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If you're like me, you want your legs covered, but you don't want to be swimming in your own sweat! These pants are so lightweight and breezy yet the fabric repels branches, thistles, nettles, water, mud, and anything else you encounter.
If the weather is like a swamp outside and you still need to wear long pants, you'll keep cool and dry in these.
Also, I have these in another color and wear them kayaking! I'm extremely pale and don't want to burn, plus water just seems to bead up and bounce off of them. My friends are all getting wet-- then cold-- while I'm dry and comfy!
Oh-- and did I mention that the drawstring leg cuffs come in really handy when you need them. PLUS the little zipper pocket on the leg is the PERFECT place to secure your car key or lip balm.
Just make sure you're wearing athletic/sports underwear that doesn't make panty lines as these pants can be a tad clingy unless you go up a size. I recommend panties that will wick moisture, and that have flat edge binding around the legs.
Here's why I'm only giving the pants four stars... I kind of wish there was a snap or Velcro closing as the drawstring is just one more step you have to take to suit up. I can't explain it. The drawstring is a little bit of a pain. I mean, if there's already a fly. Maybe put Velcro tabs on the sides so you can adjust between sizes...?
Otherwise, LOVE the pants. And the grey color is not too cool, not too warm, but right in the middle so it makes for a great neutral. Looks amazing with hi-viz and bright colored tops!
I really like these. They are available in a short length, which is still longer than necessary, but definitely doable. I like the draw string at the bottom of the legs. They are stretchy and very comfy. The only thing I wish they had is more pockets. There is only one pocket on the side of the thigh. I would like pockets at the front/side of the hip (like front jeans pockets) as well. I like the thigh pocket, but it’s weird to put my keys in that one.