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Cloudveil Spinner Convertible Pants

in Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Scott Peterson
( scottalanp )

Northern California
Cloudveil Spinner Convertible Pants on 04/12/2007 09:43:45 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Suggested Use: Late Spring thru early Fall.

Weight ratio: While these pants are probably on par with other convertible pants I typically would carry a seperate pair of shorts and wear long pants while walking. These will negate the need to carry an additional piece of clothing.

Material: Very durable, incredible water repellancy, and a slight stretch (I believe multi-directional). There is also a small amount of something woven into the fabric to prevent static build up, which can be common with synthetic fabrics.

Fit: Pretty high rise on the crotch makes them better for walking. A 10" inseam on the shorts offers more coverage when in short-mode (which I prefer over the short shorts look). All pockets are zippered so I am not double checking that something has fallen out. Ankle zips offer extra versatility for removing legs without taking off shoes.

Craftsmanship: May be the best made clothing that I currently own. Details like extra material in the inside ankle to prevent wear and a beyond average water repellancy shows the effort to go the extra mile...and hence the $135 price tag which may be the only negative for those not willing to pay what is probably 30% more than similar pants offered by other manufacturers. I was however able to find them on Ebay in the off season for about half full retail.

Edited by scottalanp on 07/17/2007 22:16:16 MDT.

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Scott Ogden
( Oggie )

The Real Washington
Cloudveil Spinner Convertible Pants on 09/23/2009 13:36:40 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Really great pants, I like them so well I have two pairs. They are really great in cooler fall and spring weather.

Water beads up very well. They dry quickly after getting wet. The construction is great and they take a beating without falling apart.

Cons: They aren't light : 14 oz for a size medium. Can be a little warm for the middle of the summer- even with the zip off shorts.

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