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About Royal Robbins Classic Cardiff Pants - UPF 40+, Stretch Nylon (For Women)

Closeouts. Serious performance hides beneath the simple, comfortable appeal of Royal Robbins' Classic Cardiff pants. Stretchy-soft nylon is treated with UPF 40+, and features deep mesh-lined pockets, an adjustable tab waistband, and an oh-so-lightweight design you'll love for warm-weather adventures.

Specs about Royal Robbins Classic Cardiff Pants - UPF 40+, Stretch Nylon (For Women)

  • UPF rating: 40+
  • Inseam: Short 29", Regular 32", Long 34" (based on size 10)
  • Leg opening: 18"
  • Weight: 11 oz.
  • Waistband: 1-1/2"
  • Fabric: 95% nylon, 5% spandex
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Vendor fit: Royal Robbins Relaxed Fit and contemporary rise has a generous cut and is designed to sit away from the body through the waist, hip and thigh; the rise is 3-5" below the navel
  • Made in Viet Nam
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4.626373 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 91 reviews

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Djt from Virginia on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Lightweight so wonderful for summer. They are my summer go to pants. I own many pair of these in different colors. They wear well, dry quickly, don't have much of a wrinkle problem. I hope they never discontinue these.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Reena from Indiana on Friday, September 30, 2016
    I love these pants. They are my go to travel pant. They work well for day use, and for night use. I always take at least on pair of "nice" pants for an evening out, but usually the black Cardiff works well for both day and evening. Love the pockets and the weight for traveling. Wrinkles fall out rather quickly. Can rinse in the sink and dry overnight, although I prefer not to do that. Perfect for summer, and usually wear long underwear with them in winter.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gee Marie from Grand Rapids, MI on Sunday, November 29, 2015
    I initially ordered the size 12s based on the sizing chart. They were too big. Exchanged for a size 10 which fit reasonably well although a tad short in the rise. I am 5'7", 142 lbs. these would probably fit perfectly if I lost 5lbs! The pants are extremely well made with nice zippered pockets. Very sturdy but lightweight. Perfect for our travels in the tropics.
  • Reviewed by AlisynWonderland from Michigan on Thursday, November 26, 2015
    I have bought so many different brands of hiking pants I didn't care for but will always come back to these as long as they keep selling them. I just bought two more but I see availability is slim already so everyone else must like them too! I wear these all year round. When it's cold I wear with a base layer. I'm 5.5 and about 145. They give me room through the hips. I've ordered both 6 & 8's usually medium length. I've even ordered the extra long thinking I wouldn't see these again! They are long but I just roll them up. I like that you can adjust the opening at the ankle. You can adjust the waist also which is why I can wear both sizes. Just depends how much room you want. Fabric is durable and unbelievably repels water! Unless your caught in a thunderstorm but doesn't take long to dry. I'm done with zip off convertibles. I find if your walking in the woods I'm not sacrificing comfort as thin most hiking pants are I'd rather save the skin on my legs and keep the bugs off. If I want to cool off in water I just roll them up. Best of all, they look as good as dress pants with your favorite sweater.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Carol from Ohio on Monday, November 16, 2015
    Perfect fit and very comfortable. They look nice to wear out as well as great comfort for hiking
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by LK from MT on Saturday, October 31, 2015
    Love them. Ordered 1 size large so they would be big (it worked, a little too big but will be ok). Ordered the long length and they are perfect. Very comfortable.

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  • Question “What is the inseam measurement of these pants?”

    Asked on 9/17/2016 7:27:12 AM by domestic diva from AZ&WI
    • Answer According to information listed under the product specs tab: Inseam: Short 29", Regular 32", Long 34" (based on size 10)
      Answered on 9/20/2016 9:27:23 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Do you ever carry size 2 in short in the light tan pants?”

    Asked on 8/8/2015 5:48:55 AM by Hiker girls from Fort Myers, FL
    • Answer HikerGirls--I just saw the RR Cardiff in portobello in size 2s (but not the lighter tan) for $19.50 at www.royal ribbons.com.
      Answered on 8/9/2015 2:19:24 PM by Savvy shopper from Minnesota
    • Answer I typically wear a size 10 short and that is what I ordered for these pants. They seem to fit true to size, at least for me.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 10:44:56 AM by Pam from Bay Area, CA
    • Answer I also wear size 12 normally, and the Cardiff pants were baggy on me, such that I took up both of the waist adjustments and still had a comfortably loose feel. So if you want a tighter fit, it may well be that going down one size will do the trick. The 12 fit me nicely (once I took in the waist) for purposes of rafting and hiking, where I want a little looseness. Sometimes when I'm in doubt, I order both sizes and return the one that fits least well.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 10:56:22 AM by AnnaLaurie from Arizona
    • Answer Would encourage you to ck out the sizing parameters on the STP website for these nylon pants. I find that my aize 10 Cardiff OA at require using the smaller of the two button waist adjustments for rhe best fit. Likewise, if the pants you purchase are a bit a if in the waist, you can use adjust the most distant button to your best fit.

      Lastly, with STP's $2.95 return policy, you cannot go wrong either size you select. Returns are no hassle and easy.

