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Pros Airy fabric, very comfortable, maximum mobilityComfortable, look good, versatile, blocks wind and water better than the restSupple and mobile, DWR coating works great, fair pricecomfortable fabric, belt, zippered pocketsComfortable fit and fabric, very versatile, perfectly functioning features
Cons Waist fit is loose, not great in cool weatherExpensive, no rear pocketsNot many pockets, slim fit may not be awesome for larger adultsShallow pockets, expensiveNot much ventilation, fabric absorbs water in a heavy downpour
Bottom Line The most comfortable and breathable pair of pants that we testedThe right pair of pants for those who are willing to spend to get high performanceThis stellar pant surprised us with its high performance at an affordable priceThese pants are great for a variety of activities and conditionsThe top-scoring hiking pants are not only comfortable, but also versatile
Rating Categories Ferrosi Pants Gamma LT Pant Patagonia Quandary Chockstone/2 Prana Stretch Zion
Comfort And Mobility (35%)
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Venting And Breathability (20%)
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Versatility And Style (15%)
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Specs Ferrosi Pants Gamma LT Pant Patagonia Quandary Chockstone/2 Prana Stretch Zion
Weight (in oz) 12.2 oz 11.6 oz 10.0 oz 11.5 oz 13.6 oz
Material 86% nylon / 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop 88% nylon, 12% elastane 94% nylon (62% recycled) / 6% spandex 88% nylon, 12% elastane 97% Nylon / 3% Spandex
Water Resistance DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish
Sizing (waist, length options) W: 28" - 38" W: 28" - 44" L: 31.5" - 33" W: 28" - 40"
L: 30", 32", 34"
W: 28" - 42" L: 30" - 34" W: 28" - 42"
L: 28", 30", 32", 34", 36"
Sun Protection not specified not specified UPF 50 UPF 50 UPF 50
Convertible, or option available? No, but convertible version available No No No No, but convertible version available
Pockets 2 hand, 2 back, 1 thigh zip 2 hand, 1 side 2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered thigh, 1 coin 2 hand, 2 back, 1 thigh 2 hand, 2 back, one left side
Waist Strap/Fasten Button and zip fly Integrated belt and zip fly Button and zip fly Button and zip fly Button and zip fly with waist cinch
Other Features Drawcord cuff closures, side zip pocket Gusseted crotch, articulated knees, integrated belt Front and back knee articulation, gusseted crotch, slim straight fit Cinch cord at cuff, removable belt Ventilated inseam gusset, roll up leg snaps, adjustable waist tightening strap
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime defect/material warranty, wear and tear damage may be repaired for a fee Lifetime Limited lifetime warranty Full refund, credit, or exchange if you are dissatisfied
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