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Jack Wolfskin Manitoba Soft Shell Pants (For Women)
Closeouts. Jack Wolfskin's Manitoba pants are a versatile performance pant suitable for travel and trail use. The wind- and water-resistant soft shell fabric is made of a breathable polyester-organic cotton blend that's soft against the skin.
Average Rating based on 4 reviews 3.750000 0 5
Reviewed by SJS from NYC on Sunday, February 19, 2017These are great—comfy, soft, sturdy, quick-drying, quiet (I hate those papery hiking pants that swish when I walk), and flattering (!! yes, apparently hiking pants can be flattering, as surprised as I am to find it out). The gusset that runs all the way down the crotch and inner thighs makes it very easy to take long strides and deep lunges in them. And yet they largely look and feel like normal pants! (Well, except for that weird little semicircular patch of fabric right above the butt—not sure what that's for, and it does tend to puff out a little.) For reference, I'm 5'7", about 125 pounds, usually a size 2, and the size 34 fits me perfectly and is just the right length. They look a little tight when I first put them on but quickly stretch out a bit.
Reviewed by Oregon mountain farm girl from Central Oregon on Thursday, February 16, 2017I have a more boyish, athletic build and these work well for me. They have a comfortably loose but not baggy waist and fit great through the hips and legs. The size 38 has a 29" waist and fits my 37.5" hips nicely with some ease in the hip & thigh (but not baggy). Length is 31". They rest on my high hip, not the true waist -a fit I prefer. Because they have a lot of stretch, they do tend to loosen throughout the day, but not slide off or show what they shouldn't. I farm, so I am always up and down, getting on/off tractor, lifting etc. I hate a binding waist or wearing belts, and these are a great everyday pant. They have no insulation whatsoever and are thin for soft shell pant. My only complaint really is that I had hoped for a little thicker fabric.
Women with a classic curvy, smaller waist/fuller hip should try the Wolfskin activate pants or Marmot tarn pants. Those really didn't fit me and sit up on the true waist.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sandraelaine from Upstate New York on Friday, December 23, 2016I had questions regarding the size. The size chart was not accurate. I ordered "slim" style and the pants I received were far from being slim. The were more of a relax fit and the legs were wide and baggy. I returned them.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Momof3ontherun from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, November 15, 2016This is my first Jack Wolfskin item, purchased for cold-weather hiking. The detailing and fabric appear to be high-quality and I can tell they will be nice and warm. My only complaint is that the waist seems a bit big in proportion to the rest of the pants. I really couldn't go down a size because they'd be too small everywhere else, but the waist gaps in the back (and I am by no means tiny-waisted!) so I'll have to wear a belt with them. Given that I got them for a closeout price, I can't complain too much, but I wish they'd included some feature to make the waist adjustable.