I have 2 pair and actually wear them to work. LOVE them. Admittedly, my workplace's dress code is (thankfully) fairly casual, but I have had several people comment on how much they like the pants, without anyone ever asking if they were "hiking pants" :)Only negative is that they only come in 3 colors and I really do not like the brown. I personally hate convertibles of any brand, so cannot comment on that variation of the Zions.
I'm a pretty lanky fellow, 28x32 slim fit jeans. They don't look like normal pants, but I love Montbell stretch windpants. They don't make them anymore, but I stockpiled a few pair and they seem to last forever. The only other Montbell pants I've tried are the UL windpants, so I can't comment on their khaki looking outdoorsy pants.Maybe keep an eye out.
Max, you're in my home territory!I think you should check out the Patagonia Rock Craft pants. The Patagonia Meatpacking store on 14th will probably have them.The other good ones I like are the Prana Zion Stretch, which REI in SoHo should have in stock.If they need not be khaki, the REI Acme Pants have been a long time favorite with me. I think they are discontinued this year but the Mistral pants are nearly identical save for the Schoeller Dryskin Extreme softshell fabric.Finally, Paragon Sports is always a good place to drop by: they have a great selection of stuff and occasionally awesome sale prices.
Edited by skomae on 10/18/2013 09:38:06 MDT.
If you'll still be looking while in NYC, check out Tent & Trails by Church St/Park Pl. Their selection of pants on sale was great last time I was there, picked up a pair of long, slim, simple looking Millet pants that I need for use similar to yours.
i think they have a broader wear range compared to the acme pants which are made of a heavier fabric.
Palisade (older model, 4 zipped pockets, pricey if new) or like said above Rampart models. Lightweight, comfortable and durable if taken care of. Geartrade has them sometimes and the Ramparts don't go for a lot on ebay.
I'm also a big fan of the Gamma LT's although they can look a little techie. For a little more normal looking, try the Nau Motil Pant (also comes in very low key cargo). The pant fits very slim, cargo more like a pair of Levi 501s.
arcteryx rampart pants are great,light great fit/not baggy at all(im slim as well)...they are pretty stylish but simple,casual...pretty costly as well= 60$ on ebay...
Edited by hipass on 10/20/2013 11:53:14 MDT.
the Prana zions are awesome, I have the pants and shorts, I use the shorts more, in everyday life too.
Railriders adventure pants.They are not too baggy and they have velcro ankle closures so you can wear the ankles cinched or not.They have lots of pockets including zipper pockets.They are comfortable and durable, wash easily and dry fast.100 percent supplex nylon.My only issue is the lack of availability in black and dark blue.
Just go to any sporting goods store, REI, TJ Max, Ross, Goodwill, etc. Pick something off the rack.Try them on for fit.Repeat until you find something that fits they way you want and fits your budget.Not rocket science.
Could be lighter but they're great.
You must login to post.
MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO POST: You must be a Forum, Annual or Lifetime Member to post messages in the backpackinglight.com forums.
SUBSCRIBE NOW »