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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2013
I needed a new pair of hiking/backpacking/geocaching pants that could trek through some brush while not getting snagged and ripped, while also being light and breezy enough to keep me cool. Needless to say, for the price, these pants are exactly what I was looking for.
Started that day out on the trail, the pants are extremely lightweight and flow very nicely for the fit. After a few breezy hours, I decided to test them out in heavy brush. The pants didn't snag on anything, or get ripped at all, even with thorns and bushwhacking involved.
I'm a very slender guy, so usually hiking pants fit very baggy on me, which I hate. These pants are the first straight-fit that actually form very nicely to my figure, I could even tolerate wearing them casually from day-to-day, they're very stylish.
I usually see Columbia as being a mid-range label for outdoor gear, but these pants are superb and deserve to be in the same category as Arc'teryx, Patagonia, and TNF.