- 100% Other Fibers
- Machine Wash
- Breathable, Lightweight
- Quick Drying
- Fabric:86% nylon, 14% spandex
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Mens Ferossi Pants
The ideal climbing and hiking soft shell pants
The ideal climbing and hiking soft shell pants, the Ferrosi Pants are never too hot but always block shiver-inducing wind and light rain on an exposed belay high off the deck. Lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable, with stretch and full coverage for smooth movement when scrambling and climbing, these pants provide protection for rough and rugged alpine and rock environments.
- Water Resistant
- Quick Drying
- Wind Resistant
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness
- Drawcord Ankle Adjustments
Lightweight, rugged, and wind-resistant, the highly breathable soft shell fabric of the Ferrosi Pants(TM) offers ample stretch for smooth movement and tough abrasion-resistance against rough rock. Ideal for scrambling and climbing, they offer burly protection for dancing up tight chimneys or perfect splitter sandstone.
- Product Dimensions : 23.62 x 11.81 x 1.97 inches; 9.6 Ounces
- Item model number : 242980
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : July 1, 2015
- Manufacturer : Outdoor Research
- ASIN : B010QE739K
- Customer Reviews:
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Another nice thing is that, as with most pants that are only sized by waist measurements, you get what you get with the length, but these pants have a draw-cord at the bottom cuff that allows you to cinch them in, so that if they are a little too long you can prevent them from hanging below your shoe sole, which will chew them up. The way the material falls, they don't even look too long, when in fact they are a solid 1 to 1 1/2 inches longer than I normally wear, and they don't have to be cinched so tight that they look like military fatigues to accomplish this. I was going to have my wife hem them, but decided they look fine as they are. Of course, actual fit will vary for everyone, but the point is this feature makes the pants more versatile.
By Dave D. on February 27, 2016
Outstanding seller with great communication, friendly, honest and professional, too. I got the pants in just a few days (3 or 4 before the expected date) and they were brand new, excellent, too. Thanks so much for a perfect transaction. I'd give these Ferrosi pants 10 stars if I could. The only other pants I've ever had that can rival them in all the ways (noted above) are my armourvent trail pants from Under Armour. They 'check all the boxes' too, but those are just a little more office casual looking than the Ferrosi pants. I didn't get them for the office so I'll be wearing these from OR a whole lot more. I'm getting another pair after submitting this review in a moment too!
So when going to replace my trusty cotton hiking pants, imagine my surprise when every review I read indicated that cotton was the devil and that synthetics were king. I'm used to synthetic underlayers and wind break layers, love wicking garments, but had just never had a good experience with synthetics on their own. But the reviews (both consumer and professional) seemed to suggest Outdoor Research's Ferrosi pants were the top-notch available, and I gave them a shot.
I just got back from a trip to Montana and Wyoming where I used them as my primary pants, and I do have to say that I'm incredibly impressed, and will be buying more pairs in the near future to phase out the rest of my outdoor wardrobe.
Unlike some 100% nylon and nylon/poly blends I've tried in hiking pants, the Ferrosi's nylon/lycra blend breathes really well, almost as well as my former trusty cotton convertibles. Not once in temperatures up into the low 90s, even in direct sun, did I feel that the pants were keeping me hot or leaving me clammy from lack of breathability. I didn't even regret going with the non-convertible pants, as I never felt the need to switch to shorts; the long pants worked just fine. During a hot hike in cotton, the pants get heavy and damp (particularly in humid environments), and don't even try getting them wet by crossing a stream... but the Ferrosi's synthetic blend wicks away moisture and dries incredibly quickly and easily. Overall, I felt much more comfortable in them than any other pair of hiking pants I've owned.
Also unlike some other synthetics I've used, the Ferrosi's blend has a fair bit of stretch to it, so you don't have the problem of the material binding against, say, your knee when you're climbing, squatting, etc. Nor are the legs cut like parachutes (another issue I've had with some hiking pants); they're simply a good fit for the average body. The fabric is super-lightweight; I'd estimate my pair of Ferrosi pants weighs half what my old favorite cotton hiking pants do. Yet despite that light weight, the pants worked well both in the heat of the afternoon and in the morning/evening chill; I wore them as an outer layer for a hike in 30 degree weather a couple of early mornings, and had no problems whatsoever with being cold. Although I haven't had the chance to put them to the test in all seasons yet, I'd think these are, when properly layered, easily a 3 to 3.5 season pant. (I may use the heavier-duty prANAs I have in the depths of winter.)
Another concern for me is abrasion resistance. Sometimes, I'm chimneying through slot canyons or clambering up over big boulders, and I don't want my hiking pants to get trashed in the process. My cotton favorites actually have several holes I've had to mend over the years from exactly that. The Ferrosi's fabric is a sturdy (but lightweight!) ripstop weave, and never did I have a concern that sitting down on a rough surface might destroy them.
The cons: Some reviews say the pockets are too small. There's something to that, but IMHO, the issue is the placement; the pockets are straight-cut and located high and along the front of the pants. This is fine for helping distribute weight and contents when hiking, but it is a bit awkward to get used to, to pull your wallet out, etc. And I found the belt loop placement a bit odd (the loops themselves are awesome, mind you) when placing items like lens bags or water on my belt (as in heavier items shift forward if placed on the side, or else have to be placed so they are in the way if you sit). These are by and far minor issues, though, and are far outweighed by the pros.
I didn't use them for rugged hiking, which I am sure they would Excel at. Was in Iceland for 8 days, hiking, driving, hiking, driving... :) They held up to the rigors of my trip. I wore them daily. Did get wet a few times in rain and dried rapidly while walking. I found inbcokd weather was warm, if drops under low 40s you will want a base layer. Wore these in hot weather, high 80s, and found them to be extremely airy.
If your looking for a great pair of travel pants get these.
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