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 – these were great.

They were durable enough to stand up to several unfortunate encounters with my crampon spikes without any visible wear, fit under a climbing harness easily, have a nice amount of pockets, convenient waist adjustment straps, articulated knees and a nice slim cut.  The only drawback I can find is that they are too narrow at the cuff to fit over a ski boot.


They kept my body temperature regulated perfectly during an early August summit of Mt. Rainier where we saw more than our expected share of weather.

Unfortunately Outdoor Research no longer lists this product on their website.