Norrona Svalbard Flex1 Softshell Pant - Men's
NorronaSvalbard Flex1 Softshell Pant - Men's

Warmth and moisture management for hard pushes into chilly conditions.

Pack the Norrøna Men's Svalbard Flex1 Softshell Pants when you're gearing up for intense physical activity in cool to cold weather. This wind-and-water-resistant breathable hiking pant lightens your load and protects you from shoulder-season chills. Stretchy Flex1 material and a hiking-inspired cut boost mobility so you can hike, climb, or even ski through the backcountry.

  • Flex 1 softshell fabric stops wind and resists moisture to keep you warm while remaining highly breathable and flexible to maximize your comfort and performance
  • Flexible fabric and an articulated cut are built for movement so your pants won't hold you back when you're cross-country skiing up a hill
  • Regular fit is balanced so it's loose enough to layer over baselayers without being too baggy
  • Snap-up angles and stretchy gaiter hooks attach keep your hems down and snow out
  • Built-in, adjustable hook-and-loop waistband gives you a custom fit
  • Pocket space including zippered hip pockets, thigh pockets, and a back pocket hold essentials
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Outdoor Activity Pants

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 6'4" and the pants are one of the few that are actually long enough to fit well with trail running shoes or boots. The lace hooks are a great feature. I have had several hikes in the rain, muddy, less than ideal conditions and they have kept the pants over my shoes and debris, snow, and rocks out. The material has proven to be highly water resistant and yet stretches and breathes (even without ventilation zips) well enough to still be comfortable. I have had them in single digit temps with tights and 60-70 degrees comfortably on the trail. Great pair of multipurpose pants to have in the bag.

Rock solid winter pants

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

Bought these for a late fall hiking trip to Yellowstone. I was glad I got them because it was snowing/freezing rain the entire week. These held up perfectly, I didn't need to take them off nearly the entire time I was there. The boot lace hooks were an unexpected plus.

One thing I will say is there are no explicit ventilation zips, which throw them out of the ski touring category. At that, $200 is a good chunk of cash for pants I will only use for hiking but these are crazy high quality and have a decent warranty.

Awesome review!

How will these hold up as alpine ski pants? Are they water resistant enough?

Not well, they will fend of some snow that may splash up on you but, they will fail miserably in heavy wet snow or rain.



You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or bporreca@backcountry.com

Unanswered Question

Looking at these for downhill ski pants. How will they hold up in wet conditions?

Will these pants fit over top ski boots?

YES

Great pant for hiking and snowshoeing

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

I have used these on my last two hikes and the pants performed fantastic. One hike in the rain and the other in freezing temps both times I was warm and dry along with a under layer,very durable and not restrictive.

Norrona Svalbard Flex1 Softshell Pant

Are these pants available in medium? I am...

Are these pants available in medium? I am 5'11" and weigh 185lbs with a 34" waist. I think that the large will be to big on me.

I agree with you. I think that the Large would be too baggy on you and the Mediums would fit you perfectly. We should hopefully be getting these restocked in the next couple weeks so please keep checking back as we should be getting your size in shortly.

I'm trying to figure out what size I should...

I'm trying to figure out what size I should go with on these. I am 5'10, 160lbs, 32 waist, and 30 inseam. I want a more athletic fit without it being too baggy. I fit in a Medium in most pants but feel it might be too big in these. What should I do?

Graham,

Normally I would call that a medium too but Norrona's sizing is a little different as you can see from the chart listed with this product page. I would suggest a small in the Norr�na Svalbard Flex1 Softshell Pant for you.

Great Outdoor Utility Pants

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

I have only used these for hiking and climbing, and have even started using them for casual use to keep my legs warm on cold nights, but these definitely are great pants to have. Warm, durable, water resistant, flexible/non-restricting, overall comfortable pants to wear. These are great for any outdoor adventure you may find yourself in. I suspect they would also make great ski/snowboarding pants, but I have yet to try them out in this function. This combined with the Trollveggen Stretch Tights would make an excellent snow combination I feel. I will try it out next time I get a chance to go skiing.

bargain price

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

now for a bargain price!! these perform really well, are super comfy and wear well - size 34 pants, bought a L - 177cm's tall

Hey Shawn Cash, You said you have a 32"...

Hey Shawn Cash,



You said you have a 32" waist and you use the Medium in these pants. Do they fit really loose around the waist for you, or do they fit reasonably well with a little adjustment to the waist straps? Thanks.

Not Shawn Cash, but my two cents - I have these - i am a 33 and the pants fit me perfect (at least how I like them to fit) - if you are a true 32 the waist straps will be adjust just fine - if you like a Patagonia/Westcomb sizing (running a bit large) keep in mind these are euro fit (which I like cuz there isn't extra material flapping away)...for my money Norrona (as far as fit) and Westcomb (as far as materials) are where it is at these days

I am 32 waist and 32 inseam. What size...

I am 32 waist and 32 inseam. What size should I go for? Mtks..

A small would fit your 32" waist, but only measures 30.5 inseam (it also appears to be out of stock), A medium has a waist measurement of about 34", with a 31.5 inseam.



A medium would probably fit fine, although it might also be excessively loose around the waist. Norrona products tend to fit smaller.

Best Answer

I am a 32" waist and 30 inseam and I use a medium and they work just fine. If you are feared that you will have too much waist space remember that these pants can be tightened up 2 different ways: waist straps are provided on the pants, and they have belt loops! I would not go small because of your inseam, go medium:)

Don't forget suspenders!

I'm curious about the accuracy of the...

I'm curious about the accuracy of the colors depicted in the photos of these pants. I saw a video on the Norr�na website of the "supernova" color, which looked darker and more grayish then the still pics. In particular, I'd like to know if "space" is a good representation, or if the actual color is closer to navy or something other shade of blue.any help would be appreciated.

It is just a touch darker than the space picture on here, just a tiny bit.