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- Tough, midweight nylon canvas fabric resists the scrub and thorny underbrush while also drying quickly to ensure cool comfort in the summer
- BlueSign approved fabric means that you can recycle it and it's easy on the ecosystem during production
- Gusseted crotch and articulated knees enable easy hiking, scrambling, or climbing back up the gorge walls
- UPF 50 doesn't let UV rays to toast your thighs as you nap on a river-side boulder
- Five-pocket design and a 32-inch inseam work just as well for wilderness as they do for the wilds of the work week
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These pants are too restrictive for me. They bind up in the thighs when hiking on steep terrain. With a little bit of stretch these pants would be awesome! I would consider them to be more of a casual pant.
Not great, but good.
I purchased these pants for winter hiking. I was surprised that the felt like stiff cotton (not exactly jeans) -- I actually checked the label to see if I'd made a mistake in ordering. So, I found them to be heavier and not quite as comfortable as I'd expected. But, not bad -- just not what I'd expected. On the positive side, my limited experience with them thus far is that they are durable and will protect your legs in the wilderness moreso than lightweight, thin polyester. On the down side, they didn't dry as quickly as I'd hoped on my trip, although the below freezing temps probably played a role in that.
I do wish the pockets were arranged a bit differently. The pockets are set up much like a pair of jeans -- two hip pockets and two front pockets. With a backpack on, none of the pockets were easy to access. Front pockets situated a bit lower and to the outside probably would be more functional for a backpacking pant.
Finally, after being pretty muddy, a quick rinse in a tub and a wash and there's no evidence they were ever covered in mud. So, if I choose to use a different pair of pants better suited to backpacking, I can easily use these as casual pants.
This pant, which I ordered in a 28W/30L, came exactly as claimed. I am always wary of ordering clothing online, for fear that I will have to go through the ordeal of returning the item to either get a refund or get a smaller size, which can be trying, and inconvenient to boot. These, however, have impressed me so much that Marmot has become one of more preferred companies from which to purchase outdoor gear (or at the very least, clothing). The fit is athletic, slim without being constricting, and the fabric is not quite the weight of your average jean pants, but seems to be lighter, and allows for an astounding range of movement despite their intention to stand up to the elements and a decent amount of abuse. I will update this if anything changes, but like I stated above, I now look to Marmot gear rather frequently if I intend on purchasing some outdoorsy clothing.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Used these on a weekend trip to the ADK that led into a 14h Presidential Traverse in NH. The pants held up great. Wore them as my only layer + undies, and they were perfect in terms of wind resistance (not that we had any real wind), breathability, thickness, comfort, and range of motion. I needed a belt to keep them where I wanted them (just used a piece of string), but they were otherwise perfect. I would definitely recommend them.