As the highest scorer in our comparative ratings, it is only natural that the Outdoor Research Ferrosi take home our Editors' Choice award for the Best Overall Pair of hiking pants. OR markets these pants as the perfect option for alpine climbing, but we would have to say that we enjoyed them the best for regular hiking. As a technical pant, they exceed the performance of the competition, garnishing high scores in multiple areas that we graded for. In particular, they were the single most breathable pant that we tested, thereby offering excellent protection from the sun while still keeping you nice and cool on hot days or sweaty hikes. We also love their affordable price! For an impressive hiking pant that will perform optimally across a wide range of conditions, check out the Ferrosi.Fan of Convertible Pants?
Ferrosi Convertible Pant. This version turns into a pair of Ferrosi Shorts. For climbers looking for more durability, check out the Ferrosi Crag Pants with stretch Cordura reinforced panels in high abrasion areas (which may solve the durability issues we encountered with the regular Ferrosi pant.