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Outdoor Research Axcess Pant - Men's - 2010 BCS
When the weather alternates between dumping snow and warm sun all day, stay one step ahead of it with the fully seam taped Outdoor Research Axcess Pant. Stay dry and ready to rage with the waterproof breathable 2-layer Gore-Tex shell fabric while EnduraLoft insulation in the knees and hindquarters keep your most vulnerable parts warm on the long lift.
- When the sun busts through the storm while you hike, inner and outer thigh vents draw in cool air and expel hot air so you can keep rocking up the ridge
- Articulated knees, relaxed fit, and gusseted crotch give you room for layers and are extremely mobile for hard charging all day long
- Brushed tricot waist band is soft, slides on and off easily, and wicks the moisture from your skin to fight your usual soggy mid-section
- Water-resistant zippers prevent leaks during spring dumps
- Seal the snow out from sneaking in from underneath with nylon and spandex-knit mesh gaiters
- Reinforced ankle guards reduce rips and tears from ski edges and gravel parking lots
- RECCO reflector on the right pant leg gives you a little confidence in the event of an inbounds avalanche
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Sidecountry dream pants
October 16, 2010
OR has nailed the side country pant genre with these pants. Just the right amount of insulation on the knees and ass, plenty of ventilation panels, tough fabric, gore-tex, cargo pockets...everything the side country tourer needs for a good day of secret powder stashes.
The Real Deal!
January 15, 2012
Pants are awesome! Have used these a few times and they have met expectations. Got them on S&C, so that was a plus. Pants allow for movement, no tightening on the legs or knees. They are well made and will hold up to the abuse of the mountain. I like to use them snowshoeing as well. Duel leg vents help keep heat regulation easy, so if you are making a mad climb, you will have no problem staying cool. 5' 11" 34 waist, and these fit perfect. Get these while you can. OR makes solid product.
OR's On Point!
January 12, 2012
First off I'm a snowboarder of 17 years (not that it should matter) and I got away from snowboard companies outerwear because it's mostly garbage and you look like a goon! I've been using OR's camping durable comp sac's for years and last year purchased their M's axcess jacket. It has been so bullet proof in all seasons and weather; from snowboarding, fly fishing, and hiking; I just had to give the pants a go. First off they're 2 layer Gore-Tex nuf said. The duel vents are the $h!#! Relaxed fit, room to layer if needed, and full range of motion without looking like you have a 10lb turd in your pants. I like to hoof it a lot so the minimal insulation is key, and the Gore-Tex breaks the wind so the cold really isn't much of a problem either. Lastly the price is right. They seemed just as good if not better than the competition. In conclusion they hit the nail on the head and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants serious gear.
Nice for the first year
April 15, 2012
I live near Seattle and bought mine at the OR store...they were great for one year...waterproof, well articulated, as I used them for both inbounds and out of bounds snowboarding. The second year they started to soak through in seat area. I washed them and waterproofed them using the nikwax wash and spray on tx stuff. This didn't help them...I will be returning them to OR this offseason for a new pair...
April 15, 2012
Since 90% of my ski time is out of bounds, I was a little bit nervous of getting a 'slightly insulated' pant, but they've only got a little bit under the butt for chairlift rides or sit-down lunches and I think theres a bit on the knees. Still, I'm not overheating in these on the uptrack. Keeping me warm and dry!
Do the gray pants have the orange zippers and lettering that
Do the gray pants have the orange zippers and lettering that is shown in the video done by Mike from 2010?
January 9, 2012
They are as pictured above--grey lettering and grey zippers.
By: Kate Williamson
January 9, 2012
February 27, 2012
These would be great pants, if I could get a pair that fit me. I am 6'1", 180 lb, with a 33" waist and a 32" inseam. The mediums would snap, but were just tight enough to be uncomfortable, especially sitting down. Not worth the discomfort, considering it is a pair of pants I would be wearing all day long. I ordered a large, and I was swimming in them. The legs were much too long, and even with the velcro waist adjusters cinched all the way up, they were falling off my waist. Other than that, they seemed like a great pair of pants. Pockets and vents seemed well thought out, cuffs seemed pretty bomber. Wish they offered a size that worked for me. Oh well... Replaced with a pair of Flylow Stash pants in size M that fit like a dream.
Great work, OR
February 27, 2012
I have had a few pairs of pants over the years- cheap off-brand, Marmot 5-point, Marmot Alpinist- and these are by far my favorite for typical resort skiing and backcountry use in colder weather. They're comfy, durable, waterproof, and stylish, and they have plenty of pockets. Built-in transceiver pocket is also pretty cool and an alternative to the sort of clumsy harnesses that come with most transceivers. The pants also fit nicely around boots, which, believe it or not, has been a problem with some of the other brands of pants I've encountered. Also, the cross-flow system (zippers on both sides of the legs) is very clever and a big improvement over the standard side vents.
We'll see how these work for spring touring - I expect they might be a little hot- but for winter touring and resort skiing, I can't see how you could get any better.
One small gripe: I wish they came with suspenders so I wouldn't have to shell out for another pair.
February 22, 2012
These pants are alright. I am 5 foot 7'' tall and 158lb's and i knew b4 I bought them that the legs were too long, not a big deal while riding a snowboard. I went sledding in them and I was very comfortable as far as body temperature but I found the leg movement while climbing the hill felt restricted and tight. Was kinda disappointing. Going snow shoeing in them this weekend to give them another shot. Over all pants are good for the price. Had I paid full price I would've returned them immediately. Who ever said they weren't tight on the legs must have really skinny legs or I have really fat legs.
Warm, Comfortable, Durability issue
May 7, 2011
I wore these pants every day, anywhere from 0 degrees and storming to 40 degrees with sunshine. They were great as far as warmth and comfort are concerned. Roomy so they don't restrict movement on the uphill or downhill.
My issue was with durability. I wore these 100 days and by the end of the season the crotch was blown out and the inside of both legs were slashed. Inside the legs getting slashed is typical for ski plants, but being a 'slackcountry' model I thought they should have been designed to withtand the sidestepping necessary to access sidecountry/slackcountry lines.
If you don't plan to ski 100 days a year I absolutely recommend these pants.
January 30, 2011
These pants are awesome! Great fit, cool color, plenty of pockets, built in Recco. I really like that the velcro waist adjustment tabs are on the outside of the pant and are easily accessed while wearing. Solid build and attention to detail from O.R.
December 25, 2010
The Axcess pants have an awesome integrated transceiver pocket inside the right hip pocket. It has an internal carabiner for clipping the elastic leash on to keep it secured into the pants. If you are a "pocket guy" like I tend to be when wearing a radio harness at work, this is a great solution.
In addition to being a great gravity fed or sidecountry pant, those who dig a little roomier touring pant will find that the internal and external vents are super helpful.
- [shell] 2-layer 70D Gore-Tex performance fabric; [upper legs] [lining] tricot; [lower legs] smooth taffeta
- [seat] [knee] 40g EnduraLoft
- inner, outer thigh vents
- Side Zips:
- fully taped
- belt loops, hook and loop, tabs, suspender compatible
- 2 front, 1 back (1 beacon), 2 cargo
- 1 lb 12.2 oz
- Recommended Use:
- skiing, ski touring, snowboarding
- Manufacturer Warranty: