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REI Sahara Convertible Pants - Boys'

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  • NoSitZip® legs feature vertical side zippers that extend from the cuffs to the horizontal zippers, so kids can zip the legs off and on without even lifting their feet
  • Durable nylon is breathable and quick drying for superb comfort and performance
  • Fabric has a UPF 30 rating for protection from damaging UV rays
  • Internal button elastic waistband offers a customized fit
  • Articulated knees allow comfortable range of motion with no tugging
  • REI Sahara convertible pants feature hand pockets, 2 rear pockets and 2 cargo pockets with rip-and-stick closures
  • Eyelets in hand pockets aid in water drainage for faster drying time


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REI Sahara Convertible Pants - Boys' Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
26 inches
10.5 inches
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)
Shorts inseam (in.)

REI Sahara Convertible Pants - Boys'

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Rated 4.5238/5 based on 21 reviews
Rated 3out of5
by fromGood but showed wear/tear too early These pants were purchased for my teenage son. He loves them. He wore them to camp in the west and northeast. There were two problems: the pants tore easily around the knee and thigh, and the seams connecting the shorts to pants came apart. REI replaced it right away. While my son is active, the pants should have performed better as this was their intended use.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromI buy these every year With a growing boy these pants are great! When all of my son's pants become too short, these pants get one more season as shorts. Also, during those strange weather days, these are our "go to pants". In the morning my son is warm enough but, our deal is that if it gets hotter, he can zip them off and be cool in shorts.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromVersatile All-Weather Pants As a mom with 2 boys, I love that the fabric weight and convertible aspect make these pants virtually year-round for our weather down South! I can't attest to durability yet, but my boys think they are very cool with all the zipper options. I gave them 4 stars only because they are so generously sized. Admittedly, my boys are petite, but these seem long and generous in the stride, waist and length. I'm keeping the S (8) for my 10 1/2 y.o. and exchanging the XS (6/7) for a size XXS (4/5) for my 8 y.o.
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromMust have for backpacking We take our 8 y.o. backpacking for 4-5 days at a time, these pants are a must have for the versatility. When it's hot out he can wear shorts and easily switch to pants when trudging through the back country. The color coded zipper makes it easy for him to get the legs back on, even in low light. The adjustable waist for our slender guy makes for a custom fit. He is average height and they were a little long last year but fit perfectly this year. Will have to replace them next year but will be handing them down to a cousin since they are wearing very well. We go hiking or biking almost every weekend and he practically lives in these pants, and they still look like new.
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 4out of5
by fromgood pants Went hiking with these pants in Shenandoah in late April. They were good pants for hiking, and were comfortable. Only con is that they are not very breathable. Good pants overall, and I recommend buying them.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Quality and good Boy Scout Pants These pants are great, especially in the Timberline color as they double as pants for a Boy Scout Uniform. BSA has moved to Switchbacks and they cover boys from ages 11-18 with S, M, L, and XL. My son is tall and thin and unlike the Switchback pants these have standard size ranges and even have the hidden elastic sizer in the waistband. These are well built and he really likes the zipper on the inseam so you do not have to remove your hiking boots to convert to shorts. Great job. Can I get a pair in 36" x 36" ?
Date published: 2012-10-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromA GREAT FIT Liked adjustable waistband to help kids grow. Length was a little long, but my little guy is short. A great buy on sale. Trust REI brand.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat caqmping pants for our boys Purchased these for our two boys for their Boy Scouts camping trips. They both like them and say they're comfortable. They have gone camping a few times each and the pants seem to hold up well. (no holes or tears)
Date published: 2013-10-23

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