As a gear reviewer you might imagine I have a lot of options when choosing pants for a backcountry tour and you’d be right. Grabbing the same pants each time for a full season of touring is a testament to the Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Pants.
Since my first trip earlier this season I haven’t opted for any other pants. They fit just right: slim but not tight and loose enough to move and flex when I need to do something rad.
You’ll find pockets where you need them and they all act like vents with mesh linings. It’d be tough to overheat while wearing these.
Outdoor Research has eschewed garage doors for most of the zippers, thus saving more weight. You’ll think about writing them a thank you letter on the way up the hill.
I like the integrated beacon pocket on your right thigh. It holds the beacon secure in mesh and keeps it close to your inner thigh. In case of a fall you’ll have a lower risk of damaging the beacon.
OR did a great job in the Trailbreaker Pants and at a very nice price point too. I’ll be using these for many more seasons.
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