Outdoor Research Cirque Pants, designed for mountaineering and alpine conditions, use a tough but stretchy soft shell fabric. A diamond crotch panel adds freedom of movement, as do articulated knees. The waist gets a soft lining, belt loops, elastication and loops for braces; plus there’s a tough scuff panel inside the ankle cuff, a boot lace hook and a zipped gusset to ensure they fit perfectly around boots so debris doesn’t enter. With three zipped pockets at the waist and a fourth on the thigh, your valuables should be secure; but OS maps are a tight squeeze in them.
Material 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex
Men’s sizes S-L
Women’s sizes none
Weight 581g (size L)
Outdoor Research Cirque Pants are durable and weather-resistant.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2014