Women's Ferrosi Convertible Pants™

Style# 95255OR

Outdoor Research Athlete Ambassadors and employees invariably turn to the soft shell Ferrosi Shorts™ and pants when the weather turns warmer. That's why we're introducing the stretchy, breathable Ferrosi Convertible Pants™. These two-in-one bottoms feature zip-off lower legs, making them ideal for hiking and backpacking; They're never too hot but always block shiver-inducing wind and light rain on the trail.
Standard Fit






  • Fabric Performance: Zip-off lower legs turn these full-length pants into shorts providing options for different weather conditions


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric: 86% nylon, 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop

Inseam: 31” / 78.7 cm (8)

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 11.1oz / 314g (8)

Customer Reviews

New favorite pants (Review by Kat)

I'm a kind of short, small lady (5'3, 120ish lbs.) with a decent amount of leg muscle, which can make finding well-fitting pants very difficult. I usually end up in the kids' section, but even the toughest "kid-proof" clothing ends up worn out too soon doing wildlife field research. After my favorite boys' cargo pants finally came apart at the seams, some of my coworkers recommended OR's Ferrosi pants as a good replacement.

I decided to try my luck with these in size 2, and am so happy- they fit great! They're a tiny bit long on me, but not enough to be an issue, especially over work boots. These are hands-down the most comfortable pants I've owned, pajamas included. Although I originally bought them for field work, I end up wearing them to the office, class, rock climbing (the stretchy fabric is great for doing my usual short person/high step moves!), and just lounging around anytime they're clean.

I was worried that the soft-shell fabric wouldn't hold up well, but so far so good, just a few small snags in the fabric from some hardcore bush-whacking. I will definitely be buying another pair of these as my old kids' cargo pants continue to wear out and need replacing.

(Posted on 5/13/16)

perfectly versatile (Review by Maria Hines)

Wore these pants for 3 days on el cap. So great to have pants that you can temperature control instantly, with the pant/short option. The fabric is light and flexible, feels like you're wearing pajamas, but rugged enough they didn't get beat up by the granite or light bushwhacking through manzanita. I'd love it if the 2 front pockets were deeper, but the side pocket with the zipper is awesome. Best converter pants I've ever had.

(Posted on 6/12/15)

BEST Pants (Review by Chelsea)

My entire group of friends is quickly converting to these pants. They're amazing. Hiking, climbing, snowga (snow+yoga), etc. Great stretch, great pockets, great warmth & breathability, etc.

I've had these pants for about a month. The only time I'm not wearing them is when doing laundry. This week, my friend and I, who also has a pair, hiked up Whitetop Mtn, VA through ~2 feet of snow (w/o inc. drift). We both stayed warm and dry the entire time, even when the sun went down, the fog rolled in, the temperature dropped, and it started raining.

I feel so confident in these pants that I'll be wearing them on the PCT from Mexico to Canada this year.

***Note: I'm usu. a size 8, bought a 6, could have gone smaller. They run pretty large, but they're a darn fine product. OR has good customer service, too.

(Posted on 3/3/15)

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