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Ws Wind Shield Pants

True To Size
November 22, 2023

Wind pants

Very comfortable

November 16, 2023

Where comfort meets function

I put these pants on as soon as they arrived and kept them on the rest of the night. I credibly comfortable, but they look trim and fitted. Also very warm. I know I'll need to add layers, but I think these pants are going to take me through a Minnesota winter very nicely. Worth every penny!

November 13, 2023

Great Product

I am a walker and bought them for that purpose, however, find that do to the style and material, they are great for wearing all the time! I don't like a snug fit, therefore the reason I purchased the Large size as I like a more roomer fit. We own a number of dogs and I appreciate the fact that dog hair doesn't cling to the material. I wis... Read Moreh they were a little warmer, but I can easily wear a thin layer underneath to give me more warmth on the cold days. Overall rating - WONDERFUL.

October 28, 2023

Change style ️

Years ago, I purchase his pants. The back seam was getting weak so I decided to get a new pair. I put the code for the style into the computer and I got the updated version. I did not like the string tie or the tighter leg fit.

Response from Patagonia
November 1, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the newest version of this pant has been a disappointment, and we really appreciate your feedback. Our design team made some minor changes to this style in Fall 2020. You may be able to find the older style in very good condition from our Worn Wear partners. Your purchase is absolutely covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](, so we welcome a return. In addition, your older pair of Wind Shield Pants are eligible for a repair or warranty evaluation, and we'll reach out to you by email to further assist you. Thanks again for taking the time to send us a review, Beth!

October 23, 2023

Amazing pants for bike commute

These pants are fabulous for bike commutes, cold mornings camping, and cold-weather hiking. They have the perfect blend of stretch + breathability + wind block. I'm a curvy 5'2" and sometimes Patagonia pants don't work for me, but these are amazing. My new go-to!

September 3, 2023

Great fit

Great fit

August 28, 2023

Weird fit

I really wanted to love these. But they gave me weird wrinkles in the crotch and they just made me uncomfortable. The bottom of the pants could have been a little tighter to the ankle too for my liking but overall just made me look off and drew attention to where it shouldn’t.

Response from Patagonia
August 31, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Anna! It sounds like the softshell fabric is what makes it not lay flat. If the wind barrier aspect of this product is not as important for you, we recommend you check out our [Women's R1 Daily Bottoms]( Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions or need assistance. We'll be glad to help!

June 15, 2023

Amazing Pants

I have these pants in two colors, gray and black. They are my favorite pair of hiking pants and truly are amazing pants. I have a mommy tummy, but these pants fit so incredibly well. They have deep pockets so I don't bend down and lose my phone. Honestly the best pants I own, which kind of sucks because I generally only wear them for hiking, b... Read Moreackpacking, camping, and lounge wear. Absolutely worth the price.

April 27, 2023

Sturdy outfit

Great for woods, hiking and pasture work

April 10, 2023

Comfy enough, even with the seams

These pants look good and function pretty well. I wore them to bike into work on an approximately 40 degree morning, they helped me to not get too cold or too hot. I was very concerned at first about the seams that are on the back of the thighs, a sensitive skin area for me. Washing the pants before wearing them helped soften the seams a little, an... Read Mored I found I didn't notice them while biking or throughout the day. Not the best design feature, but tolerable.

March 26, 2023

Good until they wear out

For curvy ladies, expect the inseam between the legs to wear out. I'm sending mine in next week for repair. Fingers crossed they can be fixed. Other than this issue, they are my go to pants. I love them.

March 24, 2023

Versatile and sturdy

I love the wind shield pant, it is a pant you can wear for running, hiking or camping. The pant is stylish enough to grab your groceries in and comfortable enough to lounge around the house in! When are you guys coming out with kid sizes? My littles would love these!

March 1, 2023

warm, but awkward fit

love the warmth of these pants. i hate the hip/crotch fit because it is too long and too big compared to the fit of the legs area. i kept having to pull these pants up even while using the drawstring.

February 22, 2023

Cold weather biking

These are great for cold weather cardio. I love that the calf zips tight so they don't get caught in bike chain. I bought the teal ones and after one ride the butt and other areas are permanently mud stained so these will remain biking pants only. Might have to get black ones next year because I want to wear them for everything.

Response from Patagonia
February 28, 2023

Thanks for the review, Natalie! We're sorry to hear about that tough stain. You can reference our [stain removal guide]( and test out some of those methods to see if any of them work!

February 21, 2023

nice bike riding pants to cut cold wind

I worn whole winter during dairy biking.

February 11, 2023

Proportions don't work

Unfortunately these pants don't work for my body shape. I am a fit 150# 5'7" in most slacks wearing an 8 or 10. Usually a medium or large in fitness gear. I ordered these in L and XL knowing I wanted to layer and that Patagonia bottoms tend to be for the long and lanky. The large just fit my legs and were snug, the XL were baggie in ... Read Morethe legs which was OK since I planned to layer but the waist was huge. Darn - I really wanted these to work.

