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Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants

in Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell

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4.50 / 5 (2 reviews)


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kevin davidson
( kdesign )

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Mythical State of Jefferson
Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants on 07/06/2007 12:12:34 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or boots. Like it's namesake jacket, it is of welded construction which ups it's very high lever of water resistance. A tight poyester weave and good DWR complete the WR picture. Very wind resistant for softshell, it has a pretty wide comfort range which will accommadate Spring skiing and Summer backpacking both. I judge the material to be pretty tough for it's weight. I'll be taking it off-trail.

These pants are very simple. One thigh pocket (useful for sunscreen, compass, or knife). Non-gusseted crotch. Elasticized waist with a cord-locked shock-corded drawstring----this is the worst aspect of the pants. It tends to slip and the elastic waist seems flimsy. To surgery it will go----I'm installing a grosgrain web belt w/ center release buckle.

I will give this a 4 minus, as is. It would be higher rated if it came w/ a belt and if there were provision for further adjustment of the pant cuffs. A couple of slash pockets wouldn't hurt, either.

8.6 oz. in a unisex Large.

Edited by kdesign on 07/13/2007 18:40:58 MDT.

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David Chenault
( DaveC - M )

Locale:
Crown of the Continent
best pants yet on 01/29/2010 20:00:03 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy.

The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is what I love most, the good fit and lack of superfluous features is number two.

Best pants I've owned for outdoor stuff, too bad they aren't made anymore.

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