REI Endeavor Pants
Price Paid: Sample provided for review
The REI Endeavor is one great soft shell pant. It’s good looking, rugged and has plenty of storage. It breaths nicely and dries quickly. The hip pockets are just a tad too shallow for my taste, but that’s a minor issue. At less than $100, the Endeavor is a bargain when compared to other brands. If you want to try a soft shell pant, these are the ticket.
It's constructed from a lightweight stretch soft shell fabric. Five pockets line the outside. There are two slash pockets at either hip. The right includes a interior coin pouch. Both have zippers (as do all the other pockets) which is a good thing because they’re a little too shallow for holding large items securely. On the rear, there are two additional pockets. And on the right thigh REI placed a storage pocket which is large enough to hold a cell phone, GPS, or other items.
Adding to the pant’s versatility is the zip-off leg. For convenience, REI uses two zippers on each lower leg – one just below the knee and another down the side. This makes it easier to convert to shorts without removing your shoes or boots.
I posted a more complete review along with some photos at GearGuide.
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The REI Endeavor Hiking pants are a staple for trekking and traveling around the globe. They offer durability and performance with a classic fit to make all your adventures enjoyable. Rugged double-weave polyester/spandex fabric provides 4-way stretch for excellent range of motion and comfort while climbing and hiking; fabric resists abrasion. Fabric is wind resistant up to 30 mph and has a Durable Water Repellent coating to help shed moisture; also wicks moisture and dries quickly. With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. 2 drop-in hand pockets, a zippered rear pocket, a rip-and-stick rear pocket, and a zippered, bonded side pocket stow your trail essentials. Reinforced knees and scuff guards at the ankles ensure long-lasting wear. Polyester tricot lines the waistband to wick sweat and enhances comfort next to skin. Built-in webbing belt helps you fine-tune the fit. Leg shapes are engineered to fit the body well and ease natural movement, without adding seams. Crotch gusset extends the range of motion. Drawcords at the cuffs can be tightened to seal out trail debris. The REI Endeavor Hiking pants have a classic fit that's cut just right for easy wearing.