ExOfficio Amphi Pant
These pants met all my initial criteria for backpacking…
Price Paid: $50
These pants met all my initial criteria for backpacking pants - comfortable even when sitting Indian-style on the ground, a good fit and quick-drying synthetic fabric. They also performed well on numerous camping and backpacking trips. They stay wrinkle-free and pack down small, water beads up on the surface (though the Teflon finish will eventually wash out) and the peached fabric is super comfortable, even on someone who can get pretty sweaty while backpacking.
I only wish Ex Officio made a women's long model, though the length is fine when I wear them with mid-cut hiking boots. Tabs for rolling them up and converting them into capri pants would be nice, too (a North Face pant has that feature). They performed well for hiking, backpacking, and kayaking and look good enough to wear around town, too. The utility loop at the right front pocket is great for hooking on a carabiner for keys, camping tools, etc.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Ex Officio's Amphi Pants are made for women who love to play in the water. Paddle your canoe to an island you've never explored and go for a hike. The Amphi pants are made with fast-drying Nycott nylon in case you need to cross a stream or jump in the water to pull your boat onto shore. They have a lined waistband and a built-in belt for simple, straightforward comfort. Ex Officio made them lightweight and wrinkle resistant, so you can stuff them in your pack without a second thought.
- Backcountry Outlet
CLOSEOUTS . You simply won't find more versatile or functional travel pants than these from Ex Officio. Wear them on the plane, for a hike, and then around town. With a soft peach finish, these performance nylon pants are stain-resistant with Teflon(R), lightweight, quick-drying, resistant to wrinkles and water, and have UV 30+ protection. Built-in belt Hand pockets Secure cargo pocket Zip fly and button closure Hidden mesh knee vents Adjustable cuffs Inseam: 29 100% nylon Relaxed Fit CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: XS(2-4) S(6-8) M(10-12) L(14-16) XL(18)
- Sierra Trading Post
These pants are ready for whatever the planet has in store. They're water, wrinkle, stain, and sunburn resistant and dry faster than you can say amphibious.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Save 30%-60% at REI-Outlet.com! Ankle cinches help block out water, wind and creepy crawlers. Closeout. Fabric provides UPF 30+ protection from harmful solar rays. Get outside and explore in these sharp-looking pants filled with subtle technical features that make your life away from home more enjoyable. Machine washable for no-hassle care. Made from cottony-soft Nycott nylon treated with Teflon for speed-drying performance, as well as being wrinkle- and stain-resistant. Mesh mobility panel at knee offers additional ventilation and freedom of movement. Mesh-lined hand pockets allow ventilation; right pocket has cell phone pocket and a floating loop for key or knife attachment. Relaxed fit; single-pleat front with partial elastic waist and sewn-in webbing belt; button closure is guaranteed never to fall off. Security zip pocket on left thigh shelters important items.