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Men's Cirque Pants


Our most durable soft shell pants.
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR black
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The Cirque Pants are a durable, heavy-weight technical soft shell pant built for high-energy climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing. The highly breathable, wind and weather-resistant double-weave stretch fabric excels in high-mountain conditions. The zippered thigh pocket ensures energy bars and maps remain easily accessible.

Fabric :
50% nylon
43% polyester
7% spandex 90D stretch double weave
Inseam :
33” / 84 cm
Weight :
20.5oz / 581g 
Fabric Performance :
Movement- Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
Zipper Fly with Button
Zip Hand Pockets
Zip Back Pocket
Zip Thigh Pocket
YKK® DWR-Treated Zippers
Grommets for Instep Lace
Boot Lace Hook
Drawcord Cuff Adjustments
Reinforced Scuff Guards
Brushed Tricot-Lined Waistband
Functional Details :
Articulated Knees
Gusseted Ankle Zippers
Gusseted Crotch
Harness-Compatible Waist
Adjustable Tabs at Waist
Belt Loops
Accepts Accessory Suspenders


Comfy yet rugged


Took these babies up Mount Rainier and they stood up to crampon spikes, ice, snow etc. Very comfortable. Ver impressed.

Washington State


Yes, but hope not to for a long time.


Around the yard working Hiking Snow adventures 4x4ing



One of the best Ski pants I've used!


I'm a ski action Photographer on Whistler Blackcomb in B.C Canada and ski over a 130 days a season. These pants are by far the most comfortable ski pants I've ever used. They offer great mobility and allow me to get in to lower positions much easier to take photos on step slops. I've been using the for a couple weeks on the glacier here in whistler as well and even in the heat (July 3) they are breathable and comfortable.



good mid-weight pant, could use some design tweaks


Got these pants for a Denali trip and for use as a mountain guide throughout the summer. Medium weight fabric and light color are a good mix for mild/warm weather. Unfortunately, the inseam stitching is unraveling after 13 days of use, likely from where a climbing harness sits. The two standard waist pockets are pretty useless with a climbing harness on, so another thigh pocket would be nice. Scuff guards are burly and remove the need for gaiters to protect the pants. Not the lightest or warmest pant out there, but a good middle ground one with simple features.

Bellingham, WA




These pants are phenomenal. Pockets are a little small. I wish they had a long size but that won't keep me from buying these again. I'm 6'2, 180lb, and the 32 is near perfect (could be a cm longer to make me happier). Overall tremendous.



Good pants!


I've used these Cirque pants on two outings since I purchased them, one a ski tour to Camp Muir and the other was a climb/ski of Mt Shasta. The pants are comfortable and fit nice over ski boots thanks to the zippered cuff! I was glad I ordered the large which gave some room in the legs, but now I have extra material in the waist, at least they have an adjustable waist! They seem to be cut similar to the Ferossi's in which the legs(diameter) seem small compared to the waist. I haven't used them in deep new snow yet but can see that the elastic draw cord at the cuff will be worthless, believe cord would be a better choice. The elastic seems too stretchy. Side zip vents would be nice! They breath but when the sun is out they do get hot. Overall the pants are great and will be great next winter!

Ephrata, WA


Good pants for Alaskan summertime missions


Nothing less than expected, I've always had excellent products from outdoor research. Got caught in a rainstorm on an alpine hike and they kept me dry. Good product might be a little warm for sunny days, perfect for 50-60 degree days.

Anchorage Ak


Great pants


I got these pants for spring/summer mountaineering and ski touring and have been stoked so far. I'll be honest, I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to fork over so much on a pair of softshell pants for skiing since I had some baggy softshell freeride pants built for hard inbounds use all winter, but in the end am happy I did. I've worn them standing around practicing crevasse rescue in light rain, on a few multiday trips, and walking around town in 70 weather after skiing and they worked. They dry amazingly quick and handle light rain/rolling around in snow well and are super comfy. They've become my go to spring touring pant and definitely be my pant for any backpacking/camping trip where the weather might be cool and damp. Downsides: they're long (which is only a downside when not in ski boots, but can be remedied by rolling them up), no vents - which would be nice while going uphill when it's hot, no I wouldn't trust them as my only layer if it looks cold and truly wet - I'd bring shells, no I wouldn't ski resort in them. Some of the stitching came loose in the crotch after the first 4 days (4 day ski touring trip wearing a harness), but so far it appears like a minor cosmetic flaw. They've so far held up quite well to crampons.



