Alturas Women's Guide Pant
Stretch Nylon with DWR Coating

It's about time somebody made a women's hunting pant that left nothing to chance. Made from the same nylon (not polyester) materials and construction as our popular Corrugate Guide Pant, the Alturas women's pant is built to endure season after season while providing an athletic fit that lets you be both fast and quiet. Unlike other women's hunting pants, the Alturas takes every component that we created in our men's pants and simply applies it to pants cut for a woman, plain and simple.



Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Next to Skin
    • Features

    • - True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
    • - Actual Weight: 14.4oz (size medium)
    • - Ultra durable nylon fabric
    • - Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
    • - Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish for all-weather capability
    • - 3D Double Cargo Pockets
    • - Belt and suspender loops (suspenders not included)

      • Cut Shooters Cut
        System Position Midlayer
        Material DuraFlex with 37.5 Technology
        Actual Product Weight Size MD 14 oz.
        Primary Usage Lifestyle, Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Upland, Fishing

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49 Reviews
Ok pants for the price. Way too short. 6/10/2018

These pants are ok for the price. The one thing you can't beat. They are really thin I got caught on a thorn bush and got my first hole my first hike out. Why are they so short? For someone who buy's short cut in jeans I was hoping these would work out. But they are borderline highwaters and the small size is alittle too loose fiting for me but I'm scared to buy the xsmall because I don't want to wear capris.

Nickname: Samantha
Super happy 4/17/2018

Ive hunted in these pants for one year, in both archery and rifle 2017 in Montana. Ive used these during cold conditions with layers underneath and it works great, you just need to wear leg gaiters if there is wet grass or snow because they are not waterproof. Love that the material stretches to so stepping over fallen trees is way easier and the material is actually pretty darn quiet so that's nice!

Nickname: Linds
I didn’t want capris 3/10/2018

I love love love these pants EXCEPT the fact that I wasn’t aware I was buying capris. I was so excited to purchase some high end, functional hunting clothing designed specifically for women. I assumed that the effort to make clothes that fit women would extend to fit ALL women. Being 6 feet tall I was sadly mistaken. Now I’m back to just buying the men’s pants. Disappointed is an understatement.

Nickname: Beth
Southeast AK approved 2/5/2018

Best pants I've ever had. Wear them for archery season and just add a base layer for late rifle. Always keep me the right temperature even when wet. I do need to use a belt with them though. Unbelievably durable. Survived a wrong turn on an Alaska mountain that left my leg bleeding but pants stayed intact. I've found that the terrain, brush, and climate in southeast Alaska is a true test for gear and these pants passed with flying colors.

Nickname: Becca
Love these! 2/2/2018

These pants have the best stretch and are SO very comfortable. I am 5'4" and the length is just perfect, but could be rather short for the taller ladies. I cannot wait to get these in more colors.

Nickname: Whitney
Awesome 12/16/2017

I chose to try out the Alturas pant and these are a great addition to my other First Lite pieces. By far, the best fitting women’s hunting pant I have ever worn. The fabric is great with 4 way stretch and water repellent finish. The bottoms are tight enough around my boots that I can cross water without getting wet underneath. The waist line is great with elastic which makes it easy to tuck in layers when needed. I now own several pairs and also own it in the solid color to wear to work. I get compliments every time I wear them.

Nickname: Susan
Best pant for every climate 12/10/2017

I've used these pants in 100+ degree humid weather and in freezing temps that usually chill your bones. The pants performed flawlessly in each setting. In the hot, humid setting, sweat wasn't an issue, as it dried very quickly. Movement in the pants is non-restricting and easy. The pants are quiet while stalking (I didn't buy a size larger for layering; my regualr size gave enough room for layering). I cannot have enough of these pants in my life! My only request is back pockets. Because, as females, pants with no pockets quickly make your rear end look flat- even when it's not. I like pockets and I like my tush not look ing flat ;) It's only noticeable in the solid color pant. I am 5'4" and 125lbs... usually pants are too long for me, but the small size fits perfectly.

