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  • SD_Trojan
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    Avid backpacker and hiker here who recently came back from a year traveling the world, with the trip focused on long treks and epic hikes.

    Pants - Prana Brion. Hands down, end the search here . Flexible, quick drying, sweat wicking, breathable, and doesn't look "tech". I wore these pants to dinner, clubs, bars, and did 10 day backpacking trips through the Peruvian Andes with them. They feel equally at home everywhere. I'll never buy a different pair of hiking pants again.

    Shirt - Smartwool NTS 150 long sleeve shirt. They're pricey at $85 a pop for full price, but I always wait for the sales where they drop to 48-55. Breathable, doesn't smell even if you haven't washed it for 3-5 days and have sweated in it non-stop, even if you're a heavy sweater (yes, voice of experience). They look good, come in a variety of colors, I usually roll up the sleeves but they're nice to roll down when it gets chilly or if you want to keep the sun off.

    Underwear - wool underwear, while pricey, is absolutely amazing for the same smell-free, temperature and moisture regulating properties.

    Sun hat - the one thing I haven't found a variant of that's not completely hikerish/nerdy if you want it to really work well. But functionality > looks outdoors.

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  • motosacto
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    I have a pair of garden-variety pants from Columbia that have held up very well. I think that they are Royce Peak II pants. They just look like plain jane chinos from a distance. Shown here on me during an actual hike...

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  • Mikeyk
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    I recently just played golf and did some hiking in the Proof Rover pants form huckberry. I found them to be really sturdy and tech/performance without the "whoosh whoosh" sound of your pants rubbing against each other.
    Would recommend, i know they get a bad rep since falling under huckberry roof but i dont know why?

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  • motosacto
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    I’m sort of stupidly old school - if I know I’ll be wet-wading on a fly fishing hike, I’ll go with a pair of synthetic hiking pants (many brands, including Prana, available to try on at your local REI). Otherwise, it’s cotton cargo pants - I like stashing snacks, sunblock, and little stuff in the thigh pockets. Works great in the Sierra Nevada and Coastal California mountains in decent weather.

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  • Ron
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    to all of you that have the Prada Brion, how do you find the fit? Amazon's color choice in my preferred size is slim and on the top end of the price scale.
    I like the fit. I especially like the way it fits in the rear. Usually I have an issue with pants being too baggy there even if they fit and these are spot on.

    I'm going to give them a field test tomorrow on a hike and if I like them I will be back to Amazon for another pair or two,.

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  • idvsego
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    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
    It is still vanity sized, a 32 fits and still needs a belt for my 34" actual waist. Plus, free returns.
    Thats what I was lookign for. I am usually a 31 with a little room so I might give a 30 a shot.

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  • Nandyn
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    to all of you that have the Prada Brion, how do you find the fit? Amazon's color choice in my preferred size is slim and on the top end of the price scale.
    I think you'll be happy. It's not a skinny slim, plus it's stretchy. It is still vanity sized, a 32 fits and still needs a belt for my 34" actual waist. Plus, free returns.

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  • idvsego
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    to all of you that have the Prada Brion, how do you find the fit? Amazon's color choice in my preferred size is slim and on the top end of the price scale.

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  • Ron
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    Thanks for the recommendation of the Prada Brion pants. I was following this thread because I was in the market for some hiking pants as well.

    I bought a pair in the cargo green that I found on Amazon for under $40 a pair.

    I was very happy with the fit on these. They fit me better then most of my other chinos and jeans. I may have to pick up another couple pairs in different colors.

    I haven't worn them out yet but my initial impression is a great fitting, good looking option.

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  • Mikeyk
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    Originally posted by jackbauer24 View Post
    if money is no object, i would look into outlier pant, they're pricey thought.

    https://shop.outlier.nyc/shop/retail/og-climbers.html

    option 2 is the prana zion pant:
    https://www.rei.com/search?q=prana+zion+pant

    or their zogger pant:
    https://www.rei.com/product/109825/p...ger-pants-mens

    check this thre4ad out as well:
    https://threads.dappered.com/showthr...ng-Pants-Boots
    Bunch of good options here, I knew my dappered guys would have this covered. I've heard nothing but good things about the prana pants (Zion and Brion), will definitely pick one of these up.
    Those Outlier pants look really good as well, nice mix of urban/technical look, any experience in hiking in those?

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  • Nandyn
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    I also love the prana brion. I also have mountain Hardwear Castil.

    Bought them specifically because they looked the most like regular pants and have a slim leg opening (bottom hem around 7-7.5" flat, somewhere around there). Most other hiking pants you have a big billowing opening to accommodate putting on with shoes on or to go over giant boots.
    Last edited by Nandyn; April 25, 2019, 09:38 PM.

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  • caktaylor
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    I really like the Prana Brian pants. They are available at REI, but Amazon carries odd waist sizes, too.

    https://smile.amazon.com/prAna-Mens-...-1-spons&psc=1


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • jackbauer24
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    Originally posted by idvsego View Post
    I am actually hunting pants right now too. For backpacking overnights or hiking only, I have some rei convertible pants that I really like. They are aging and need replacement though. They arent he warmest but I do a wicking base layer under them in the cold. Camped and hiked in the 20's with just those and the base and was fine. When you are trying to watch your weight int he pack, its nice to have one pair that functions as pants and shorts.

    For the weekend short hikes I am looking at tech pants. This year seems to be the year of tech materials. I see them EVERYWHERE now. Even walmart. Costco had some eddie bower pants that I wanted to pick up but Costco never carries my size in store and I just never seem to want to order them online for some weird reason. I am very hesitant with tech pants in general because some just look like track suits in cargo pant form.

    Eddie Bower Adventure Trek Pant
    https://www.costco.com/Eddie-Bauer-M...100414751.html
    the EB pant from costco is the most affordable one @ $20 and you get costco return policy as well.

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  • jackbauer24
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    Originally posted by Mikeyk View Post
    Any Dappered hiking enthusiasts out there? I'm looking for pants recommendations that would look good but will still be functional and breathable. I'm trying to move away from my usual Nike Soccer performance attire with sweatpants and graphic moisture wicking shirts into a more outdoors man vibe/look rather than a high school athlete. Any suggestions on good looking pants out there?
    if money is no object, i would look into outlier pant, they're pricey thought.

    https://shop.outlier.nyc/shop/retail/og-climbers.html

    option 2 is the prana zion pant:
    https://www.rei.com/search?q=prana+zion+pant

    or their zogger pant:
    https://www.rei.com/product/109825/p...ger-pants-mens

    check this thre4ad out as well:
    https://threads.dappered.com/showthr...ng-Pants-Boots

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  • Weathered
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    Being that I live in Portland and have access to the Columbia employee store, I picked up 2 pairs of these for something like half price a few years ago:

    https://www.mountainhardwear.com/men...or=233#start=0

    They're slim without being skinny, have some give, and they're tough as hell - I've hiked through all sorts of brush in these with nary a scratch. At $90, they may be a bit rich but I'm sure they can be had for something less than that with a bit of searching.

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