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