Response from Patagonia
February 20, 2023

Hi Therese! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the sizing wasn't quite right. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 10, 2023

Wanted to love

I wanted to love these but the fit didn't work for me. The ankles were very wide and the waist was too small. Overall not flattering or functional. I returned them.

February 10, 2023

Very comfortable

Super comfy! Love the pockets on the side !!! Wear this climbing in fall/ spring , hiking and casual . Love the color

February 9, 2023

Pants Not What Expected

I was hoping these pants would serve the function of being able to be put on and off without taking off my sneakers. The description describes the pants could function as just. However, there was not enough space to pull these pants over my sneakers. And my feet are not that crazy big! Also I also found the fabric to be a little bit sticky such as... Read More a fabric used for waterproof rainwear and such. I was not crazy about the feel of this fabric on my skin.

Response from Patagonia
February 17, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that we will be passing along your feedback about the lack of space to remove these pants with shoes on as well as the feel of the fabric to our Product Designers so they may look into it deeper. In the meantime, please feel free to start your [return]( at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products.

February 9, 2023

Cute, cozy, and functional

These pants are great. Bend with you when you moving and cute you nice and warm. They look good when at work and outside exercising.

February 7, 2023

Super comfortable, poor construction

I purchased these pants for cross country skiing, because I needed something with some wind resistance and breathability for winter aerobic exercise. They were super comfortable, and I loved the pockets on the sides. However, after less three weeks of use, they developed a hole in the rear end. The pants were not tight, they were fairly loose, so m... Read Morey guess is this was a defect in the materials. For the cost, I would've expected more durability.

Response from Patagonia
February 15, 2023

We appreciate your feedback on the comfort, fit and features of these pants. We're sorry to hear about the fabric issue and glad that you were able to get assistance recently from our Customer Service team, as your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee]( Thanks for taking the time to review the pants, Sarah!

February 2, 2023

Perfect replacement

Purchased to replace my 20 yr old Patagonia pants. So nice, great fit & features. Look forward to years of wear! Thanks

January 31, 2023

Love the pants, but

Why only one inseam length ?? come on Patagonia !! I have to buy a mens pants and deal with those fit issues just to get pants that are longer ?!?! These are great for all my biking and outdoor activities but just too short. Trying to figure out how to sew on 2"

January 29, 2023


Initially, I bought these for xc skiing; I wear them with a base layer and they're great for this purpose. But they're also great for everyday! The stretch is perfect, they are comfy and look good, they have a real waist drawstring (though even untied and with pockets filled they stay up), and the pockets are in the perfect place (I also ... Read Morehave the pack it out tights and I find stuff is frequently slipping out when I crouch or sit in the car, but my things stay secure in these pants). I love them!

January 22, 2023

Great material, weird fit

I wish these pants came in long sizes. The material is great and the fit in the thigh, hips and waist is great. For a taller person, the knee seam is on my thighs so it is very tight at the knee and does not bend well. It pulls. The lower leg is super narrow, tapered and tight in my calves. Itshort already but even shorter when it rides up. Because... Read More of how tight it is. I guess you could wear it with the zipper open for more space but a winter pant should keep my ankles covered. Really want to love this pant but it just doesnt fit right. If I sized up it would be too big in the hips.

Response from Patagonia
January 31, 2023

Hi Suze, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving sizing in the future so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

January 16, 2023

Please change it back (to 24107)!

This old pant is terrific, I could not recommend it more highly. But the new version is lighter material, does not have the deep zipper pockets, and has a drawstring front instead of the sleek lines of the original version. Please bring it back! So disappointed that I did not purchase and will be searching for another favorite.

January 12, 2023

My everything pant

I got these pants as a nordic ski pant alternative and they are so much more! I use them running in cool weather, for hiking in the spring, I wear them under my waders, and they will be coming with me to Europe as a staple in my travel bag. This is a "seamless" pant that moves seamlessly between play and work in all kinds of temperatures.... Read More I love the stretch in the fabric, hidden pocket, and now have them in two colors. They are well worth the price-point with their versatility thus far--and holding up through all the use.

January 11, 2023

Greta style

Very comfortable, stylish pants - Patagonia quality and support seal the deal.

January 10, 2023

I loved the pant, but

I loved the pant, but was not true to size. too small in my size. I would have bought the larger size, but figured it would be to big.

January 3, 2023

These are perfect for Nordic

These are perfect for Nordic ski skating

December 22, 2022

Comfortable and blocks winds like a champ!

Love these pants, stretchy, comfortable and true to size. Love wearing them on a windy day fishing. Have 3 pairs and one of my favorite Patagonia pants.

