Outdoor Research

Refuge Pants



The eternal quest to regulate body temperature whilst adventuring in cold weather environments is hard to achieve and becomes a balance between keeping warm and overheating and excessively sweating. Outdoor Research have thrown their most cutting edge, innovative technologies and bestest brains together to tackle the issue and the result is the super-terrific Refuge Pants!

Filled with lovely VerticalX polyester insulation that mimics the heat trapping abilities of down but manages moisture much more effectively, you remain dry even during high-intensity activities. A dual-mapped hybrid system of insulation provides warmth where you need it, and breathability where you don't further aids thermoregulation whilst working hard. To top it off the ingenious ActiveTemp treatment means that the insulation is more breathable when you're warm and changes to conserve heat when you're not!

With an exterior shell constructed of wind- and water-resistant ripstop polyester with mechanical stretch that helps you maintain your range of motion there is none of the bulky encumbrances of other insulated pants. Ease of use is ensured with articulated knees to enhance manoeuvrability, an elastic waistband with a snap closure and double-separating side zippers that serve as vents and make the pants easier to put on and take off. Cosy hand pockets and a deep rear zip pocket that doubles as a stuff sack for the pants when you aren't wearing them rounds off the feature fest for these versatile and comfortable must haves in your cold weather wardrobe.  

VerticalX, ActiveTemp and hybrid mapped…. these really are no ordinary insulated pants!



  • Double-separating side zippers
  • Dual sliding zipper fly
  • Snap drawcord cuff closures
  • Articulated knees
  • Hand pockets
  • Rear zip pocket double as stuff pocket
  • Adjustable cuff
  • Hybrid mapped insulation
  • Water-resistant
  • Wind-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Movement-mirroring stretch
  • Thermo-regulating ActiveTemp treatment


  • Weight: 478g
  • Fit: Standard – to fit over under layers
  • Inseam: 33’’/ 84cm
  • Face Fabric: 100% polyester 20Dx30D ripstop with mechanical stretch,
  • Insulation: VerticalX™ 100% polyester insulation 80 g/m2 upper, 60 g/m2 lower


Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

About Us

Who we are

"Established in 1968 as Southern Cross Equipment, we are now a member of a retail company called The Outdoor Life Group. Private ownership provides us with the freedom to choose our own business path. We have therefore developed a retailing concept that excites us, and which we hope will inspire you.

Trek & Travel combines the best outdoor products from around the world with very experienced staff who all share a passion for travel and adventure. This passion for the wilderness, cultures and heritage of the planet keeps us actively seeking new places to explore.

We hope that you find us both welcoming and knowledgeable, and always willing to help you plan your next adventure."


Sample Facebook Testimonials

Amanda Warriner - 5★ "I spent close to 3 hours in this store today, being fitted for and choosing a pack, and the staff are fantastic. Helpful, knowledgeable, patient and friendly - and I think I'm probably a fussy customer and I have difficulty finding packs that fit comfortably. Has to be my best experience in this kind of store to date."

Tom Brickhill - 5★ "My favourite outdoor shop in Sydney. This is where you go if you want to see gear stocked because of it's quality, not just because it's corporate overload has pumped out another 10,000 puffer jackets that need to be moved before next season. Knowledgeable staff that actually partake in trekking and travelling themselves. Definitely worth dropping in!"

Adam Jude Baus - 5★ "Always friendly, helpful staff with great knowledge. Great range of good quality products (nothing really low end) including Australian/NZ brands e.g. Wilderness Equipment, One Planet and Aarn. Never had a fuss with exchanging unused gear within the 2 week period."

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