The Kuhl Liberator Convertible pant is a great hiking pant that includes a plethora of features. While we really liked this pant for hiking and also working in (it reminds us of a work pant, possibly because of the pockets and reinforced panel design), it was middle of the road when compared to the competition in this review. It was most similar to The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible, but lighter and better fitting (see below for a more in-depth description in regards to fit).
The fabric is predominantly made of nylon and has been blended with cotton; a different solution than most pants that used a stretchy fabric instead. The effects of the cotton were both good and bad; it helped keep us cool when wearing a beefy pant, but also seemed to have negative effects on the water resistance and drying times. There are many things to love about this pant, as well as a few head-scratchers, but overall it was one we enjoyed wearing and would recommend to a friend.