December 22, 2022

Might be workable

Upon first slip on, without testing wind shield pant in the field (CX skiing), I felt the area at my knees bind when bending. Will report back post field test. Good work!

November 28, 2022

I wish these pants held up better because I LOVE them!

As others have stated, these pants just aren't built to last but I am obsessed with the wearability and comfort of the pant. The material they use in the butt area just gets these little microtears in them. It has happened on all 5 pairs I have of the old & new versions. I wear a medium and they fit really well, they are not too tight but ... Read Morethis is an issue that Patagonia desperately needs to address. I regularly wear them to walk my dogs, hike, etc but they are just not build correctly. I also agree with some of the reviews that the new version of the pant is slimmer. I miss the zippered pocket the older edition had.

November 22, 2022

Perfect fit and wind protection

The wind protection is spot on. Since they're breathable, they are great for mountain biking in the cold and wind. The gusseted saddle area is fantastic and they disappear while Im on the bike. I can fit a low profile set of knee pads under these pants too.

November 17, 2022

Perfect for NoCO Winter!

I finally put these leggings to the test. I have already done several 10-mile runs wearing them in near freezing (upper 20s and 30s) conditions and they were wonderful as a solo-layer (sometimes even a bit warm) although I initially thought they were a bit loose, more as pants than leggings. However, this week I really put them to the test with two... Read More runs (3-miles and 4-miles) in windy snowy conditions and both runs were at less than 15 degrees (F). For those two runs, I wore capilene as a base layer and my legs were perfectly warm. The looser fit of these pants allows for my base layer to fit comfortably underneath; I didn't even notice that I was essentially wearing two pairs of leggings. I am such a fan of these pants; now I have no concerns with keeping my legs warm in any winter conditions.

November 15, 2022

Warm, Windproof. Perfect!

The pants do a great job at keeping cold wind and rain out. Ive worn them in the mid 40s with light rain and my legs remained warm and dry. I have the grayish-blue color, which is more beautiful in person, and I plan to order another pair in black.

November 12, 2022

Amazing pants!

I love these pants! I could wear them all day every day but Im saving them for outside play time! Super comfortable- easy over longies- keep me warm Look nice too!

October 31, 2022

These were great wind pants, new version is very thin

I have had a few versions of these pants and was impressed with the older versions for their comfort, slight durability, and thicker material. This somewhat justified the high price. However this version is much thinner and they feel more like yoga tights in my opinion and have lost some of the original integrity of the pants as a wind and weather ... Read Morepant.

Response from Patagonia
November 4, 2022

Hi Rebecca! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the pants. We did make some revisions to the pants for Fall 20', and they are lighter weight now. We appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

October 30, 2022

Incredibly comfortable

These pants are incredibly comfortable. Not too heavy, not too light, perfect for cooler weather. I am 5'5" and the length was perfect.

October 26, 2022

Super comfortable

I recently wore this pant on a fall hike. The temps were cool, low to mud 40s. The pants were comfortable to hike in a kept me warm. Love how lightweight they are! Tempted to buy them in another color!

October 25, 2022

Casual fit, warm active pant

I bought these for hiking and trail running in the Smoky Mountains. They are warm for running high 30's and 40 degree temps, but great hiking in those temperatures. I wore them through the airport too and they are comfortable and stretchy. So happy they had pockets too. The ankle zipper opens but has fabric behind it so you cannot really get t... Read Morehese over running shoes.

September 14, 2022

Surprise comfort and warmth

Great overall. Lightweight wind resistant pant, close fitting but not legging close, with a little wiggle room. Nice shape to the ankle opening, good zippers for if you need to roll them up.

September 10, 2022

Good if you need this heavy of a running pant.

I went for the small as I was hoping I would be able to layer these over tights or shorts for the windy and snowy/wet days when the weather changes fast during a long run. These are thick, and I feel like they would cause me to overheat if I tried layering. I need lighter weight protection, like the Strider Pro pant from 2020, and these are not the... Read Morem. (I am desperately hoping to find a replacement pair through Worn Wear as my pair fell out of my pack on a trail run last spring. ) This might work for you if you are looking for thick running pants to add to your wardrobe. They seem like high-quality pants, but I don't need this type of running gear now. I am 115 lbs., 5'4", and can wear both S & XS in Patagonia pants - I tend to go to S if I am trying to layer my gear.

Response from Patagonia
September 22, 2022

Hi Kayle, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate this feedback as it’s crucial for improving products for future seasons. We're glad to hear you know about Worn Wear for finding products we no longer offer. If the weight of these pants proves to be too much, you are welcome to [return]( them. Please let us know if we can help you find an alternative!

August 27, 2022

Pleasantly surprised

Very surprised by how great these are! They arent overly tight which is nice to wear shorts under - by far the most true to size Patagonia pants i own!!

