foy tootlewrote a review of KUHL Rydr Pant - Men's on August 23, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I have 3 pairs of these pants, and I'm about to buy another pair. I work in the southern Appalachians with at-risk children and adolescents. I have worn these pants doing everything from playing pick-up baseball to repelling to mountain scrambling. They have served me well in all of these circumstances, in addition to meetings with parents and teachers, dressed up with a button down shirt. They are all that I wear, at this point. My line of work is not known for its high salaries, so I take great care in choosing the clothing and gear that I purchase. That said, I think long and hard about spending $78 for a pair of pants. But, as my career demands quality, I have to say that I am very pleased with this particular purchase.
Also, I would like to add that for many years, I chose to wear pants made of synthetic fabrics, believing that they were lighter and cooler, thus better for wear in these old mountains. That changed after I had two different pairs of synthetic hiking pants begin to melt while I was cooking over an open campfire. The 98% cotton 2% spandex blend in these Kuhl pants has eliminated that problem, and while they may seem a bit heavier, at first, they have become cooler and more comfortable than synthetics, to me, with continued wear. I would strongly recommend these pants to anyone who spends any real time outdoors, or who is looking for a quality product.
Further, if one follows the washing directions---inside out, cold water, and low heat dryer setting---the issues with wear lines become negligible.