Columbia Backcountry Convertible Pant

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Very nice pair of convertible pants. I was looking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

Summary

Very nice pair of convertible pants.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • High price

I was looking for a new pair of convertible pants and came across these, so I figured I'd give them a try. These pants are light, dry quickly are are very comfortable. I've been wearing them on most of my training hikes this spring leading up to the multi day I have planned in July and they have performed excellent.

The fit is very comfortable. Lots of room in the crotch and thighs, but don't look baggy and hanging. Squatting and kneeling doesn't pull or bind anywhere even with a pack on, and side pockets stuffed full. Got caught in a pretty good rain without my rain gear and while they were soaked, dried in about an hour. They look good enough to wear out as casual shorts/pants on summer days.

The only two reasons that I don't give them 5 stars is that I own a pair of regular Columbia convertible pants and they fit and feel almost identical for half the price. My others I have had for about 3 years and are still going strong.

These have some kind of insect repellent. Well not too impressed with it. I started legs on, then removed them. While I didn't see any mosquitos on the shorts themselves, they were all over my exposed legs. I really don't the advantage in paying more for a pair of pants with repellent when it really doesn't give much protection.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Versatility is key when you’re bushwacking through the backcountry to get to that secret fishing hole. Durable nylon will keep your legs protected as you move through grass and brush. When you reach your destination, zip-off the legs to convert these rugged pants into hard-working, pocket-packed shorts perfect for standing in the river and staying cool in the sunshine. No need to worry if you find yourself in too deep - they dry quickly so you’ll be comfortable for your walk back to the truck. Plus, they’re treated to repel bugs to keep you annoyance-free while you enjoy the great outdoors. UPF 30 sun protection keeps you shielded from harsh UV rays so you can stay outside longer. FEATURES: Fabric: 100% nylon, Insect Blocker, Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection, Quick dry, Zip-off legs convert pant to 8.5” inseam short, Imported,

- Columbia

The versatility of the Columbia Sportswear Men's Backcountry Convertible Pant is key when youre bushwacking through the backcountry to get to that secret fishing hole. Durable nylon will keep your legs protected as you move through grass and brush. When you reach your destination, zip-off the legs to convert these rugged pants into hard-working, pocket-packed shorts perfect for standing in the river and staying cool in the sunshine. No need to worry if you find yourself in too deep - they dry quickly so youll be comfortable for your walk back to the truck. Plus, theyre treated to repel bugs to keep you annoyance-free while you enjoy the great outdoors. UPF 30 sun protection keeps you shielded from harsh UV rays so you can stay outside longer.

- Altrec Outdoors

Versatility is key when you?re bushwacking through the backcountry to get to that secret fishing hole. Durable nylon will keep your legs protected as you move through grass and brush. When you reach your destination, zip-off the legs to convert these rugged pants into hard-working, pocket-packed shorts perfect for standing in the river and staying cool in the sunshine. No need to worry if you find yourself in too deep - they dry quickly so you?ll be comfortable for your walk back to the truck. Plus, they?re treated to repel bugs to keep you annoyance-free while you enjoy the great outdoors. UPF 30 sun protection keeps you shielded from harsh UV rays so you can stay outside longer.

- Ramsey Outdoor

Columbia Backcountry Convertible Pant

Discontinued

The Backcountry Convertible Pant has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$55.99 - $99.95

The Columbia Backcountry Convertible Pant is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 10, 2013 at Columbia.

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