It comes with a single layer multi-piece palm to provide you the most robust grip on the gun. The layer is just so thin that you wouldn’t even feel that you are wearing it. Perhaps, the major drawback of this product is its stitching, which might cause you a little inconvenience.
Since it is not voluminous, it will allow your fingers to have more room for movement and flexibility. Kuhl Renegade Convertible ($99)Materials: 95% nylon, 5% spandex Weight: 1 lb. 1 oz. Belt included: No What we like: A versatile pant with ample storage. What we don’t: Slightly baggy fit and a bit heavy.
Kuhl clothing has distinctive styling in general, but it’s the durable fabric and well-sorted zip-off design that won the Renegade Convertibles a spot on this list. The thoughtful mix of materials and solid construction make the Renegade impressively tough-ours still look like new after extensive use-and the generous amount of stretch is a nice upgrade from another popular (but since-discontinued) Kuhl hiking pant we’ve tested, the Liberator Convertible.
Moreover, the Gamma LT’s high-quality softshell fabric was stretchy enough to layer comfortably over thermal pants in the cold evenings and retained its shape through it all. At $189, the Gamma LT is far and away the most expensive pant on our list. For most 3-season backpacking trips, you can spend significantly less and be just as pleased with the performance.
We also found that the metal fastener on the integrated belt can cause some discomfort underneath the hipbelt of a pack, although this likely won’t be a problem for everyone. All in all, the Gamma LT isn’t an all-around pant like our top picks, but for alpine adventures when you need a step up in toughness and weather protection without adding much weight, it’s a terrific option.
See the Men’s Arc’teryx Gamma LT See the Women’s Arc’teryx Gamma LTBest of the Rest6. Arc’teryx Lefroy Pant ($119)Materials: 86% nylon, 14% elastane Weight: 10. 2 oz. Belt included: Yes What we like: Premium build and breathability. What we don’t: Pricey for a lightweight hiking pant.
Many trekking pants from technical brands like Arc’teryx are heavy and almost shell-like in feel (like the Gamma LT above). If you want the option of convertible pants, check out the Outdoor Research Ferrosi pants. 5 Mountain Hardwear AP Pants- DWR Finish – UPF 50 sun protection – 4 pockets and front phone pocket The Mountain Hardware AP pants are seriously stylish yet no-nonsense for weekend hiking or even longer trips in the right situations.
Perfect for all day use, cool in the morning?
Im a huge fan of convertible pants. The flexibility they offer is hard to beat. Perfect for all day use, cool in the morning? Use them as pants. When it warms up in the afternoon, just unzip them and stay cool. The Silver Ridge pants are made from a thin, comfortable nylon that have excellent wicking abilities. Keeping you cool and dry in the summer while being surprisingly warm in cold weather. They have 2 side cargo pockets that zip closed to keep your valuables secure and 2 rear pockets that Velcro closed.
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They’ve been around since the 1890s and are still just as classy and functional as ever. Patagonia Altvia Trail Pants ($119)Materials: 86% polyester, 14% spandex Weight: 11. 1 oz. Belt included: No What we like: Very stretchy build with zippered storage. What we don’t: Shorter inseam can impact fit.