Nickname: Candice
I'm tall and these fit fantastic 12/7/2017

I have no idea what other reviewers are complaining about with respect to the length -- I am 5'9" and a woman who has had multiple children, with wide hips (so not stick thin), and these pants are amazing. I got them at the end of whitetail season, and my other hunting pants (too loud, too short, too tight, no side pockets) immediately went into the Goodwill box.

These pants are just the right fit, sit at the correct spot on my hips (no 'natural waist' BS), are so quiet compared to my other pants, and are the perfect length -- no leg showing, but not so long I trip on them (a problem, incidentally, that I have never had in my entire life when it comes to pants because my legs are so long). Layered with the First Lite merino wool base layers, I sat in the snow for hours and was still comfortable.

Finally, a company that knows how to make clothing for real women, not just those petite TV girls.Thank you, First Lite!

Nickname: Crystal
Love these! Now Firstlite needs to expand their line! 12/4/2017

These pants are great! First and foremost I use them for hunting and they stand up to loads of abuse in the mountains of Colorado. They provide a great range of motion and are a good length over boots. I have them in both medium and large. Medium is my actual size and works well in warmer conditions. If you are going to layer medium to heavy weight base layers, I would size up.

I also have these in the non-camo colors for hiking and travel. I work in remote communities throughout Alaska, South America, SE Asia, and North Africa. Most of the time I don’t have access to laundry facilities. These pants are perfect for a variety of weather conditions and don’t get funky after multiple days of wear.

Only complaint: firstlite needs to expand their women’s line. I’d love to see the puffy pant come out!

Nickname: Sherry
The best material, make and length i have owned in 20 years. 11/24/2017

Please do not change the length or anything else about these pants. They are Perfect!

Nickname: Stelthwoman
Essential to any female hunters! 11/14/2017

From the fit to the stretch and fabric choices, these are hands down the most amazing pants I’ve ever wore. It’s very refreshing to have a company that specializes in technical hunting gear finally get a woman’s fit correct. This is the last pair of pants I’ll ever own!

Nickname: Kelsey
My favorite hiking pant 11/2/2017

I'm not a hunter, but my partner is, and she went nuts over the men's version of first lite products. She knew I was struggling to find a good pair of hiking/backpacking pants and recommended these. I finally went and purchased a pair of the women's pants, and I could not be more pleased. I am 5'3, 145lbs, a size 6 in women's pants and the small fit me perfectly. I'm pretty sure I could get a base layer under these too, because of the elastic stretch in the waist. I LOVE how stretchy these are - any kind of movement you can think of is perfect in these pants. My very tall friend loved the material of these and wanted a pair, but I told her not to bother because there's no way these would fit her without a tall option. Usually us short people have to get our pants hemmed because they are too long and here it's the opposite - definitely make a different length option for all of us women. Also, I would love to see this in a lighter brown/khaki color, especially for those of us who don't hunt.

Nickname: Jen
Best women's hunting pants on the market 10/26/2017

I've tried many brands and styles of hunting pants and these are by far the best out there. They fit great and the fabric is stretchy, allowing you to move quietly while stalking. Also, the pockets make life so much easier! Gone are the days of stuffing my license into my sports bra. These have enough room (and functional closures) for all the essentials (license, bullets, toilet tissue, etc.). I've worn these pants in the high desert during 96 degree days and in cold weather elk hunting and they performed great in both environments. Blood washes off easily and they dry very quickly.

Nickname: Katie
Unbelievably Comfortable 10/20/2017

These pants are so comfortable, flexible, and durable. I have worn mine nearly all seasons now, and feel as though they adapt well to all conditions and outdoor activities. The pocket placement and depth is perfect.

Nickname: Chelsea
Best outdoors pants for women! 10/8/2017

Stretchy. Silent. Lightweight. These are the perfect pants for moving around in warm country. The length is perfect for wearing with boots or street shoes, and the pockets are wonderfully designed as well. Basically, I want them in every color to wear on the job, while hunting, and at home!

Fit: For the most part, true to size and fabulous. My one criticism is the rise; it's a bit low, considering that the waistband is definitely sized to fit higher on the waist rather than close to the hips. This is a big no-no on a woman's body, since we're either stuck with a major wedgie pulling the pants up, or otherwise have squashed hips when wearing them low!

