perfect hiking pant

Reviewed by KB from Montana on Saturday, October 1, 2016
Like other Gramiccis of this type, these are made for doing things. They are blissfully straighter through the hips than the cotton twill originals, and straight instead of tapered in the lower leg, another favorite feature regardless of roll-up accoutrements. Breathable.

They show wear almost immediately, and do swish a bit (higher pitch, not louder) if you walk in typical hiker bionic style. I was skeptical about the fabric for these reasons, but the longterm durability is impressive. I bushwhack, and while they've caught on sharp objects, they haven't torn yet. I've used them as a light shell over a wool base layer, postholing through wet snow without gaiters, and rolled up in the river. They dry quickly enough and have room and breathability enough to avoid sweat slick and sticking in high heat activity. No elastane! And very lightweight. And won't fall off as you lose weight in the woods.
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