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.
For the past five years of climbing snow, glaciers, ice, skiing inbounds and backcountry, these pants are the only ones I've used. I love them because they are stretchy, not too insulating, and they usually keep my legs dry.
Versatile and Comfy
Great windbreak pant that moves with you and is comfy. My spouse and I both have them and they are both flattering and functional. Perfect for layering on cold days but work equally well on he slopes!
Now I know why everyone raves about these pants! I've worn them twice hiking in the snow and they are the perfect tool for the job. I stayed warm and comfortable all day. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs, and the size Small fit great. I thought they were going to be way too long when I first put them on, but when I used the built in gaiter, that extra length covered the whole top of my boot. The built in gaiter did an amazing job of keeping snow out of my boots.
Great pants for snowshoeing + winter backpacking
I am 5'3, 150 lbs and bought a size Medium. I used these pants for a 4 day Colorado winter backpacking and snowshoeing trip. They were awesome! I love the elastic waistband that allowed me to open up when I had more layers on underneath and still be comfortable. I didn't bring a waterproof pant for the trip and just used these as my outer layer and they held up very well in the snow. Just a quick brush and the snow would fall off without soaking in. While there are gaiters in the pants, I opted for a waterproof gaiter during our hikes. I did enjoy the extra durability around the hem while walking around camp though. The pockets are awesome too. While I did rate this product as semi bulky, it wasn't an issue for me because I wore them the entire trip!
Love these pants!
High-quality pants and great in terms of function. I ended up returning because they were just too long.
Love these pants
I am on a volunteer search and rescue team as well as mom on the ski slopes with kids and around town in bad weather, these pants keep up. They keep me extremely dry but stretch so that they are comfortable to wear and flattering around town. Our use these on SAR trainings and rescues when our uniform pants can't perform. I layer baselayer underneath And the adjustable waist band makes it comfortable no matter what layer I have time. They are cut a little bit longer as they have a front loop and work as a gator. The zipper at the bottom of the pant allows me to open them up and slide them over my ski boots. These are amazing soft shell pants!
Lake Arrowhead CA
Love these for everything!
I use these pants for everything winter, specifically ice climbing and ski touring. They are very durable and I love the velcro waist adjustment!
I am 5'2" and find them to be way too long, but they work okay with ski and mountaineering boots. I wish they came in short sizes!
Great! I have 2 pairs now!
I love the Cirque Pants! I use them for backcountry touring and cross country skiing. They are comfortable, warm, and stretchy. I'm 5'4" 140 lbs and got my usual medium size in OR pants. They don't drag too bad, and fit great over boots. I love them! I probably will get more, even though I have 2, they're that nice!
Best ski touring and cold weather hiking pants!!
I've worn these pants a few times now and have nothing bad to say!! They have worked wonderfully as uphill ski pants being that they are warm but still breathable. The fit is great and I love the built in gator loop. I usually wear a 4 or 6 in most brands at 155lbs 5'9" - I got a medium and they fit well. The material is also burly and seems like it will hold up well to shenanigans. My boyfriend and I both own these pants and they have become our go-to for cold weather activities.
Women's Cirque Pants
Hi there! Interested in a pair of rain pants but want to make sure I order the right size. The size chart only gives information about measurements for numbered sizes (I.e. 2, 4, 6), but the pants I want to purchase are sized with letter (XS, S, M). How do those sizes correlate? Thanks!,
Sorry for the confusion here, Abbie! I'd go by the "Women's Apparel" size guide on this page: https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/en/size-and-fit
Size & fit guide
Size & fit Guide
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