Fit for an island adventure or simply for wearing around town on a hot summer day, the Patagonia Women's Island Hemp Pant bring comfort to the forefront of your wardrobe when the weather (thanks, humidity) is less than pleasant. As its name suggests, this luxurious pant features a hemp and organic cotton fabric that provides cool relief and a laid-back look, while the adjustable drawcord and wide waist band assure a comfortable, flattering fit. The trouser-inspired silhouette allows you to effortlessly waffle between daytime and evening events, and multiple pockets ensure you're able to keep your lip balm and wallet close at hand.
- Luxury meets functionality in this trouser pant
- Hemp and organic cotton fabric keeps you cool
- Adjustable drawcord and wide waist band assure comfort
- Regular fit in the hips and relaxed profile through the leg
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 0
Reader's Digest Version: In sum, wearing these is like going on a tropical vacation, but without ever leaving your work desk, back patio, or house - for that matter.
Non-Reader's Digest Version: I've long loved the look of linen or linen-y pants, but I really dislike the fact that the fabric often creases like crazy. Simply from an aesthetics stand point, it drives me nuts! However, with the Island Hemp Pants, you get the same kind of look (as you would) if you were wearing a pair of linen pants, but without the material crevasses. And, to be quite frank, I think the hemp material that Patagonia uses is much more lightweight and breathable in constitution than your conventional linen. It's really quite a lovely wearing experience.
In terms of fit, I own a size 0 and the pant fits perfectly in the waist - not too tight and not too loose. For size reference, I wear a 24 in J.Crew and Madewell, 24 in Patagonia's cords, and 25 in the Patagonia denim. I'd venture to say that the waist is a true mid-rise, though, I'm short so everything is mid-to-high rise on me. I did go with the regular inseam, which is just a shade long, so I just up-cuffed the pant at the hem and did a few running stitches to keep in place. I was wary of the short inseam, simply because I didn't want the pant hitting at my ankle like a pair of high waters. Also, the pant definitely features a trouser-inspired fit, which lends a beachy feel.
All in all, these vacation-inspired pants are work or outing appropriate, floaty, comfortable, and lightweight. I'm preeettyyy much in love. Often pair the pants with my women's A/C short-sleeve shirt and it's a killer combo for combating hot temperatures!