Solid Hiking Pants
I bought these because I was looking for a new pair of convertible pants to hike in that fit well--I had lost a bit of weight and my old pants were too loose. So far I've only had a chance to wear them on a couple of hikes, but they fit well and are true to size. I plopped down on rocks and frozen ground to eat and the pants, despite their pale gray color, did not show any stains. They are comfortable and one of the big selling points for me is the number of pockets. I like to have enough pocket space in my pants for my camera, handkerchief, snacks, lip balm, gloves, etc., rather than putting them in a top layer that I will end up removing. These pants have lots of pockets, nicely deep, too. The legs are a bit baggier than I thought they would be, so they aren't the most flattering looking while on. Especially for someone with skinny legs like me! But since I just use them to hike, functionality is far more important.
I haven't had a chance to unzip the legs and it is too cold to do that right now, but I am hoping they make great hiking shorts this summer, too. So overall, a good purchase, especially when you can get them on sale!
Comfy, durable, practical and stylish...
Simply put, these are awesome hiking pants. I bought them for a multi-day mountain climbing trip to the Adirondacks. They held up so well. The fit is very comfortable. I bought them in the size I usually wear; they were a bit baggier than most pants in this size but this was perfect because you want the extra room and flexibility when you are hiking and climbing up rocks. They are lightweight and great for summer (this trip was in July). They dry really quickly and hold up well. No rips or tears, even though part of this adventure included sliding down rocks on our butts. I should also mention that they cleaned up really well. I wore them two entire days and didn't wash them until I got home. They were muddier than anything. I was fretting that the light tan color I purchased would end up being a much darker brown after this trip, which included hiking through streams and very muddy terrain. I kid you not when I tell you they pretty much look like new now after two washings. They really are worth the investment. They are great pants with a lot of nice features including ones I haven't even mentioned here such as the zip offs (which I used for the trip home) and the pockets, some with nice closures.
Perfect for small waist, big booty!
I have a really tough time purchasing any bottoms online, period. I have to try on everything because I typically wear a size 4 in the waist and a size 6-8 because of my booty, and any material that is too thin looks really unflattering on me. I'm taking a trip where I'm going to be doing a lot of hiking and have been desperate to find a good pair of hiking pants. I went to REI and Sports Authority and tried on every pair in the store. All of them were too thin, too thick, or too straight leg. Finally, I found these in a random Google search and read several reviews that said they were good for women that have some curves. I just got these in the mail and they are FANTASTIC! The fit is extremely flattering and they are lightweight without being too thin. I'm so excited to finally have a great pair of hiking pants!
Hard-to-Fit Lady Loves Zip-off Pants
I have trouble finding zip-off pants that fit because I'm short, have a small waistline and often get stuck between a size 6 and an 8. I ordered the size six first. I could get them on, but they were more snug than I would like, especially because the fabric does not stretch. So without a whimper, EMS let me return them and I ordered the size eights. EMS was great on the phone and shepherded me through returning the smaller ones. I've received the eights. There is a scootch more room in the waist than I would like, but the snap-in belt with the convenient belt end-holder takes care of that. They are comfortable and I especially like the zippers at the ankles that allow removal of the legs without removal of shoes or boots. I'm about to field test them in Africa, but so far they fit all my criteria for a rugged and utilitarian pair of pants.
Great fit, really useful!
I bought these because I started hiking and backpacking and wanted a pair of pants that were lightweight, convertible, rugged, and flattering. These are great in every way! I tried on convertible hiking pants from other big brands and was really unhappy with the way they fit. I thought I would have to resign myself to unattractive hiking pants until I got these in the mail. I don't like having multiples of the same thing so these are going to be my go-to hiking pants!
Fit: I am 5'7", 125 lbs and the size 4 (reg) is a perfect fit. I originally ordered size 6 but they were a bit too big. If you are normally between sizes, I'd recommend ordering the smaller of the two sizes in these pants.
These pants lived up to my expectations. They were the only quick dry pants that I could find that actually fit me. The smallest REI and North Face pants were too big-- this pair was perfect. They were comfortable and not too warm in 80 degree weather. I wore them hiking and during other outdoor activities. They also dried quickly (in a very humid climate) overnight when hand washed -- the only part that was a little damp in the morning was the waistband but dried easily enough with a hairdryer. The zip-off feature was great, easily converting the pants to shorts. I would have liked the shorts to be a tad longer but that is just personal preference. Would purchase again.
Great features, great fit
It is getting harder and harder to find pants that are great for travel, fit well, and look good in any condition. One of the features I like most is the belt that is included- fabric belt with no metal. This means I can go through security without worrying about taking off a belt, and adjust the belt size as I go - looser for those long plane flights or after a big meal, and more snug when it needs to be. More and more "travel" pants do not have pockets deep enough to hold much of anything without falling out, and no belt. I highly recommend these pants!
I just returned from 2 weeks backpacking in Vietnam, and these pants were the best thing I brought. If I'd had 2 pairs, I wouldn't have needed any other pants. Comfy and versatile, easy to convert to shorts, and after a quick hand-wash in the sink they were dry in 30 minutes. The zipper pocket was great for my luggage lock keys, and the lower leg pocket perfect for my passport. My only complaint is that the velcro on the back pockets wouldn't stay closed after I'd bent over once, but I suspect that has more to do with my design than that of the pants!
I own 2 pairs of these pants and love them. They fit great and are very comfortable. The only problem was the belt kept twisting when I was wearing a daypack while hiking. (Unlike the old style that the belt was built in and had elastic on the waist) I just don't wear the belt anymore.
They wash well and come out of the dryer ready to wear. I have full range of motion while hiking. The Zip offs are great when it gets hot in the afternoon. They dry very quickly. They pants are always with me on any vacation.
I love these pants, they are comfy and some of the persons that said not enough pockets well sometimes I feel there are too many, but I like it. I'm 5'6 and bought the short size I should I bought the tall so they fit just on the shoes. Perfect for hiking, camping etc. They are great even after many washes in the machine and I will go buy more, this mean I like it!
To travel over sea like I did in Australia & NZ perfect to pack feel very good and dry very fast after rain.