Buy 'Em, They're Sweet


I bought these for my husband as a birthday gift. He loves them so far. The length is great and the medium size was only just slightly snug on his waist (He's normally a 32 waist). If you're planning to layer you may want to order your normal size and a size larger to compare fits. It is also worth noting that the adjustable waist will only help you tighten the pants, not make them larger than the advertised size. This is what my husband says: "They're not as thick as I expected. They're not just a Winter pant, I can wear them in Spring and Fall too. Also, they're incredibly stretchy. The only thing I dislike are the mesh pockets. They're weird... I feel like I'm going to rip through them." All that said... I still plan to buy a pair of Women's cirque pants for myself. So there you have it - these pants are sweet!

Eastern Oregon


Good quality


The quality seems amazing so far. All stitching and hems are immaculate! The stretch area in the groin region is very comfortable when walking, climbing and hiking.




4.7 182






Do you offer any trousers in shorter inseams. It is a constant search. I am 5'8" and 27.5" inseam. I am not slender, so at least a large, maybe xl waist.


as of yet we do not have a call out "short" or "long" inseam on our ski/alpine pants like the Cirques. Sorry we couldn't accommodate!


Hi, I am a guy who is 5" 11 and 178pounds who usually wears 33 waist and 32 length. What size would you recommend if I'm going to wear a base layer underneath. Large or Medium?


I would go with the size large as the waist can be adjusted down and this will allow for layering. Hoping this helps dial in a good fit!


Do the Cirque pants, or any soft shell pants, come in a long length?


at of yet we do not offer a call out long inseam in our soft shell insulated pants like the cirques, however we do have lightweight soft-shell long options in our ferrosi pants.


I am 6'4" with a 32" waist and 34-36" inseam, will large be too baggy in the waist?


The size large would be a bit baggy in the waist, but you can use the velcro side tabs to synch it down as needed, the issue is your inseam as the cirques all listed as a 33" inseam which might be to short for your needs unless you are wearing ski or mountaineering boots.


Hi, what are specs for XXL size?


Hi Steven, A size XXL has a 42" waist, a 50" low hip measurement, and an inseam of 35". Thank for contacting OR,


I can't tell from your sizing whether I take a medium or small in this alpine pants. I want them for snow shoeing, light mountain climbling(18000 and below), tough, light weight, warm, but with good ventilation if exertion climbing, resistant to crampon cuts, flexible, and water and wind resistant. Any recommendations are welcome- please. These pants are for a male who is 5'7 and 150 lbs and has short legs with an inseam of 29 inches and waist of 32.


Hi Gary, A size Small has a waist measurement of 30" and increases 3" for each additional size up. The inseam measurement for a size Small is 31 and increases 1" for each additional size up. Based on your waist measurement we would recommend a size Medium. The pants have adjustable tabs at the waist or you may use a belt if the pants if there is too much room in the waist. If you needed an insulated version of this pant, consider the Alpenice Pants. Thanks for contacting OR,


What is the waist size of size small?


Hi Victor, The waist size is 30" for a Small, and increases 3" for each additional size up. Thanks for contacting OR,


How should these pants be washed/cleaned? Do they have a DWR coating that needs to be refreshed every now and then?


Hi Caleb, Sorry for the late response. The Cirque pants do have a DWR coating that needs to be refreshed occasionally. We recommend either using a small amount of non-detergent soap (or technical wash), and following up with an extra rinse cycle and a low heat tumble dry cycle. We recommend using Nikwax Tech Wash and Softshell Proof, they sell it as a pack (Softshell DuoPack). Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

On the website, sizes are listed as S, M, L, XL. However, the Size and Fit Guide at the bottom of the page lists measurements in inches or centimeters. If I have a 36" waist and a 32" inseam, which size would you recommend I order?

Bob Labrie

Hi Bob, I would go with the Large. A size Large has a 36" waist and a 33" inseam measurement. If you needed more room to accommodate layering, a size XL has a 39" waist and 34" inseam. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

I'm a 33" waist, 30" inseam. Should I buy a large?


You're on the lower end of size Large, but you can use the velcro tabs on the sides to adjust the waist to fit.


Size & fit guide

Men's Apparel Pants XS-XXL

Measurement shown in:
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”91 39”99 42”107 45”114 48”122
INSEAM / REG 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.