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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 32" Inseam

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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 32" Inseam Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
32 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 32" Inseam

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REI Sahara Convertible Pants with No-Sit Zips - Men's 32" Inseam is rated 4.1333 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hiking buddies were jealous My buddies were jealous that the shorts were a good short length. Other brands that they were wearing had short shorts. I found these to be completely comfortable. The only minor complaint is that (ironically) on big steps the shorts would hang up on my knees just a little. On steep trains I would hold the hems of the shorts so they were out of the way. But I will still very, very happy with these pants.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pants, poor pocket cut I got these pants on clearance, and I'm satisfied with them generally. They are a really good, light, quick-drying material, they transform swimmingly between pant and short without taking boots off, and they're a great piece of backpacking clothing. The one bummer to me is the pocket cut - it is a pen loser for sure! Have you ever worn dress pants and just lost things every time you reclined? Pens, and god forbid multitools, are at risk of falling out of the main pockets any time you sit down and recline slightly. I lost my swiss army knife for a moment, noticed, retraced my steps, and found it. Fortunately, these pants have nice cargo pockets. In short, these are good pants, but put anything important in the cargo pockets lest they fall out during a break in your hike.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional but not stylish. I bought these pants about a year ago and they have held up well. I wear these a lot for hiking, camping and for doing chores around the house. There are plenty of pockets, almost overkill. They are light weight but I haven't had any problems with tears or defective stitching. On the minus side, the fit is not the best for me. I am 6' and 165 lb. with a reasonably small waist. The 32" length works well but the elastic waist band is tight. The legs are way too baggy for my average build. That being said I would recommend these for use on the trail where style points are not that important.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved design I just received today the 32" Sahara pants but was a bit perplexed by the length of the seam. I'm 6ft 1 inch tall and the pant legs go down over my heels (without shoes). With my boots, the pants are held up but the folds look a bit dorky. This wasn't the case with the previous Saharas. However, I think the new design is great. The front pockets now allow one to carry a medium sized map and they've added a zippered pocket above the right front pocket just below the belt for keys and small items that I like to have at the ready. Also, I can now wear the belt of my choice. All the other features are excellent as far as I'm concerned. The fact is, the pants are now a little bit more like the classic North Face Paramount pants that was produced since forever but that have been screwed up with the changes of the past couple of years. (I'm still trying to recover from my grief.) Now, if only REI would pick up on those wonderful deep front pockets as well I would be a truly happy man.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sahara hiking pants The pants are comfortable and lightweight, great in hot weather. I wear them around town and when hiking. The pant legs are a little flobby and they are not designed to tighten at the bottom of the leg.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these pants These are great all around pants. I wear them all the time hiking, cycling, work, backpacking, etc. You name it, I wear them there. They easily convert to shorts and I don't have to take off my hiking boots when making the change in either direction. The only con: I wish the came with a fitted waist like the Nike AGC or Kuhls. I have owned all three and I prefer my Saharas to the others except for the waist. Over all though, great pants.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks/feels great, thin for backpacking Great for all sorts of hiking, backpacking, and casual wear,but tore along seams and elsewhere during cross-country backpacking that involved sitting/sliding over rocks. For the latter, a thicker material is better.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfy but poorly constructed Loved these pants in the store, good fit, comfortable and liked the pockets. Washed them once and wore them for about 4 days in CO for casual walking and a few day hikes on trails, on the last day the stitching for the Velcro on the cargo pockets pulled out all the way. Took them back to exchange for another pair, but after testing 3 other pairs, the stitches looked weak on all of them. Its a shame cause I like everything else about these pants.
Date published: 2014-03-26

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