Reviewed by T.J. from Los Angeles on Friday, February 15, 2013
OK ladies. A guys' perspective on these pants as I bought them for my friend after doing a ton of research and owning some Marmot soft shells of my own.
If you haven't yet worn soft shell pants while hiking I highly suggest you give them a try. I won't hike with anything but and now; neither will my friend.
The Screes vary a bit from the Rockstars, also available on STP at a RIDICULOUSLY low price in that they have a touch of insulation. While these won't function on their own in cold temps, you'll be comfortable and dry in the 40's and above.
They are low profile, which means a slim fit, but the four way stretch is outstanding. My friend says she likes the slight feeling of compression but her movement is never compromised. And with my similar low profile Marmot soft shells, I've had no problem with a midweight or even expedition weight base layer under them.
While not considered waterproof they effectively shed light rain and snow and the waistband has a nice stretch. The zippered leg is a nice touch too and they can be cinched up if you want a little air on your lower legs.
And if you're thinking about pulling the trigger you won't find a better price anywhere than STP.
Oh...and as a guy I'll give a big thumbs up on the look. NOTHING beats a woman on the trail with some good fitting soft shells. :)