• This is our flagship soft shell pant; unmatched in versatile performance.  Breathable, quick drying, wind and water resistant, with full four way stretch, The Mark II has proven itself across multiple environments, climates and activities.   An understated jean that does it all.

    • Schoeller® Dryskin soft shell with NanoSphere® DWR to repel water and dirt.  Fabric maximizes performance in breathability, quick dry, wind and water resistance, four way stretch and self-cleaning.
    • Double woven blend of nylon, polyester, & spandex manufactured in accordance with Bluesign sustainability certification.
    • Hidden zipper on right rear pocket creates a secure place for stuff you can’t afford to lose, sized just right for a passport.
    • Reinforced 'no-stretch' waistband for extra comfort and best fit.
    • Imported Swiss fabric - 250 grams per square meter.
    • Straight leg fit - not baggy, not skinny.
    • Designed and sewn in Portland, Oregon USA
    • 90 Day No Hassle Guarantee
    • Sizes = Waist x Length, Longs are 36.5" inseam and Un-hemmed

    Schoeller soft-shell combines a tough, abrasion-resistant exterior with a soft brushed interior, making our pants extremely durable yet comfortable enough to wear all day.  The fabric also moves when you do, stretching in all four directions.  Unlike most performance pants, the fabric feels substantial, like denim, and features a reinforced, no-stretch waistband.

    Schoeller soft-shell features outstanding wicking, breathability, and weather resistance, keeping you cool during intense activities and protecting you from the elements.  It also dries quickly and will insulate even when wet. Schoeller fabrics are manufactured according to the Bluesign system, for sustainable textile production.

    Protected with NanoSphere

    NanoSphere is a durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment inspired by the water-and-dirt-resistant properties of lotus leaves, which prevent dirt from adhering to their surface.  Fabric fibers are coated with nano-particles, which form a three-dimensional surface that repels water, grease, dirt, and stains.  Liquids roll off the surface as easily as they do off a lotus leaf.



    Hand or Machine Wash
    Do Not Use Fabric Softener
    Hang Dry or Tumble Dry LOW
    Low Iron OK
    Dry Clean OK
  • Orders ship within 2 business days of receipt in 100% recycled and biodegradable eco mailer.  When your shipment has processed you will be notified via email with tracking information.

    Shipping to the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

    Standard Shipping Orders will ship for a flat rate of $7.50 via USPS Priority or UPS Ground.  Estimated delivery time will be dependent on distance but generally are expected to be 5-7 business days
    UPS 2nd Day Orders will ship for a flat rate of $17.50 via UPS 2nd Day Air. Estimated delivery is 2 business days

    Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii (and territories of the USA)

    Standard Shipping Orders will ship for a flat rate of $17.50 via USPS Priority or UPS Ground.  Estimated delivery in 6-8 business days
    UPS 2nd Day
    Orders will ship for a flat rate of $32.50 via UPS 2nd Day Air. Estimated delivery is 2 business days

    Rest of the World

    International Shipping
    Orders will ship for a flat rate of $25.00.  Estimated delivery in 6-10 business days.   Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US are solely responsible for all duties, import taxes and brokerage fees.  These are not included in the cost of shipping or handling of your order.  Customs, duties, and taxes vary widely from country to country; please check with your local customs agency for details on estimated costs.  If  you refuse a shipment because of unexpected import fees, shipping charges will not be refunded (but we are happy to work with you to get the goods back to your door).

    90 day "no hassle" Return Policy

    We think these will be the best garments you will ever buy.  As a result, we honor a 90-day, no questions asked guarantee.  If our product doesn't fit the way you want, doesn't look the way you expected, or is in any way not to your satisfaction, feel free to return them within 90 days and we'll refund your order.


    Thunderbolt Sportswear guarantees our apparel will stand up to any activity that requires wearing clothes.   If our garments fail due to a manufacturing defect we will repair them without charge or replace them, at our discretion.

    Rips, burns, tears, and damages due to accident, improper care, misuse, or normal wear and tear are not covered by warranty.

    Any defective apparel must be returned to us for evaluation and will be repaired or replaced at our discretion.  Garments sent for warranty evaluation MUST BE CLEANED prior to shipping.

    How to Send Back Your Product

    Please email or call us to obtain a Return Authorization Number before returning your apparel. Please add the Return Authorization Number to your package shipping label or write it clearly on the package. This ensures that we know what to do with the returned garments when we receive them. The Return Authorization number is valid for 10 days after it has been issued.

    After receiving a Return Authorization Number, you may send your apparel to our shipping facility:

    Thunderbolt Sportswear
    10940 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 337
    Portland, OR 97225



Walk it. Ride it. Get on the next jet to nowhere and you’re ready with this Portland designed-and-sewn pant. Active Junky plowed in to life, powered by Schoeller Dryskin soft-shell fabric with integrated NanoSphere treatment. Even without a Nobel Prize, you’ll turn the mysteries of the sub-molecular cosmos into a great fitting, nearly-armored pair that tips the scales at only about a pound. Testers loved the unhemmed approach to getting started with a waistband that’s more for via ferrata than franks and tatter tots. Fit trim with straight legs and a stealth right rear pocket, Thunderbolt Original Jeans still allow four-way stretch to escape with your anatomy feeling good and your style more than intact. Other than a pair of boardshorts, this product caps off your quick-escape packing list even if nasty weather is anticipated. Call it on the money. And on the mark.

Another six months have passed since my original 6 Month Review of the Thunderbolt Jeans so I thought I’d drop in with a quick follow-up.  They’re still going strong. I still wear these almost every day and they still perform and look as good as ever. Being so impressed with the first six months I’ve been more tough on them over the winter months. I’ve played with my son in the snow, sledding, snowblowed the driveway after storms (so much better doing this than in my old denim jeans!), did yard work, tore down an old swing set and helped friends move. I’m at the point now that I don’t consciously think about whether I’m being too hard on them and they always come away looking no worse for wear.


These premium outdoor pants have proven themselves this winter; they are comfortable, breathable and very wind resistant. They also perform well when wet.  As they stand up to a Scottish and Welsh winter, they will serve you well anywhere in the world you choose to use them.


The Mark II Jean has been my go-to for well over a year.  I have been wearing the softshell jean mostly in my urban/domestic/professional life.  They shine whether riding a bike on a rainy day to a meeting, meeting with clients, or dressing up for Thanksgiving dinner.  This past winter, I pushed the jeans further.  They served as my lounge gear in the yurt after a day of soul shredding with my friends in the Wallowa Mountains.  I used them in a skimo race.  I also have used them this spring on Mt. Hood, summiting twice and circumnavigating the upper mountain.  Regardless of application, I can count on solid performance and lots of compliments.

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