July 22, 2022

Light but warm enough

Have these in both colors. Bought 1 and found i grabbed them all the time so got another. These pants are great for riding. They break the wind but the back are more of a legging material that breathes so you dont over heat. I am 137lb and 5ft 7.75 in. I bought a M because I wanted room to wear padded bike undershorts. They fit like a trim fit pant... Read More on me. The small would git more like a legging. I have a booty and thighs. These are very comfy without being loose.

May 29, 2022

Stops wind in its path!

I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere also called Gods country! Nothing to stop the chill of the winds until my recent wind pant purchase! Love them!

May 15, 2022

Really Comfortable

I really like these pants. They are super comfortable for hiking. I first tried a small which was way to small and ended up with a medium which is a little roomy for me, but still works fine. I'm in my mid-50's, 5'5" and 125 pounds.

May 13, 2022

Great Pants

Spring is sooooo windy here. Snow on the mountains, but the sage hills at lower elevations are ripe with wildflowers. The sun is warm and the wind is cold. These pants are PERFECT for mixed conditions. I can hike faster to keep warm/run when necessary and just enjoy the comfort they love love

May 11, 2022

Seem good

I ordered an extra small and a small after reading multiple reviews. I typically wear an extra small and the extra small fit nicely. I havent actually use them yet as I got them in the spring sale for next winter.

May 9, 2022

Excellent fit and feel. Would love to have these in many colors.

These fit me perfectly. Im 54 and weigh 143 lbs with an athletic build. I wish they offered these pants in many different colors bc Id buy a pair in each.

April 18, 2022

Good Running Gear

Warm enough for the shoulder seasons, haven't used them mid winter yet, could be more breathable. Totally not consrticting so great for any type of run- (or x-country ski). Fits true to size but since I am shorter (5'1") they are too long--maybe Patagonia will make a short inseam version. Luckily the tapered ankles make the extra len... Read Moregth not bother me too much. Also I wore these on a day which was about 40* and kinda got too warm during parts of the run. Could they get a bit more breathable? or add hidden vents??? All and all I almost love these- I bought two so I could have one at home and work.

April 15, 2022


Not a cold weather item. The material is much thinner than I expected, definitely not usable for winter activities. I should have returned them.

Response from Patagonia
April 15, 2022

We're sorry to hear that these were a disappointment, Jane! They're designed for high output activity like trail running. We welcome you to return them, so please reach out to our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to [help](, and we can recommend some other products like our R2 TechFace Pants or our Altvia Pant.

March 28, 2022


These pants are very comfortable. I normally wear a medium but when I tried that size on it seem too tight. Large is on the big side for me so I guess Im between medium and large. Rather have them a little big then too small. These are very comfortable, stretchy, and as you wear them they get a little looser. I like them for activities yet they are... Read More casual enough to wear to a soccer game or around town before or after if needed. Id love to get these in more colors but Im not sure I want to pay full price!!! Got them on sale!

March 28, 2022

Perfect over running tights

fit was great- 56 120 lbs Use them over Patagonia running tights when its under 20 and windy in MN. Highly recommend.

March 25, 2022

Great pants

The pants are amazing. I wear them over a pair of tights snow shoeing and they are great for cutting out the wind, but still being breathable. They are super comfortable and the fabric is soft and stretchy. I only wish they came in short sizes as they are a bit long for me. Also a full zipper on the sides to take them off without taking shoes off w... Read Moreould be nice. But really they were so breathable I didn't feel the need to take them off. I love the bright blue, even if my husband thinks I'm crazy.

March 24, 2022

Super Comfy

Very comfortable! Flattering fit and non restrictive when I move. My new favorites, definitely recommend!

March 16, 2022

Light and flexible. Medium wind protection.

I love the light flexible fit. I am slim hipped, and am happy to find something that isn't baggy in the hips and butt.

March 14, 2022

Love these pants!

Great multi-season pants that are stretchy, comfortable, protective, and smart looking. Im a happy hiker in these pants.

February 4, 2022

Seams ripped out after regular use

I purchased these pants around December 2020. I fit firmly into the XS category by the size chart and that pant size fit well. I'm 5'1" /35" hips / 26" waist. I am compact but muscular. Though I loved the feel of these pants (great fabric & great performance), I was using them for skate skiing. The side to side motion o... Read Moref the legs seems to have fatigued out the softshell type fabric where it is not attached to the stretchy side panels. Long story short is that a fairly large investment was useless after 1.5 seasons, which is when the rear and front seam (from under the tie in front to the reinforced crotch) has perforated at the seam or ripped. I tried to repair the pants with a stretchy goretex patch but I am not sure how long that will last. If you are wearing these for light use or for a more minimal range of motion they may work well. I do not recommend these for all outdoor activities. I greatly appreciate Patagonia and the ethics behind their brand, but this product was a big miss for me after regular use (again, I would've sung the praises of these pants right up until their end).

