comfort are all top notch.
BUT. I could never get the OppoSet waist adjustment to stay tight. When I had the pants tight around my boots to prevent snow from entering and had snacks in my pockets, the pants would constantly sag down and I could never get the OppoSet waist adjustment to stay tight. This is a pretty major flaw, so I unfortunately had to return them.
Bomber pants on the Ice
I bought these pants as a soft shell for ice climbing this season. They worked great. I love the zippered pockets, the gussets crotch and how comfortable they are under a harness. Through deep snow I didnât even bother with gaiters most of the time and just cinched up the draw string on the bottom of the pants. They repel water quite well, but will get a little wet if youâre sitting in snow or itâs nuking on you. I love these also for fall/spring rock climbing. Very versatile, and they look great too. Get a pair, you wonât be disappointed.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 30
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 150lbs
These are a great weight of softshell and a better fit than the previous model.