The only reason I can't give 5 full stars is because these pants do NOT hold up well in thorn country! If you move around in thick undergrowth, make lots of contact with bark and exposed rock, etc, get ready for pilling and tears. After only a few days afield I already have patching to do. I know that there are alternate pants available for men that are a bit tougher, so hopefully these will come to the women's line as well.

Nickname: Meredith
My favorite pant.....flexible, breathable 10/4/2017

These are by far the best hunting pants I have ever owned. I bought these for an early season elk trip to Colorado.. I paired them with a wool base layer for the cool mornings and alone for hot afternoons. They are the most flexible and breathable pants ever. My only the limited sizing for tall/slender women. I’m 5’8”, 135# with a 33” inseam. I would normally wear a size 6 (small), but because of the short inseam I had to buy the Medium. Small with the option of Tall would have been ideal for me. Please FirstLite.....give us more options. Because of the elastic waist band and belt loops I am able to make it work. Unfortunately for me, they are not as flattering of a fit as I was hoping for since these are designed for women. In spite of that....I will still recommend FirstLite gear to all my hunting friends.

Nickname: KY huntress
Great feel but...the fit 9/27/2017

These pants are super comfy and have nice stretch to them. I had in mind these for hunting, hiking, all around comfy outdoor pant. They have that but I had to knock stars for the fact that they are too short. they come just about to my feet but not long enough... I am 5'7" 120lbs. I have long legs and always struggle finding long enough pants. Was hoping these were the ticket but no dice. I could do what another person mentioned, tuck them into hiking boots and wear gaiters but i wont always be in snow or rain and may be camping with sandals on.Theres also some weird bunching in the back with the elastic band. I do love their rain jacket and puffy jacket though. Plus for those!

Nickname: Radda
Best Pants Ever 9/20/2017

I have been using the Alturas for a year now and LOVE them. As soon as I put them on I knew they would be keepers. I am pretty small 5'1'' and 133 pounds so wearing size small in mens just was not cutting it. The Alturas fit extremely well in both my waist and the length. They are a little long, but I am super short. Once I put on boots and or gators the length is not an issue. The stretch in these pants has been perfect for hiking, climbing fences and kneeling for different shooting positions. The material has also help up in the wet brush of Oregon and the dry climate of New Mexico. A bonus is that I was even able to wear these pants last September- November when I was pregnant. The elastic in the waist band was amazing! I am now back down to my pre-pregnancy size and they still fit like a dream!

Nickname: Kallie
Perfect fit ,these are awesome ,You need to make shorts !! 9/20/2017

I give these a 5 star ,worn in September, muzzle load season. Absolutely the best hunting pant ever.

Nickname: Phyllis
Length 9/17/2017

Make a tall option! Other than that I'd give 5 stars, they are quiet, stretchy ( I could do yoga in them) and durable. Breath great and dry quick. Pocket features rock.

Nickname: tina
Comfortable, but lacking in durability 9/15/2017

For last two seasons I kept forgetting that my favorite pants(had for 5 years) had been ripped and emergency placement of duct tape utilized. Finally, I bought these pants this year and was super excited. I ripped them right open first day of Western Washington Archery Elk. Luckily, I was equipped with a sewing kit this time versus duct tape. They are loud "Swooshy". This maybe partly due to buying a large versus medium to ensure room for layering. I am 5/8 155lb and length was perfect. They are comfortable, and for hiking around 5+ miles a day, but tend to snag on every twig. Zipper pockets were great, picked up a couple frogs to bring back to camp for the kids. :-)

Nickname: P
Great fit! 9/14/2017

These pants are great! They have just enough stretch to allow for movement from hiking to climbing a tree. Great durable fabric with superb breathability. The pockets are great, they have so much room! The length is PERFECT for me but I'm 5' 1". Unfortunately, for anyone much taller than 5' 3" these pants will be too short. I think having length options for everyone, including us petite gals and keeping the current length, adding longer lengths for others would really make this a 5 star product.