Response from Patagonia
February 5, 2022

Hi Bri, we're so sorry to hear those pants didn't hold up for you as they should! You probably already know this, but you are always welcome to send them in for either [return or repair]( We'll be happy to help!

February 2, 2022

Loved the pants but they don't last

I got these pants in February 2020. Pretty quickly they started to have a run in the back. Now the run is much larger. And the crotch has started to have a run. I wish patagonia allowed you to upload pictures to see it. I LOVED these pants, but they just aren't built to last (and I'm not doing anything where the pants come in contact with... Read More rock, etc. for the run to happen).

February 1, 2022


I rarely write reviews, but I have moved from SoCal to the mountains in Colorado and in need of FUNCTIONAL comfortable, preferably cute clothes. I hike, mountain bike and do yoga have found the PERFECT pant for all three! I found these in a local store while buying another pant for cold hiking. I knew I needed a wind proof pant for cold weather ( C... Read Moreolorado spring and fall) mountain biking. I thought these were pricey, but the fit and style were too perfect not to try. Fast forward and after hiking, biking and doing yoga in them I bought the other 2 colors! This is the best go to pant for EVERYTHING and are stylish enough for town! Reviews said it was kinda short, but A) that is in with jeans now, and B) with my hiking boots it was perfect fit. And C) great length for yoga and mountain biking. The warmth factor was most surprising. As I have 2 other wind proof pants o absolutely feel the cold through. Please make more and a jacket/ hoody type product to go with it would be AMAZING! THANK YOU

January 31, 2022

Lightweight/wind resistant

Lightweight wind resistant material. Great for running or walking

January 31, 2022

Perfect wind block!

These are the perfect pants for adventure. The are comfortable, fit well true to size and the design allows for freedom of movement. The fabric blocks wind well, and in cold weather an under layer provided extra warmth. Im a huge fan! Just what I was hoping for!

January 22, 2022

Comfortable and protective

I have the previous version wind shield pants as well. I like the cut on this new design betterits less like a sweatpant than the first. I think it does offer protection from the elements and is a good winter running, dog-walking, hiking pant, or ice skating indoors, but I dont find it quite as warm as the previous model which I also used with a th... Read Morein baselayer for snow showing and ice skating outdoors. I dont feel like they are as heavy to wear around the house, either, so I do that often and then I can run outside with the kids for a bit wearing these in place of a windproof and waterproof snow pant if I wont be out for long, even when its close to 0 in the Midwest. I dont know if this new model could accommodate a thin base layer as easily or if it is quite as warm on super cold days, but I think the overall design, nice fabric and functionality makes up for it.

January 20, 2022

Great fit !

Love these! Super comfortable with flattering fit and overall look. Very sporty. I got an Xs at first but wanted them to be looser in waistband so I switched to small

January 16, 2022

Perfect for cross-country skiing

I absolutely love these pants. Theyre the perfect pant for cross-country skiing. Slim fit but roomy enough to fit thermals underneath when its super cold out. I imagine Ill be wearing these in the shoulder season for hiking too. Im 5 2 and 130 pounds and these fit great. The length is perfect on me, but I could see these being a problem for someo... Read Morene who is taller. TBH as a short/petite person Im just thankful to finally have a pair of pants that fit without needing to be rolled up or altered. I usually struggle with Patagonia pants because of the long inseams. Thank you!

January 11, 2022

Great Pant On and Off the Trail.

These are the perfect pant for someone like myself that's self-conscious about wearing spandex type running tights in public. I can trail run or hike and then stop at the store on the way home and not have to change pants. I've used them for trail running about three times in 35-50 degree windy + drizzle type weather and they were super ... Read Morecomfortable and breathable. Fit: I'm 5'9, 145 lbs, athletic build, and wear size 8 in all Patagonia pants and the size medium fit perfect for my body type. Your model shows her wearing size small but the mediums fit my body exactly like in the photo, including the length. These are slim fit pants, I'd probably size up you wanted to wear liners underneath them for very cold conditions. The only two negative things about these pants is that the zippered opening at the cuffs is worthless, getting these pants off wearing size 10 trail running shoes was impossible and the length on these could be about 1-2 inches longer but it wasn't not a deal killer. Overall awesome pant and I love them!

January 10, 2022

good for multiple uses

got this for my gf (shes about 55 115) and they are great for cold weather/windy running, walking around utah in the winter, backpacking and walking the dog when its cold out. great pants

January 5, 2022

Wanted to love these

I really wanted to love these pants as every aspect of them was as described, except they were too short! I really thought about keeping them because the design and fabric itself is awesome, maybe wear long socks and pull them up? Nope, I decided to return them and continue the search.

