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ExOfficio BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pant - Women's

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    Bug-free shorts and bug-free pants, all in one.

    Space is at a premium in your pack, so versatile items like the ExOfficio Women's BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pant are where it's at. Designed to repel pesky biting, disease-carrying insects, thanks to its odorless Insect Shield treatment, this lightweight, packable convertible pant answers your call for hiking, backpacking, fishing, or any other outdoor adventure. Its moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and UPF-30 rated fabric keeps you cool and comfortable, and when the temps heat up, just convert the pant into a short with the pull of a zipper. Last but not least, the plethora of zippered stash and drop-in pockets helps hide your cash and credit cards from sticky hands when you travel and keeps key gear like maps and compasses where you can easily reach it.

    • Nylon fabric
    • Zip-off legs
    • UPF 30+ sun protection
    • Full inseam gusset
    • Partial elastic waist
    • Insect Shield treatment
    • Hem zips
    • Item #EXO006U

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% nylon
    Fit
    relaxed
    Inseam
    [pants] 32 in, [shorts] 10 in
    Pockets
    2 front, 1 security zip, 1 media
    Waist
    partial elastic, belt loops
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    UPF Rating
    30+
    Recommended Use
    casual, travel, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    BugsAway Ziwa Pant

    The BugsAway Convertible Ziwa Pant provides customizable sun protection with a UPF 30+ rating, dries quickly, and has security zip pockets to secure your things. The partial elastic waist moves with you when you're most active, and the convertibles zip off to 10 shorts.

    About BugsAway

    BugsAway apparel is treated with Insect Shield, giving you invisible, odorless protection just by putting on your clothes. The treatment is bound to fabric fibers, so it stays in your clothes—not on your skin—and lasts through 70 washes. Ants, flies, chiggers, midges, and ticks don’t like it, and neither do mosquitoes, which can transmit insect-borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, dengue, and West Nile viruses.

    BugsAway Ziwa Pant

    BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pant

    DETAILS
    High rise
    Insect Shield technology repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges
    Converts to a 10" short
    Exterior partial-elastic waistband
    One security zip pocket on right leg
    Drop-in gadget pocket on left leg
    Two jean style hand pockets
    Zippers on bottom hem of each leg
    Floating pocket loop in right hand pocket
    One convertible zipper is contrast to tell right from left
    Available in petite length
    Imported

    BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pant

    Zip-off snowpants? Hell yes!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Size 6

    Why did I wear zip-off pants snowshoeing?

    Mostly for the good pockets.

    Was this poor judgement, almost certainly, but get this:

    The Ziwa's did really well in the snow!

    I had an old pair of Patagonia Capilene light weight bottoms on under them. I stayed warm and dry despite some very wet, snowy conditions.

    You can see I took a knee for the photo op, I didn't come up wet.

    I'm sure no one really needed a winter evaluation of these pants but what the hey.

    I did want to give a sizing update for all my fellow short-legged folks. I got the "short" size 6's but they were still too long for me. I finally gave in and hemmed them - much better.

    So, if you're backpacking in your Ziwa convertibles and decide you wanna bag that snowy peak, go for it! I mean, I'd zip the legs back on but, that's your call.

    Zip-off snowpants? Hell yes!

    Comfortable pants save lives

    I know I'm grinning like an idiot, I may have had a beer or two on the ride up.

    We got stuck behind a weenie driving about 20mph, were it not for beer and comfortable pants, this man may have fallen victim to road rage (can you have road rage as a passenger? backseat road rage?).

    In all seriousness, I was really impressed with the Ziwa Convertibles this weekend. My dad complained of fly bites while we were fishing, I could hear the flies but didn't get bitten.

    The more I wear them, the more I like these pants, ExOfficio makes really nice clothing.

    Comfortable pants save lives

    High Quality Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Size 6

    Thank you Backcountry.com and ExOfficio for hand-selecting me to review the BugsAway Ziwa Convertible Pants for the benefit of the Backcountry.com community.

    You know that stupid swish-swish sound hiking pants make? The Ziwa convertible pants don't do that.

    ExOfficio does some kind of Voodoo when they make fabric, they've managed to retain all the features we prize in outdoor clothing (light, water-resistant, quick-dry), added bug-repellent, yet the fabric is soft to the touch and quiet.

    It's been wretchedly hot in northern Idaho so I've been wearing ExOfficio gear in the field and every day at the office - these pants kick ass! The convertible feature is well-executed. The horizontal zipper around the leg is color-coded and falls above the knee so it isn't irritating while hiking. There are short, vertical zippers at the ankle that make it easy to convert to shorts without removing boots.

    The Ziwas have a high waist, not like Mom jeans, but appropriately high for backpacking with a hipbelt. These pants are flattering around the butt, no back pockets marring the fit.

    ExOffico doesn't skimp on pockets. That's the first thing I look for in hiking gear, hunting pants, even jeans - pockets are important. Bulky cargo pockets ruin the fit, flaps on pockets are pointless and force me to iron - ExOfficio avoids these pitfalls without compromising fit or function.

    I can comfortably stand with my hands in the front pockets, my pocket knives ride nicely, and I can drop my keys in there while I run through the grocery store. The left leg pocket has a small Velcro closure, my iphone 5s fits, even in its large Lifeproof case. The right leg pocket is larger and has a zippered closure, I like putting my wallet in there.

    I put off writing this review because I've been trying to test the insect repellent capabilities of ExOfficio's BugsAway series. I haven't had any insect trouble but I also haven't been able to find an anthill to make a really convincing video. I'll definitely be updating this review but as of now, I think BugsAway is an effective insect repellent.

    ExOfficio has accurate fit notes on their website, more detail than the size chart uploaded to Backcountry. I'm wearing these Ziwas in size 6 but I'm wearing size 4 Nomad shorts because the waist on the Nomads is lower and the fit a bit more relaxed.

    These are great pants. I was perfectly happy with REI Sahara convertibles until I tried ExOfficio Ziwas; the soft, quiet fabric from ExOfficio is vastly superior.

    Update:
    Right after I posted this review, I decided to wear my REI Sahara convertibles again and I must reiterate: ExOfficio makes extremely high-quality clothing. Once you experience that level of craftsmanship, it's really difficult to accept anything less.

    Also, one weird thing about both the Ziwa Convertibles and the Nomad shorts - the zippered fly placket is backwards, at least to my taste/experience. Maybe a left-handed person designed these pants? It's not a negative, just something I've not encountered in other pants.