Softshell pants for men

Whether for ski touring, freeriding, high alpine touring, climbing or mountaineering – ORTOVOX softshell pants provide maximum freedom of movement, excellent climate management and are wind and water resistant. Discover our various designs for softshell pants for men in our online shop – basic equipment for any mountain athlete.

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Softshell pants for men: The perfect companions for mountain sports

With ORTOVOX softshell pants, you’ll be ready for any athletic challenge! An ergonomic cut and elastic material provide maximum freedom of movement.

High-quality materials mean you’ll benefit from perfect climate control: These softshell pants reliably absorb moisture and wick it to the outside, even when the going gets tough. And high breathability provides excellent comfort. 

Our recommendation: To ensure their temperature and moisture regulation functions work properly, choose functional underwear as your base layer. This will get you the most from your softshell pants’ outstanding features.

Are there any men’s softshell pants that are waterproof?

Softshell pants are wind and water resistant. This means that they’ll reliably protect you against wind and light precipitation. However, they are not waterproof in heavy rain.

For optimum protection against the wet, we recommend hardshell pants. These are perfect for extreme weather conditions and, unlike softshell pants, completely waterproof.

Fit, features, etc. – what you should consider when buying

Base your choice of softshell pants upon criteria such as fit, features and your activity of choice.

How should softshell pants fit?

The fit of your softshell pants is crucial to their functionality. They should be close fitting to enable the optimum regulation of temperature and moisture. It is also important that the pants do not restrict your movements. 

What features do ORTOVOX softshell pants come with?

Our softshell pants come with a range of features that may be relevant for your activity of choice: 

  • Belt loops 
  • Adjustable waistband
  • Thigh pockets, back pockets or hip pockets
  • Side zippers
  • Ventilation zippers
  • Protection against sharp edges
  • Adjustable ankle cuffs
  • Integrated gaiters

Do I need softshell pants with a membrane?

All of our softshell pants stand out thanks to their high breathability and weather resistance. But what is the difference between softshell pants with and without a membrane? 

Pants with a highly functional membrane are even more robust, are particularly windproof and provide even better protection against inclement weather than pants without a membrane. 

However, softshell pants without a membrane have a focus upon breathability. This provides advantages for particularly sweat-inducing mountain sports. Although slightly less wind and water resistant, these softshell pants are softer and more elastic. 

When would I need softshell pants with insulation?

For cold temperatures, we offer softshell pants that are equipped with SWISSWOOL. This warming wool insulates and stops your body from getting hypothermic.

Our material for softshell pants: A symbiosis of merino wool and synthetic fibers

As a manufacturer of mountainwear, we have the highest standards when it comes to our materials. We use sustainable merino wool from Tasmania, which boasts the natural properties that are perfect for our softshell pants. 

Depending upon the model, we combine merino wool with highly functional synthetic fibers such as polyamide and elastane, and membranes such as Dermizax® EV. Thus, you can get the softshell pants that are perfectly suited to you and your outdoor activities.

If you’d like to learn more about our materials and processing, take a look at our material lexicon.

We’ll be happy to help!

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our softshell pants or the materials we use. Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we’ll help you find your perfect softshell pants.