December 29, 2021

Cold Weather Only

Not sure what I think about these. They're definitely best suited for cold weather as I don't find them to wick moisture super well, so once I start to sweat I feel like they're sticking to me a bit. I do really like the pockets (big enough for iphone) and the ankle zips for extra ventilation. They'll keep you warm I'm just... Read More not sure they'll keep you that dry. Also, they're mid rise, which for running isn't my favorite, might be more comfortable as a high-waisted pant.

December 28, 2021

Great pant with winter activities & layering!

I bought these for winter time biking, climbing, XC, etc and putting these over thick thermals helps to get me outside while cutting the chill of winter!

December 20, 2021

Fit Great- don't seem small at all

I usually wear a M/L and would have purchased a Large but accidentally picked up a Medium in the store. They fit great, but they don't have much stretch in waist for getting them over your hips. They are plenty warm for higher output activities in the cold (skate skiing, running, maybe classic skiing if it isn't too cold). The wind resist... Read Moreance is great for a little extra warmth. They are great pants/winter tights!

December 13, 2021

Good for cold weather

These are super comfortable, stretchy, and provide some warmth. They are not too warm though and really comfortable. I love the stretchy side pockets. I don't really see the use of the zip open slits on the bottom, it would be really hard to get a shoe through these pants as they are pretty slim fitting. I am 5'2/125 lbs and usually wear ... Read Morea 2 or 4 and these are on the smaller size of that fit range.

December 9, 2021

Way too small

I have an older pair of these pants in a size small. They are much bigger and fit better than this new, uncomfortable size medium. Im returning them and want you to know that theyre way smaller than any basic medium Ive ever bought.

December 6, 2021

Great material terrible fit

Way too short. A medium should not be designed to be above the ankles on someone who is 5'9. It baffles me that a brand so committed to details can have such a tragic time getting sizing sorted out when brands that are terrible with details seem to have an amazing array of well sized options.

December 3, 2021

Great Winter item!

Great item for winters in Michigan! So far I did not have to layer underneath but I will as the weather get colder.

November 23, 2021

Warm and comfy

I bought these pants a while ago. Ive only really started using them recently, as the weather has turned cold. I mainly use them for mountain biking in 30 to 40 degree weather, with liner shorts underneath. They are stretchy enough to be comfortable on my bike, breathable on the back side to wick away sweat. The wind coating on the front keeps me w... Read Morearm on the descent. I also like the cuff at the bottom, tapered enough to not get caught on the bike, zippered and a reflective tape for visibility on these short winter days. I love everything about them. Pockets well placed. Fit is just right for me. I also used these for the first skate ski of the season. They performed excellently for that too! I suspect in really cold weather that I will need full tights underneath. I logged in today to leave a review, and buy another pair. Thanks Patagonia.

November 22, 2021

super comfortable

I love these. I use them for all kinds of activities - dog agility, Pickleball, or outdoor walks. They are very lightweight and warm.

November 17, 2021

Keep me warm and love the pockets on both sides

This is much better than the older version. It's lighter and less material at the bottom of the pants.

November 5, 2021

So comfortable!

These pants are soft and smooth, super comfortable for both lounging and working out! Will have to still see about wearing outdoors in cooler weather, but would work well with a thin layer underneath.

November 3, 2021

One and done pants

The wind pants are much more than that. I pack ultralight for multiweek hiking trips. These should be the only pants I need. Wore them with hiking tights underneath for two hours in torrential rain with thigh length raincoat. Only the knees were damp. Soft enough inside to sleep in. Perfect length for me, tenting over the tops of boots. Expensive ... Read Moreand worth it.

October 26, 2021

Wind Protection!

Perfect for wind protection!

October 20, 2021

Great buy

Review Title (e.g. Super Warm) I am ending up wearing these much more often than I had planned. Originally got for power walks in cooler, damp weather (PNW); but find I am wearing these for casual as well.

October 15, 2021

Too wide in the hips

I love the style, comfort, warmth of these pants.. the string around the waist helps cinch the waist buttttt I really wish Patagonia had a Slim Thick type category for lack of better words. I sized up to the M because my hips and thighs are muscular.. SO when I cinch the waist I get a lot of bunching of material at the front and lower back area bec... Read Moreause otherwise its too wide at my hips even with the draw string and I dont want my pants to fall down! Patagonia PLEASE consider more inclusive sizing! I love your brand and what you stand for!

