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Will's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping

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Willwrote a review of on November 21, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 6'1" 180-185 athletic build. I ordered the Renegades in 32/32 Khaki. I'm a hiker, a fisherman and a world traveler.. I have deemed these pants, "the Europe Pants".
No seriously, I'll be taking these babies as my only pair of pants to Europe/Morroco/UK/West Middle East for a year. I think this highly of them.
After ordering these, the Arteryx Gamma LTs (loved them, no light colors) and Ramparts, some ORs of similar material/weight, the Prana Zion (great pants, bad fit on me) and Patagonia Rock Crafts, I sent them all back to Backcountry and kept these.
Great fabric, a wonderfully well-built pant. Good pockets, like the simplicity. Length is good and longer than expected because often 32 inseam is too short for me. Very nice fit. The waist is literally perfect.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to putting lots of time in them and miles on them, I know they'll be great for it all. I can't tell you how much I love the material (a little thinner than the Prana Zion material but similar feel) as its so light but handles cold well. I call these 4 season because they're sun protection in the summer (obviously spring and fall they're ideal pants) and in winter they handle a good bit of it fine but I wear 'em on the slopes with a good base underneath. The DWR is thick on these babies, I've gotta sit in the snow to get clam cheeks.
Oh! And my only complaint is the color. It's not really a "Khaki" at all, more of an olive or pewter. A nice color but definitely not khaki.
Thanks Backcountry for being epic, as always. I'll be looking into more of Kuhl's stuff!