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Spring is sooooo windy here. Snow on the mountains, but the sage hills at lower elevations are ripe with wildflowers. The sun is warm and the wind is cold. These pants are PERFECT for mixed conditions. I can hike faster to keep warm/run when necessary and just enjoy the comfort they proivide.....love love love
Good Running Gear
Warm enough for the shoulder seasons, haven't used them mid winter yet, could be more breathable. Totally not consrticting so great for any type of run- (or x-country ski). Fits true to size but since I am shorter (5'1") they are too long--maybe Patagonia will make a short inseam version. Luckily the tapered ankles make the extra len... Read Moregth not bother me too much. Also I wore these on a day which was about 40* and kinda got too warm during parts of the run. Could they get a bit more breathable? or add hidden vents??? All and all I almost love these- I bought two so I could have one at home and work.
Not a cold weather item. The material is much thinner than I expected, definitely not usable for winter activities. I should have returned them.
We're sorry to hear that these were a disappointment, Jane! They're designed for high output activity like trail running. We welcome you to return them, so please reach out to our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/), and we can recommend some other products like our R2 TechFace Pants or our Altvia Pant.
These pants are very comfortable. I normally wear a medium but when I tried that size on it seem too tight. Large is on the big side for me so I guess Im between medium and large. Rather have them a little big then too small. These are very comfortable, stretchy, and as you wear them they get a little looser. I like them for activities yet they are... Read More casual enough to wear to a soccer game or around town before or after if needed. Id love to get these in more colors but Im not sure I want to pay full price!!! Got them on sale!
The pants are amazing. I wear them over a pair of tights snow shoeing and they are great for cutting out the wind, but still being breathable. They are super comfortable and the fabric is soft and stretchy. I only wish they came in short sizes as they are a bit long for me. Also a full zipper on the sides to take them off without taking shoes off w... Read Moreould be nice. But really they were so breathable I didn't feel the need to take them off. I love the bright blue, even if my husband thinks I'm crazy.
Seams ripped out after regular use
I purchased these pants around December 2020. I fit firmly into the XS category by the size chart and that pant size fit well. I'm 5'1" /35" hips / 26" waist. I am compact but muscular. Though I loved the feel of these pants (great fabric & great performance), I was using them for skate skiing. The side to side motion o... Read Moref the legs seems to have fatigued out the softshell type fabric where it is not attached to the stretchy side panels. Long story short is that a fairly large investment was useless after 1.5 seasons, which is when the rear and front seam (from under the tie in front to the reinforced crotch) has perforated at the seam or ripped. I tried to repair the pants with a stretchy goretex patch but I am not sure how long that will last. If you are wearing these for light use or for a more minimal range of motion they may work well. I do not recommend these for all outdoor activities. I greatly appreciate Patagonia and the ethics behind their brand, but this product was a big miss for me after regular use (again, I would've sung the praises of these pants right up until their end).
Hi Bri, we're so sorry to hear those pants didn't hold up for you as they should! You probably already know this, but you are always welcome to send them in for either [return or repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). We'll be happy to help!
Loved the pants but they don't last
I got these pants in February 2020. Pretty quickly they started to have a run in the back. Now the run is much larger. And the crotch has started to have a run. I wish patagonia allowed you to upload pictures to see it. I LOVED these pants, but they just aren't built to last (and I'm not doing anything where the pants come in contact with... Read More rock, etc. for the run to happen).
FAVORITE PANTS EVER!!!!!! MORE PLEASE .
I rarely write reviews, but I have moved from SoCal to the mountains in Colorado and in need of FUNCTIONAL comfortable, preferably cute clothes. I hike, mountain bike and do yoga have found the PERFECT pant for all three! I found these in a local store while buying another pant for cold hiking. I knew I needed a wind proof pant for cold weather ( C... Read Moreolorado spring and fall) mountain biking. I thought these were pricey, but the fit and style were too perfect not to try. Fast forward and after hiking, biking and doing yoga in them I bought the other 2 colors! This is the best go to pant for EVERYTHING and are stylish enough for town! Reviews said it was kinda short, but A) that is in with jeans now, and B) with my hiking boots it was perfect fit. And C) great length for yoga and mountain biking. The warmth factor was most surprising. As I have 2 other wind proof pants o absolutely feel the cold through. Please make more and a jacket/ hoody type product to go with it would be AMAZING! THANK YOU
Comfortable and protective
I have the previous version wind shield pants as well. I like the cut on this new design betterits less like a sweatpant than the first. I think it does offer protection from the elements and is a good winter running, dog-walking, hiking pant, or ice skating indoors, but I dont find it quite as warm as the previous model which I also used with a th... Read Morein baselayer for snow showing and ice skating outdoors. I dont feel like they are as heavy to wear around the house, either, so I do that often and then I can run outside with the kids for a bit wearing these in place of a windproof and waterproof snow pant if I wont be out for long, even when its close to 0 in the Midwest. I dont know if this new model could accommodate a thin base layer as easily or if it is quite as warm on super cold days, but I think the overall design, nice fabric and functionality makes up for it.
