When you try on the Patagonia Women's Happy Hike Pants, you won't have to try hard to imagine yourself exploring newly discovered ruins in a parking lot in Rome or hitting the trails in Isle Royale National Park. Light and stretchy fabric and a forgiving back yoke make the Happy Hike Pant easy to keep on all day long, and its regular fit and straight leg style fits as well with hiking boots and a flannel as it does with sandals and a tank for a post-hike dinner in Athens. If you happen to plant a paw in a puddle or encounter warmer temps than you expected on-trail, rest assured that these pants will dry quickly and continuously pull moisture away from your skin to make sure clamminess doesn't ruin your day, and the elastic cuffs allow you to roll them up easily to cool off. Pockets in front and back give you immediate access to hike snacks and a camera to capture all of those world-famous sites you're checking off your bucket list.
- Embark on the trip of a lifetime with this hiking pant
- Regular fit and straight leg work on-trail or in town
- Adjustable elastic cuffs allow you to adjust length
- Stretchy, breathable fabric wicks moisture as you walk
- Front and back pockets stash snacks and souvenirs
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- Q & A
WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE GREAT PANTS?!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 14 Short
For years I have loved the fabulous fit and stretch of these beautiful pants. They were ideal to dress up or down, and were always a staple in my travel wardrobe. They were also very flattering for a curvy shape. Recently Patagonia did away with the black so I waited until they brought them back. I noticed recently that the black was back and I ordered 2 pairs to restock my wardrobe. Boy was I disappointed when they arrived. All the pockets are different, and the front pockets now gape open at the sides creating a weird and unflattering silhouette. The back pockets that used to have a great unique shape are now standard squares. They've also added a string at the hem so that you can tighten it to shorten the pants to capris or other lengths. This causes the hem to look bulky now.
Why would Patagonia take a perfect pant and ruin it with so many changes? I understand some folks might like these new "options" but introduce a new pant for this style instead of completely ruining an old favorite!