Eastern Mountain Sports Men's Camp Cargo Convertible Pants

Priced: $55.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 36 reviews.
Eastern Mountain Sports Camp Cargo Convertible Pants
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Eastern Mountain Sports Camp Cargo Convertible Pants - With a water-resistant finish and the versatility of pants or shorts, these nylon zip-offs prepare you for a wide range of weather conditions.

Fiber Content: 100% nylon.
Country of Origin: Imported


  • Quick-drying lightweight nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish


  • Rugged belted waistband with quick-release buckle


  • Hidden security zip pocket on inside edge of left-side cargo pocket
  • Pant legs zip off to convert to shorts


  • Two hand pockets and two cargo pockets with Velcro closure
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Also available for: Women
Classic fit:slight ease around body
Inseam:32 in.
Inseam (pants):30 in. (short), 32 in. (regular), 34 in. (long)
Inseam (shorts):10 in. (regular, long), 9.5 in. (short)
Pant Length:Zip-Off
Shorts Inseam:10 in. (regular, long)9.5 in. (short inseam)
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Eastern Mountain Sports Camp Cargo Convertible Pants Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great pants, poor belt buckle

I wear these lounging around the house - they are very comfortable. Good fit but the belt buckle has a tendency to pop open. Looking for a new cloth/nylon belt to match the style of the pants, but the belt loops will only accommodate at most a 1 1/8" wide belt, which is hard to find in a fabric style.

Upper four pockets are mesh which I worry may tear over time. Lower two pockets are made of the same stronger material as the rest of the pants.

38" and 40" waist sizes only come in 32" inseam, not 34".

Great overall but no color-coded zippers

I had an older version of these pants from around 2002. I wore those until this year (2013) when the button started to malfunction. One thing I really liked about the old model that is absent in the current one is the color-coded zippers on the convertible leggings. It made reattaching much easier, since you'll never have to figure out which side is which. Not sure why this was removed. Bring it back!
Bruce at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2013

I call them Limitless Pants

I absolutely love these pants. They are comfortable, functional, and fit great.
I am a short guy (inseam around 29") so when I saw they came in 32short I was excited.
I purchased them for hiking MT Washington. They performed perfect. I like them so much I have 3 of the four colors and I will be purchasing the grey ones soon.
I wear them and I feel Limitless....
Pic at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2013

Perfect pants!

These pants are great! Being 6'6, its hard to find pants like these in my size. The long inseam fits me perfect. The material is durable and dries very quickly. Not to warm and not to cold. Great for hiking and especially excited to use these backpacking. Even used them as a layer when skiing (not outer layer). Doesn't impede motion at all and are very comfortable.
Bryan at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2013

Great pants!

I used these pants on a road trip in august, they were really durable and dry fast! I could just jump into a lake and walk for 5mins, they are dried and, even better, clean! I was actually wearing the same pair of pants for half a month in order to reduce packing. Those pants worked for me quite well!
ShunMAN at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2012

Very comfortable

Great pair of pants though I did find them pretty baggy in the leg area. Not sure if this is due to them being convertible but there is a lot of excess material around the lower leg area.

Other than that they are very comfortable, dried off very quick and worked out extremely well for me.
George at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 08/08/2013

Well worth the money

Being able to remove the pant legs without removing your boots is a real plus. I do wish the cargo pockets had a small drain hole as water does not leave the pocket if you happen to submerge (swim). I plan to buy these pants as gifts.
ADK GRUB at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2013

Love them

My husband and my children all have a pair of these pants. They love them. They do a lot of hiking in the White Mountains and temperatures vary from the bottom of the mountain to the top. Having zip off legs allows for more comfortable hiking.
Dixie at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 08/08/2013

Fix the pockets they rip to easily

These are great pants that I have been wearing for many years. The one big problem is the mesh pockets. The material rips when you have keys in your pocket. Try to address this issue and your sales will increase.
Richard the professor at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2014

Good pants with a couple of exceptions

My second pair so I knew what I was getting. Workmanship and material mostly good. Felt the belt buckle may not be up to the job. Replaced the belt on my first pair. Easier to replace button than snap.
Bianchi Bill at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 06/06/2013

Negative Reviews:

Disappointed previous owner

Had numerous earlier versions of these EMS pants, all much better. They skimped and ruined a great product. Previous versions had 6 pockets, 2 deep on sides, 2 short with velcro closures & 1 Zippered security. Very disappointed.They skimped on the newer version and ruined a great product. I would much rather they had raised the price and kept the product as it was. I guess I have to check REI and other outdoor companies
LC NY at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2014

A little disappointed

this is my second pair of ems zip offs.
the first ones (perfect) have more front pockets but more importantly, the shorts have about a 7 inch inseam.
Zip off the new ones and the shorts are rather long.
dl at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Poorer features than before

The current version of this product isn't nearly as good as earlier EMS versions. It's still a decent travel pant option, but:

1) It has fewer pockets than before, and no zippered pocket (good for travel documents, folding money, and other items needing more security).

2) Earlier version had much deeper main pockets. Apart from being able to carry more, this meant no danger of things falling out by accident when climbing, sitting, squatting, contorting, etc.

3) Prior version also had a total of 5 front/side pockets; this one has only 4.

4) The squeeze-to-release buckle on the earlier version could be closed with only one hand; the current buckle requires two hands to position the tabs for closure.

EMS may have saved some money by changing the design, but the product simply isn't as good as it was before.
Outdoor traveler at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2013

Size different

My husband had a couple pair of these and really liked them. We wear them a lot for motorcycle riding...stay cooler than jeans. Unfortunately, he burned holes in two of the pair so I bought 3 more pair for him. The first ones had a simple "38" on the tag. The new ones that I just got had a "38R" on the tag. They were shorter and he was not as happy with them. Fortunately, I sew and was able to lower the hem on all three of them.
Betty at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 08/08/2013

Not as good as previous version

Enjoyed the previous version of this pant. Ordered this as the recommended replacement. Definitely poorer quality. Expensive.
camper at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2013