Women's Ferrosi Pants™

Style# 243840OR

"Best Hiking Pants Spring 2016" – Switchback Travel

The ideal everything soft shell pants: lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable with ample stretch and full coverage for smooth movement when scrambling and climbing.
Standard Fit






  • Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Breathable, Quick Drying, Lightweight, Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Design Features: Front Slash Pockets, Zip Thigh Pocket, Zip Back Pockets, Brushed Tricot-lined Waistband, Dual-Snap Zipper Fly
  • Functional Details: Articulated Knees, Drawcord Cuff Closures, Belt Loops, Harness-Compatible Waist


Fit: Standard Fit

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

Inseam: 31˝ / 79 cm

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.3oz / 293g (8)

Customer Reviews

The Only Ones for Me!!!! (Review by mayleabea)

I bought my first pair two years ago and I will not wear any other hiking/climbing pants ever! Its a waste of my money to even find something better. I was getting really upset that even after losing 50 pounds, hiking pants still did not fit my waist and hip ratio. Everything was uncomfortable. I have inherited my Hispanic DNA rear end so the crotch/hip would be too tight or a huge gap at the back of the waist. These are the only ones that work perfect! Took these to Ecuador and hiked up in CAJA. Unbelievable water and wind resistance. Hiked in drizzle, everyone was wet but these pants shed the water! Also hardly felt the wind. After they dried, the dirt fell right off (do not rub or clean dirt off until dry) without staining. Was able to wear one pair for a week without washing!!! My husband says to find something cheaper but he likes how i look in them and he eventually lets up. I am 5'7" 157 pounds and wear a 10 but could also make an 8 work.

(Posted on 8/25/16)

New Favorite Pant (Review by Birdwell)

These pants fit perfect, have just the right stretch, and look as good at the end of the day as they do at the beginning of the day. Very comfortable!

(Posted on 8/24/16)

Can't handle everything (Review by Elizabeth)

These pants fit great and are comfortable but my first day out in them they failed to live up to my expectations. OR must have forgotten that the mountain they refer to in their slogan may also have overgrown trails and a real hiker may have to do some bushwhacking. After wading through 6 or so feet of brush my new pants were snagged in multiple spots. The other hikers with me didn't have any snags in their Kuhl, Columbia, and Eddie Bauer hiking pants. And OR still hasn't returned my email asking about returns....

(Posted on 8/18/16)

Great fabric and comfort, unreliable sizing (Review by Katie)

I love these pants for their breathability and comfort during long days in the field. I am 5’5”, 130 lbs, 29” waist and 38” hip and have a perfect fitting size 8 in these pants (33” waist)! I ordered them in the spring of 2015 and have worn them consistently since. I recently ordered two new pairs of size 8s this past spring- both turned out too be much too large around the waist- measuring in at 34”. I reached out to customer service who told me that size 8s should be a 33” waist. I also asked around to a friend who has a size 8 pant that is a 35” waist!! A customer service rep went above and beyond to try and find me a proper size 8 (33”), but all he could find were 34” and 35”, so I ended up returning them. Based on the inconsistency in sizing, I don’t think I’ll be buying these again. But I still commend OR customer service for their patience and extra efforts.

(Posted on 5/20/16)

Wear these EVERYWHERE!!! (Review by Erin Veronica)

I purchased these & love them so much that I am ordering two more pairs! Perfect for hiking...also love that they tie on the bottom so they are perfect for yoga & just lounging around. I get so many compliments on them & they are soooo comfortable!! Well done OR :)

(Posted on 5/9/16)

Highly Recommended! (Review by Chelsea)

I use these pants a lot for field work as well a hiking in my free time. The fabric is great and more rain-resistant than you would think and they can definitely be worn in hot weather. The drawstrings on the pant cuffs are great, I always bunch them up and tie, but just be a little careful with them. I had a pair where both strings broke, but OR replaced them, which is great! I usually just take the waistband drawstring out and wear a belt. I am 5'6" 135lbs, 27" waist 38" hips with a bit of a booty, so I get the size 8, which lets me have a pretty full range of motion. With the size 8 the waist is definitely big, but I need my butt to fit in them, and I think downsizing to a 6 would create some stretching that wouldn't be too flattering. Overall though, great pants!! Give them a try, I have multiple pairs of them myself.

(Posted on 4/17/16)

Favorite Pants (Review by sea2summit)

The Ferrosi pants are my favorite summer/spring/early fall alpine climbing pant. They are light weight, super stretchy, and surprisingly serve as a pretty good windbreaker despite being incredibly breathable. I highly recommend them but do note that them are not the most durable. I blew out the elastic in the bottom of the pant the first day I wore them and the back pockets never stay sewn, so don't put anything you can't live without in there. All that said, I still love them!! I'm 5"4' 125 and wear a size 2

(Posted on 2/13/16)

Perfect pant! (Review by Perfect pant!)

These pants are extremely comfortable and flattered. I really like the cut of these pants. The waist is slightly higher in the back for a better fit. I like them so much I'm going to order another pair.

(Posted on 1/20/16)

You won't regret buying these! (Review by Suzie)

These pants are perfect for hiking in variable weather. They are light weight, stretchy and durable. If you are considering purchasing, don't wait! I only wish I had bought them sooner!

(Posted on 11/16/15)

Great Climbing Pant (Review by Wats)

I picked these up earlier in the year on recommendations from a few friends and absolutely love them. The Ferrosi is a great pant for both mountaineering and rock climbing. I will definitely be picking up another pair.

