Best looking softshell pants

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Best looking softshell pants

by drpw » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:53 am

These aren't exactly for climbing, but will probably get used in the pursuit. I have some great jackets for around town when it rains, they shed water without a problem, but the problem is that whatever pants I'm wearing get soaked. Are there any suggestions as to some softshell pants that look good for around town that aren't mega bucks?

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by Kiefer » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:37 am

I'd have to tip my hat in favour of the OR Tremor Pants. Slim fit and comfortable.
However, they do come with a bit of a price tag. You should be able to find em' cheaper on sites like, e-bay, craigslist (maybe) or wait for the REI dividends to come out & combo it with the 20% coupon.

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by blazin » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:32 pm

If you're into dead bird, their Gamma LT pant manages to be both a great technical pant (climbing, hiking, scrambling) and cut like a nice pair of slacks.

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by Captain Beefheart » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:09 am

Softshells are not water resistant in the sense of a hardshell. They are made for repelling snow mostly. They will do alright in light rain but in hard rain you will get wet... unless they have a waterproof membrane which most do not.

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by Autoxfil » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:49 am

Buy some Nikwax TX.Direct and treat your current pants. A good DWR really works wonders.

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by Hotoven » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:12 am

I don't know about you, but I like to dress in style when around town. Take some tips from the pros my friend!


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by Gafoto » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:52 am

Have some mercy on my h-scroll.

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