Perfect for cross-country skiing
I absolutely love these pants. Theyre the perfect pant for cross-country skiing. Slim fit but roomy enough to fit thermals underneath when its super cold out. I imagine Ill be wearing these in the shoulder season for hiking too. Im 5 2 and 130 pounds and these fit great. The length is perfect on me, but I could see these being a problem for someo... Read Morene who is taller. TBH as a short/petite person Im just thankful to finally have a pair of pants that fit without needing to be rolled up or altered. I usually struggle with Patagonia pants because of the long inseams. Thank you!
Great Pant On and Off the Trail.
These are the perfect pant for someone like myself that's self-conscious about wearing spandex type running tights in public. I can trail run or hike and then stop at the store on the way home and not have to change pants. I've used them for trail running about three times in 35-50 degree windy + drizzle type weather and they were super ... Read Morecomfortable and breathable. Fit: I'm 5'9, 145 lbs, athletic build, and wear size 8 in all Patagonia pants and the size medium fit perfect for my body type. Your model shows her wearing size small but the mediums fit my body exactly like in the photo, including the length. These are slim fit pants, I'd probably size up you wanted to wear liners underneath them for very cold conditions. The only two negative things about these pants is that the zippered opening at the cuffs is worthless, getting these pants off wearing size 10 trail running shoes was impossible and the length on these could be about 1-2 inches longer but it wasn't not a deal killer. Overall awesome pant and I love them!
Wanted to love these
I really wanted to love these pants as every aspect of them was as described, except they were too short! I really thought about keeping them because the design and fabric itself is awesome, maybe wear long socks and pull them up? Nope, I decided to return them and continue the search.
Cold Weather Only
Not sure what I think about these. They're definitely best suited for cold weather as I don't find them to wick moisture super well, so once I start to sweat I feel like they're sticking to me a bit. I do really like the pockets (big enough for iphone) and the ankle zips for extra ventilation. They'll keep you warm I'm just... Read More not sure they'll keep you that dry. Also, they're mid rise, which for running isn't my favorite, might be more comfortable as a high-waisted pant.
Fit Great- don't seem small at all
I usually wear a M/L and would have purchased a Large but accidentally picked up a Medium in the store. They fit great, but they don't have much stretch in waist for getting them over your hips. They are plenty warm for higher output activities in the cold (skate skiing, running, maybe classic skiing if it isn't too cold). The wind resist... Read Moreance is great for a little extra warmth. They are great pants/winter tights!
Good for cold weather
These are super comfortable, stretchy, and provide some warmth. They are not too warm though and really comfortable. I love the stretchy side pockets. I don't really see the use of the zip open slits on the bottom, it would be really hard to get a shoe through these pants as they are pretty slim fitting. I am 5'2/125 lbs and usually wear ... Read Morea 2 or 4 and these are on the smaller size of that fit range.
Great material terrible fit
Way too short. A medium should not be designed to be above the ankles on someone who is 5'9. It baffles me that a brand so committed to details can have such a tragic time getting sizing sorted out when brands that are terrible with details seem to have an amazing array of well sized options.
Warm and comfy
I bought these pants a while ago. Ive only really started using them recently, as the weather has turned cold. I mainly use them for mountain biking in 30 to 40 degree weather, with liner shorts underneath. They are stretchy enough to be comfortable on my bike, breathable on the back side to wick away sweat. The wind coating on the front keeps me w... Read Morearm on the descent. I also like the cuff at the bottom, tapered enough to not get caught on the bike, zippered and a reflective tape for visibility on these short winter days. I love everything about them. Pockets well placed. Fit is just right for me. I also used these for the first skate ski of the season. They performed excellently for that too! I suspect in really cold weather that I will need full tights underneath. I logged in today to leave a review, and buy another pair. Thanks Patagonia.
One and done pants
The wind pants are much more than that. I pack ultralight for multiweek hiking trips. These should be the only pants I need. Wore them with hiking tights underneath for two hours in torrential rain with thigh length raincoat. Only the knees were damp. Soft enough inside to sleep in. Perfect length for me, tenting over the tops of boots. Expensive ... Read Moreand worth it.
Too wide in the hips
I love the style, comfort, warmth of these pants.. the string around the waist helps cinch the waist buttttt I really wish Patagonia had a Slim Thick type category for lack of better words. I sized up to the M because my hips and thighs are muscular.. SO when I cinch the waist I get a lot of bunching of material at the front and lower back area bec... Read Moreause otherwise its too wide at my hips even with the draw string and I dont want my pants to fall down! Patagonia PLEASE consider more inclusive sizing! I love your brand and what you stand for!
