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Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Pant - Women's

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Stretchy waterproof protection.

Leave the Mountain Hardwear Women's Stretch Ozonic Pant at the top of your pack just in case you run into rain mid-hike. Its Dry.Q Active 2.5L Stretch shell combines a highly rated waterproof breathable membrane with four-way stretch fabric so you can still move and stay dry on the trail. Fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing rain from seeping through.

Mountain Hardwear designed the Stretch Ozonic with articulated knees to enhance the pant's range of motion on steep ascents. Full-length side zippers offer easy on-and-off when you're out and about, and loops at each cuff accommodate boot laces for extra security. This pant also has a zippered thigh pocket to protect valuables and electronics.

  • Dry.Q Active 2.5L Stretch shell
  • Fully taped seams
  • Standard fit, articulated knees
  • Full-length side zippers
  • Loops at leg cuffs
  • Zippered thigh pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Lightweight, breathable, and stretch

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

It's hot and very humid, so lightweight and breathable rain pants are essential. The fabric is quiet (my top issue) and it stretches a bit. Perfect. As far as the button thing, why use it when you have two side zippers? The fit is great. They pack down small and don't add weight to my pack. I pull out rain gear only when it's pouring. I generally wear lightweight, water resistant, quick dry pants.

Lasted one week

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

I loved these pants at first, fit perfect/flattering but the top snap button was really difficult to unbutton and the fabric around the bottom completely ripped off trying to get it undone. Now it has no top bottom and isn’t an easy fit due to the type of fabric. I’m super bummed about it and disappointed because these pants weren’t cheap and it was too late to return.

Functional, comfortable, even stylish

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

These pants are so soft and light, it's easy to add them as an outer layer without feeling bulky. I wore them on a fairly windy, damp day hike for several hours. It wasn't pouring rain, so I can't vouch yet for level of waterproof-ness, but they repelled light drizzle. They barely whisper when walking, unlike many other types of rain pants.



The full length side zippers are really practical! easy on/off on the trail to accommodate changing weather conditions. They roll up compactly to fit in a small day pack.



They also look nice! Fitted but not too tight, and also not too baggy. Comfortable waist closure.

Love these pants - which i bought specifically for a trip to Patagonia later this year, where the weather is unpredictable and wind is a major factor.

Functional, comfortable, even stylish

Amazing lightweight versatile rain pant

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

This rain pant is a definite five star winner. Highly versatile, incredibly comfortable and functional. I’ve put them through their paces hiking, snowshoeing and camping in the Rocky Mountains for three seasons so far. Easy to pull out of my pack in a sudden storm and quickly don over my hiking tights or pants with boots on and be protected, quick drying and breathable enough I can leave them on when the sun comes out again. They are a light rain pant so not hardcore waterproof or super warm, but for me the lightweight versatility works better for backpacking, travel and most conditions I’m in than heavy duty bulky noisy rain pants. I treated them with a water repelling spray after a few washings which helps with water resistance. Tons of thoughtful features like full length protected side zips and a deep map pocket on the thigh. A more flattering cut than most. I’m 5’1” and 100 lbs usually a pant size 0-2 and was thrilled to find an XS in the short length offered by the manufacturer. I don’t usually make double purchases, but I’ll be ordering a second pair as backups in case this rain pant is ever discontinued.

Easy on and off

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

These extremely lightweight pants block the wind like it’s their job. They don’t add much warmth but they block the wind and water which was much needed on our trip. The full-length side zippers make them quick and easy to put on over a layer. The only thing I didn’t like is that they are not flattering.

Easy on and off

Disappointed - Not waterproof

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

I read all the previous reviews praising these pants for being waterproof before I bought them, and I had high hopes. I brought them to Iceland for a week of hiking. However, I returned them after my trip because I found them to only be water RESISTANT, not waterproof. I wasn't expecting a fishing pants level of water proofing, but these didn't cut it for what I thought should be a simple enough - a couple rainy hikes.

After an hour of hiking in the blowing rain, the outer layer was saturated and water started to seep through at the thighs, knees, etc. Not enough to soak my base layers after an hour, but I couldn't stay in the pants any longer and still remained dry/warm. I needed to take them off immediately in the car between sites to dry them under the car vents.

I liked the pants as hiking pants that are water resistant - they fit well, the material is flattering and lightweight (durable for the rocks we scrabbled over and they DID dry fast.) The side zips were great - they got heavy use as I took the pants on and off. However, the price is too high for me to just spend on "hiking pants" that need to be dried off after an hour.

Conclusion: If you've got the money to spend and are OK with water RESISTANCE, these are great. But, they failed me for being "waterproof", so the search continues.

Amazing - not your normal rain pant!

