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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Women's Petite

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The REI Sahara Convertible petite-size pants with No-Sit Zips feature an innovative 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 having 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 faille fabric dries quickly, resists pilling and is easy to pack away in a backpack
  • Fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish to repel moisture and stains
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Flat front waist flatters and smooths the figure; includes snap closure, belt loops and a removable webbing belt
  • Mesh pockets bags enhance ventilation and allow water to drain
  • Gusseted crotch facilitates freedom of movement for increased comfort
  • Topstitching throughout flattens seams and reduces abrasion
  • Front angle-entry pockets; right side has a hidden zip pocket inside
  • Zippered back pockets; pleated patch flap cargo pockets with bellows provide roomy storage space
  • Articulated knees provides a comfortable fit
  • Sahara petite pants feature a relaxed, easy fit


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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Women's Petite Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
29.5 inches
7 inches
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Pant rise
Inseam (in.)
Shorts inseam (in.)

REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Women's Petite

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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Women's Petiteis rated3.3438out of5by32.
Rated1out of5byfromToo LongLike many other reviewers (I should have read them all first), I have some very similar REI pants from a few years ago. Because the old is wearing out, I wanted new. But these are not petite length. I measured the inseam at 30.5 inches, dragging on the ground for me. So they will be returned.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated5out of5byfromLight, lots of pockets, comfyI never pay full price for clothes, except these pants/shorts. I'm so glad I spent the $ and got them. They are amazing. Went camping, and when it was freezing in the morning I was surprised my legs were still warm, ended up in Bakersfield with 100 temps, pants still on, and I wasn't hot. These pants are great. Also used the shorts on a hike, and they were super comfortable. I'm 5'5", 135 lbs, and the size 6 was perfect. Thankful for the petite, because I can wear these with sandals or hiking boots and they are the perfect lenght.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated5out of5byfromHad to Buy a Second PairThese convertible pants are extremely comfortable. They are roomy enough for easy movement, and the removable pant legs even zip off so muddy boots do not make a mess of the inside. They are roomy enough to accommodate light fleece leggings also. I liked my first pair so much (for wearing while kayaking and lounging around the campsite) that I purchased a second pair. I am 5'4" and weigh 130#, and the size 6 Petite fits perfectly.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated4out of5byfromThese pants delivered in bad weatherGreat for backpacking in wet weather. Very warm, water repellent, and light weight. Just don't expect to re-attach (re-zip) the legs onto the shorts in a hurry. Zippers are temperamental.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated4out of5byfromGood all purpose hiking pantsI love the pockets and the good length on shorts. It is easy to zip off the legs. I usually wear a 10 reg. but found 10 petite was better in this pant.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated2out of5byfromSahara Covertible pants PetiteI really wanted this convertible pant,and was really unhappy that the petite is too long. I never had this problem with any other petite sizing before, and this can't be hemmed.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated1out of5byfromNeed smaller sizes!I have this identical pair from over 5 years ago, with the only problem where my keys have stuck a hole through one of the pockets. And, I wore these every summer, an avid hiker. Those pants are a 4P. I ordered an identical size and it was too big. Even a 2P was too big and long. I don't even know if a 0P would fit, since REI does not make this size. I tried the girls pair, but even the biggest size was too big for my waist, and also a little tight around the butt and thighs. Would recommend these pants if they fit though!
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated4out of5byfromLOVE THESE PANTS!Used this for the first time on a week long cycling adventure. Wore them every day when not on my bicycle as shorts or long pants depending on the weather. LOVE THEM. I've ordered a second pair and can't for them to arrive. comfortable and the convertible option is easy and convenient. Only complaint I have is that the zippers to remove and put on the long pant sections have loose threads that catch in the zippers.
Date published: 2013-08-07

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