by mtnhivlylofromgreat pantsgreat pants - built for a tall/slender frame. i'm 5'11'' 125lbs and hippy and the 4's fit like a dream. the cut of the leg lays nicely over boots. the cuffs have a drawstring - has come in handy in unexpected snow and to "tie" them up as capris. the material is heavier than my north face zip-offs, but has proved to be durable and breathable - not hot. the quick dry material is effective. it's nice to have a classy pair of hiking pants (w/ a comfortable mid rise) that can look nice after coming off the trail. the hip pockets are nice and deep, but the "cargo" pockets are a nuisance - they feel bulky when used for more than the car key.
my husband has the rei adventures - very similar (just as great). they also suit a tall/slender frame.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5out of5
by Jenn in AZfromOutstanding all-around pantI have two pair of these for everyday use as well as technical use. In addition to comments by the other reviewer, I appreciate the waist draw string for adjusting the fit to my waist (I have curves). I use the drawstrings at the legs to make these into capris frequently and they're very handy. The length is perfect for me, I'm 6'1" and wear these in a size 14. I'm usually a 12 in other brands, but with REI, I'm a 14, so you may find the size a little off for you unless you're familiar with sizing on REI branded pants/shorts. The cut and construction is very comfortable for a wide range of movements so if you're scrambling or otherwise stretching your legs around, there's room to move. The other thing I will note is that these dry out very quickly after getting wet. I commute on a scooter and sweat through them when it's super warm in AZ (a large part of the year!), and they dry out within minutes, with no odor. By the time I get from the parking area to the office, I'm presentable, which is much appreciated. They are comfortable, and the cut and wider leg openings are flattering and highly functional with hiking boots and sturdy shoes. Highly recommended for all-around use as well as technical use.
Date published: 2010-06-06
Rated 5out of5
by mspencefromBest pants ever!These are the best pants ever! I'm 5'9" and with my hiking boots, the length is perfect. The drawstring is handy (especially when you are built like a stick). There are tons of pockets well hidden but still usable. The pants are also light weight and dry quickly so it's very easy to wash them when your on vacation. Also, they look cute on so you can still feel like a woman when you're hiking.
Date published: 2010-07-07
Rated 5out of5
by Weekend escaperfromperfect birthday present to myselfI finally got myself pants I can wear on my weekend escapes from the city, which will go from trail to river to rock face to dinner.
After reading the previous review I ordered up a size, and they fit like a dream. Tall length is just right. Waist in the 10 is perfect (in other brands I'm normally an 8). Snug enough at the butt to have an attractive modern fit, yet enough room through the legs to allow complete freedom of movement.
Fabric is very fast drying yet soft to touch (unlike some other nylon fabrics).
Plenty of pockets with zip closures to keep keys, compass, phone, etc secure- but which also lay flat eliminating bulky cargo pocket look.
Overall extremely happy with these pants. I'll see you next weekend!
Date published: 2010-10-17
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