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    REI Mistral Pants - 32" Inseam

    The REI Mistrals are sleek, all-purpose soft-shell pants. They're perfect pants to keep you hiking comfortably through autumn's weather changes. See details

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    The REI Mistrals are sleek, all-purpose soft-shell pants. They're perfect pants to keep you hiking comfortably through autumn's weather changes.

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    The REI Mistrals are sleek, all-purpose soft-shell pants. They're perfect pants to keep you hiking comfortably through autumn's weather changes.

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    The REI Mistrals are sleek, all-purpose soft-shell pants. They're perfect pants to keep you hiking comfortably through autumn's weather changes.

    • Water-resistant nylon/polyester/spandex blend withstands rugged use and remains windproof to 25 mph; because the fabric dries quickly, you won’t feel chilled or clammy
    • 4-way-stretch fabric, articulated knees and center gusset ensure comfortable movement
    • Jeans-style waistband, zipper fly and bonded belt loops
    • Waistband side seams are eliminated, and inseams are offset to avoid irritation
    • 11 in. leg zippers ease donning and removing bulky footwear
    • 2 zip hand pockets and 2 rear zip pockets
    • REI Mistral pants' active fit provides a full range of motion


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    REI Mistral Pants - 32" Inseam Specs
    Best use
    Nylon / nylon blend
    68% nylon/23% polyester/9% spandex
    32 inches
    1 lb. 2 oz.
    Fabric type
    Shell fabric
    Sun-protective fabric
    Side cargo pockets
    Inseam (in.)
    Average weight

    REI Mistral Pants - 32" Inseam

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    REI Mistral Pants - 32" Inseam is rated 4.625 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not as good as the Acme pants The REI Acme pants, made with Schoeller Dryskin, now discontinued, were the best general outdoor pants ever made. Compared to the Acme, the Mistral pants: o are made of a generic softshell material, much rougher on the inside; not as bad as Spandura, that after a day of climbing left the back of my knees bleeding from the abrasions, but halfway between Spandura and Schoeller Dryskin; o are less stretchy, as the axis of the major stretch of the material goes along the legs rather than around the legs like in the Acme pants; o do not have a patch cargo pocket on the thigh (which is a handy place to keep a folded map); o do not have a gusset behind the lower-leg zipper, which allows some wind through and makes it harder to roll up above the knee to make into shorts; o are more water- and wind-resistant. I would rate the Mistral as a superior shell pant over Capilene 4 bottoms for very cold weather (this would eliminate chafing, and they stretch fairly well), but much inferior to the late and lamented Acme pants for 3-season wear. Bring back the Acme pants! I want another pair!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants The Good: The pants are all around durable, they don't stink after a 7 days of wear, and they are warm, even when hiking in the snow for 3 days ~7 hours a day. Love these pants and wouldn't trade them. They are my all around 4 season go to. The only thing I was disappointed about was that they were advertised as hiking/dress pants, and I don't think I could get away with them at work. The zipper pockets, and soft shell material make them stand out a little too much to be work pants that go with a button up, but if you have a more relaxed work environment they might work for you.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, versatile pants I've had these a few months now and love them for everything. Great for snowshoeing in 20-50 degree weather and they shed snow away like a hardshell. I'm 6'2" and 165lbs and the 32/32 inches fit great. They're durable and stretch to move with me but still have a nice, fitted look. I have hardshell pants, insulated tights, traditional hiking pants, and zip-n-goes, and I honestly see these pants replacing all those for 90% of uses. I can wear them for days from trail to bicycle to around town and they work great. I buy a lot of gear at REI but I've only been compelled to write reviews for a select few superlative products. This is one of them.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very water "Resistant" They are very water resistant, but not water proof. But hey that's what the discription says.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect These pants are wonderful for hiking or backpaking. They breathe well, wick moisture, and are stylish enough that you can get away with wearing them around town and not stick out like a sore thumb. I love the stretchy material; it makes freedom of movement a non issue. My only gripe is the single stitching in the high wear areas. I had to take one pair back because the single stitching in the crotch pulled out while I was bouldering/climbing. Perhaps I pushed the pants beyond their limit, but it happened to the second pair as well. So long that you aren't doing the splits on a wall, these pants are excellent and I would recommend them to anyone so long that you don't use them beyond their limits, IE abuse their stretchyness.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pants I've been using for Fall/Winter Golf in the Mid-Atlantic region. ~Warm and wind resistant ~Comfortable, allows athletic movement ~Durable in brush an briars ~excellent wear for adventure or casual day. First pair had faulty stitching in the back right pocket ~ REI sent an exchange immediately. MORE COLORS PLEASE... Navy Blue, Grey and Khaki
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around outdoor pant I like these pants. They are great for outdoor activities like snowshoeing, hiking, etc. I think they would be too hot for biking except making commuting or light riding. Pockets are small as they are with most pants in this category. These are great, comfortable pants but I do prefer the Marmot Scree Pant for fit and comfort. The Marmot is more comfortable (a bit softer) and has elastic in the waist so they'll never be too tight...
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value I was looking for an entry-level softshell pant to wear on alpine scrambles and climbs that I wouldn't mind putting a crampon through. These seemed to fit the bill. I got them and the build quality seemed OK - stitching wasn't perfect cosmetically everywhere but it seemed solidly built. My concern after seeing the very stretchy, thin fabric in the legs was that the fabric wouldn't be tight enough to block wind. After a day of 35+ mph gusts at a ski resort, I'm satisfied that the pants block wind at least to 25 mph as advertised. The stretch is a big advantage in the legs - they actually fit (albeit snugly) over alpine boot tops. They worked well blocking snow and moisture for me on a powder day. With a lightweight wool base layer they were sufficiently warm with activity down to 0F wind chill. The only downside is that if you are tall and lanky like me, the waist will not be very snug. You may want a web belt with the pants. I ended up just tucking my fleece in and that was enough. The fit everywhere but the waist is athletic and moves very well with you during high activity. Breathes very well. Nice pockets!
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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