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    Feel the breeze.

    It always seems like breezes are few and far between when you're hiking in warmer weather. Thanks to Kuhl's Kuhlair vent system on the Men's Kontra Air Pant, you're able to maintain a comfortable temperature with a little help from the eleven mesh panels and lightweight fabric. Its cotton and polyester blend offers a breathable fit and feel, without having to compromise durability and protection. Meanwhile, the articulated knees and Born Free gusseted crotch (complete with ventilation) provide unimpeded mobility, so you stay comfortable no matter where your journey takes you. A full seat and thigh (along with the wide fit throughout the lower leg) makes the Kontra Air ideal for folks with larger thighs. Kuhl also reinforced the grosgrain ribbon for extended longevity, and the cell phone and wallet pocket was specifically designed so you don't sit on your bulky wallet.

    • A lightweight technical pant fit for hiking or travel
    • Cotton and polyester fabric assures comfort and durability
    • Articulated knees and gusseted crotch for mobility
    • Strategically placed vents provide ample air flow
    • UPF 35 protection safeguards you from sun's harmful rays
    • Multiple pockets provide safekeeping for necessities
    • Item #KUH00BD

    Tech Specs

    [main fabric] Kontra (70% cotton, 30% polyester), [vents] mesh
    full seat and thigh, wide through lower leg
    30in, 32in, 34in, 36in
    2 hand, 2 back, 2 zippered side, 1 drop-in, 1 3D cell-phone, 1 coin
    Gusseted Crotch
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    travel, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Comfortable and breathable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Got these for casual hiking and summer days, They're super breathable and comfortable though they are a bit thin so be weary in the bushes. They're lightweight and vent very effectively. Digging all the pockets too! A good addition to the wardrobe

    Good to look at.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30*32
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I wore these pants several times and washed them twice. Unfortunately, I cannot say I put them through the wringer because they never made it there. The first day I wore them, I ripped a three inch hole in the lower leg walking by a bush that was sticking out into the trail a bit. Maybe these hiking pants aren't made to handle walking by vegetation I thought. The cuffs and area around the zippers were significantly worn by the second wash and were beginning to fray. In an attempt to keep them from falling apart I stopped washing them. Once the holes started appearing in the knees and butt (2-3 weeks) I gave up and washed them again. The next time I wore them the holes became so large that I had to turn the pants into rags.

    My recommended use for these pants is looking cool at rustic breweries and browsing outdoor shops. To preserve the pants do not sweat, stretch, or maneuver in them. Avoid washing at all costs and consider removing them before sitting down.

    Lightweight with Ventilation

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

    For hot desert climates you can't beat these pants for protection and vent-ability. They last surprisingly long for being of light weight fabric coupled with the numerous vents make them an ideal hot climate pants. Styled to look good for every day wear too.

    Vents cool

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x34
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    These pants have vents every where and if you need more unzip the pockets and the mesh liners serve as vents. Nice fabric and comfortable to wear.

    My new favorites

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x30
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    Living in Hawaii these Kuhl kontra air pants keep me cool. When wet they dry quickly. Articulation in all the right places. Packs small and are light in weight. I bought three pairs and am Extremely picky with what works and doesn't. I give these 5 stars all the way. Way to go Kuhl.

    Kuhl pants are the best pants

      I no longer own any other pair of pants that are not kuhl pants, this is what i wear to work, when im out, during the weekends, pretty much everything except weddings. they are comfortable and super durable. i love em

      Comfy but not durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 38x34
      • Height: 6'6"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      I got a pair of these in late September 2015. By July 2016 they had a big hole in the seat, a rip in the right knee that continued to expand (and two others starting above and below it), were starting to tear at the crotch... even were wearing down to the liner at the pocket where I sometimes clip a knife or streamlight.

      They're super comfortable pants, and great in hot weather, have pretty good range of motion. Love the big phone pocket on the right thigh, large enough for an iPhone 6Plus.

      But I would never buy them again - they just don't last. I barely wore them at all from December - March because they're really not suited for cold weather, so they basically wore out to unusable in ~5-6 months of use. And much of the time, I was wearing them to the office and back. I wasn't bushwhacking or mountaineering in them; some yard work, light forestry (bucking up and moving logs), hiking maintained trails with an occasional foray to snag some blueberries, that kind of thing.

      But they were nice while they lasted! Color was good, transitioned well from work to trail, fit was pretty much spot-on. If you're gonna baby them, they might last. But for this price? Look elsewhere.


        Can't agree with the other reviews--I love these pants! They're so comfortable, look awesome, and are designed perfectly with lots of cool pockets and vents. Definitely a great hiking pant for warm/cool spring and fall days. The material is light yet I've encountered no ripping. Pants are beautifully crafted, definitely worth the investment.

        Comfortable but flimsy

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 34 waist
        • Height: 6'
        • Weight: 200lbs

        I've bought two pairs of the Kontra Air pants, and both developed holes in the crotch area after several days of very light use--just wearing around the house and town, not hiking. The lightweight fabric is incredibly comfortable, but the durability is terrible. I would not recommend these pants.

        Too Big for my Britches

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs small

        I'm really sad to say that these pants caved in under pressure at a time when I needed them the most. As you can see from my previous picture reviews, I dig the way this pair of pants look on me. After a hike up the Bergen Peak this weekend, I ripped a couple of holes in the crotch area, no where near the seem.

        I will chalk this up to the size and try to find a pair that is a little bigger in the legs. The waist size fits true, but if you're like me (a hulk in the legs) then you may want to consider going up a couple sizes (3 stars because I'm going to give this pair another chance with a bigger size).