The REI Endeavor is one great soft shell pant. It’s…
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.