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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 30" Inseam

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  • 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 30" Inseam Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
30 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 30" Inseam

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Rated 3.4324/5 based on 111 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromBRING THE OLD STYLE BACK!!! [...]CONS cargo pocket on the right leg doesn't have a zipper! bring the zipper pocket back! They replaced dark gunmetal with light/greenish color! bring the bold dark color back!PROSNo-Sit ZipsHopefully next year - Zippers for both cargo pockets!!!"Bold dark colors"DON'T BUY THESE PANTS!(if possible buy last years model!)
Date published: 2010-05-25
Rated 1out of5
by fromNew design is serious step back The new design of these pants is a huge step back. Apparently they've decided that the sizes of the pants last year were wrong. I bought the same size I've been buying for years, but these are too tight. Also, I used to love the gray color of the old design. I always had like 5 pair of the old gray ones, I wore them like blue jeans. I noticed they changed the name of the gray colored ones to "Gunmetal". Figuring it may be a little different, but still basically the same thing, I went ahead and ordered them. But, these gun metal ones are greenish. They're not neutral colored at all. This greenish color clashes with all the shirts I used to wear with the grey ones. I really wanna smack whoever was in charge of designing the new pants. They ruined one of my favorite things. How are green pants going to be more popular than a nice neutral gray color? How many people do you see out there wearing green pants?
Date published: 2010-05-27
Rated 1out of5
by fromBad Zippers I have owned several pairs of these and am not going to buy anymore. I returned a pair because of a stuck zipper on the pocket, and on a backpacking trip last week the side ankle zipper stuck on another pair leaving me unable to remove the lower portion. I am concerned the fly zipper will go next right when I need it most! I will be looking for another brand for my next pair.
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 1out of5
by fromReturned 3 Pair I love the old version of these pants - but the new ones did not fit correctly (as noted above). I could not get past the new belt - both the clasp and the exterior design. The old pants had a sheathed belt most of the way around, and the new just have belt loops. I found this did not keep the waist of the pants in place. Please fix next years version - I am wearing out my old ones!
Date published: 2010-09-10
Rated 1out of5
by fromWish I had researched these Well, thank the higher powers for REI's wonderful customer support. Bought 4 of these, wore each once or twice, then my spouse said, what do I see behind you? My rear coming out of the pants, that's what! GLAD I wore them BEFORE going to South Africa! ALL 4 pair came apart at the seam directly under my fanny! Each had at least 1/2" up to 2" of stitching that had disintegrated! The seam was wide open!
Date published: 2010-09-28
Rated 1out of5
by fromNeat design, poor quality Almost immediately, the zippered pant legs were unusable because the zipper wouldn't work properly. The cheap-o zipper REI uses on these pants tends to jam or won't actually zip the two sides as it starts (zipper moves, but the sides don't stay zipped behind it). I like them as shorts just fine, but then again, I paid pants prices for them. The old design that had the zipper on the right-hand cargo pocket was smart. Sad to see that is gone. I used it for my wallet all the time.
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 1out of5
by fromPoor Design The green color fades quickly with any amount of sun, so the legs and shorts don't match if only the shorts are worn more. The last version had a plastic belt that kept completely falling out until it was lost. Cut was pretty baggy. Need better fit to dress up when traveling abroad.
Date published: 2011-03-31
Rated 1out of5
by fromNew Sahara Pants, NOT WORTH THE $! I loved the old Sahara pants! The zip pockets were great for traveling. Big enough to secure a passport and money without the fear of anything falling out or a pick pocket. The new pockets are small, the cell phone pocket is a joke and the zip pocket is too small for a passport. The new Gunmetal color is a poor replacement of the old Charcoal color and the button in the front of the pants causes terrible chafing. THIS REDESIGN IS HORRIBLE. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD SAHARAS!
Date published: 2011-04-22

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