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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 28" Inseam

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With a 28 in. inseam, the men's REI Sahara Convertible pants with No-Sit Zips feature an innovative new design that makes converting from pants to shorts and back again easier than ever before!

  • Side zippers run the full length of the lower legs; together with thigh zippers they allow quick conversions without requiring wearer to sit down
  • They also preclude the need to slip lower legs sections over messy boots when converting from pants to shorts along a muddy trail
  • Color-coded thigh zippers help you easily tell the right leg from the left leg when converting back to pants
  • Lightweight nylon fabric dries quickly, resists pilling and is easy to pack away in a backpack
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Fabric is treated with a durable water repellent finish to repel moisture and stains
  • Side cargo pockets offer ample space for trail items; also includes front hand pockets, zip coin/security pocket, 1 rear zippered pocket and 1 rear rip-and-stick pocket
  • Mesh pockets bags enhance ventilation and allow water to drain
  • Gusseted crotch facilitates freedom of movement for increased comfort
  • Included webbing belt can be completely removed if desired
  • Elastic waist helps secure the fit


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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 28" Inseam Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
28 inches
8.5 inches
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)
Shorts inseam (in.)

REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 28" Inseam

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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 28" Inseamis rated4.12out of5by25.
Rated4out of5byfromGreat pantsI was not cold with a pair of long johns and these pants in 30 degree weather. They stayed dry as they are water repellent. They are great for the price. I just do not like how the zip off legs are not color coded
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated5out of5byfromAwesome for all adventuring!I absolutely love these pants, I use them for everything I do, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and have found them to be good swim trunks as well. They dry extremely fast and are not bad to wear even when wet with no chaffing! I bought two pairs and will most likely buy more when I return to the States.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated4out of5byfromGreat pants, but sized long.These pants are very breathable, comfortable, dry quickly, and can be worn for multiple days without feeling grimy. The pant legs are fairly easy to remove and put back on. Freedom of movement while hiking and/or scrambling over rocks is excellent. However, they do seem to be sized a little long at the inseam. They are meant to be worn the old fashioned way, pulled up to the belly button, but for those of us with a slight beer gut this can be a problem. So I just ordered one size shorter and they fit great. These pants are great for summer or mild weather where you'd be hiking on a trail. I would not recommend these pants for someone doing off trail trekking through brush or winter camping. The material is simply too light and will probably not last very long if spending a long period of time hiking through brush. They also do not hold up well to fire. One ember landed on mine and easily put a small hole in the pant leg. The bottom line, these are great convertible pants for multi day trail back packing in warm weather. For off trail hiking, get something with sturdier material.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated4out of5byfromGreat practical pantsGave these zip offs to my friend who was traveling to China. Cold on the plane but hot when you touch down. Easy trsnsformation with knee zipper pants. Very comfortable traveling.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated4out of5byfromGood Travel PantsAppreciate the shorter length. The zipper to allow for shorts is a very convenient option. These are my go-to pants for travel.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated2out of5byfromThese Pants come WAY to longIf you are a 34-30 like me, you will find your self trying on a 34-28. The funny thing is a 28 is still to long ! If you like the pants prepare to pay to have them altered.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated3out of5byfromLonger than they should beI have several pairs of these pants. They're comfortable and I usually change into them as soon as I get home from work. And they're my go-to pants/shorts for the outdoors provided it's above 50. On the downside, the new style of these come with a very low quality belt and they're too long so I now need a 28" inseam (tough to find in a store) instead of 30". They're also a much better value on sale. That said, I do own 6 pair.
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated5out of5byfromGreat ProductThis is the second pair that I own. The most recent pair has an improved belt, i.e. exposed vs not exposed as in my older pair. I have used them for backpacking, camping, casual wear, hiking and travel and they performed well in every situation from the east coast to the Rockies and the Pacific coast. I would recommend that anyone purchasing a pair to order one size larger than normal for them as they tend to run small.
Date published: 2013-06-30

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