Hey Tia, thanks for leaving us a review on the Wind Shield Pants. We have been working on offering more inclusive sizing and have updated a number of styles with a wider size range for Fall of 2021, but it sounds like the issue is not with finding the correct size but with the cut of the pants. We greatly appreciate this feedback and will share it with the rest of the team. If you're looking for something similar in the meantime that is intended to sit a lot closer to the body, we recommend the [Women's Peak Mission Tights](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-peak-mission-running-tights/23990.html?dwvar_23990_color=DAK&cgid=root).
Have to return :-(
I loved these out of the package. Nice light-mid weight feel, side drop in pockets, and zippered legs. Once I put them on, they were a loose but not baggy, fitted but not tight, casual fit. I normally wear a small in Patagonia tights and I ordered a medium. But I had to take them off after just 5 minutes of wearing around the house! The inside sea... Read Morem on the back of the legs where the different paneling meets was very irritating on my skin. There is no way I could wear these for active use, I would be chafed raw! Smooth that seam over and it's be a winner.
Hi Margaret, we would never want you to be uncomfortable in your gear. We're always working to improve our designs, so thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
These immediately became my new favorite mountain biking pants and to wear fishing under waders in in cooler weather. With wind resistant and heavier material in the front where you need it these pants were surprisingly lightweight and low profile. Although I haven't tried them yet I know they will be fantastic under my fly fishing waiters. Th... Read Moree material has a slickness to it which will make getting in-and-out of the waders easy, and there was no extra bulk. Deep pockets on both thighs were big enough to hold my Samsung S20+ phone. I often wear smalls in Patagonia bottoms but decided to order a medium To have a little extra room for my athletic thighs. With the draw string waistband, there was no problem customizing the fit and since they are slim didnt look too baggy. Well Done!
This pant was exactly what I was looking for. I loved them except they were way too short. I'm 5'9' and they just looked foolish on me. I listened to the reviews and got a large instead of a medium. The medium would have been a better fit. I didn't listen to the reviews about length and sure should have. Maybe a shorter person w... Read Moreould be happy with them. Please a longer length would be appreciated.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on the Wind Shield Pants, Mary. The inseam for these pants comes in at 30.125" for the size medium and large. If you're looking for something longer, we recommend checking out the [Women's Simul Alpine Pants](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-simul-alpine-pants/83067.html?dwvar_83067_color=STBL&cgid=root) which measure in at a 32" inseam.
Everything you need in a lightweight pant
I still don't know how something so stretchy and lightweight can do such a superior job compared to other windpants. They are not noisy, or feel like you have plastic wrap on- you simply forget you have these windshield pants on until you reach for the handy pockets to dole out dog treats to your trusty 4 legged running partner. The pockets ar... Read Moree ample yet lay flat unlike other pockets that flair out and can catch you hands while striding. Just like the Air Shed Pro, I should have bought this a long time ago as both products are well thought out and let me just get out and run without fussing over my clothing choices.
Will use these for cross country
Great fit and quality. Could fit long Johns under these. Purchased a L, Im a size 30-31 in womens pants for reference (or size 10). Didnt want them too tight. Happy with purchase. Definitely will be good in cold, windy conditions. Missed out on them before they sold out last season.
TOO SHORT, but loved everything else
I wanted to love these pants so badly, but just couldn't. I'll echo other reviewers in that the length is unnecessarily short - WAY TOO SHORT. I am 5'10", about 135lbs and typically order a small in pants at Patagonia and have had no length issues in the past. But these are crazy short. They look comical. And from a functional s... Read Moretandpoint, I don't want my ankles exposed on cool, windy days or my hiking socks to get covered in burs, pine needles and whatnot because my pants aren't long enough to prevent that. It's unfortunate because I absolutely LOVED everything else about these pants. The rest of the fit was spot on, the material is ridiculously comfortable and flexible, the side pockets were great. But the length was a deal breaker for me and I returned them. If it hadn't been for the length, these would've been my go-to pants and I would've purchased multiple pairs. I read another review where that reviewer is 5'5'' compared to my 5'10'' and she even said she had length issues, too. So, maybe they'll work for you if you're on the shorter side. But if you are taller and want pants that go past your ankles, these are NOT the pants for you.
Nice but too short
Patagonia, I was so hoping the Wind Shield pants could replace an older pair of warm wind pants from Patagonia that have been my go-to for skate skiing and trail running over the past ~10 years. I love the pockets, and although they are not particularly warm (definitely need long johns for skiing), the biggest issue is that these are too short, eve... Read Moren for someone who's only 5'5. How short are they? They're so short that my running gaiters can't bridge the gap between my shoes and the hem to keep snow and grit out of my running shoes. And, frankly, they just look a little ridiculous when I'm off trail -- which isn't often, but I need these pants to work harder. Disappointed.
