User Review: Marmot Men's Rockstar Pant
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
Comfortable, non-baggy, stretchy pants to use in all 3-season activities.
- Non-baggy fit, even for a guy with giant calves.
- Stretch elastic in pant gives better than any other pant.
- Lightweight: size 38 is 12.4 oz.
- No biggy, but Marmot fits large for the size. Normally a 40 but needed a 38.
I have seached for a pant like this to complement my Railrider Eco-mesh hot weather pants, but in a stretchier material. Andrew Skurka writes about stretchy pants in his book for his extreme treks. I am not THAT ambitious, but am embracing many of his concepts for my hiking style. As of now, these pants and the Eco-mesh are my two default pants for 3-season trips as I bought a second pair. I like the Rockstar pants for mountainous country and the Eco-mesh for deserts.
I can wear these pants alone or with thermals underneath and shells or insulated pants over. They seem very breathable for "softshells" as they are lightweight, but they lack the Eco-mesh's side vents for Texas summers. They seem very durable for a light fabric. I have a couple of pinholes in one of my Rockstars from some nasty briars in an offtrail mini adventure, but considering the abuse I pushed them through, they held together quite well and look to be durable.
I love its belt loops as I always wear a belt. The pockets are small and not ideal as a travel pant, but perfect for hiking. I only hope that they will work for me at the end of my over 50 pound weight loss endeavour for which I have knocked off over 25 pounds.