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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
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Pros comfortable fabric, belt, zippered pocketsAiry fabric, very comfortable, maximum mobilityComfortable, look good, versatile, blocks wind and water better than the restSupple and mobile, DWR coating works great, fair priceComfortable fit and fabric, very versatile, perfectly functioning features
Cons Shallow pockets, expensiveWaist fit is loose, not great in cool weatherExpensive, no rear pocketsNot many pockets, slim fit may not be awesome for larger adultsNot much ventilation, fabric absorbs water in a heavy downpour
Bottom Line These pants are great for a variety of activities and conditionsThe 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 priceThe top-scoring hiking pants are not only comfortable, but also versatile
Rating Categories Chockstone/2 Ferrosi Pants Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant Patagonia Quandary Prana Stretch Zion
Comfort And Mobility (35%)
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7
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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 Chockstone/2 Ferrosi Pants Arc'teryx Gamma LT... Patagonia Quandary Prana Stretch Zion
Weight (in oz) 11.5 oz 12.2 oz 11.6 oz 10.0 oz 13.6 oz
Material 88% nylon, 12% elastane 86% nylon / 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop 88% nylon, 12% elastane 94% nylon (62% recycled) / 6% spandex 97% Nylon / 3% Spandex
Water Resistance DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish DWR finish
Sizing (waist, length options) W: 28" - 42" L: 30" - 34" W: 28" - 38" W: 28" - 44" L: 31.5" - 33" W: 28" - 40"
L: 30", 32", 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 thigh 2 hand, 2 back, 1 thigh zip 2 hand, 1 side 2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered thigh, 1 coin 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 Cinch cord at cuff, removable belt Drawcord cuff closures, side zip pocket Gusseted crotch, articulated knees, integrated belt Front and back knee articulation, gusseted crotch, slim straight fit Ventilated inseam gusset, roll up leg snaps, adjustable waist tightening strap
Warranty Limited lifetime warranty Lifetime Lifetime defect/material warranty, wear and tear damage may be repaired for a fee Lifetime Full refund, credit, or exchange if you are dissatisfied
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