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  • BugsAway Insect Shield uses permethrin, which is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in a type of chrysanthemum plant
  • Repels mosquitoes (including those carrying West Nile virus and malaria), ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges or no-see-ums
  • Packable hidden security zip pocket in back right pocket
  • Roll-up leg snaps; pants roll to 22 in.
  • Articulated knees for free movement
  • Drawstring waist with zip-fly closure
  • Jean-style pockets with angled hand pockets
  • UPF 30 sun protection


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Best Use Travel
Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 30
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Insect Repellent Yes
Packable Yes
Pant Rise Mid
Inseam (in.) 32 inches
Gender Women's

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very lightweight! Unfortunately, these seem smaller than I had reckoned, so will be returning for next larger size.
Date published: 2016-10-16
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what type of fit are these pants through the legs? slim, relax, etc...

Asked by: Matuzak
I returned these and kept the BugsAway Quietude knit pants last year instead. I have an hourglass figure, and these were huge on my waist but tight on my thighs. If you have a straighter waist/hip measurement, they will work better for you! I think "straight, regular fit" is probably the correct description, especially in the realm of athletic clothing lines like ExOfficio, which are almost never a good fit for me. I have some older (circa 2012?) Columbia Sportswear insect shield pants that fit better, but still cling at the thigh to even approximate fitting at the waist.
Answered by: willoL
Date published: 2017-05-27

The image of the pants shows a different type of fabric at the back of the knee. What type of fabric is this?

Asked by: travelinlight
The material on the back of the knee for the women's BugsAway Damselfly Pants is a nylon mesh. It is treated with the permethrin like the rest of the pant.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

How much do these pants weigh?

Asked by: Nancy1
The BugsAway Damselfly Pants weigh 6.5 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

Are these pants hot in sun?

Asked by: Jayhawker
​These pants wick and protect you from the sun, but can become warmer as your activity increases.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

Where do these sit in regards to the waist?

Asked by: Cindy
These pants sit at or just above the waist.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-12
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