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

These pants are made with the same great fabric of the jacket - soft, stretchy, breathable comfort. When I first felt it, I was doubtful of the protection it would provide in the rain but these pants have proven themselves! I wore these rain pants on a hike when it was both rainy and windy in Southern Utah.

Because of the breathability and comfort, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending these are hiking pants where you don't quite need the rain protection. The only issue I could see with these is durability, but I have not put that to the test.

I'm a small and my usual pant size is 26.

My Favorite Rain Pants Ever!

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

I tested these one chilly night in Park City because I forgot to bring long pants. I expected uncomfortable hard shell rain pants. I was blown away with how comfortable and breathable they are!

The outer fabric is super stretchy and feels really soft. It reminds me of the old school Gore-Tex jackets that had the golf pullover feel to them. This one is not Gore-Tex, but it uses Mountain Hardwear's DryQ active membrane.

I enjoyed wearing them so much that I bought them to wear as everyday pants. I took them to Yellowstone National Park last weekend and wore them the rain and snow all day long. Not one drop wetted out on the pants. I couldn't believe how waterproof they were! They were perfect for hiking around all day in in the cold and felt amazing because they were so soft, stretchy, and breathable.

The fit is true to size and has an adjustable, stretchy waist that has beltloops for adjustablilty. The pants have zippers that run down the sides of them, so they are very easy to remove and adjust layers. They only have one pocket on the front that is big enough for a cell phone. It is functional, but does not have hand pockets or a rear pocket.

The pants are pretty lightweight at only 9.8 oz, but they are thick enough to keep you warm. I wore them around walking in the rainy snow at 32-35 degrees and layered Patagonia R1 pants underneath. I was perfectly comfortable, warm, and dry.

They are true to size naturally, but are adjustable to fit a range of people. I am 5'4" and ordered the regular. They were too long, but I folded the waistband over once and that pretty much made them fit. I would have ordered the short if it had been available.

Bottom Line: I tested these pants and loved them so much that I immediately bought them. They are my favorite rain pants ever and I will wear them either casually or in an all out downpour. Not only are these the best rain pants I've ever worn, they are one of the most comfortable pairs of regular pants, as well! I highly recommend them.

If you have any questions about these pants, I'd love to help you out.
amcclary@backcountry.com or 801-204-4562

Very versatile, not super durable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium/ regular

I first tested these pants out on an early summer Mt Whitney assent and they were so solid for the whole climb/ hike in the snow. I am 5'11'' and I wear a regular medium and the waist fits well but the actual pant legs are pretty long. I might size down a size if I were to get them again but the medium works well otherwise. I especially like how the side zip goes the full length of the pant to allow for easy off and on without removing boots/ crampons. I also like the big pocked and the velcro straps on the side of the hips which allow you to adjust it to fit without a belt (one less thing to carry or pack! ) Pants were surprisingly breathable when I wore them by themselves but were warm and loose enough to accommodate a base layer underneath for the cold morning alpine start. As far as the material goes, the are stretchy, water repellent (stays dry while glissading and fabric dries quickly but I haven't worn them in a downpour yet so not sure how "waterproof" they are). I do wish that the fabric was a little more durable as I wore them on some mellow final pitches of the east buttress of Mt Whitney and put a couple little holes in the knees. That being said, they are not really meant for climbing so it makes sense, just wish they were a little more tough. These are definitely a really solid pant for anyone who spends time in the alpine or needs a good hiking/ backpacking rainpant. My only complaint is that the pants are not super durable and I put a lot of little holes in them when rock climbing. Pretty bummed about that so I would not recommend them for really anything other than gentle hiking or as rain gear.

Mountain Hardwear

Women's Apparel
 XSSMLXL
US Size0246810121416
Bust

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

34in

(86cm)

35in

(89cm)

36in

(91cm)

37.5in

(95cm)

38.5in

(98cm)

40in

(102cm)

41.5in

(105cm)

Sleeve

30in

(76cm)

31in

(79cm)

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

34in

(86cm)

Waist

25in

(64cm)

26in

(66cm)

27in

(69cm)

28in

(71cm)

29in

(74cm)

30in

(76cm)

31in

(79cm)

33in

(84cm)

34.5in

(88cm)

Hip

35in

(89cm)

36in

(91cm)

37in

(94cm)

38in

(97cm)

39in

(99cm)

40in

(102cm)

41.5in

(105cm)

43in

(109cm)

44.5in

(113cm)

Inseam

Short 30in (76cm)

Regular 32in (81cm)

Long 34in (86cm)

How to Measure:
All measurements correspond to equivalent body measurements, not the dimensions of the garment. For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Bust:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Sleeve:
Have a friend measure from the center of your back to your wrist.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.