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BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants

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4.25 / 5 (4 reviews)


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Jay Wilkerson
( Creachen )

Locale:
East Bay
BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants on 12/04/2008 11:39:44 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

These pants are awesome!! The scale came in at 4.4oz for a XL size. I took them on a 8 mile loop yesterday and the material fills great on the skin and is very breathable. The pants have two hand pockets and one side cargo- zip pocket. I like the idea of no back pocket because your backpack is always covering it or resting on it anyways.
The look is very stylish with the classic khaki color. It has a simple drawcord around the waste. I am very impressed with these BPL pants and look forward to taking them on longer treks next summer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Lynn Tramper
( retropump )

Locale:
The Antipodes of La Coruna
Gotta agree on 12/07/2008 11:58:19 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

These are my all time favourites. They've kept me comfortable in everything from snowboarding to windswept ridge hikes to calm and hot uphill hikes. They are comfortable, light, and dry in an instant. They are almost impossible to stain, and don't get too stinky after days of wear. They have everything I need in a pant. The only down side is durability. They are already showing signs of pilling in high use areas. So really, I would give them a 4.5 if it were an option.

Edited by retropump on 12/08/2008 12:36:44 MST.

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John Whynot
( jdw01776 )

Locale:
Southeast Texas
BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants on 12/07/2008 20:31:49 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I purchased these as a replacement for my overbuilt Montbell Stretch Windpants.

The fabric of the Trekking pants is a microgrid ripstop nylon, with a slightly textured inner surface.

Size medium fits me fine (I'm 5' 8", 155 pounds, 30 inch inseam). The cuff snaps keep the cuffs on top of my trail runners.

The pants are very simple pull-on design. After replacing the elastic drawcord with lighter material, my size medium weighs 3.9 ounces. I like the simplicity, and lack of elasticized/stiffened waistband to absorb water.

The 2 mesh lined side pockets are deep enough to hold small items while walking, and the zippered thigh pocket works well for securing small items against loss.

I've worn these pants on training walks/runs, and a day hike to a local state park. Temperatures ranged from about 40 to 65 degrees F. Worn over compression shorts, the pants were comfortable at those temps, and for sitting around the house afterward.

On one walk, a passing car splashed me with water from a puddle -- the water ran right off of the fabric.

I think the BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants will be a versatile addition to my backcountry wardrobe. The only change I would make to the design would be a cuff gusset, so they could be pulled on over trail runners, otherwise I'd give them a 5.

Edited by jdw01776 on 12/07/2008 20:43:31 MST.

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Barnett Childress
( Barnett_Childress - M )

Locale:
New England
Not for Me on 07/20/2009 19:41:23 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Very light and seem to be well made. However I just didn't find them comfortable to wear. I prefer a more rugged pant. I ended up returning them.

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