REI Endeavor Pants
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.
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Hit the trail with the REI Endeavor Convertible pants. They offer durability and performance with a classic fit to make long hikes more 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 dries quickly. With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. Worried about getting the legs muddy when you convert the pants to shorts? These legs are designed to separate down the sides so you don't need to pull them over your boots. Pants convert to shorts with "No-Sit" zips that allow quick conversions without requiring wearer to sit down. Color-coded thigh zippers help you easily tell the right leg from the left leg when converting back to pants. 2 hand pockets, 2 zippered cargo pockets, a rear zippered pocket and a rear rip-and-stick pocket give you all the space you need to stow trail essentials. Double-layer fabric at the knees and ankles stands up to abrasion. Polyester tricot lines the waistband to wick sweat and enhance comfort next to skin. Built-in webbing belt helps you fine-tune the fit. Leg shapes are engineered without adding seams to enhance the fit and to ease natural movement. Crotch gusset extends the range of motion. The REI Endeavor Convertible pants have a classic fit that's cut just right for easy wearing.