Men's Ferrosi Pants™

Style# 55525OR

The Ferrosi Pants™ are ideal rock and alpine climbing soft shell pants: lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable, with ample stretch and full coverage for smooth movement when scrambling and climbing. Outdoor Research Athlete Ambassadors and employees invariably turn to these soft shell pants for hiking, climbing and more.
Standard Fit

Color:

 
Black
Cairn
Mushroom
Pewter

Size:

 
$79.00
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Features

  • Water Resistant
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Drying
  • Wind Resistant
  • Drawcord Ankle Adjustments
  • Articulated Knee
  • Button and Zipper Fly
  • Zippered Thigh Pocket
  • Front Slash Pockets
  • Brushed Tricot-Lined Waist Band
  • Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness
  • Belt Loops
  • Zippered Back Pocket

Details

Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric 86% ripstop, 14% spandex, stretch woven

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.7oz / 303g (34)

Customer Reviews

Near Perfection (Review by Ryan)

I have three pairs, and have used them over the course of a year. They have been trekking in Bhutan, climbing 14'ers in Colorado, as well as survived 130+F temps in southern Iraq. They still look brand new, wear extremely well, and were well suited for all these environments.

My only complains are the slightly tight crotch and the difficulty of finding them In Stock at OR. Otherwise...perfect.

(Posted on 4/12/14)

Great pants - if you carry a purse (Review by funNactive)
Quality

I almost love these pants. They would be 5 Stars if they had good pockets. I am 5'6" 140 lbs. athletic build. These pants fit great; not too tight, not too loose. - The only problem that diminishes their versatility are the pockets. They are way too small - a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 will not fit comfortably in them.

If you intend to only use them for your outdoor athletic pursuits when you have a pack with you, they are great. But they have a casual look to them that that would make them versatile enough for around town wear if the pockets were deeper.

The material is light weight & durable - great for hot weather or when it is cooling down & you need to block wind or light precipitation.

(Posted on 3/5/14)

Wearing them more and more (Review by Jacob)

These are the kind of technical pants that are so comfortable I find myself wearing them more and more to places that would probably be more suited to dress jeans or slacks here in Europe. They are great for hiking and climbing, and while I think they look like technical pants, my wife likes how they look and says that she thinks they're OK to wear out around town. Which is fortunate, because I've been doing just that a lot these days. Breathable, stretchy, athletic cut. My only change would be some sort of drawstring or better yet a simple lateral waste-tightening system because, while the fit is better on the second pair that I bought (I needed a 32 instead of a 34, and it was worth it to get a second pair) sometimes wearing a belt with a backpack or a harness isn't very comfortable and it would be nice to be able to cinch them down a little for some activities. The Ferrosi pants haven't shown any signs of abrasion or snagging after taking them climbing 8 times and hiking countless times, and they've washed well.

(Posted on 12/7/13)

Incredible (Review by Tim)

Love these pants! I work outdoors and the ferrosi pants are extremely comfortable - never bind or bunch up.

(Posted on 12/1/13)

3 season go to pants (Review by Michael)

I wore these for the better part of a year traveling by bus and train and climbing everything mostly granite and limestone. When living abroad you spend a lot of time in hot cramped buses or trains with extended hiking/hitch hiking(see riding in the back of bongo trucks) from bus and train stations to climbing destinations. I personally loved these pants because of how well they breath and the comfortable fit making them perfect for three season wear, they block wind well and shed light rain with ease. If you do manage to soak them through they dry with in the hour. The low profile waist fits great under a harness or the waist belt of your pack and the ankle cinch straps are a great finishing touch for climbers who want to keep their pants off their heels while tied into the sharp end. After a year of use they are showing some fuzziness on the knees and other high wear areas but that's to be expected of any light weight material when beaten against granite repeatedly.

(Posted on 11/22/13)

Great climbing pants (Review by adkeditor)
Quality

I just returned from a road trip in which I climbed at five locales in four states. I wore my Ferrosi pants on every climb, and they held up great. They're so lightweight and stretchy that you hardly notice them. They also can take a beating. I abraded my knees a few times, but the pants did not tear. Added bonus: the blood washed right out.