Response from Patagonia
October 20, 2021

Hey Tia, thanks for leaving us a review on the Wind Shield Pants. We have been working on offering more inclusive sizing and have updated a number of styles with a wider size range for Fall of 2021, but it sounds like the issue is not with finding the correct size but with the cut of the pants. We greatly appreciate this feedback and will share it with the rest of the team. If you're looking for something similar in the meantime that is intended to sit a lot closer to the body, we recommend the [Women's Peak Mission Tights](

October 6, 2021

Have to return :-(

I loved these out of the package. Nice light-mid weight feel, side drop in pockets, and zippered legs. Once I put them on, they were a loose but not baggy, fitted but not tight, casual fit. I normally wear a small in Patagonia tights and I ordered a medium. But I had to take them off after just 5 minutes of wearing around the house! The inside sea... Read Morem on the back of the legs where the different paneling meets was very irritating on my skin. There is no way I could wear these for active use, I would be chafed raw! Smooth that seam over and it's be a winner.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2021

Hi Margaret, we would never want you to be uncomfortable in your gear. We're always working to improve our designs, so thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange here,

September 29, 2021


These immediately became my new favorite mountain biking pants and to wear fishing under waders in in cooler weather. With wind resistant and heavier material in the front where you need it these pants were surprisingly lightweight and low profile. Although I haven't tried them yet I know they will be fantastic under my fly fishing waiters. Th... Read Moree material has a slickness to it which will make getting in-and-out of the waders easy, and there was no extra bulk. Deep pockets on both thighs were big enough to hold my Samsung S20+ phone. I often wear smalls in Patagonia bottoms but decided to order a medium To have a little extra room for my athletic thighs. With the draw string waistband, there was no problem customizing the fit and since they are slim didnt look too baggy. Well Done!

September 19, 2021

If Athletic Sexy is your jam

These pants dont disappoint. Form fitting yet flexible, they allow unrestricted movement while keeping cold out. Love the look, fit and feel.

September 16, 2021

Great Except

This pant was exactly what I was looking for. I loved them except they were way too short. I'm 5'9' and they just looked foolish on me. I listened to the reviews and got a large instead of a medium. The medium would have been a better fit. I didn't listen to the reviews about length and sure should have. Maybe a shorter person w... Read Moreould be happy with them. Please a longer length would be appreciated.

Response from Patagonia
September 28, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on the Wind Shield Pants, Mary. The inseam for these pants comes in at 30.125" for the size medium and large. If you're looking for something longer, we recommend checking out the [Women's Simul Alpine Pants]( which measure in at a 32" inseam.

September 15, 2021

Everything you need in a lightweight pant

I still don't know how something so stretchy and lightweight can do such a superior job compared to other windpants. They are not noisy, or feel like you have plastic wrap on- you simply forget you have these windshield pants on until you reach for the handy pockets to dole out dog treats to your trusty 4 legged running partner. The pockets ar... Read Moree ample yet lay flat unlike other pockets that flair out and can catch you hands while striding. Just like the Air Shed Pro, I should have bought this a long time ago as both products are well thought out and let me just get out and run without fussing over my clothing choices.

August 16, 2021

Will use these for cross country

Great fit and quality. Could fit long Johns under these. Purchased a L, Im a size 30-31 in womens pants for reference (or size 10). Didnt want them too tight. Happy with purchase. Definitely will be good in cold, windy conditions. Missed out on them before they sold out last season.

June 30, 2021

TOO SHORT, but loved everything else

I wanted to love these pants so badly, but just couldn't. I'll echo other reviewers in that the length is unnecessarily short - WAY TOO SHORT. I am 5'10", about 135lbs and typically order a small in pants at Patagonia and have had no length issues in the past. But these are crazy short. They look comical. And from a functional s... Read Moretandpoint, I don't want my ankles exposed on cool, windy days or my hiking socks to get covered in burs, pine needles and whatnot because my pants aren't long enough to prevent that. It's unfortunate because I absolutely LOVED everything else about these pants. The rest of the fit was spot on, the material is ridiculously comfortable and flexible, the side pockets were great. But the length was a deal breaker for me and I returned them. If it hadn't been for the length, these would've been my go-to pants and I would've purchased multiple pairs. I read another review where that reviewer is 5'5'' compared to my 5'10'' and she even said she had length issues, too. So, maybe they'll work for you if you're on the shorter side. But if you are taller and want pants that go past your ankles, these are NOT the pants for you.

April 9, 2021

Nice but too short

Patagonia, I was so hoping the Wind Shield pants could replace an older pair of warm wind pants from Patagonia that have been my go-to for skate skiing and trail running over the past ~10 years. I love the pockets, and although they are not particularly warm (definitely need long johns for skiing), the biggest issue is that these are too short, eve... Read Moren for someone who's only 5'5. How short are they? They're so short that my running gaiters can't bridge the gap between my shoes and the hem to keep snow and grit out of my running shoes. And, frankly, they just look a little ridiculous when I'm off trail -- which isn't often, but I need these pants to work harder. Disappointed.

February 21, 2021

SO many mixed feelings!! But LOVE.

