With its waterproof/breathable construction, integrated vents, and comfortable softshell fabrication, Outdoor Research Men’s Allout Hooded Pants almost dare you to dream up a backcountry adventure that they can’t tackle.
Weighing just nine and a half ounces and delivering both waterproof breathable protection and the comfort of soft shell fabrication, Outdoor Research men’s Allout pants are ready made for a variety of outdoor activities. Let’s take a closer look at their unique construction.
The pants are constructed of a waterproof, breathable Ventia fabric. It is a comfortable soft shell fabrication. It also has some built in mechanical stretch which allows the pants to really react to your movement. It makes them very comfortable even during aerobic activities. You have got an articulated knee. You have got an adjustable elastic waist band. And you also have built in venting on the pant. So while that water proof, that breathable construction does allow warm air to escape, sometimes you are moving really fast, you are working really hard and you are building up heat that you really want to move through faster than the fabric is able to. So with the zippered side vents you have got a way to let air really push through much quicker, must faster than it would otherwise to help keep you both cool and dry.
The pants do have a nice trim fit. So while you can wear this over layers, not heavy layers. So likely you are wearing them as a standalone or over low profile base layers. There is... there are zippered ankles here to kind of maintain that trim profile. While opening up that lower cuff a little bit to make it easier to take the pants on and off, but zippered close, again, to maintain or insure that trim fit.
A couple of pockets in play on the pants. You do have a zippered thigh pocket and also a zippered rear pocket as well, so two different places to store essentials, to keep small items close at hand.
With that really interesting combination of soft shell comfort and waterproof, breathable protection, Outdoor Research men’s Allout pants really are a unique option for any number of outdoor activities. Super comfortable, not nearly so boardy as you will find in a traditional rain pant, making it that much more likely that these are the pants you reach for when you are headed outdoors.