MSR Xplorer Ascent Pant

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MSR Xplorer Ascent Pant

Our Price: $54.00

MSRP: $169.95 - You save up to $115.95 (68% off)

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Details

    The Xplorer Ascent line is MSR’s middle tier off-road gear, purpose built for the serious off-road rider. Ascent pants were designed specifically to provide rider with most of the features found on the more expensive MSR Summit line, but in a lighter weight.
  • 600 denier main construction.
  • Ratchet-belt closure & adjustable side straps.
  • Heat-resistant embossed leather inner knees.
  • 3-dimensionally designed, accordion knees provide freedom of movement.
  • Exhaust vents on back of thighs for cooling.
  • Cargo pockets for small items.
  • High quality YKK® zippers with glove-friendly pulls.
  • Angled, articulated legs and stretch spandex panels for increased comfort and flexibility.

MSR Xplorer Ascent Pant Reviews

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4.1 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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3
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2
Value
4.3 / 5
Durability
4.1 / 5
Comfort
4.0 / 5
Protection
4.5 / 5
Weatherproofing
3.9 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Ventilation
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Average
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Sizing & Fit
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True
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Recommend it?
Yes (19)
No (5)
Value
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
2 / 5
Features
2 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
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Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Comfortable
Great pant so far. No big crash to review durability yet but they’re comfortable like you’re not wearing anything while on the bike
May 18, 2018
Westwood , CA, US
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Protection
3 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great value
Great value on special offer. TIght fit and a bit stiff. Not a great amount of room for knee guards.
May 4, 2018
Nairobi, Nairobi, KE
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Good product
These fit well and have pockets if you need to carry stuff while riding. great product for the price.
April 3, 2018
Lebanon, PA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
MSR Forever!
Very happy with these pants. They seem durable and well built. Leather in the knee area. I have two pair. The pockets are narrow but work perfectly for an iPhone, keys or wallet.
April 1, 2018
Ogden, UT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
1 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Sorry Plastic Zipper
The FIRST ride, within the first 15 minutes, the cheap plastic zipper separated. An unzip and re-zip solved the problem; for 15 minutes. And that's how the rest of that day went. Since they were bought on a close-out sale, a return didn't seem to be an option, so I laid them back for some possible time in the future when someone 2 sizes small might be able to use them but then forgot why they were set back, until I used them the second time. Yep. Zipper had to be re-zipped every few minutes, just like before. The pants fit well, appeared to be otherwise made well, and were very nice and comfortable pants except for the cheap zipper. I will never try another pair of MSR pants because of these. i strongly recommend that you never try a pair of MSR pants, unless you like having your private parts hanging out for all the world to see.

-m-2012 HONDA CRF450X--
March 28, 2018
Pick One, NC, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great MSR Pants
I purchased the MSR Xplorer Ascent Pant on clearance for my Son. He's 6' and 160 lbs - medium build. He wears size 32 to 34 in regular pants, so we purchased size 34 and fit is great. Fit's well and well constructed. These have pockets, so that's a great when riding trails. Has side adjustments too. I was hoping to find a pair for my other Son in the right color, but since they are on clearance it is hit-or-miss and it was a miss. I have a pair too and love them.
March 20, 2018
Burlington, NC, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
2 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
dissapointed
I was pretty stoked to try these pants, but they are way too tight around the knees when wearing kneebraces, and there is a mesh liner that gets caught on the braces and makes taking the pants on and off a real pain.
March 19, 2018
phoenix, AZ, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
2 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Not enough room for Knee Braces
I wear Astar Carbon Tech knee braces and without them on, the pants fit excellently from waist to calves. Unfortunately on the 1st riding trip I fitted them over my knee braces and they would not slide over the braces for anything. I got them positioned as best I could, but unfortunately this caused the crotch to sit lower than it should and limited my range of motion in the knees and groin while riding. Looks like the will make good trials bike training days with the smaller knee pads I wear on that bike, but not for days on the trail.

Either buy a size up, which will leave the pants loose on the waist or look elsewhere if you wear knee braces or large knee guards.

-m-2017 KTM 300 XC-W (E-Start)--
February 24, 2018
OROVDA, NV, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Awesome riding pants
Awesome pants. Awesome price. The pockets are low profile yet hold a lot. I’m a 32 waist, ordered a 34 and it fit perfectly. Very impressed with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC easy to use website and fast reliable shipping.

-m-2017 KTM 250 SX--
February 7, 2018
Gardnerville, NV, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
No room for legs
I'm 6'1 and about 250. usually wear a 38, ordered a 40 per reviews saying they were small. The diameter of the pant right above the knee is super narrow. i couldn't pull the knee stretch panel past the top of my knee. I guess they think if i have a 40" waist i'm going to have toothpick legs.

-m-DIRT BIKE--
January 2, 2018
Ozark, MO, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
6 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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Are these in the boot or outside?
Ryan R on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Xplorer pants are in the boot. I'd like to mention that I found them short from hip to knee and one seam across the bend in the knee is tight and tends to get into your leg. I'm 5' 10" 180ish and don't have big legs. I didn't like them.
How big are the cargo pockets? Will they hold wallet and Samsung Galaxy phone? Any other suggestions for riding pants with pockets?
Brian W on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pockets are large. They'll easily hold the items that you listed. You could easily fit a paperback novel in each one if your legs are skinny enough. The only concern is that stuffing the pockets will cause you to notice that they're stuffed; the pants will fit and move a little bit differently if the pockets are over filled. I use the pockets for a goggle wiper and energy gels or chews, and trail notes or ride maps.
Do these have hip pads or pockets for hip pads?
James M on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Does not have hip pads but has pockets but they couldn't be used for hip pads as they are further down the thigh.
Are the MSR Explorer Ascent pants for summer dirt bike riding, or more for like snowmobiling?
A shopper on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Xplorer Ascent line is MSR’s middle tier off-road gear and is meant for off road riding. They can be used in cold weather with some sort of base layer, but they're designed for warmer weather riding.
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