- Water Resistant
- Wind Resistant
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Belt Loops
- Button and Zipper Fly
- Adjustable Tabs at Waist
- Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness
- Zippered Pockets
- Gusseted Crotch
- Articulated Knees
- Reinforced Scuff Guards
- Drawcord Cuff Closures
- Ankle Zippers
- Grommets for Instep Lace
- Boot Lace Hook
- DWR Coated Zippers
- Accepts Accessory Suspenders
Fit: Trim Fit
Fabric 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex, stretch double weave
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 20.5oz / 581g (L)
- Awesome (Review by Justin)
These pants are simply awesome. I've used them for 2 years in AK now, they have seen me through anything from -10 to 40 degrees, dry or wet. I've worn them on late season ice where they've gotten soaked, only for them to dry out within an hour keeping me nice and warm. Your baselayer is important with these since there is no insulation. The crampon patch is well designed and has taken a few snags from my crampons and held up. The shock cord holes are a nice touch, allowing me to often dispense with wearing gaiters.
Only con I can think of is it would be nice if the thigh pocket was a horizontal zip instead of vertical.
(Posted on 3/11/15)
- Excellent overall! (Review by John)
I purchased these pants specifically for a three day military Sniper competition. Since my teammate and I arrived a day early and chose to camp out, I lived in the Cirque pants for four days. During those days we hiked with 50 pound packs, crawled under barbed wire, ran up obstacles, slid down earthen berms on my backside and a number of other tasks. I was sure that these pants would be trashed when we were done. They held up amazingly. We encountered temps during the mornings around 30°F and up to 50°F in the afternoon. I wore a lightweight set of polypro bottoms most of the time. The pants breathed well enough during the fast hikes that I never got drenched in sweat. When we stopped, they allowed my base layer to dry out quickly. If I needed even more airflow, I just unzipped the legs and pulled them up over my knees. During the occasional drizzle or snow flurry they repelled water well. Thankfully I didn't get a chance to test them in a downpour.
The best part was on the last day. We did a 5 mile ruck march through a crotch deep water crossing. I had ditched my base layer at the start and was only wearing a set of compression briefs. It wasn't fifteen minutes after the water crossing and the Cirque were completely dry.
Once I returned from the competition, I unpacked my dirt-crusted pants and threw them in the washer. After hanging them to dry, I was amazed to see that there was no discernible wear on the knees, seat or anywhere else. I had expected at least a little rash from crawling on my knees on hard Georgia clay. It's hard to believe that material this light can hold up this well.
The Cirque Pants do have a couple of small drawbacks. The pockets are very form fitting. Anything you put in them will print. I forgo carrying a wallet when wearing them. A thin pocket knife and chapstick are about all I try to stuff in there. The pockets do have a mesh liner, so keeping them empty gives you the option to use them as vents.
Overall the OR Cirque have surpassed my expectations. The are light. breathable, weather resistant and very durable. I have since been wearing them in an urban environment to shovel snow and the occasional trips out in the light rain. I can't wait to get them out in the back country again. I am planning some mountaineering courses next year and these will be my go-to soft-shell pants.
Now I am looking forward to trying a set of Ferrosi Pants for the warmer months.
(Posted on 3/4/15)
- Great Pants & Great Fit (Review by Alex O)
I am not sure what happened to my review from a couple days ago, so here is another brief review. I am 5'10" 180lbs, 34w, 32l, and ordered a large. The fit is perfect, and the length is better than perfect.
Pant material is a little stretchy which I really like and hope to enjoy.
(Posted on 1/17/15)
- Surprised (Review by Alex O)
I am 5' 10" and weight 180lbs, 34 waist, 32 inseam. I ordered a large and couldn't have been happier with the fit. They are soft, light and very well made. I will update this review upon my return from the Alps
BTW as I said in other posts, I wear all things medium with TNF. Just a reference.
NO STICKERS IN ORDER lol ;)
(Posted on 1/14/15)
- Fantastic multi-use soft-shell pant (Review by TBurke)
This is my favorite soft shell pant. I'm 6' & 165 lbs. (33-34 waist & 34 inseam) I own a size large & they do the trick. The velcro adjustment tabs on the waist are very nice and allow the waist to be adjusted perfectly to your size. (great for me as I often find I'm on the cusp of Med & Large) I've used these pants for everything from Alpine rock and ice climbing, AT & tele skiing, snowshoeing and general mountaineering. They do not have a snow gaiter, but the grommets allow them to be secured down. I wear these on their own or can layer with a light or mid weight base layer & they take me form October to May here in Colorado. These have held up well to hard use. I do wish the thigh pocket zipped at the top vs. the side....I carry my beacon in this pocket and prefer the security of a top zip. I've had no problem with it though. You can purchase these pants with total confidence & know that they will cover you over a wide range of mountain activities.
(Posted on 1/2/15)
- If I could only have one pair of pants... (Review by NoCo guy)
These pants are the best pair of pants I own for hiking and climbing in Colorado. I am comfortable with no thermals under them from about 60F down to around zero if I keep moving. With thick thermals, the best thing about them is the fact that they are so easy to move in. At no point do I ever feel like they are making my movement difficult. Even with climbing moves, high steps onto rocks or if I am running. I have never had a pair of pants that are as warm, and yet as easy to move in. They are easier to move in than some of the summer hiking pants I have.
I don't put anything in the side pockets because opening them up really helps cool me down if I start to get hot and there is any kind of breeze or wind.
If I can only take one pair of pants with me outside of summer, this is the pair I take.
(Posted on 2/14/14)
- Great lightweight softshell pants (Review by ekb)
I bought these for my husband and he is very happy with them. He is 5'10", 165lbs, 32" waist, and thin athletic build. The Medium fits him perfectly. He wore them for skate skiing and alpine skiing in the same day, when it was 40 and sunny. I was concerned these would be too lightweight but they are perfect for nordic skiing and spring (backcountry) skiing, and could also be used with warm layer underneath for colder days. There is no inner snow gator, however there is a cinch cord on the bottom.
(Posted on 1/26/14)
- Great all around pant! (Review by Moboy56)
i wore these while climbing in Ecuador and Colorado. i put two pair of insulating long underwear under these and at no time were my legs ever cold. nice trim fit and moves when you move, never binding. i have the Alibi pant for ice climbing but these would work just fine, highly recomended.
(Posted on 11/29/13)