Briar-resistant and rugged, our Men's PRO ToughShell Pants are the ones you need for the nastiest thickets.

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  • Now even more briar- and thorn-resistant than the iconic original ToughShell
  • Breathable, wind-resistant, and waterproof with fully taped seams
  • Reinforced for durability in high-wear zones
  • Improved range of motion from a gusseted crotch
  • Instant heat dumping from zip vents on upper leg
  • Sag-free, grippier waistband with suspender-accommodating belt loops
  • Bind-free, articulated knee panels
  • Secure, water-resistant, zippered hand and back pockets
  • Easy on-and-off zips on lower leg with water- and debris-repelling adjustable internal gaiter

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The Story

In these men's briar-resistant pants, the iconic ToughShell goes full-on PRO in its first redesign since the 2016 launch of what quickly became an upland mainstay. Now even more briar- and thorn-resistant thanks to promising new developments in heavy-duty fabric technology, with fully taped seams for an uncompromising level of wind- and waterproof breathability required by hunters who frequently find themselves following their dogs into the thickest, nastiest conditions. Based on long conversations and testing with the upland world’s most avid, we’ve reinforced the pants throughout the hem and kick plate—places notorious for wear when stomping the miles necessary to consistently keep your dogs on birds. Zippered side vents allow for quick heat dumping during periods of intense bushwhacking, with a gusseted crotch that stretches when scrambling over wire and fences. The inclusion of a grippy waistband with suspender-accommodating belt loops keeps the pants from sagging and your shirt tucked in proper. Across the knee you’ll find articulated panels to better aid in stretching to cross creeks or navigate tight gaps in gamebird cover. Includes water-resistant, zippered hand and back pockets. Lower leg even features a zip for easy on-and-off over boots with an internal, adjustable gaiter to keep water, sticks, and seeds from working their way all the way down to your toebox and annoying you with every step. Pairs perfectly with the PRO ToughShell Jacket for a complete upland armoring system tailor-made for when conditions and cover get truly medieval. Weighs just 25 oz. Active Fit.

100% nylon. Imported.

Men’s sizes M(32-34), L(36-38), XL(40-42), XXL(44-46).

Notes from our Product Development Team

“We improved ToughShell by listening to the loyal.

Given the original ToughShell was so beloved, we didn’t fully stray from the concept, instead we gave it a remodel rather than a completely new design. We worked to streamline without sacrificing capacity. The fact the new material’s weave is nearly the same as the fabric used in boat sails only adds to the legend. It’s super strong and built to withstand anything—a lot like the hunters who wear it.”

—Natalie Cullum, Product Designer

Complete the System

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Stay Dry Out There

Upland hunting is synonymous with unpredictable weather. So, we added an additional coating to the membrane to improve the waterproof qualities. It easily passed the “Killer Wash” test, the industry’s toughest testing method, resulting in a 20K waterproof rating.

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Built to Bust Through Briars

A tight weave and waterproof construction pair up to achieve a high puncture value, creating a rugged barrier for angry thorns and stubborn shrubbery. The facing also utilizes the same weave that sailboat sails are constructed with. Plus, its slickness allows clingy burs to slide right off.

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Comfort in the Heat

Hiking goes hand-in-hand with upland hunting and with it comes perspiration. With a 10K breathability rating, in addition to underarm zippers, excess heat can be removed, so you can stay comfortable.


Never Untucked

Grippy internal waistband keeps your shirt down and pants up


Over-Boot Zips

Generous lower leg zips make donning and removing easy—without taking off your boots


Abrasion Protection Where It Counts

Ballistic nylon eliminates fraying in notoriously high-wear zones like the lower hem

Orvis PRO

ToughShell goes PRO with new fabric, burly seaming taping, and valuable input from the upland world’s most-avid.

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