SO many mixed feelings!! But LOVE.
First, I really like these pants. They fit amazing, and they provide excellent range of motion (no break-in period). They performed well in 30s F hikes. So why only 3 stars?? :((( My review is specifically for last season's pants that came in black. I love them so much, but they are noooot rugged!! At all!! First day out, the ankle got caught ... Read Moreon a rock and bam! There are holes in my pants! I'm afraid to sit on rock :( I've never had pants rip on a hike before (and I hike a LOT), so I'd say these are best suited for running on groomed trails, not mountain adventures. I think I will keep them, likely this season's is similar in material so getting the new one wouldn't help. Now where are my gear patches...
Nice layering or stand alone piece
I live in Wyoming and do most of my running during the winter months. I am 5'4", 125lbs with 37" hips and the medium fits well. It feels slightly tight around my thighs when layering with tights underneath, but nothing that hinders my running. I've also worn these on their own and they worked great on a windy running day in the ... Read More30s. I have ran with them as a layering piece in 10-20 degrees F and my legs were much warmer than before! I tend to wear M in most bottoms, so it is true to size. Having the drawstrings on the outside is great for adjusting the fit. Instead of the open side pockets, I do wish this had a zippered back pocket like a lot of running tights have, but that is a minor complaint.
I bought these pants for a hiking trip up in Maine in October. I usually wear a size 12 in pants. The waistband was a little tight, but otherwise the pants fit comfortably through the thighs. If you're a bit generous in the hip and rear area like I am, you may want to consider sizing up. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with the fit! I wore the... Read Morese over three days of hiking, including a sunrise hike where the temp dipped to around 32 degrees with heavy winds, and they did a great job of keeping me warm while moving. I've since worn them on chilly morning walks with no issue, and look forward to wearing them throughout the winter.
Just what I was looking for
This pants seem pretty perfect for what they are described as. They feel like a quality pant, nice material, great at blocking the wind. The fit is quite nice as well, tighter to the leg, fitting, a little looser around the ankle but not like a boot cut or anything. I ordered a small, and have ordered smalls in my other Patagonia pants, and they fi... Read Moret perfectly, any smaller though, and I would have to size up. I measure 37" at my widest point, 36" at the hip and 29" at the waist. The waistband has very little stretch, and I was just able to suck everything in enough to get them up over my widest point, but if I had eaten a large breakfast, it might have been a different case. Not the pants that I will be putting on after a Thanksgiving meal. Even though it has little stretch, the end fit was pretty perfect. So definitely take your measurements, and compare! Otherwise-I am looking forward to putting these to the test in more cold/windy situations!
I ended up with a medium after trying on both medium and small in the Patagonia store in Squaw Valley on a awful hot day with an equally hot and stuffy dressing room. I found the medium to be slightly more roomy. Better for bending and moving and also sitting just above my hips instead of with small that caused wedgies. It's odd that my pants ... Read Morehave zippered vertical pockets instead of the side pockets seen on this website. Do I have last years model? I say zippered pocket far more functional for carrying valuables. I'm looking forward to using these pants for xc skiing and hiking.
My Best Fitness Pants
I have three pairs of these and cycle through them constantly. They are form fitting, but not tights, which is perfect. I love that they have zips at the ankles, BUT the openings need to be a bit bigger to be able to actually take them off over most of my shoes. I was disappointed that this latest version has a waist tie on the outside, which makes... Read More for a weird poof right on my belly where I really don't want a weird poof to be. What was wrong with the older version that didn't have that? Nothing!, that's what. But still I do love these pants and get tons of compliments on them. Thanks!
Comfortable as heck!
I love these pants! Great for biking, working out, lounging! They keep you cool and dry and they are extremely cute :,3 love the reflective detailing as well! Definitely worth the price! The only thing I dont love are the pockets. They are extremely useful, deep for sure, however, I personally think theyre kind of ugly and awkward. ️ Not a deal bre... Read Moreaker, though. Definitely would recommend these!
Perfect pants for inclement weather
In short, the Wind Shield pants are magical. They are comfortable enough to wear all day but stand up to rain and wind like the best raincoat. The side stretch panels make these pants feel as comfy as a yoga pant. Yet, they dont stop there and have the bonus of wind and rain shield fabric to help make inclement weather hikes more comfortable. I jus... Read Moret finished a day of hiking in rain and the pants never once let my legs feel even remotely wet. The pants repelled the rain like they were treated with RainX, the coating put that you put on car windows that causes rain to bead off. As the weather cleared, the pants dried quickly and easily. Amazing!
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