(Posted on 10/16/15)

Great pants for field and office (Review by Ra)

The Ferrosi fabric of these pants is outstanding - clingy, cut for athletic builds, stretchy, lightweight, wind- and water-resistant, quick-drying, and durable enough for scrambling over rocks or busting through brush. I use them mainly for field work and hiking, but they're classic enough to wear to the office too (except that the OR is a little too prominent for my taste - wish it was on the pocket instead). I'm 5'7", 135#, and got a size 8, but I wish I'd gotten a 6 - they do run a bit big and are plenty stretchy, so if you're in between sizes I'd recommend getting the smaller size.

(Posted on 10/13/15)

Fantastic Pants! (Review by Kelsi H.)

These pants are amazing! I bought my first pair in 'mushroom' last spring and have since purchased them in 'pewter' as well (truthfully, I want them in every color!). They are super comfortable/stretchy and I love the fact that they are wind and water resistant. I've mostly used them for fieldwork so my favorite part is the bungee drawstring allowing for the pants to be a variety of lengths. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs, with a fairly athletic build and the size 6 fits perfectly, with enough room for a layer underneath if necessary. I highly recommend these pants!

(Posted on 9/27/15)

Perfect outdoors pants (Review by mtngeek)

These are my favorite outdoors pants currently. I use them for alpine climbing, cragging, backpacking, hiking, and travel. They are stretchy, breathable, and repel light moisture and wind. Considering the fabric's weight, they are amazingly abrasion resistant, great for scraping against rock.

There are 5 pockets, 3 of which have zippers! Love this. The ankle drawcords are also very handy for converting the pants for rock climbing use.

Note: the fit is large based off of the sizing chart. I am 5'1", 125 lbs, and thought I would be a size 4. But I ended up returning this size and getting a size 2 instead, and it still runs a bit big in the waist for me. Vanity sizing?

(Posted on 3/14/15)

OR Pants in Long - a miracle! (Review by AdvNtureGrl34)

I am 5' 10 1/2", 153#, and have a 35" inseam. Buying pants is usually an expensive and/or disappointing adventure. The Ferrosis are the only OR pants to be offered in Tall - THANK YOU for recognizing that not all women have a 30" inseam! Weird though, that once you recognized it, you didn't extend the courtesy to more of your pants. And more of your seasons! I love these pants so much that I went to buy a second pair in another color a few months after purchasing my first pair. They were no longer available. Upon further inquiry I was told that the stalls are only offered in the spring. Weird. Because tall people only exist in the spring?? PLEASE, OR, MAKE MORE PRODUCTS IN TALL!! I will buy them!!
These pants repel dirt, dry almost instantly, look good, are warm when it's cool out, and cool when it's warm out. And they become capris! The only reason they get 4 stars instead of 5 is that a large section near the bum got pilly.

(Posted on 1/30/15)

Great pants! (Review by SL)

These pants are awesome. I've added another color and a convertible pair to my collection. The material is stretchy enough for climbing and active activities. They are water resistant - keeping you dry from the morning dew - but probably wouldn't stand up to a torrential downpour.
They are quick drying - and breathable enough to wear in warm weather when you still want some protection for your legs. I highly recommend these pants!

(Posted on 6/23/14)

Women's Ferrosi Pant (Review by Outdoor Animal)

Wonderful pants! In fact, I have spent the past year endlessly trying similar style pants by many different brands and always something wasn't right. These pants are absolute perfection. I am 5'4" 125 pounds and very athletic build. They are loose-ish fitting but look flattering and move very easily. I bought a size 4 and I still have room to throw an extra layer on underneath. I will probably buy every color. Great job OR!

(Posted on 12/12/13)

Women's Ferrosi Pants (Review by Alice)

My new favorite climbing pants! They are light weight and stretchy enough to not restrict movement while climbing and are comfortable under a harness all day. They also have a feminine enough cut, that they can be worn around town or when traveling. I will definitely be ordering several more pairs!

(Posted on 12/2/13)

I wear them climbing... always. (Review by Liz)

My favorite pants for climbing.. no matter the weather. Just bought a third pair! LOVE THEM!!

(Posted on 11/10/13)

Women's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By skidiva)

I love the fit and style of this pant. I feel so comfortable in it. I use it for guiding the summer months in the mountains, and for spring and fall rock climbing trips. I have also found myself wearing these pants around town from time to time. The material is lightweight breathable, and just enough water resistant and quick drying to withstand summer rain storms. I own two pairs, and use them both all the time.

(Posted on 3/30/13)

Women's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By SB)

I bought these pants for cool weather rock climbing at Smith Rock. I needed something durable and also something to wear a single layer or as the second layer over a light long underwear-style base layer. Not only do these perform as I hoped they would, they look great (the Pewter color is less utilitarian and more cleanly styled in appearance than the website photo suggests), they hold up very well against snagging and brushes with rough rock, and I find myself wearing them all the time as my go-to casual pants. I am 5'7", 150lb, pear-shaped rather than apple-shaped in the lower half, and a size 10 is comfortably loose for movement and layering but not baggy. I do use the drawstring cord to keep em tight at the waist. Bottom line, I can't wait to get another pair!

(Posted on 2/2/13)

Women's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By wildernessmo)

I love these pants! I wear them all the time (I have 3 pairs). They are great for travelling as they are very comfortable for long plane rides. I also wear them multiple days on paddling/camping/ backpacking trips. The pants do a good job at repelling light rain and definitely block the wind. I like the mid-rise of the waist so I don't have to worry about it being too low. This is nice when paddling and backpacking. The pants seem very durable. I have had many people interested in the pants and talked them into buying a pair.

(Posted on 6/1/12)

Women's Ferrosi Pants (Review by By beach girl)

These are comfortable and useful pants. I really wish the drawstring was on the inside or not at all and that the fabric was more wrinkle resistant. This wrinkleyness makes them less likely to travel with me but still a good pant.

(Posted on 6/11/11)

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