Marmot Scree Softshell Pant - Women's

A mountain-woman's best friend.

Your mountainous lifestyle knows no bounds and has no restrictions. That's why the Marmot Women's Scree Softshell Pant complements your year-round active pursuits. The M3 Softshell fabric that makes up this pant is Marmot's most breathable fabric in the M-series. The durable nylon fabric makes sure you don't tear the pant up while you tear the mountain up. And a bit of elastane gives all the mobility you need so you don't have anything holding you back. This softshell sheds water, too, in case you come across a rain shower during your adventures.

An athletic fit pulls the Scree close to your legs and waist to reduce bulk without hindering mobility. The elastic waist is harness friendly, and  ankle zippers help you put on and take off this slim-fitting pant even with shoes on. And the thigh pocket can hold your phone so you have room for your hands while you enjoy the view on top of the mountain you love.   

  • Marmot M3 Softshell fabric
  • Water-repellent and breathable
  • Athletic fit
  • Elastic waist with snap closure and zip fly
  • Ankle zippers
  • One thigh zip and two hand zip pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Com si, com sa

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 8 long

Not bad, not good. It took a couple tries to get the right fit with these pants. I sized up to a 10L based on all the reviews saying they ran small. They were HUGE. The 8L is slightly large, but not so big that they fall down. Sizing down to a 6 would probably fit me best, but it would not be as comfortable to add a base layer underneath. I like my outdoor gear to have some extra room, but still have a tailored fit. This material does stretch as you wear the pants, but it makes layering base layers underneath easy and comfortable. I would barely consider the inseam to be a long. These barely hit above my ankle, which isn't a huge problem while wearing winter boots. For reference I wear a 29/8 in all Patagonia pants (these all leave a comfortable amount of room. Size 6 fits in the waist, but I do not like the tight things). I wear a 4L in the Prana Halle and 6 in the Kara. I wore these pants for 4 days straight climbing in the Sierras for Thanksgiving. The fit very well with a harness and stood up to monkeying around on rough rock. After a wash they look brand new and do not have any holes or scuff marks. I wish I loved these pants more than I do considering how high the quality is. If you can figure out the sizing you will be adding a solid mountain pant to your wardrobe.

Com si, com sa

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 8 long

Not bad, not good. It took a couple tries to get the right fit with these pants. I sized up to a 10L based on all the reviews saying they ran small. They were HUGE. The 8L is slightly large, but not so big that they fall down. Sizing down to a 6 would probably fit me best, but it would not be as comfortable to add a base layer underneath. I like my outdoor gear to have some extra room, but still have a tailored fit. This material does stretch as you wear the pants, but it makes layering base layers underneath easy and comfortable. I would barely consider the inseam to be a

Great quality, weird fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

I wanted to love these pants so much... the quality is awesome, the material is awesome, the pockets are awesome... but the fit was super funky on me. I'm 5'9" and usually wear a size 10. Athletic build, very straight through the waist/hips and super long slim legs. The 10 fit perfect in the waist but they had some weird poofy thing going on just above the knees that was unflattering enough that I returned them. Bummer because I loved everything else about them!

Thanks so much for this detailed review!

Wife

    likes them too. Feminine yet rugged pant that can be worn outside chopping wood if you can get your wife to pick up an axe.

    Absolutely my favorite, bought 2 pairs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 4/Reg

    I love these pants so much. It seems like a difficult task to find women's active pants that aren't frumpy and unflattering--but these marmot pants are perfect. They breathe well in the summer and are warm enough for late fall/winter hikes. They're super stretchy and move with you without tearing. I've used them for anything from multi-pitch rock climbs to hikes in torrential downpours. They're not completely waterproof, but water resistant enough to keep you dryer than any other pant I've tried. They do run small, so I had to order a size up than what I normally wear.

    Great

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Love this pants

    My Mother in Law loves them

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    I got these as a gift for my mother in law who told me that she loves them. She said they're comfortable with just enough stretch to fit well throughout without being skin tight or binding. They do an excellent job at keeping her warm and blocking the wind, and on colder days she just throws a base layer under them and they're perfect.

    The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is that they seem to run a bit smaller than other items she's gotten from Marmot.

    My favorite pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    Love these pants. I'm 5'11'' with long legs so it is really hard to find long softshell pants and these are perfect. I go cross country skiing, climbing in colder temps and hiking in these pants and I love that they are stretchy to allow for lots of movement and weather-proof enough to keep the wind and the snow out. The pockets are nice and big too! I would recommend these to any mountain lady out there! Wish more companies made pants like this.

    Lightweight comfortable pant

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Size 4 short

    I absolutely love these pants, they are lightweight, flexible and nice and soft. I like how the waist is higher than your average pant these days so you can bend over and move around without worrying about your underwear showing. They are a nice length for me (I purchased the size 4 short and I am 5 ft 3 inches and 120 pounds). I did order up a size because of recommendations and glad I did. They fit perfect and pack up nicely as they don't tend to crease at all. Haven't tried in the rain yet but did run water over them and it just beaded off.

