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  • 2-way stretch fabric for comfort
  • Omni-Shield™ finish repels water and stains
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Zippered security pocket
  • Articulated knees and gusset free up legs
  • Straight pant legs with hem cinches
  • Legs zip off to 10-in. shorts


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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 96% nylon/4% elastane
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Convertible Yes
Pant Rise Mid
Inseam (in.) 32 inches
Shorts Inseam (in.) 10 inches
Gender Women's
Weight 11.2 ounces

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad, not great These pants were really comfortable, worked well for everything I had in mind on an active long as I was standing. Problem is, they aren't built for anyone with thicker legs. I'm not especially thin but not large either and as others have said, I needed to up a size just to get them to fit. I really should have gone up 2 sizes so that I could sit comfortably but then would have needed a belt. The zipper legs have absolutely no give and strangle my thighs when I sit down. Non-convertible pants would have been a better option. The fabric does pill after a good amount of wear but they are very soft which is a little uncommon for outdoor fabrics.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Took these on a 5 day hike in Wyoming where the weather had crazy fluctualtions and these pants were super comfy doing 6-9 mi/day. I was concerned about the slim leg/ zipper area because I thought it might rub and be annoying but it did not- pretty stretchy- don't know what they did to it, but it's great. Also love the stylish slim fit through the leg. I am normally a size 2 in jeans but ordered a 4. 5'4.5" and 115 lbs.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from slim fit is a double-edged sword I tried these on in the store and walked around in them for 5 minutes. At first I was really pleased that the slim fit was really flattering, unlike many convertible pants. Then the leg zippers started to rub against my legs, raising concerns about chafing while wearing for any length of time. And when I removed the lower legs, the resulting shorts resembled cycling shorts (spandex). Not particularly flattering on my 53 year old legs. Which aren't particularly heavy; I'm 5'8 and 128 lbs. To get a looser fit in the legs would require going up a size, and then the pants were way to big in the waist and hips. Oh well. I ended up buying a similar, non-convertible Columbia pant and am very pleased with those. This model may be good for others but didn't work for me.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are incredible! I bought these pants for a trip in the Boundary Waters and they were more than perfect for the trip. I wore them all 4 days of the trip. They are rain-resistant which helped with all of the dewey plans we were walking through. While after awhile they ended up soaking through, they dried quickly. They didn't stain very easily either. They were comfortable and being able to zip them off at the knee was nice when sitting in the sun. I went up a size because they were tight in the knee area, but then the waist was a little big - my pack helped keep them in place though. I'll for sure be buying another pair!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite right too light for any season outside summer, tight fit around the zipper area (and my legs aren't oddly shaped, 5'6", 135lbs), size 6 typically and these are 8 and tight around hip, dual snaps but no tie to secure when moving.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slim fit is nice ... but the zippers rub I've tried lots of convertible pants and they're always baggy. It doesn't help that I'm pretty slim (5'8", 125 lbs). These pants fit nice, although they were just a tad short on me. But as another reviewer noted, after I walked around for awhile, it was clear that the zippers on the legs were going to be a problem. They were already chafing after only a few minutes. I'm returning these, and am just going to wear my shorts with long johns underneath, and my rain pants if necessary, if it gets cold.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Odd fit I bought these for a backpacking trip because they were soft, stretchy, and the lower legs zipped off. I am 5'6" 120 pounds and muscular (rock climber and backpacker) and the 2 was too small. The zippered legs were so tight I couldn't bend my legs. I went up to a 4 and the waste was about perfect when I bought them. The zippers were a little looser so I thought they would work. However with my pack on, the waste stretched out immediately and the zippers dug into my legs while hiking up steep canyons. These pants aren't for an athletic body at all and might not even work well for people skinnier than me. They also started pilling on the thighs after one night. -_- Might be better for regular hiking on flat surfaces when you don't have to bend your legs much.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and funtion These pants are a perfect fit. I just wore them for travel/hiking on a 10-day vacation and they were my go-to pants. They wash and wear great. I would definitely purchase them again.
Date published: 2016-06-29
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