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Mountain Equipment Men's Ibex Softshell Pant (Short Length)

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Weather-protective, unrestrictive softshell trousers made for alpine activity.

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Product code: 15901950 / 318026

Weather-protective, unrestrictive softshell trousers made for alpine activity.

Ideal for mountaineering and trekking in cooler conditions year-round, the Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant is a lightweight mountain pant that can help you cope with technical terrain and fluctuating temperatures.

Made using EXOLITE 210 stretch double weave Soft Shell fabric, they block cold wind and let moisture run off, to keep you warm and comfortable even in inclement conditions.

Inside leg (short): 29"/73cm
Inside leg (regular): 31"/79.5cm

  • Alpine fit with regular fit ankle
  • 2 zipped hand pockets and 1 rear zipped pocket
  • 2 zipped thigh pockets with integrated mesh lining
  • Integrated belt with double press-stud waist closure
  • Microfleece lined waistband for improved comfort
  • Low volume lower leg; ankle zips with internal gusset panel
  • Drawcord channel at hem (drawcord not included)
  • Weight: 445g (15.7oz)

Mountain Equipment EXOLITE fabrics combine a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish on the outer face to provide excellent moisture-resistance, helping water to run free with a densely woven construction that combats the worst effects of the wind to provide highly breathable protection in extreme environments.

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Jackets & Tops
XXS 80-86 64-69
XS 86-92 69-74
S 92-98 74-79
M 98-104 79-84
L 104-110 84-89
XL 110-116 89-94
XXL 116-122 94-99
XXXL 122-128 99-104
XXS 64-69 73.5 79.5 84.5
XS 69-74 73.5 79.5 84.5
S 74-79 73.5 79.5 84.5
M 79-84 73.5 79.5 84.5
L 84-89 73.5 79.5 84.5
XL 89-94 73.5 79.5 84.5
XXL 94-99 73.5 79.5 84.5
XXXL 99-104 73.5 79.5 84.5

Men's Mountain Equipment Clothing Size Guide

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Take your actual body measurements as they are more accurate than measuring over your clothes or shoes.

CHEST: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, making sure to keep the tape under the arms and around your shoulder blades.

WAIST: Measure around the smallest part of your waist (natural waistline).

HIPS: Stand with your heels together and measure around the fullest part.

INSIDE LEG: Measure from the top of your inner leg, along the inside seam to the bottom of your leg.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating

4.24 out of 5
21 reviews
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4.24 out of 5


Excellent trousers - have 7 pairs and wear them for outdoor/general/at work
Had a problem last year with loosening web belts on some, contacted ME and they sent 5 new belts.
Won’t wear anything else!

4.24 out of 5

Brilliant quality

Brilliant quality

4.24 out of 5

Nice trousers let down by the belt

I found the trousers comfortable and stretchy and accommodates all my needs. But sadly my overall option has been let down by the useless belt. The clasp belt loosens within five minutes of tightening

4.24 out of 5

Great trousers when on...

Great trousers when on offer

4.24 out of 5

Lightweight, comfortable and nice...

Lightweight, comfortable and nice slim legs.

4.24 out of 5

Great fit and true...

Great fit and true length. Very lightweight. Not as black as expected - more like a very dark charcoal.

4.24 out of 5

Amazing Pants

Comfortable, stretchy, warm, perfect fit, integrated belt...very hard wearing ...want them tk last forever so I don't have to find anything else as good.

4.24 out of 5

My Favourite Trousers

I`ve used these Trousers for a number of long walks now and I have to say they have become my favourite. Yesterday I Walked The Pen Y Fan circular, the ridge was bitterly cold but I was perfectly cosy. If only they made facemasks out of this material lol. First class

4.24 out of 5

My Go To 'Pants'

These are my 2nd pair of the pants. The first pair, that Ive had for over a year haven't worn out, just that they are so good I had to get a 2nd pair.

I currently walk over 7miles a day during the week and a few more at weekends and these a by far the most comfortable pants I own. I've worn them in pretty much all weathers, although in summer they can get a bit warm. Although, the leg pockets do have net mesh as the liner so provides some ventilation.

The waist fastens with 2 vertically aligned press studs and the zip is multi-directional. In other words, there are 2 zip pulls - so you can open up from the top of bottom.

There are 2 zipped pockets at the top and 1 zipped pocket round the back, along with 2 slipped leg pockets.

The bottom of the legs are 1/4 zipped which allows for easy removal if wet or muddy and easier access to laces.

Some users have reported issues with bobbling, but I've not experienced this.

The only issue I have is that The zip pulls are small and can be fiddly when wearing gloves. However, this is easily remedied with a bit of paracord.

In summary, these are great pants and would recommend them to anyone who's into any kind of outdoor activity.

