686 Authentic Smarty 3-in-1 Cargo Pant - Women's

The only pant you need.

Reliable weatherproofing, all-season versatility, and an affordable price make it easy to see why the 686 Women's Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant is a best-seller year after year. It has a regular fit and solid colors for a low-key look and it's equipped with high-quality features normally reserved for pants that cost twice as much.

A removable fleece liner pant can be worn with the Smarty on cold days to keep your legs cozy, or you can take it out for sunny spring sessions. Infidry 15 waterproofing blocks out blowing snow, but is also breathable to keep you from overheating, and fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping in throughout the day.

The regular fit allows room to move comfortably in, and cargo pockets provide room to stash your stuff. Air-Flo mesh-lined vents dump heat during intense hikes and leg-burning runs, while the PJ jacket-to-pant connection lets you link up to your 686 jacket to block out snow on deep days.

  • Infidry-15 fabric
  • Fully taped seams
  • Removable Smarty fleece pant
  • Regular fit
  • Air-Flo mesh-lined inseam vents
  • PJ jacket-to-pant connection
  • Glove Hugger mittens holder
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Authentic Smarty 3-in-1 Cargo pant

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

The most versatile Smarty Cargo pant ever. 686 has outdone themselves and continues to offer a Yoga Legging Liner. Bonus. The yoga liner is something you will wear on the daily. The shell of the Smarty Cargo pant is super tough with reinforced kick panels and Cordura wrapped leg hems. Super water proof, breathable, and fully tapped seams will keep you dry and warm anywhere with a thermal rating of 7 out of 10. This is 686’s most versatile pant, packed full with tons of features.

Gift for my Sister

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Bought these for my sister when she came out to Utah to visit. She only gets out a couple times per season but absolutely loved these pants, especially with the removable liner. Kept her very warm and is pumped she has a pant for colder days and spring riding.

Comfy, warm, but only lasted one season

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

As a snowboard instructor, my snowpants are basically my office. I value pants that are warm, durable, allow me to move about freely, and have lots of pockets. These won on almost all fronts - they were super comfortable, warm, and I always had enough room to stow all my stuff. I especially loved the removable fleece liner, which are great for those frigid days.

Sadly the one place they lose points was durability. By the end of the season, the backside and knees were no longer waterproof, so I had a very soggy spring. Admittedly my pants take a lot more abuse than most in one year, but it was disappointing.

Nice, but...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The fit and comfort are great. They are quite warm, but on colder days you need a warmer liner.
The biggest issue is the gaiters. Depending on your boot, they may not be wide enough to be pulled down. I could not pull the gaiter over my K2 snowboard boot, so I had to have a seamstress get creative with them.

Liked but did not love

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I wanted to love these pants so bad. The first size I ordered was too big so I sized down but unfortunately these pants were way too flared at the bottom for my taste. If you are okay with flared bottoms then you should buy these because otherwise they were perfect. Super soft liner, warm and very comfortable.

Smarty Cargo Value Graph

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My wife's favorite pant

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

The Smarty Cargo pant from 686 has been my wife's favorite for years. Staying warm is challenge some days in Colorado. Our Smarty Cargo pants are go to items in the closet on those days.

686 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant - Womens