Nickname: Brooke
Quality pants! 9/8/2017

I love these pants, they are very high quality, and very quiet when walking through the woods. They are very comfortable and they fit my waist! However, they are too short :-( I am 5'4 120lbs and wear size 2 in most pants. Thank you first lite for giving us women's hunting clothes! I hope you take these reviews into consideration and either add length to the pants or incorporate different length options.

Nickname: huntingmama
Length 8/19/2017

I first ordered these pants in a medium and they were too big. I then ordered a small and now they are too short. Due to the lack of women's hunting apparel I kept the pants and purchases gaiters to make up for the lack of length. Over all I do love the fit of the pants just wish they were three inches longer

Nickname: Turner406
Very Comfortable! 8/17/2017

I really like how these pants fit, and the pockets are great with lots of space! The pockets will fit everything I need for an upcoming elk hunt. They are a comfy relaxed fit, and fit good over base layers. I just wish they were quieter for bow hunting. Other than that, I really like everything about them.

Nickname: Becca
Wife loved them! 8/17/2017

Good to see a women's hunting clothing line that is not just a scaled down version of the men's line. My wife loved the fit and the style. I was a little worried about the material being too loud, however these pants proved to be extremely versatile, as well as quiet!

Nickname: Christopher
The only outdoor pants you need 8/6/2017

These are great for everything- hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting. They're super quiet, lightweight, durable, and have a great fit. Pocket placement is awesome. Great for all weather. I have them on right now as we're leaving to go shed hunting!

Nickname: Gabi
Finally a brand who understands women 7/27/2017

I get so tired of having to buy mens camo if I want quality items. Women hunt too! But these pants prove that times are changing and they are finally listening to us, gals! These have great stretch for a full range of motion, deep large pockets, and are very comfortable. My only thing is they fit a little larger than I was expecting from the size chart. But, that can easily be remedied!

Nickname: Kaitlin
Finally!!! 7/26/2017

Awesome pants! I have them in dry earth and cipher and I love them... I put a lot of miles on them last year and they have held up to my standards. They are super comfy and stretchy which is great for climbing up inclines. My only recommendation is.. on hunts in the middle of winter and you are freezing... DO NOT get too close to the fire. They melt really quick! :-)

Nickname: Eileen
Great pants, especially for short people 7/21/2017

I will be returning these. Purchased small. 5'8" 125lbs. Cut is great except for the length. They stop above my ankles. I am afraid if I go bigger in size the length will get marginally better but the cut will become very baggy. To get near the length I need, according to the chart, I would have to go at least to the large and maybe even extra large.

Very comfortable and do not bind or restrict movement. Just really short. :(

+1 for offering a tall size.

Nickname: Ashley H
Thank you First Lite for these pants... Thank you 6/12/2017

Seriously First Lite thank you! I am 5'3", 100lbs and considered a stick and the XS fit like a dream. They have the perfect amount of room for extra layers when its cold and enough room to be nice and airy when its hot. The material is so soft and comfortable. Ive worn these pants on shed hunting backpack trips in the badlands. They've stood up to bushwhacking through the brambles and butt sliding down badland buttes. I recommend these pants 100 times over.

Nickname: Taylor
Perfect Fit 5/1/2017

Finally! A woman's pant that fits well in the hips and butt area! I do not like hunting gear that is tight, and I absolutely HATE when the waist band gaps in the back revealing my bum! These pants do NOT do that and I will wear these pants for every hunt. I sat in dew conditions last weekend, but my bum was never wet! Plus it was fairly cool in the morning, and warmer toward the afternoon; these pants were comfortable for both temperatures with a base layer underneath. I am 5'6", 130lbs and I wear a medium if that helps anyone looking (and that is mainly because I like layering underneath, and I do not like my pants tight)! I look forward to wearing them with each hunt!