    I love these

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

    Hmm... all the reviews that say the fit is small, weird, etc don't apply to me! I love them. I am about 5' 8.5" , slim but not skinny, with long legs. The 8 long fits like a dream and looks really nice. I also really like the relatively high waist. I am SO fed up with low-waisted pants that feel like they are falling down! The zipped cuffs fit nicely over the top of my boots too.

    marmot scree pant

    near the summit of ch-paa-qn peak

    marmot scree pant

    Your pup is so cute, Emily!

    we've been through it all together!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 6

    these are my go-to pant for nearly any outdoor activity. i spend summers in denali, and am hiking for work and/or pleasure, literally every day. when its lightly raining, these pants are perfect and dry quickly. i love the soft and warm pockets for cooler days.

    more recently, these have been my winter companions on big snowshoe treks in the right conditions. they aren't waterproof, but they are great for bluebird days when you know you'll be working hard on the ascent. layered with an icebreaker bottom, these pants are perfect for a big hike on a cold, clear afternoon.

    i love the fit, personally. they sit high on the waist and are flattering through the leg. i am normally a size small, but i wear these pants in a 6. as the day wears on they sometimes ride down, which makes the fit awkward, but if i keep them sitting high, i find them to be super flattering.

    we've been through it all together!

    Hi Emily...how wind resistant were these pants?

    Sadly, had to return

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I ordered the marmot scree pants in both6 and 8, thinking one would fit. Not the case! The fit is weird, sort of puffy in the thighs like jodphurs. Also, I thought they were short for a Regular.

    Runs small

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

    Based on sizing chart wife should wear 4 with some room for comfort/movement, but they were far too tight. Make sure to size up.

    Awesome pants

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these for work at an ice arena and they are the best. Water beads right off them which is exactly what I was looking for. I'm 5'1", 105 lbs so I went with the 4/short as suggested by another review and they fit great over a base layer, but are slightly loose in the waist. Love the zippered pockets which feel fleece lined and are large enough to zip my 5" smartphone in. Very happy with these pants.

    Great pants!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Breathable, flexible, and water-resistant, these are my favorite pants for mountaineering and early/late season rock climbing. They are very stretchy, offering a good range of motion. Because of the durable and water-replant fabric, you can even glissade in these with minimal bottom soaking. The thigh-fit on these pants is on the roomier side, which is great for me! I have an athletic build with very muscular legs, so I appreciate the room. The bottom of the leg cuffs fit loosely over normal shoes and light-hikers, tightly over my mountaineering boots, and not at all over my ski boots (which is ok, I don't wear these for skiing).



    I have two pairs of these pants, one of which arrived with defective stitching at the crotch (i.e. a gaping hole below the zipper), but a quick run at the sewing machine fixed that problem. Other than that, these pants have shown little wear with a lot of use.

    Runs Small: order up for proper fit

    • Fit: Runs small

    Following other reviews, I ordered up 1 size. I am 5' 2", 105 lbs, usually 0-2/25-26 in pants. Ordered these in a size 4 short and they fit perfectly (i.e., comfortable with a baselayer). Oddly, the rockstar, which is a similar but slimmer cut in a lightweight fabric, fit very differently and was too small (even in the size 4). I haven't taken these out yet but they feel very well made, have great stretch, and are a good midweight softshell for fall/winter.

    did you find them high waisted? I am 5'0" 102 lbs and trying to figure out the size.

    Fabulous pant! Pls add adjustable waist.

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

    They do everything I want them to - pockets, lining, ankle zip, wind and water resistant, and the "long" is long enough for me at 5'6". They will hike and climb and walk dogs. I'd tried on my usual size (6) in a store and it was too small, so I ordered an 8-Long from my favorite go-to online source, which had size and length options. All perfect ... except too big in the waist. I searched in vain for an elastic tab with which to adjust. Alas. Fortunately there are belt loops. Since this isn't the first time I've had this problem, I do have belts.

    I am 5'6" as well but I am 36"-37" hip circumference which is 26.5" waist and usually a size 4 in regular jeans/pants. Is this similar to your measurements and would you recommend I go with a 4, 6, or 8?

    Good hiking pant

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I am 5'-0" and 95lbs. The 2 fits perfectly and is not too long. I typically wear a 0 or 00, so the pant definitely runs small. The waist is very high which is not ideal for young ladies but with a shirt over the waist, no one can tell. I have tried on dozens of women's hiking pants and these were the only ones small enough to fit me. After hiking in cold temps in Anchorage, AK...I give these a thumbs up. Water resistant and warm. Hiked in 30deg temps without leggings underneath, and 10 degrees with leggings. I wasn't cold a bit.

    The long version is definitely not long

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

    I purchased size 8 in the 'long', because I am 5'10" and I always wear jeans size 6 or 8 that have a 34" inseam. The long version is supposed to be long, isn't it? When I tried these on at home I was so surprised. They are not long at all, they barely brush the floor. I'd say they are cut like a inseam size 32" at most. Also, I bought them for spring backcountry touring. They do not fit over the boot, even when the zipper on the bottom is open. Not even close. It's definitely not a good backcountry ski product. The material is quite thin too. I don't think I would ski in them. If I was shorter I would consider them for fall/spring hiking, etc., but I tried them on with hiking boots and they didn't look long on them either.