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Rated 2 out of
what? What? WHAT?I can't hear you over the sound of my pants! I got these home, and WOW are they ever loud. Women with thighs beware of the friction!
So, I'm an avid outdoorswoman. I hike, camp, backpack, cycle, ski, ice climb, etc. I am strong, I am fit, I have a big booty and DD's on top (real!), I also go IN at the waist. I have a distinct challenge finding outdoor clothing to suit my lovely ladylike figure. So, I buy clothing that lasts, and baby it to make sure it really lasts.
That being said, I think the last time I bought hiking pants was 5+ years ago. Since then there seems to have been an industry-wide shift away from, well, actual clothing. ALL the backpacking pants (and I tried on EVERY single one my REI had) were glorified leggings (sometimes with pockets).
Do other women really, truly, find this to be OK? Really? Tissue thin, reveals-every-curve-and-bump, fragile fabric between me and the backcountry is something that fills me with quiet dread. What if I have to scoot over a boulder, will I have a giant rip in the seat of my "pants" for the rest of my days-long backpacking trip?
Anyhow, I basically bought these under duress. They were really the only pants that fit and felt just a little less like wafer thin ephemera than all the other pants REI had. I'm deeply unsatisfied with them. They have *almost* none of the features that I look for in backpacking pants. But, my old pair are too patched to be worn (there's more patch than pant at this point) and I have a trip to go on. ::sigh::
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of
Excellent PantsI ordered 7 pairs of different hiking pants online - not one pair fit me. Finally went into REI to try on some more - out of 10 pairs there, these were it. They are great for us petite girls (5ft 4, 118lbs)...very comfy, non restrictive, soft - not stiff like some of the nylon pants, and come in good colors. FYI I ordered a size 2 petite and they are perfect. Even have elastic adjustable waitband...
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of
Comfy and professionalI wear this product to work and just about anywhere else. Very professional and also comfortable. Lightweight and breathable.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of
Love these pants!Comfortable, plenty of storage space and looked great after 20 miles of hiking and a night of sleeping in them on a short backpack trip. I especially love the custom-fit elastic waist! The only con is that they are way too long - I'm 5'5 and have never had to hem a pair of hiking pants before!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 4 out of
Ian Stewart from
Great for traveling & climbing in Thailand in FebMy wife bought these for our trip to Thailand in Feb. She wanted convertible pants so that she could be covered for the temples & cooler airplane temps, pants in a light material to make the warm temps & humidity bearable, and pants with stretch & durable material for climbing. These fit all those criteria & when she got home she discovered they have another added benefit: they repel dog hair. Not out-right, but she can easily brush off any dog hair just with her hand. Her one issue with them that takes a star away is the button on the inside for the adjustable elastic waistband: the position of it just happens to sit right on her hip bone & can irritate her skin/hip after a long day in them. She is 115#, 5'5" & 35 hip & has these in 0. Fit great on her otherwise.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of
best travel pant EVERbought these for a hiking trip in morocco & safari'ing in south africa. also doubled as casual pant in paris. super comfy, practical & pretty flattering. am amazed by the durability, flexibility & just all round awesomeness of this pant!
(i'm 5'5", 110lbs & got the size 2 only b/c they didn't have size 0 in black in store.)
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of
Based only on initial fit.I just received these pants. While trying them on, admiring the fit over my backside I thought to myself, "If only they made adult pants like kids' with the adjustable elastic in the waistband." (I am blessed with a proportionally smallish waist when compared to my thighs.) Well, I looked down, inside the waistband to find ADJUSTABLE ELASTIC! The angels have sung! I literally gasped. My only hope is that they hold up for many years like all of my other REI pants and shorts (I have two pairs of shorts I wear regularly that I think are the Sahara style that are at least 10 years old and are in perfect condition.) I am 5'7", more leg than torso, 145 pounds, and got a size 10. They go all the way to my heel which is a rare find for me. They make my backside look fabulous. I may have to keep my husband in front of me on the trail.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 1 out of
Runner Girl Milwaukee from
Beware Sahara Shorts LoversI have the Sahara shorts and the Sahara convertible pants - so thought that these would be a nice addition to my wardrobe. I love the shorts and pants because they are designed for women, not teenagers. The waist is AT the waist not low on the hips - the zipper is normal length, etc. These pants are not like the other Sahara items in ANY way - the zipper is about 4 inches long, guaranteeing an unflattering look and the obvious "plumbers gap" when sitting. They are also sized smaller than the other Sahara items. REI - you should really change the name of these pants so that people like me wouldn't waste my time and 20% member discount on them.