Ventile® Field Pants

Our waterproof upland hunting pants are cool, pure cotton.


Ventile is a remarkable pure cotton fabric so tightly woven it is waterproof. The instant water touches the fabric, the fibers swell and eliminate any penetration of moisture. The result is a waterproof upland hunting pant without the weight of traditional moisture barriers. A double layer of Ventile fabric at the front leg and back calf gives these classic field pants an added ruggedness perfect for temperate conditions. Ventile is the world's sturdiest all-cotton poplin and the dense weaves aids in pushing aside brush and briars. Diamond gussetted crotch for maximum mobility and comfort. Front security pocket. Pure cotton. Washable. Imported.
Even men's pants sizes: 32, 44, 46. Inseams plain finished to your order up to 34" with wear-resistant mock leather hem.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.2 / 5 based on 34 reviews


27 of 34 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Performance - 7/15/2014
    By: from Georgia

    Best field pants I have ever had. Lightweight, very water resistant and nothing sticks to them, briers or burrs. Only issue is they could be a little more generous with he cut on the pants to allow room to move and to wear thicker under layer.

  • 4/5

    Great fabric - 1/15/2014
    By: from VT and ADK coverts

    Have had a pair for 4 years. Ventile fabric is as advertised - sheds water, dry against skin, comfortable and great at regulating temperature. However, the cut and fit of the pants was bad for me. Crotch too low resulting is rips. If styled like Missouri Breaks pants, would be a winner. Have patched and re patched. Fabric does not hold up to washing well. Still a great pant but wears out too soon.

  • 5/5

    Great pants!!! - 1/13/2014
    By: from KY

    Been researching pants for awhile & finally pulled the trigger. So far very pleased with the pants. Very light , comfortable, and water resistant! Not sure how durable they will be, but I like them and recommend them to anyone interested!! Nice job!

  • 5/5

    my third pair - 12/27/2013

    I will say, without hesitation, these are the best hunting pants I have owned. They are good for about 3 years of heavy hunting, in any weather, in any cover. In warm weather, I wear no base layer. In colder weather, I add a base layer of mid weight running tights. This year I wore them with tights in subzero South Dakota weather. They are water proof as advertised for about 3 years, then like anything, they lose that capability. As they are lightweight, they will eventually wear through the cuffs and knees. They are no match for barbed wire. Expensive, but worth every penny. I also have the bird-n-lite ventile cloth upland coat that was offered by orvis in the past. I was sad to see it no longer offerred, as I would have replaced that too.

  • 1/5

    Not what I expected - 4/6/2013
    By: from Northeast PA

    By far the lightest, driest, and most comfortable field pants I ever purchased. However, I got one season out of them before they ripped from the crotch through the seat. Unacceptable and very disappointing for Orvis pants. I would have had better wear from a pair of jeans.

  • 1/5

    not worth the money - 3/27/2013

    Have ventile field coat and love it. Wife has on also. Pants ripped out in a matter of 3 weeks. Was looking forward to taking these to Africa. Buyer beware

  • 4/5

    Tough, comfortable, weatherproof - 1/24/2013
    By: from Williamsport, PA

    I've only worn these pants a few times, but I'm really enjoying them so far. The fit is comfortable but not too baggy, and the water beads right off the fabric as it's supposed to. Minus one star due to two minor quibbles: one, because the washing instructions specify warm water, and I am generally a "throw it all in together" type when it comes to laundry; and two, I would have preferred zippered pockets in the back or else a larger zippered security pocket in the front.

  • 5/5

    Great Pants for a Tall Guy - 1/3/2013

    Orvis Customer service was very helpful in suggesting this pant could be ordered un-hemmed. Pants fit beautifully and my husband can have a minimal hem still so the pants won't be too short. Love when everything works. Thanks Orvis!

  • 3/5

    Ventile Pants Not Accurately Sized - 12/26/2012

    Beware - the sizing is grossly "off". The size 32 I ordered is in fact a 30. So add two inches to what you normally order and you may have an accurate fit. They may be great pants - I don't know because I'm in he process of ordering a replacement 34 for a 32 waist.

  • 5/5

    Essential gear - 12/25/2012
    By: from Hailey, ID
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I bought my first ventile jacket thirty years ago. This is the essential field gear. Waterproof, breathable and indestructible. You can stand in pouring rain or snow in comfort. More breathable than Gore-tex. indispensable

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Ventile Cloth

The great outdoor fabric's wartime beginnings

Winston Churchill didn’t hunt New England partridge, but he nevertheless inspired the world’s greatest hunting gear: Orvis Ventile.

Ventile clothing resulted from Churchill’s demand for a material to protect his pilots when they ejected from their Hurricane or Spitfire planes into the frigid North Atlantic. Survival time to get into a life raft was two minutes. Not enough to save most pilots. After many trials, scientists at the Shirley Institute in Manchester U.K. developed Ventile. The original Ventile immersion suits proved impenetrable to arctic winds and icy water, extending survival time tenfold and saving 80% of ejected pilots. The suits remain in use by British Royal Air Force today. No other fabric offers the uncompromising performance of Ventile. It has been to Everest, K2, and Antarctica. It’s used in the greatest upland hunting clothing fabric we have ever offered.

Named after ventus, Latin for wind, all-cotton Ventile is windproof, waterproof, and endures extreme variations in weather and temperature conditions. It’s rugged enough to turn back the nastiest thorns and tight upland cover, yet lightweight and breathable for the utmost comfort in the field.

Made of long staple cotton fibers woven into a tight, dense fabric. The weave is just large enough to allow air molecules to pass through – for breathability – while water is blocked out. Most importantly, the gently spun cotton fibers swell and close up the tiny gaps in the fabric when drenched by moisture. But they remain just large enough to allow body vapor out. Ventile can withstand twenty-four hours of constant immersion in water without leakage.

Charging through dense thickets is remarkably easy – no more rips or tears, no more thorns catching jackets or pants.

Ventile Hunting Clothes are an investment in yourself and your passion for wing shooting. Guaranteed to make it more than one generation. In fact, they could very well last as long as your fine double-gun.

Weatherproof. Waterproof. Thornproof. Lightweight. Breathable. Quiet.

Fiber: Ventile uses long staple fibers found in only the top 2% of the cotton produced worldwide, to guarantee cotton’s natural benefits of breathability and durability.

Yarn: Great care is taken in spinning and doubling the yarn at a time when the raw cotton fiber is in its most vulnerable state. Such care means the weave will perform as expected.

Weave: Woven using 30% more yarn than in other cotton fabrics. At the first hint of moisture, the special weave expands to lock out dampness, while it maintains breathability. The dense weave makes Ventile waterproof, windproof, thornproof, and extremely durable.

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