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Convertible Pants
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Dave Pritz
Convertible Pants on 02/28/2013 20:25:14 MST Print View

Does anyone know of a brand of nylon convertible pants that don't have cargo pockets? It seems like they all have them.

Hk Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Convertible Pants on 02/28/2013 20:54:14 MST Print View

The Patagonia's seem not to have the pair of cargo pockets that bulge out, only a recessed one that lies flat. (Looking at the current GI iii but similar on my old Rock Guides, GI ii's, etc..)

Eric Graves
(Elgraves) - MLife

Locale: Middle of TN
Re on 03/01/2013 01:14:05 MST Print View

REI has some that are called "Endeavor Convertible Pants". By the looks of them the pockets on the shorts are flat. Might want to check them out.

Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
Re: Convertible Pants on 03/01/2013 04:49:15 MST Print View

Kuhl convertibles have varying degrees of pockets, but not typical 'cargo' pockets per say. I just picked up the Liberators and love them - can't wait to try them on the trail. Their newer version, Raptr, I think, has different pocket setups as well. Good materials.

Edited by tinkrtoy on 03/01/2013 04:49:52 MST.

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Convertible Pants on 03/01/2013 10:58:39 MST Print View

I see some w/o cargo pockets on the Columbia website.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Ex Officio on 03/01/2013 11:16:43 MST Print View

Ex Officio has (or used to have) convertible pants w/o cargo pockets.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Convertible Pants on 03/01/2013 11:22:04 MST Print View

I will second the Kuhl Liberators. Absolutely love them after removing the abundance of scratchy cornered tags. Good assortment of pockets but not really your traditional cargo pockets. Definitely good and well thought out use of different materials.


Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Convertible Pants on 03/01/2013 11:31:35 MST Print View

Outdoor Research Equinox pants. Not too baggy, no cargo pockets, accurate sizing, just good light nylon (Suuplex) pants with zip off legs. They do have ankle zips and cuff drawstrings, a feature I really like. I don't know why they aren't a hiking standard.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Convertible Pants on 03/01/2013 12:53:43 MST Print View

I recently removed the cargo pockets from an old pair of REI Sierra convertibles without damaging them. The stitch holes don't show in spite of ten years of wear and tear. I won't hesitate to do the same when I finally replace them with a new pair.

Edited by Lancem on 03/01/2013 12:55:59 MST.

Dave Pritz
Good Idea on 03/01/2013 17:46:57 MST Print View

Holy crap I never thought of removing the pockets! Awesome

Jared Baker
(simply_light) - MLife

Locale: Midwest, US
Campmor Adventure Pants on 03/01/2013 23:17:26 MST Print View

Campmor has their own line which has a pair of convertibles without cargo pockets.

Reasonably priced as well.