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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
Brand and Model Outdoor Research Ferrosi
Pros Very light and mobile
Cons Too breathable in winter
Best Uses Day Hiking, General Outdoor


Finding the perfect hiking pant for your hikes adventures may be an exercise in frustration. However, The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants are the best for typical hiking adventures, according to many outdoor gear testers.

This pair of hiking pants features a comfortable articulated knees for free movement on the trail and offers a quality wind protection.

In this review, we’ll dig into the features and performances of this pant, so keep reading to know more.


The Ferrosi pant uses spandex 90D – 14%, with nylon – 86% which makes an excellent and thin fabric. As a result, the Ferrosi is stretchy softshell pant able to resist wind and still breathable.

3Fit, Mobility and Comfort

The Ferrosi Pant features articulated knees with is zero movement restriction. Besides, this pant ensures an excellent fit.

In terms of comfort, the Ferrosi pants are ranked among the most comfortable pants in the market. Indeed, the OR Ferrosi is great as it’s neither too tight nor too baggy.

4Venting and Breathability

In reality, the Ferrosi Pants don’t offer the same amount of ventilation as others pants like the REI Co-op Screeline. But, it is light and highly breathable more than a lot of outdoor pants.

5Water Resistance

The OR Ferrosi blocks water with a great efficiency. In fact, in a full-on downpour, the water stays outside for a bit more time also the pants dry out very quickly.


When it comes to pockets, they are a little small and not very deep, for both the front hand pockets and zippered thigh pocket. Also, the pockets are made from the same material with a mesh liner. The zippered pocket on the thigh is useful for easy access, whereas the dual zippered rear pockets save your wallet.

7Thickness and Durability

Even though it may be not looking durable, the OR Ferrosi is super durable and never ripped unless after a couple years of using.

8Pros and Cons


  • Very light and mobile
  • Very breathable and comfortable

  • Without belt
  • Too breathable in winter


  • Materials: 86% nylon, 14% spandex
  • Weight: 10.7 oz.
  • Belt included: No


A good hiking pant should be lightweight enough so as not to weigh down your body and rugged enough to survive moving through dense brush and rocks. In the same way, the Outdoor Research Ferrosi is very lightweight and super durable. It is a best choice in three-season hikes where you’re not experiencing the coldest conditions.

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