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High quality convertible pant
on October 2, 2013
I have gone on many trips into the wilderness, most notably the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and have found pants like these to be critical. They are lighter than denim, don't absorb water and subsequently dry quickly after getting wet. Furthermore, the ability to convert into shorts is very handy when canoeing because it allows the bottoms to dry after wet-footing it all day (portaging) without changing.
I have always used "cheaper" pants from gander mountain and columbia and this was my first pair of Granite Creek. When I say "cheaper", I mean those pants were $40 on clearance/sale and regularly priced $60+. I have to say these pants are of a much higher quality. They are thicker and more rugged. You can tell that more thought was put into the design -- an example being that the zippers backing on the two pant legs are different colors so that when you are reattaching them it is easy to tell which is left and which is right.
Overall, I love these pants and would not purchase the cheaper versions again.