4.24 out of 5

Not worth the money

Extremely comfortable but can't survive the washing machine. After washing for the first time it became noticeable the the fabric started to bobble, now after a couple of washes these trousers look old and tacky. If your like me, don't have much money but want to buy the best stuff avoid this product, there will be a better product in the same price range. Such a disappointment so nice to wear :( .

4.24 out of 5


After much use of my ME Frontier Jacket, which has been my default top half outer layer since I purchased it two years ago, I was interested by the Ibex pants, which use the same material. Nice, slim fit and plenty of pockets, they seemed ideal. Sadly, my experience of them after a couple of months is a let down. The thigh pockets' vertical zips just love to let anything in them (your 'phone, for example) tumble out as they are opened, and the waist band - non elasticated and with a poor webbing belt (replaced by a better one to no avail) moves around too much when walking, resulting in damaging abrasion to base layer tops. Several have been badly scuffed in a short while and as a result I've stopped using the Ibex pants for serious walking. This is an issue I've not experienced before and simply has to down to the waistband of these trousers. The Ibex are now consigned to casual use with tops which are on their way out anyway, as I can't afford to replace expensive technical tops every two weeks.

4.24 out of 5

Not the best.

I like ME stuff generally and have a Frontier jacket that is my default top-half outerwear. I tried a pair of the Ibex on recently and liked the fit and the nice material so bought them. Sadly, the features don't really work for me. The waistband would be better if it were elasticated and would take an elasticated belt. The supplied belt is useless. Even with a better belt installed the waistband shifts around when walking and has been wearing holes in my base layer tops at an alarming rate.
The thigh pockets ought to be 'drop-in' format rather than vertically-zipped as it's difficult to avoid dropping whatever you're trying to get out of them, your 'phone, for example.
I've stopped using the Ibex for technical use as I can't afford to keep replacing expensive technical tops every couple of weeks and they have been relegated to casual use, so not a total loss, but I daren't wear delicate Power Dry tops with them. I haven't experienced this issue before with ANY outdoor trouser so it's down to the Ibex, I'm afraid.

4.24 out of 5

Great but not 5 stars

The material, fit, cut, pockets etc. are all great and on the whole these are perfect for many outdoor activities. My only quibble are the zips - way too small and fiddly to use, impossible with gloves on. ME are a top quality brand so they really should have added some cord or something to make the zips far easier to access and use. Anyway, I'll do that myself and all will be well.

4.24 out of 5

Brilliant trousers

Bought these trousers after being so impressed by the frontier jacket using the same material. The fit is great. Good pocket set up with all pockets zipped too. I agree with the previous review about the double press stud fastening. I would prefer a button too but I wouldn't mark down on this. I haven't had any issues with the belt as one reviewer has mentioned. The material of these trousers is really great. Recently wore these trousers on a trip to the lakes in November and it confirmed to me why I bought them. It was cold and windy with some showers. My legs remained dry and were not subjected to wind chill. My legs would have frozen in normal walking trousers, yet would have sweated with thermal leggings with the exertion. I really don't like overheating, and these trousers (and the frontier jacket) provide just the right protection for me.

4.24 out of 5

Mountain Equipment Ibex Softshell

So good I now have three pairs! Comfortable, practical and quick drying.
Good for most seasons and weathers having side vents for heat and able to layer up in cold or wet.
Prices I have paid put £60 to target price point - other outlets will price match if you ask them

4.24 out of 5

Not perfect

Fantastic trousers. They feel great, comfortable, plenty of stretch. But, personally, I hate the double press stud fastening, I'd prefer a button. And, and this is the real downside for me, the belt. For trousers carrying this name, I'd really like it if the belt stayed 'locked'. The belt on mine is forever coming loose. To the extent, I've purchased a Craghoppers belt to replace it.

4.24 out of 5

Good product BUT seat worn quickly

Purchased for a week of winter walking in Scotland. Trousers were very comfortable, good fit and seemed quick drying with useful pocket & zips. Also look tidy. Only issue was the seat of the pants; became ‘bobbled’ and worn after only 5 days of normal wear, occasionally sitting on rough ground as you do. This seemed unreasonable for the brand and price. It may have been a flaw with the material but manufacturer was contacted and item was returned for a full refund. Good service.

4.24 out of 5


These pants are amazing and are such good quality for the price you’re paying. Also great comfort and keep you warm on the cold days.

4.24 out of 5


Pants are the best I've ever worn, so comfortable and Great for reaching those Summits.

4.24 out of 5

Great Product!

Mountain Equipment bring out Quality stuff, These trousers are very comfortable. Great fit and Sizing... I Love these trousers they make me look cool... Especially when climbing those summits. I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for some Hiking trousers in cooler conditions. I climbed Ben macdui in the Cairngorms and the trousers Kept me warm and Dry. An Awesome buy at a great price...


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