Outdoor Research Goldrush Denim Pant - Men's

The best thing to happen to jeans since the copper rivet.

It was copper rivets that made the original denim pants so popular among gold miners during the goldrush, but since you probably aren't stuffing your pockets full of gold when you head into the backcountry, rarely will jeans find their way on your packing list. Well, Outdoor Research is changing that with the Men's Goldrush Denim Pants. Breathable, durable, and stretchy, these techy jeans will perform whether you're sending a bouldering problem, taking a hike, or tuning your skis after an early season pow day. Reinforced with Cordura, stretchy thanks to Lycra, and breathable by nylon, you'll be hard-pressed to find a situation where you won't wear these all-purpose britches. 

  • Cotton, nylon, Cordura, Lycra blend
  • UPF 50 sun protection
  • Regular fit
  • Hand and rear pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

comfy pant

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

These are really comfortable but they are too baggy for me. The jeans are a little weird, they are like stretchy and it kind of looks like not jeans (mainly because they are Cotton, nylon, Corduroy, Lycra blend
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Hey Emily, we do have a women's version too that is not so baggy. It's the Nantina Jean. And , there is no Corduroy in these jeans, but Cordura... which may have auto corrected for you!

We make them a little loose to be able to be more active. Hope that makes sense!

Leta
OR Rep

Great So Far

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32x34

I just picked up a pair of these after my Marmot Pipeline's wore out. So far, I'm very happy. They're a good regular fit - right between too loose & too tight, with a little stretch thrown in. And it's nice to have a 34 inseam that's long enough for those of us who probably need a 36. That, along with deep pockets and the knowledge that Cordura is blended into the fabric makes me think I'll be picking up more of these in the future.

Hey Darick, I have heard nothing but good stuff about the Goldrush! Thank you for the review!

Leta
OR rep

Stretch and Strength!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32x32

When I ordered these jeans last year, I was a bit skeptical of the purported combo of stretch and strength but they've proved me wrong since then. I work in a climbing gym and these will frequently go from work to a lunchtime session on the walls and then later out to dinner, looking and feeling great the whole time. OR has brought to jeans what they brought to button down shirts with their Astroman line. Great product!
Cheers, Bill Dudley OR Grassroots Athlete

Thanks Bill!

Leta
OR Rep

Nice jeans- no worries!

  • Fit: True to size

These do not snag, and are stretchy enough that I don't worry about ripping them. Look nicer than what I typically wear, so am interested to see how they fade! I have worn them hiking and for casual-wear, without washing them between- the material definitely doesn't take in dirt and stuff like traditional jeans. Enough stretch to work well with an inside the waistband holster, and still fit snug without it. I will definitely look for another pair of these next time I'm looking for jeans!

Great review - Thank you Derek!

Leta
OR Rep

Solid Gold

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 36X32

Like the other reviews, I reiterate the stretch-appeal of these jeans. Jeans is a bit of misnomer. These are the pants superman would wear on casual Friday. No movement restriction here. Fit is awesome, like jeans used to be before all the skinny/tapered/boot cut/confusingness of sizing. I could totally see myself hiking in these and not having to worry about water-logged chaffed ass. Well done OR.

Tangent, I bought these and the Kuhl Sharp Shooters with the intent of only needing one new pair of stretchy pants. I kept both. So yeah...good stuff here.

They're Real!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 36

I was hesitant when I bought these in September 2015. Wasn't sure I was going to like them, and having grown up on Levi and Wranglers- stretchy was a far reaching concept for my mind.
That said...I have worn these every day for the last two weeks. I'm in the Army, so that's to work and then at the end of the day, home. I've built a bed frame in them, walked my Lab puppy...I'm buying another pair. 'Nuff Said...I believe.

Robert - thank you so much for the review! Jeans are sucj a personal thing, but I do think that OR nailed it with the Goldrush Jean. Enjoy!

Leta
OR Rep

No turning back

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 36

I've always found a stellar quality with my OR gear. So when I saw they released a jean and that it was made with Cordura I was intrigued. I've had mine for almost a year and have put countless miles on them. They fit great, have maintained their shape and have aged gracefully. They feel like a soft broken in jean to the touch and are tough as nails. I've cramed them into off width cracks at the creek, hugged granite arêtes and not a single stitch has broken and not a single hole. The stretch and cut allow an easy and full range of motion and lends itself to be comfortable on long drives in search of adventure. When it's all said and done I dust them off, button up a clean shirt and feel right at home going into town. These are now "the jean" and there's no turning back.

No turning back

Xander, you are killing me with these pics! Awesome shot of the Goldrush Jean. The stretch in these jeans is great, but the durability is what surpises so many people. And they managed to get it soft too!

Thanks again for the great review, Xander,

Leta
OR Rep

Super Stretchy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32/32

I've been wearing these for a few months now. No complaints, they're good jeans. They fit just like jeans should, true to my normal size. The fabric looks normal, but it is *really* stretchy so there is a lot more ability to move than in normal denim.
They are full saturation dyed, no pre-fading. My pair looks quite a bit darker than than the image here, not such a bright blue as in the picture, more of a true indigo.

Hey Peter, Leta with OR -
So good to hear about these jeans. The designers really wanted a jean with stretch and movement so you could go from the crag or bouldering gym, straight to dinner or out for a beer. The other awesome thing is the Cordura content, which makes them super durable as well. You would never know it from the way the fabric feels though, would you??

Thanks for the great reviw,
Leta