(Posted on 11/13/13)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Billiam)

OR makes the best fitting pants out of any company I've tried. (and I've tried a bunch of companies) The Ferrosi pants are great for warmer endeavors but work for slightly colder days as well. On the hot days, they breathe like you are almost wearing shorts. I have worn these pants on everything from desert towers, to crag sessions at the local crags (Durango area) and Many days in the mountains spring through fall. I Love these pants!!! The only issue I have seen was a rear pocket getting a hole (after a year of use) and OR had a replacement sent before the we could even send the busted pants to them! So, OR's customer service is awesome as well. Bill Grasse

(Posted on 9/12/13)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Canoe Bob)

These pants have it all. They look great, are very comfortable, wear like iron, are super light weight and pack into the size of a soda can. I wore a pair of these pants most days on a 5 week Arctic canoe trip and on my return home, wore them out to dinner with friends. With the curved waist and articulated knees, these pants are designed to move with you. The lightweight ferrosi material also provides good protection from the wind.All in all, for outdoors activities or urban adventuring, the Mens Ferrosi Pants are a great choice.

(Posted on 5/12/13)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Timber)

These are the most versatile pants I have ever owned !

(Posted on 1/28/13)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By aleday)

Fit varies across all manufacturers, but overall, I typically wear a 33" waist/ 34" inseam pants. The 34 long variety of this pant fits perfectly with a belt. Great weighted and selected fabric to climb splitter cracks in the creek in October and April, and long haul alpine rock days in the Sierra summer. On the approach or high efforts, a little sweat is expected, and the pants dry quickly or can be rolled up briefly. roll down the cuff and the cool breeze at belays aren't a problem and the stretch is ideal for flexibility when negotiating rock moves. If the front pockets had zippers the pant would be even better.

(Posted on 11/13/12)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Graham Bagman)

These pants quickly became my go to pant for warm weather climbing. They are super light but stop wind well, so they are warm enough for spring to fall climbing. I also like that they don't look awful: the curved waistband makes the pants very flattering, or at least that's what my girlfriend tells me!I love these pants for climbing because of the drawcord on the inside of the cuff. It's super low profile and at first I didn't even know they were there, but I love being able to have tight cuffs for climbing without looking like a skinny jeans wearing hipster the rest of the time. The pockets are also nice and slim and don't become a problem after a few hours of wearing a harness. The side pocket is well placed for me to use while I've got my harness on. I got my first pair of these pants as a gift, but I liked them so much I went and bought another pair.

(Posted on 5/7/12)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By PatH)

I just wore these guiding a 21 day June trip in the Bob Marshall. These were just what I was looking for. I wanted a pant that didn't look like I was wearing some kind of parachute pant when I put gaiters on and that were more slimming in the legs and these were just that. I'm not quite sure what kind of belt someone would wear with these because they will support wearing a very wide one. I got the 30s and am a 30+ inseam and they fit great. I wore these with the Cascadia Gaters and I noticed there was some wear occurring on the shin area from the gaiter so I wouldn't want to do that with them all the time. They repelled water well and dried quick after stream crossings.

(Posted on 7/1/11)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Mr. Canoehead)

I've just started wearing the pants in an outdoor setting (they were too nice at first wearing them around town) and they are not only comfortable but also very durable. I wore them on an early Spring canoe outing and the material has good stretch and very tough. Front pockets aren't the best for storing keys, wallet and such. A little tight. But that's a very small point.

(Posted on 4/12/11)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Ian)

Just to let you know! I'm a 30" inch inseam and the pants come in 32" so I had to have my tailor remove the bungee cord hem in order to size them to a 30" inseam. Other than loosing the bungee cord hem (no big deal) they tailored beautifully. I find bungee cord hems useless. If you need protection wear gators.

(Posted on 3/6/11)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Ian)

A leisure walk around town or Nordic Walking the Ferrosi Pant is a winner. I'm a 34" and the pant fits like a glove (not to tight, not to loose). Just a few things to note: 1)Front pockets lack depth (for wallets, keys etc...), 2) Navy or steel blue would be nice and 3)How about a belt. I own both the Mushroom and Pewter and will be purchasing a pair in Black.

(Posted on 2/27/11)

Men's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By Climbing Logan)

I've only had these pants for a week and I already love them! The are soft and as comfortable and pajamas and the material feels like it is born to last. I love the zip hip pockets and thigh pocket. The front pockets may be a little shallow or hard to get into. Overall I expect these to be my new favorites for hiking and climbing in cooler weather. I can't wait to wear them again, may have to order another pair in another color!

(Posted on 2/24/11)

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