Category Archive: Soft Shell

Outdoor Research Valhalla Pants Review

Outdoor Research’s Valhalla pants are made for backcountry skiers who want a comfortable, breathable, lightweight softshell.  Made from Gore Windstopper, they are very thin but offer excellent weather protection.  I love these pants because of their flexibility – primarily because they are great for layering. I would call these pants a true “soft” shell and I would […]

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Outdoor Research Salvo Pants Review

The Outdoor Research Salvo pants are a lightweight soft shell made out of Gore Windstopper.  To test these pants I wore them during a recent summit of Mt. Rainier and they preformed beautifully.  I was looking for a thin pant that would block the wind and keep me dry but not make me over heat – […]

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Outdoor Research Cirque Pants Review

The Outdoor Research Cirque pants are a great backcountry skiing pant.  They offer excellent water protection, the right amount of breathability, nice wide legs to go over ski boots, reinforced lower legs so you skis or crampons don’t chew them up, they are very durable and offer a nice adjustable waist so you can fit […]

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