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Ed H.

Ed H.

Ed H.

Ed H.wrote a review of on April 20, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I don't love these pants. I bought them to wear rafting and protect from sun burn. I basically want a long pant swim trunk. I'm a bit surprised there is not a whole clothing category for long pants for river rats who get sunburnt legs spending a day on the water. I own a pair of baggies shorts and hoped the long pant version would be perfect.

I have not used them on the river yet, but have some first impressions. I like that there is not a mesh lining. I want to be able to wear this over shorts. I like that the bottom of the pockets are mesh and should drain easily. The pockets seem shallow and since the bottoms are sewn to the pant leg, I expect them to not hold things well when you sit down.

Another issue was one I knew when I purchased them. The colors are all dark and I worry about whether they will feel too hot on a sunny day. Just trying them on they feel more clammy than I hoped.

The biggest issue I have is the fit. I am 5'11" and float between 195-205 lbs. In pants I generally wear 36 waist or L. I wear a L in the Baggie shorts. The L size range is 34-36 and the XL is 38-40. I have tried on both. The waist on the L is okay but the general seat area does not fit well and the legs are kind of narrow so the range of movement is not what I want. The XL are too big, but that is what I have decided to keep.

Bottom line, I think they will accomplish the base utilitarian goal, but I am not enthusiastic about them. Perhaps I will like them better after actually using them on the river in a month.

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Ed H.

Ed H.wrote a review of on July 15, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 36

I purchased these river shorts for floating and camping. They have been perfect. They are light, dry fast and comfortable to wear in the boat, hiking and in camp. I wear them as swim shorts at the pool too. The front pockets are bit small, but functional and the size probably helps with the fit. I use the zipper pockets, particularly to keep from losing stuff in the water. They were pretty much the only bottoms I wore on a 3 night - 2 day river float, including driving and a lunch and dinner on the road. It often seems difficult to determine whether shorts are really going to work both in and out of the water from the product description, but these have been great.

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Ed H.

Ed H.wrote a review of on September 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is lightweight and feels cool and comfortable. It is great to keep the sun off or take the edge off a slight chill. It drys quick. I don't love the color (green) which is a bit pastel for my taste. I like how well the hood works over a baseball cap.

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Ed H.

Ed H.wrote a review of on September 19, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

The belt is fine. The rest of the reviews capture the issues. It is thinner than previous belts, feels cheaper and the buckle is reversed which is odd. It holds up my pants and it is not worth the hassle to return, but I would not have purchased it if I had known about the the changes or read the reviews.

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