Nickname: Tammy
Great pants, but not super quiet 4/15/2017

These are extremely comfortable pants that fit well. I am giving them a 4 for functionality, fit, and comfort. But I am taking off a star for noise. I have not used them bowhunting yet, but I'm thinking they might be a little louder than I'd like for bowhunting season. They are fairly noisy. I have used them a ton for cross country skiing, and over a pair of merino long underwear, they are perfect in weather even into single digits, assuming you keep moving. I echo the other comment about the tall sizes. The sizing is perfect for me - the small fits me great. I am 5'3". My daughter, however, is 5'7" and has about the same waistline as me... and well, I just can't order them for her because they won't fit her. Would love to see tall sizes in the ladies' clothes.

Nickname: Cat
Good Pants, But 4/11/2017

I appreciate that first lite is attempting to offer a women's hunting pant. God knows it is difficult to find good quality women's hunting clothing that fits and has function. These pants are comfortable and you can extend the comfortable temperature range down to below freezing if you add the wool base layer. (women's larkspur full length bottom tights are perfect) I think the quality is good...they have taken a lot of abuse. Con; Way too short. Please offer a long length or change the standard length on this pant. I am 5'5" tall. I hate pants that pull half way up my calf when I sit down! Next - I use the heck out of cargo pockets and would prefer larger cargo pockets.. The legs could be a little larger in circumference for us athletic type folks with big thighs, although they are not too tight...not a deal breaker. I am not keen on the elastic waist in the back. I Wish there was a flat waist band for less bulk. The zippered pockets on the front of the hips are okay, but if you wear a backpack for back country hunting, sometimes the zipper will irritate. I just pull it down and out of the way. In my opinion, you don't really need a zipper...just an angled, side entry pocket is fine. Again, I appreciate the effort, but still not quite there.

Nickname: mtn hunter
The comfiest hunting pants I've tried yet 3/26/2017

These pants are super comfortable, they are light, but still keep you warm, especially layered with larkspur bottoms. The material is stretchy which makes It ideal for layering. I love the 2 pockets, on the lower leg, and how they have a zipper compartment as well as the open one, and also the actual pockets at the top of the pants are large enough to use unlike other hunting companies women's pants.

Nickname: Ga_huntress
Top notch quality and excellent sizing options 3/17/2017

The Alturas guide pant is an excellent all-around pick for outdoor enthusiasts. Fabric quality is top-of-the-line (it is lightweight with just the right amount of stretch), the fit is true to the sizing chart, and the color options are great! I am so happy to have outdoor gear available that actually fits me (I am 5'1" and petite, so XS is perfect)!! I received my first pair of these pants for Christmas and just got to break them in on Kauai's Kalaulau Trail; I will definitely be ordering more pairs for hunting and fishing!

Nickname: AK Sunshine
Great Pants 3/15/2017

Exactly what I needed for early season bowhunting. Great fitting pants. I'm 5' 10" and the length was perfect for me; but I am fine with 31" or 32" length. I am curvy and buy pants to fit my hips. These pants perfectly fit both my waist and hips.

Nickname: Mary
Good, but lacking 11/28/2016

I love the feel of these pants. The material allows for the range of movement needed when hunting sheep, moose and mountain goats in Alaska. Unfortunately, the durability, which is so highly praised in the description, is not there. After just a few hunts the pants are already showing signs of wear and tear. They pick very easily and have worn in any place where there is continual rubbing. Great pants for warm weather, but do not block the cold, wind or rain. When combined with the Larkspur baselayer they do well in cold though. Overall, not totally impressed, I prefer the KUIU Attack pants (even though they are not made for women) or the Girls with Guns pants which address the length issue many are having.

Nickname: gypsynomad
Too short 10/7/2016

I am 5'9" and these pants look like capris on me. The material is great and the fit in the waist is awesome, but First Lite really needs to offer a tall option for the ladies who have legs! No one in the market place offers ladies tall pants. This has been a battle trying to find technical hunting pants that fit.