      Good luck
      Answered on 6/17/2015 11:29:56 AM by Vad859 from KY
    • Answer I have never tried the nylon shorts, so I can't say for sure, but I found my size 4 pants are a little on the baggy side, so if you wear size 12 RR shorts, I would think size 12 pants would fit you.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 11:44:00 AM by Kansas Walker from Kansas
    • Answer When I received my pants they seemed to fit pretty true to size but a little on the tighter side. Not by much.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 11:59:49 AM by Tiffany J from Spokane, Wa
    • Answer I love these pants. I wear size 6 and they fit well--no up or downsizing for me.
      Answered on 6/18/2015 4:23:39 AM by kayakgirl from Illinois
    • Answer If you are a size 12 in the RR pants I woild assume you would wear a 12 in the shorts. That is all I can say
      Answered on 6/20/2015 3:08:35 PM by shirley from Tennessee
    • Answer maybe, these pants can be made smaller around waist with buttons
      Answered on 6/22/2015 2:21:58 PM by kk from CA
    • Answer I wear between a 12 and 14 also. These are a generous 14 through hips especially. I really like that you can make the waist a little smaller using a button/stretch waist thingy. I hope this helps. The inseam is 28 inches in the short size.
      Answered on 6/22/2015 6:13:11 PM by Monkey 1 from San Diego
    • Answer According to our fit models this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:03:46 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer According to our fit models this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:03:51 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer According to our fit models this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:03:55 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer For me--at the waist. Great pants!
      Answered on 5/26/2015 6:15:54 PM by kayakgirl from Illinois
    • Answer The waist is really at the waist. Measuring from the crotch seam to the top of the front waistband, it is 12.75 inches in a size 16.
      Answered on 5/26/2015 7:13:11 PM by BigWhiteDog from California
    • Answer For me, these pants seemed to need to sit at my actual waist (which is a dealbreaker for me -- unless I want to wear pants that are practically touching my bra strap).
      Answered on 5/26/2015 7:20:05 PM by MN_Mom from Minnesota
    • Answer I have four pairs of these Royal Robbin Cardiff pants. All, size 10 Long. My experience is that these pants sit at the waist like a normal pair of womens trousers and it below the waist as described in your question. Yet they are not what some refer to a "mom jeans" by being overly high waisted. Instead, these pants sit at the natural rise of the waist and rest nicely flat on the front making for a clean and crisp appearance.

      Too, I will share that the waist band is adjustable. There are two buttons with tabs on each side of the waist if these pants which allows for expansion or contraction of the waist. I find the smaller waist circumference suits me best while still allowing one to tuck a shirt into the waist.

      Answered on 5/26/2015 7:41:19 PM by Vad859 from KY
    • Answer I find they are at to just below the waist vs sitting at pelvic bones...I am picky about that and love these pants...I have 2 pair
      Answered on 5/26/2015 10:19:22 PM by Hikeryaker from Maine
    • Answer These sat about 2 inches below my waist. They were true to size for me.
      Answered on 5/26/2015 10:54:10 PM by Tiffany J from Spokane
    • Answer fits at waist on me
      Answered on 5/26/2015 11:13:55 PM by kk from CA
    • Answer I didn't mention anything about the waistline in my own review, however it IS the case that these pants do come right to my waist. The waistline on me is a tiny bit large so that I can pull the pant down an inch below my navel, if I want, or I could move the button a half inch tighter and have the pant fit right over my navel. 'hope this helps.
      Answered on 5/27/2015 12:04:01 AM by AnnaLaurie from Arizona
    • Answer They sit at just about waist level for me. They are certainly not 3-5" below.
      Answered on 5/27/2015 9:09:49 AM by Pam from Bay Area, CA
    • Answer The waist of the pants sits about one inch below the waist. A great pair of pants of you like pants that fit at the waist. The pants are light weight, good fabric, and very comfortable. Has a slightly baggy look. I have 8 pair of them. I am 64 yr old and love them but my 27 yr old daughter will not wear them because of the high waist.
      Answered on 5/28/2015 5:41:29 AM by shirley from Tenn
    • Answer Yes, the pants are really at the waist. If they become too loose when they stretch out there are buttons in the back that can tighten up the waist.
      I do not like pants that fit below the waist and these pants fit at the waist.
      Answered on 5/28/2015 7:18:57 AM by Linda from MA
  • Question “what is the length of short and regular?”

    Asked on 4/15/2015 2:54:04 PM by karinrunner from California
    • Answer According to the product specs above: Inseam: Short 29", Regular 32", Long 34" (based on size 10)
      Answered on 4/22/2015 12:17:34 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer The pair I have in "short" are 29.0 inches. True to the size stated on the website. In my experience over literally decades of wearing Royal Robbins clothes, they are well made and precisely made without noticeable variation from one piece to the next in the same style from the same year. I have found that the t-shirt tops like the "Crossover" style are the same style from year to year, but the length on the tops has been a little longer in recent years.
      Answered on 5/26/2015 7:19:50 PM by BigWhiteDog from California
  • Question “What are the inseam lengths for Short, Medium and Tall?”

    Asked on 7/4/2014 10:52:18 AM by Oldster from Nevada
    • Answer 29, 32, 34 per Royal Robbins web site. I ordered the Paseo in short and they were bit too long and I am 5'4.
      Answered on 7/5/2014 10:49:55 AM by Travelgnat from California