Historic Range: $38.83-$79.50
Historic Range: $19.83-$79.50
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.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer
Price Paid: Sample provided for review