Hiking Pants

Below you will find reviews of hiking pants. Hiking pants provide protection against the surroundings (rocks, vegetation etc.) and weather. They are typically made of polyester or nylon of different densities (for different weather conditions). In warm weather shorts can be used if protection against the vegetation and terrain is not required.

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Reviews of Hiking Pants


Best Softshell Pants for 2017

Here we selected and reviewed the best softshell pants for hiking in cold weather. In cold weather regular pants don’t provide good enough insulation for comfortable hiking. Therefore, softshell pants or warm long johns are required. However, long johns are not the best option for hiking (except in super cold weather) as they restrict your… Read More »

Outdoor Research Cirque

Best Hiking Shorts for 2017

A pair of high-quality shorts is very useful for hiking in warm weather because it typically provides better ventilation, comfort and freedom of movement than regular pants. However, shorts should be used only for hiking on well-groomed and technically undemanding trails where protection against vegetation and terrain (rocks, cliffs etc.) is not required. In this… Read More »

Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Hiking Shorts

Best Hiking Pants for Women

Hiking can be as simple as a walk in the nearby park on pruned paths – but if you are planning to hike for a whole day or in more rough terrain, you will thank yourself for getting a pair of proper hiking pants that will protect your legs against abrasion and harsh weather. Below… Read More »

ExOfficio Ziwa

The Best Hiking Waterproof Pants

In a perfect world all hikes would be conducted in sunny dry weather, but rain and wind in itself should never put you off from doing a trail. In such conditions a pair of waterproof pants is a great addition to a rain jacket as it further reduces the wind-chill effect as well as the… Read More »

Waterproof Pants

The Best Five Hiking Pants

A pair of high-quality hiking pants is highly appreciated among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts as it provides them with comfort, freedom of movement and some basic protection against weather and surroundings (rocks, plants etc). Please note that not all hiking pants are suitable for all conditions – in summer for example you need… Read More »

Prana Stretch Zion