Usually, if a pair of pants are considered durable, they will be made with either a cotton blend or cotton canvas fabric. Instead of using cotton to make its pants durable, which compromises the fabric's breathability and moisture managing properties, Ortovox used a Cordura, nylon, spandex blend to give its Women's Breta Pants the durability, breathability, and moisture-wicking properties you need when you're backpacking, hiking, or climbing. And if that wasn't enough it treated them with a DWR finish to repel light drizzle and threw in a webbing belt to ensure a comfortable fit when you're wearing them under a climbing harness or under a weighed-down backpack.
- Cordura, nylon, spandex blend
- DWR finish
- Merino mesh waistband lining
- Regular fit
- Integrated belt
- Hand and thigh pockets
- Q & A
Great quality but fit is off
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Bought this for friend. She's 5'4" and 115 lbs but small in hips. Her comments: she liked the color and the heavier weight of the fabric but was way baggy in the hips. It fit her waist nicely and loose enough on her legs to be comfortable. Odd sizing for her but might be better for someone who's a little bigger in the hips.
sizing is whacky
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: med
I am 5"6, 130lbs... average/ athletic build.
I love Ortovox products with the merino as they keep me that little bit warmer with awesome style( so long as they keep the logos SMALL) But what is it with the sizing? The fleece tops fit my shoulders but I would need to have a chest like a young boy to be completely comfortable. The pants fit my calves and thighs and lower butt but the waist is so big that it is patterned on a size 2 sizes larger. I Have kept 2 Ortovox tops as they are warm but I have to wear a very restricting sports bra to make it work. I have yet to be able to keep a pair of pants. Please Ortovox... get some women designers in as your products have the potential to be great.