Rain or shine, the Outdoor Research Equinox Pants are at the ready.
Whether you're on the trail in the blazing sun or light rain, the Outdoor Research Equinox Men's Pants keep you protected and moving freely. Lightweight, quick-drying nylon and elastane and a gusseted crotch give these pants a smooth feel, incredible comfort, and excellent freedom of movement. The Equinox Pants have a DWR coating to protect you from afternoon rainstorms and a UPF 50+ rating to assure you don't get toasted when the sun is shining, they also sport a removable belt and drawcord ankle adjustment to help you nail the fit you're looking for.
- Nylon/spandex blend
- DWR finish
- Removable belt
- Hand, back, and zippered thigh pockets
- Gusseted crotch and articulated knees
- Drawcord ankle adjustment
- Zipper fly
- UPF 50+ sun protection
- Item #ODR009Z
- Q & A
Good pant for muscular legs
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 34
I really like these pants. I have muscular legs and a (34 in) waist and it is difficult to find pants that are made for (ahem) real men. The legs only have one v stitch, as opposed to the Patagonia Quandary pants, which have two. This makes these pants a bit on the baggier side below the knees. I find the built in belt works well and doesn't come loose and if you don't like it you can remove it and use a regular belt. The DWR treatment works like it typically does. Areas that experience stretching, such as the quadricep area usually soak through on a hike but they dry quickly. The front pockets have a thicker fold around the opening that I feel will help reduce wear from say a pocket knife clip. I was a bit skeptical about OR using a snap instead of a button but it has never come undone.
Almost but not quite
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32
These pants were almost great, there was only one major downside: there is a snap instead of a button to fasten the waist. What's worse is that it's a weak snap, which literally undoes if you put your hand into a pocket. These would be impossibly frustrating in any situation except for standing still. I'm a big fan of OR gear, but they missed the bar on this one.