First, I really like these pants. They fit amazing, and they provide excellent range of motion (no break-in period). They performed well in 30s F hikes. So why only 3 stars?? :((( My review is specifically for last season's pants that came in black. I love them so much, but they are noooot rugged!! At all!! First day out, the ankle got caught ... Read Moreon a rock and bam! There are holes in my pants! I'm afraid to sit on rock :( I've never had pants rip on a hike before (and I hike a LOT), so I'd say these are best suited for running on groomed trails, not mountain adventures. I think I will keep them, likely this season's is similar in material so getting the new one wouldn't help. Now where are my gear patches...

January 28, 2021

Nice layering or stand alone piece

I live in Wyoming and do most of my running during the winter months. I am 5'4", 125lbs with 37" hips and the medium fits well. It feels slightly tight around my thighs when layering with tights underneath, but nothing that hinders my running. I've also worn these on their own and they worked great on a windy running day in the ... Read More30s. I have ran with them as a layering piece in 10-20 degrees F and my legs were much warmer than before! I tend to wear M in most bottoms, so it is true to size. Having the drawstrings on the outside is great for adjusting the fit. Instead of the open side pockets, I do wish this had a zippered back pocket like a lot of running tights have, but that is a minor complaint.

December 7, 2020

My Favorite All Around Pants

These are hands down my favorite pants. Super comfy to hang out in all day long and perfect for cold weather running/xc skiing! Love the side pockets, super functional for activities.

October 15, 2020

Incredibly Comfy

I bought these pants for a hiking trip up in Maine in October. I usually wear a size 12 in pants. The waistband was a little tight, but otherwise the pants fit comfortably through the thighs. If you're a bit generous in the hip and rear area like I am, you may want to consider sizing up. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with the fit! I wore the... Read Morese over three days of hiking, including a sunrise hike where the temp dipped to around 32 degrees with heavy winds, and they did a great job of keeping me warm while moving. I've since worn them on chilly morning walks with no issue, and look forward to wearing them throughout the winter.

October 5, 2020

Just what I was looking for

This pants seem pretty perfect for what they are described as. They feel like a quality pant, nice material, great at blocking the wind. The fit is quite nice as well, tighter to the leg, fitting, a little looser around the ankle but not like a boot cut or anything. I ordered a small, and have ordered smalls in my other Patagonia pants, and they fi... Read Moret perfectly, any smaller though, and I would have to size up. I measure 37" at my widest point, 36" at the hip and 29" at the waist. The waistband has very little stretch, and I was just able to suck everything in enough to get them up over my widest point, but if I had eaten a large breakfast, it might have been a different case. Not the pants that I will be putting on after a Thanksgiving meal. Even though it has little stretch, the end fit was pretty perfect. So definitely take your measurements, and compare! Otherwise-I am looking forward to putting these to the test in more cold/windy situations!

September 29, 2020


I ended up with a medium after trying on both medium and small in the Patagonia store in Squaw Valley on a awful hot day with an equally hot and stuffy dressing room. I found the medium to be slightly more roomy. Better for bending and moving and also sitting just above my hips instead of with small that caused wedgies. It's odd that my pants ... Read Morehave zippered vertical pockets instead of the side pockets seen on this website. Do I have last years model? I say zippered pocket far more functional for carrying valuables. I'm looking forward to using these pants for xc skiing and hiking.

September 16, 2020

Fabric is loud

I love the fit and the quality. But....the fabric is noisy, to the point I actually stopped to listen to see what the sound was hahaha it was me moving. Kinda weird but still love them!

September 10, 2020

My Best Fitness Pants

I have three pairs of these and cycle through them constantly. They are form fitting, but not tights, which is perfect. I love that they have zips at the ankles, BUT the openings need to be a bit bigger to be able to actually take them off over most of my shoes. I was disappointed that this latest version has a waist tie on the outside, which makes... Read More for a weird poof right on my belly where I really don't want a weird poof to be. What was wrong with the older version that didn't have that? Nothing!, that's what. But still I do love these pants and get tons of compliments on them. Thanks!

September 8, 2020

Comfortable as heck!

I love these pants! Great for biking, working out, lounging! They keep you cool and dry and they are extremely cute :,3 love the reflective detailing as well! Definitely worth the price! The only thing I dont love are the pockets. They are extremely useful, deep for sure, however, I personally think theyre kind of ugly and awkward. ️ Not a deal bre... Read Moreaker, though. Definitely would recommend these!

September 7, 2020

Perfect pants for inclement weather

In short, the Wind Shield pants are magical. They are comfortable enough to wear all day but stand up to rain and wind like the best raincoat. The side stretch panels make these pants feel as comfy as a yoga pant. Yet, they dont stop there and have the bonus of wind and rain shield fabric to help make inclement weather hikes more comfortable. I jus... Read Moret finished a day of hiking in rain and the pants never once let my legs feel even remotely wet. The pants repelled the rain like they were treated with RainX, the coating put that you put on car windows that causes rain to bead off. As the weather cleared, the pants dried quickly and easily. Amazing!

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