Nickname: Kelli
Glad to have these in my collection 9/28/2016

Just got back from my fall archery elk hunt. I like these pants and am glad I purchased them. Love, love the has a great feel against the skin, lightweight, stretchy. The cut is good and they have enough room to put a pair of wool tights underneath for those cold mornings. I stayed warm in them, with my wool tights, in temps down to the high 20's, F. Did not get a chance to test them in rain. Just a few other comments; The fabric is a little "swooshy" (noisy), but if I paid attention to how I walked I could almost eliminate that. I would like them a little longer and I am going to let the hem out so they at least cover the top of my boots when I sit. Love the cargo pockets, but I wish they where a little larger. I like to keep all kinds of s#*@ in cell phone (using Onyx Maps), range finder, face net, thin gloves, some calls, etc. I also would prefer a flat waistband rather than the elastic in the back. I am so glad Firstlite is starting to make women's hunting clothes! I look forward to the jacket to go with! (PS, please provide chest pockets and maybe one pocket on the sleeve) :-)

Nickname: huntergrl
Best pants ever!! 9/23/2016

So great, comfortable, soft and light weight. I love them!!

Nickname: Roslyn
Perfect! 9/20/2016

First Lite has finally figured it out. There are women who hunt that want the same high quality clothing that is available to men. These pants are absolutely awesome. The fabric is perfect for the early season whitetail woods and just for general hiking around. Fingers crossed there is a late season pant in the works along with more women's clothing. Absolutely awesome!

Nickname: Leah
Best Women's Hunting Pant! 9/18/2016

These pants are so comfortable, perfect amount of stretch, love the pockets, they feel durable and yet are lightweight! I love how weightless they feel. The only constructive criticism I have is that they are a little bit noisy. Please continue to make more women's items! I will buy them ALL!

Nickname: Nichole
Best Women's Pant on the Market 8/23/2016

First Lite's Alturas Women's Guide Pant is hands down the absolute best pant there is to buy. The cut is perfect and will the fabric stretch to fit all body types. You can do serious backcountry hiking and hunting in this pant without having to adjust, and they are SUPER durable; they don't tear or snag at all when walking through thick brush. And no need to worry about sweat stinking them up! They breathe so well that even after wearing them for several days in high temperatures they didn't stink. I'm looking forward to hunting and hiking in them all season long!

Nickname: Elizabeth Hover
All Around Pant 8/18/2016

Fantastic fit, design, and comfort. Pockets are placed so they aren't bulky and the zippers are a great touch. Love the fit for summer hiking and bowhunting and plenty of room to layer underneath for elk season. The best option I've found for backcountry pants.

Nickname: Mary M
Astounding!! 8/8/2016

Absolutely loved my pants from the moment I tried them on, but never really put them to the test until we spent 5 days backpacking the Kakwa Wilderness and it's mountain ranges. We dealt with 30 degree weather (86 Fahrenheit), to pouring rain, and I couldn't be happier in them. They are extremely durable (I'm a clutz and if there's something to stab myself with, I will) and I could not get over how quickly they dried off when the rain would stop. They also breathe wonderfully so you never feel like your overheating. My only suggestion (and this goes back to me being a clutz) is maybe adding a thin shin pad, for those of us that push bush without watching where we step lol. Absolutely fantastic product and I can't stop raving about them, much to the chagrin of my friends :D

Nickname: Amanda
Can already tell they're awesome 8/8/2016

These pants are awesome. I love the way they fit. I have worn them already and the material is great for when you sweat. I can tell that they are also going to be great for layering in the winter because they are stretchy and roomy without being too baggy. Very versatile pants. I can't wait to wear them hunting, hiking, and camping. Comfortable enough to even sleep in and they are flattering too. Thanks for the great pants!

Nickname: Elizabeth
Awesome 8/8/2016

Super awesome pants. They are light and they fit very well. The material is awesome . I can tell they are going to be comfortable in the heat and during the winter because they absorb sweat really well and they are stretchy and roomy enough to be able to layer a lot. Very versatile and great. Super excited to wear these doing everything from hunting, to hiking and everything outdoors. I'm anxious to get my women's first lite collection going and I can already tell I'm in love.

Nickname: Lizzy
Great!! 6/27/2016

I'm so glad First Lite has come out with a women's line! All of their products fit great, including these pants. They are a very comfortable relaxed fit, but not too baggy. True to size. They do not have traditional back pockets, but the cargo style pockets should hold everything I need. I look forward to wearing them all hunting season!

Nickname: Anna Y