The Outdoor Research Men's Equinox Convert Pant. Convertible sun protection; quick-drying for hot, humid climates.
Move free and easy on the trail in quick-drying, sun-protective fabric, with zip-off lower legs for the convenience of shorts when the temperature is on the rise. The lightweight, quick-dry Equinox Convert Pants™ protect from sun and rain with SolarShield construction and a DWR finish. Ankle zippers make it easy to pull legs off over boots, and when a cool spring day starts feeling more like summer, the lower legs can quickly be removed to turn full-length pants into comfortable shorts. Articulated knees and a gusseted crotch allow for easy movement while scrambling up scree fields and taking long strides on the trail.
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Get onto the open trail in comfort with the Equinox Convertible Pant from Outdoor Research, a lightweight, quick-drying pant with pliable Supplex fabric and lower zip-off legs for those warm late afternoons. You're safe from just about any kind of weather with the DWR-coated fabric that sheds moisture easily while the fabric's UPF of 30+ keeps you a little safer from the sun.
Outdoor Research Equinox Convert Pants are perfect for hiking and backpacking in hot and humid climates. Lightweight, quick-drying and delivering UPF 50 sun protection, this pants/shorts hybrid is ideal for day hikes or extended trips. Supplex nylon fabric provides comfort and a water-resistant finish increases durability.
|Fly Closure:||Zippered Fly with Snap Closure|
|Inseam:||30" / 76 cm|
|Inseam Length:||Pant: 32: Short:9"|
|Item Weight:||11.3 oz|
|Material:||Supplex Nylon with 50+ UPF Rating|
|Other:||Zip-Off legs/Loop for Instep lace|
|Side Zip:||Ankle Zip|
|Type:||Lightweight, Quick-Drying Convertible Pant|
|Waistband:||Fitted Waistband with Belt loops|
|Weight:||11.4 oz. / 323 g|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Inseam 32" - 30, Inseam 32" - 32: 0.65 lb, Inseam 32" - 34: 0.7 lb, Inseam 32" - 36: 0.75 lb, Inseam 32" - 38: 0.8 lb|
|Outdoor Research Equinox Pants||$69.95 - $75.00|
|Outdoor Research Treadway Convert Pants||$55.95 - $75.00|
These pants were the ideal culmination of everything I look for in a convertible hiking pant. They look great as pants, with the zippers hardly noticeable, and they look even better as shorts. The material is durable, allowing me to trounce through the scrubby desert without worry. They are light, yet surprisingly insulating when the temps drop. I have rocked these pants below freezing with a base layer and felt great, and as shorts when the temps get into the 90s. Simple design by the outdoor industry leader, OR, makes these pants super functional without making you look like a tool.
I totally dig these pants- the zippers on the bottom of the leg are a life saver. They repel light water and clean/dry very easily. The nylon is much softer than some of my cheapo zip-off's, and they seem to breathe much better. I wish they had a cargo pocket! Pretty happy with these basic zip-offs though. I wear a 32x32 but sized up to a 34- might be a mistake on a thru-hike due to weight loss, but for weekend wars it was a good call.
The one thing I was worried about before buying these was if the zipper that separates would be too easily felt and that it would rub harshly on my knee, but that was not the case at all. The are light and breathable. I only have one complaint, I wear 32x32 and got the regular length and that was great when standing up, but when i sit down the pant bottom rises up a little too high.
The first trip these pants saw was to Mt. Rainier in July. They were the perfect pant with an baselayer to get from the visitor's center to Camp Muir. Super lightweight but good at blocking wind. I'll be using them this weekend to summit Ruby Dome in Northern Nevada.
I got these really cheap on backcountryoutlet.com. I'd have trouble buying them at full price but at 50% off who can complain? Vey light and breathable, not at all intended for harsher weather.