Premium Moleskin Field Trousers

You'll love the versatility and comfort of our men's casual trousers.


The highest-quality premium English moleskin, heavily washed for a soft and pliable hand without compromising its durability. The 100% cotton fabric is, at 11 oz., 40% more robust than our Ratcatcher moleskin for rugged wear. Plain front with button closure. Mock-suede trim resists wear. Coin pocket. Double mock-leather centre-back belt loop. Button-through rear pockets. 100% cotton. Washable. Belt not included.
Even waist sizes 40, 42. Finished up to 35" or 34" with turn-ups, at no extra charge.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 59 reviews


54 of 59 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent quality - 10/11/2013
    By: from West Tennessee deer country
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Good fit; strong, soft fabric; comfortable to wear. When my fitness plan yields necessary results, I will buy a set of Orvis moleskin pants. I would rather not have the fake leather trim though, since washable clothes are more convenient and eco-friendly.

  • 5/5

    Best Winter Trousers - 3/30/2013
    Top 1000 Contributor

    OK, these may not be the warmest and they are only cotton (no wool). Still I consider them one of the best winter trousers. So incredibly soft and comfortable and yet so warm. Did just fine even in freezing temperatures.

  • 5/5

    Simply the Best - 1/23/2013
    By: from London

    I bought my first pair of Moleskins in the '70s, from a traditional mens outfitters in Bristol (UK). As you would expect at that time they were English made, and being in the heart of the Westcountry, of traditional style, and their quality was reflected in the price. On and off over the years I have purchased others but none ever compared to that first pair, indeed some were quite disappointing. Until now. Orvis's Premium Moleskins are as good as I recall that first pair being. The heavy fabric, the cut and the fit all make for an excellent pair of trousers. In just one way, they clearly differ from the cherished original pair; the leather reinforced pocket edges, a wonderful enhancement. I am confident to say without reservation, these are simply the best Moleskins I have ever worn.

  • 5/5

    Moleskins to end all moleskins - 1/21/2013

    I have owned two pairs of these field moleskins and just ordered a third pair. I've never come across better moleskin trousers - the softness, the weight and the fit are great. Like a lot of guys I come to Orvis for the quality and the fit. Many traditional English country wear retailers cut their clothes on the tight side and that doesn't work for some of us. The larger fit of Orvis is great for me.

  • 5/5

    All weather pants - 1/8/2013
    By: from Buffalo NY

    I live in Buffalo NY so I see quite a variety of weather conditions as you can imagine. It is regularly colder here than certain towns in Alaska so trust me these are my "go to" pants for fall/winter/spring. They are the most comfortable I own and I would wear them everyday if possible. They are vitually wind-proof and I have worn them snow shoeing, snow blowing and hiking in 40+ MPH winds in comfort. Indoors they are also extremely comfortable as they dont get overly hot like wool can. I hope they last for may years.

  • 5/5

    GREAT PRODUCT! - 12/29/2012
    By: from FREDERICK MD


  • 5/5

    expensive but worth it - 12/29/2012
    By: from ny

    not cut for men only, even a small woman appreciates the luxurious softness and long lasting durability. ruggedly elegant

  • 5/5

    work pants - 12/29/2012

    pants purchased with outdoor walking in cold weather and use as work pants in woodworking shop. pants have delivered beyond expectations. perfectly suited for both uses. close weave of cloth ideal to keep warm on windy days outside. fit of pants comfortable for crouching and bending doing shop work.

  • 5/5

    Pants on Fire - 12/28/2012
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    If you are looking for a very warm yet comfortable pair of cotton pants for colder weather, then the Orvis premium moleskin field pants are just the ticket! And they're not just for the field with their fine good looks they can be worn any where!

  • 5/5

    Excellent Quality - 12/28/2012
    By: from Iowa

    Tough, good looking, and warm. The perfect cold weather pants. I get lots of compliments when I wear them.

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The perennial favorite cool-weather fabric

Our mens English moleskin trousers come prewashed for comfort.In 1976, a fellow by the name of “Dig” Diggory of Cambrian Fly Fishers in Wales had insisted that Orvis take a look at trousers made of this extraordinarily soft cotton fabric that possesses a felt-like hand, blocks wind, and endures hard, outdoor use.

Dig, an eccentric if ever there was one, called his moleskin trousers “ratcatchers,” named for the 19th-century farmers who favoured the trousers for their toughness and comfort. These farmers used Jack Russell Terriers to catch rats around their grain bins, and often wagered to see how many rats would be caught. As the trend toward more casual attire grew, “ratcatchers” caught the eye of estate owners and sporting gentry. Soon, the trousers acquired the up-market name of “Moleskin.”

How Orvis Moleskin is made

The soft, dense nap unique to moleskin fabric is achieved through a special process. Machines with multiple knifelike blades and brushing properties work the 2 ply cotton fabric to give moleskin its renowned hand and legendary durability. The mill, located in the England Midlands, provides and maintains the machines necessary to make moleskin to its original, authentic specifications.

When we introduced our moleskin trousers in 1976, they became a huge success. Today, they continue to be one of our most popular cool-weather trousers. Moleskin fabric may have been popularized (and cheapened) by others along the way. But we have honored Dig and the heritage of this wonderful fabric by insisting it remain made to the original exacting quality specifications, by the same British mill that has been in existence since 1901. Our moleskin remains as rugged as ever to withstand the challenge of the land, with the comfort and soft hand fit for gentry.

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