Gear Review

5 5

Great pants

I liked these pants much more than I expected. I wore them on a hike to King's Peak in Utah on the 4th of July this year and they were fantastic. The length was good (I'm 5'5"), the stretch was amazing as it allowed the cuffs to stay put snugly around my boots (a bonus on the scree slope of death!), and the breatheability was top notch. They wind and water resistance was much appreciated when the storm came rolling in; the pants stayed dry for longer than I expected. As I knew they were NOT waterproof I wasn't surprised when I became soaked to the skin and quite cold when it poured rain for hours and the windchill was below freezing. I was a muddy, sopping mess at the end, but these pants dried in a matter of minutes so I could put them back on quickly to avoid the bloodthirsty mosquitoes!

Bottom line: these babies are going with me to lots more places.