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Patagonia Simple Guide Softshell Pant- Women's - 2010 BCS
Slip into the Patagonia Women’s Simple Guide Softshell Pant and follow your heart into the mountains. The Simple Guide’s recycled materials help the planet you live to explore. This stretchy pant’s DWR finish beads moisture and sheds snowflakes on your approach, be it a skin track or rocky trail. Halfway up the mountain, the Simple Guide lets perspiration evaporate away from your legs and wicks away the sweat that would otherwise freeze you on the ridgeline. If a climbing harness or scrambly moves are in your future, the pant's shaped knees and gusseted crotch will play right along.
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December 16, 2012
These pants are absolutely the most comfortable soft-shells I have ever worn! I am a dog-sled guide all day and then drive sleighs all evening and need stuff that will perform well under crazy conditions yet still look good enough to serve dinner. As another reviewer said, they were too short, (I'm 5'9) but I knew that going in, and, as another reviewer said I just ripped out the seam and restitched them. I wear these over some capilene and under some powder pants and shazaam - I am ready for the crazy winter life!
Better design this time around
April 20, 2010
Previous year model was pretty miserable - what's up with the drawcord and no waist band?! For this year, the fabric is also very water repellent - water rolls right off. Fit is great, although I don't really like the elastic band at the waist and I plan to take it to a tailor to have him remove it. I have a small hip, had to size down in order to not have fabric bunching up at the hip. The pants has got a really good stretch to it. I don't see any problem trying to lift up my legs while bouldering / climbing.
Im 5'3" and 122lbs. Curious if I should get a small
Im 5'3" and 122lbs. Curious if I should get a small or xs?
February 1, 2011
Sarah, my guess would be that an XS would be the best fit for you -- unless you're using them for downhill or backcountry skiing, or if you want a tad looser fit I'd say go small. Hopefully this helps?
By: Ty Nelson
February 3, 2011
August 25, 2011
These pants are really cute...especially for being an athletic-style pant. The grey color is photographed appropriately. I am 5'7" and weigh 125 lbs (I typically wear a 27" - 28" waist size in pants). I ordered a small, and they fit really well. The waistband has elastic in the back (don't worry...it's tastefully done and doesn't look nerdy), so that's something to keep in mind if you're not sure what size to get.
I was concerned about them being on the short side, but the length is perfect.
Patagonia Simple Guide Pants
May 4, 2010
I just got back from a mountain biking trip to Colorado where I practically lived in these pants for four days. Water and dirt brush right off, keeping them looking clean despite multiple days of use. The zippered pockets are amazingly useful for organizing things like hotel key cards, keys, phone, wallet, etc. I thought the weight and stretch of these pants was perfect for the 40-60 degree temps I wore them in and the gusseted crotch came in handy when hopping on and off demo bikes. I personally think these pants run on the large side. I'm 5'6", 134lbs and usually a 6-8 in most pants with a 10 sometimes thrown in depending on the brand and got these in a medium and they practically fall off of me. Good thing they have belt loops!
Are the cuffs of these pants durable? I'm concerned about
Are the cuffs of these pants durable? I'm concerned about ski edges cutting through, if the cuff is just softshell fabric.
November 18, 2010
They have a two inch cuff; however, it's not reinforced with any extra material -- it's just doubled up on the pant material like any other cuff would be.
By: Sarah Owen
August 25, 2011
Nice pair of pants
August 27, 2012
These are a great pair of pants for hiking. I used them backpacking in Wyoming. I got the light color which was kinda dumb because they are already stained and looked dirty after the first day. They are so comfortable, though, that I even slept in them. I am very tall (5'10" with a 35-36 inch inseam) so they were too short even when I re-hemed them (look okay with boots, though.) There are marks from where the original hem was but it kinda just looks like a design and faded with a wash. If I had it to do over, I would just get the mens, ha. I wear an 8 normally (gap, old navy) and the mediums fit me well.
July 26, 2012
These pants look very nice on and appear to be made of a sturdy durable fabric. I think that these will look fine for travel or casual wear as well as for hiking or xc skiing. Be aware though that these are cut very generously. I just measured the L that I purchased. They were more like a 34 -36 inch waist. This was significantly different than the size chart indicated. I went with my hip size when I ordered rather than my waist size because some others had indicated that they fit loose and I have a small difference between my hip and waist anyway. Also, the inseam measured 32 inches. So if you are short you will likely need to have these hemmed. Since they are a straight leg they should be easy to have taken up. If I were to get another pair of these I would definitely order then M instead. Although I think these will work fine with a belt and allow plenty of layers. Overall I think I will be happy with these pants.
Hey i am going to Europe in November for 8 weeks and want warm
Hey i am going to Europe in November for 8 weeks and want warm travel pants. Thought the Patagonia simple guide soft shell would be a good move. Would they be a little too "ski-pants" in design for simple everyday travel? Are they noisy?! Might be going skiing so would they hold up for this?
By: Kylie Hobbs
May 9, 2010
This would be a great travel pant for your trip that doesn't look like a ski pant, but would still do ok if you go skiing. You might want to check out the Patagonia Rock Guide Pant as well that uses the same soft shell material but is a little more of a casual pant.
By: Ty Nelson
May 10, 2010
Bring back the previous version
January 12, 2012
I ordered these as I have two pairs of the 2007 version which I wear to death. I found the waistband very uncomfortable, and the fabric stiff compared to the previous style. Also the legs do not fit as nicely. I use these pants for bushwalking, and need the ease of movement for some of the steeper and more difficult tracks we follow. The previous version was much more comfortable, so the new ones stay in the cupboard and the old ones still keep on working!
April 9, 2010
Love it, true to size and extremely comfortable. can't wait to ware it everday for next month's Tibet trip.
- 91% recycled polyester, 9% spandex, (coating) Deluge DWR finish
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- Side Zips:
- not taped
- elastic, belt loops
- 2 front, 2 back, 1 side cargo
- 12 oz
- Recommended Use:
- mountaineering, climbing, touring
- Manufacturer Warranty: