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  • Stretch fabric with center gusset provides comfort, allows you to move freely with a full range of motion
  • Lightweight nylon fabric dries fast and has a durable water repellent finish; low-bulk fabric with flat seams prevents chafing, also allowing pants to pack down small
  • Color-coded thigh zippers help you easily tell the right leg from the left leg when converting back to pants
  • UPF 50+ rating provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Loaded with pockets for essentials, including many with secure zip closures
  • Reinforced cuff backs stand up to abrasion from boots


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Best Use Travel, Hiking
Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Quick Drying Yes
Convertible Yes
Side Cargo Pockets Yes
Inseam (in.) 30 inches
Shorts Inseam (in.) 8.5 inches
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2.5 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from No restriction in movement I've had these pants for about a year now and they're all I ever wear hiking. I'm a big fan of the stretchy material in the upper legs of the pants. Usually pants restrict my movement (especially on 3/4 scramble hikes) but these do not. The fabric repells water as advertised and drys very quickly after being submerged in water. I did rip a pen sized hole in the butt of the pants but that's only because I was sliding down some rough rocks in Glacier National Park. I don't think any pants would have come out in scathed.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Pants for Hiking These are good pants to wear while hiking. They are comfortable and easy to move in!
Date published: 2016-10-31
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Are there side leg zippers for easy on/off over boots?

Asked by: old goat
These pants have an 18" zipper that runs from the hem up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-18

I live in Taiwan.  Do you have a distributor in Taiwan?  If not, may I buy the pants from you directly?  

Asked by: REI Classic Sahara Convertible Pants - M
We are able to ship most products internationally. Here is a link for more information:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-26

Do these pants have a slim fit to it?

Asked by: KevM00
No, the Men's Sahara Convertible Pants have a relaxed fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-09
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