With a focus on comfort, durability, and performance, we’ve found the best men’s pants for hiking and trekking. Get ready to hit the trail.
The legs are the body’s primary mobilization team,和裤子是他们的第一道防线。凭借创新的面料，今天的裤子可以沾水，遮挡阳光，打歪利器，仍然很好看，同时重温了汉堡和酿造经验。
Finding the Best Hiking Pants
With summer in full swing and the first cooler days of autumn just around the corner, it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to logging some miles on the legs.
And because these klicks will likely be spent tromping through hot, dusty days and cool, buggy nights, we look for pants that offer superior breathability, a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, good SPF, and pockets to keep our backcountry everyday carries close at hand.
A good pair of pants should be lightweight and (in our preference) lighter in color to remain a little more inconspicuous. The bonus to those khakis and grays is they also reflect the intense summer rays better than darker colors, helping you stay cool in the heat of the day. And because we go outside to hear nature over nylon, we prize a light twill that swishes quietly down the trail.
Crowned with belt loops (or even better, an integrated belt) and cuffed with a drawcord, we like a pant that doesn’t pull below the fold and value being able to hoist the ankles mid-leg.
While there isn’t a single pair of pants that work for everyone, we’ve tested a variety of pants and broken them down into relevant categories. And if you need help choosing the right hiking pants, jump to our buyer’s guide at the end of this article.
Best Men’s Hiking Pants
These pants tick all the boxes: well-placed zippered pockets, durability where you need it, and flexibility where you want it. The Midsummer exemplifies Scandinavian design with fantastic attention to detail through and through.
The butt and legs are reinforced with a Fjallraven’s G-1000 fabric. It’s lightweight but durable and waxed for superior weather protection. The pants are paired with a breathable four-way-stretch fabric, allowing you to scramble up the mountain without feeling restricted.
Two mesh hand pockets zip up your essentials, and a pair of leg pockets ride up front on top of the thighs and out of the way. Inside the front right pocket is a stretchy mesh sleeve that keeps the flopping around.
At 10 ounces, these pants are truly lightweight and breathe incredibly well on those hot summer days. One of our favorite parts of the pant is the 10-inch thigh zippers that spill the heat on a hike.
Need even more ventilation? Simply pull the cuff over the calves and cinch them with the drawcord. We’ve used these while hiking and camping, and they still look good as new.
面料:65% polyester, 35% cotton
DWR：Reinforced G-1000 patches are waxed
Best Scrambler:prAna Stretch Zion Pant（$ 88）
If you were to pick an industry favorite, prAna’s Stretch Zion would likely be at the top of the heap. Over 600 reviewers on prAna’s own site gave the Stretch Zion a five-star review. Year after year, review after review, the Stretch Zion — like its canyon namesake — stands the test of time, and it makes our list again this year.
The Zion is woven from a nylon-spandex blend that has a forgiving flex and just enough protection to deflect chaparral and granite.
At the cuffs, prAna placed a row of snaps that allows you to roll and snap the legs up and out of the way for better footwork visibility, making these our top choice for hikers who drop the pack to venture off to the crags.
They’re also available in shorts ($69) and convertible pants ($95).
面料:97% nylon, 3% spandex
Bottom line:A do-all pair of pants styled for climbing but great on the trail and can pass for the city without looking like you walked off the Camel Trophy series
Best Budget Hiking Pants:REI Co-op Savanna Trails Pants($55)
The best-priced pants on our list, REI’s Savanna Trail pant is the latest incarnation of the Co-op member favorite, the Sahara Pant. And you get a lot of bang for your buck.
The Savanna’s straight lines are reinforced at the knees and graced with articulated and gusseted construction to prevent backcountry blowouts and allow increased mobility. The deep front pockets billow slightly to swallow oversized items, and a zippered stash pocket in the back secures your valuables.
The pants have an elastic drawcord that allows you to keep the lower legs cool on hot days.
A belt isn’t included, but you may not need it, as an elastic waist hugs the hips. And the Savanna runs smaller than most pants (though the length is spot-on). So if you’re still claiming you fit into your high school jeans, try before you buy or size up. As always, REI has a great return policy if the fit isn’t right.
Bottom line:The Savanna is soft to the touch but still blocks the elements like a hard-nose; the low price makes this our best buy for those on a budget
最佳敞篷徒步旅行裤子：户外Research Equinox Convert Pants（$ 99），
The convertible pant is a tough look to pull off without looking like an NPR journalist on a book safari. Fortunately, OR released a convertible pant that pulls double duty, winning both functionality和looks.
The Equinox has a tailored fit with deep horizontal pockets to secure your goods. A third, zippered thigh pocket rides just below the right front pocket and is large enough to hold a device without pinching your high-step.
What cinches the deal is the discreet breakaway bottom. The zipper pull is tucked cleanly away in a zipper garage and spirals around the thigh to jettison the lower leg.
A 9-inch vertical side zipper gives you enough room to pull the pant leg over your boots. An extra 3 inches of fabric drapes below the zipper, giving you a presentable 10-inch short that rides just above the knees. The whole setup is easy to zip on and off and tucks cleanly away for a smooth finish.
如果你热容易，像短裤徒步旅行，并希望耐用，舒适，这样做，对所有登山换股裤子选择这些。而对于敞篷持怀疑态度 - 你知道你是谁 - 春分使得转换的裤显得清晰。
面料:95% nylon, 5% spandex
Best Pants for Bushwhacking:1620 Workwear Shop Pant($198)
Ifyour hiketakes you off trail and through brush and brambles, a tough pant is a must. But you also don’t want a pant that limits mobility. That’s where the 1620 Shop Pant shines.
1620 makes the Shop Pant in the USA with 91% nylon and 9% spandex twill. That makes for a very tough, but still stretchy, pant. The gusseted crotch adds to the great mobility of these burly pants.
Treated with a DWR coating, the Shop Pants shed water, stains, and mud well. But these pants are fairly warm, so look elsewhere for hiking in very hot weather.
We’ve been testing these pants for nearly 3 years now, and they’re incredibly tough. And yes, they’re expensive. But given the abuse they’ve taken — from thrashing through brambles while pheasant hunting to grating against rocks while scrambling — we’d say they’re worth the price.
面料:91% nylon, 9% spandex
Unique elements:Military-spec button, YKK zippers
Bottom line:For a burly, protective pant, the 1620 Shop Pant also allows excellent mobility; it excels when hikers need a protective, work-style pant to push through thick cover
Rab produces some of the finest户外服装和Calient裤子滑落一致。可取之处是其内敛的英国设计。
The pair of hand pockets and right thigh pocket zip up tight and out of the way. The mesh hand pockets are reinforced with the same static fabric on the pant, so dads carrying rocks and sharps don’t have to worry about pocket wear. And if you like to keep your kit stowed away neatly, the pant rolls up inside the left pocket, zipping into a softball-size package that disappears in the pack.
The pants button up with a double snap, and included is a thin webbing belt that clips with a slim profile. A thin Velcro patch keeps the belt from shifting out of place. Don’t want to use it? That’s OK too. You can unclip it and remove it entirely and sling your own belt through the pant’s belt loops.
Curiously, the pant cuffs have a pair of sewn eyelets but ship without a drawcord. You’ll have to rig your own drawcord with a cord or elastic band. That said, the tailored fit pulls over the calves and stays put on its own very well.
Fit:Slim, true to size
Two hand pockets are lined with a durable mesh to help vent the legs. A tidy vertical coin pocket rides on the hip to zip your ID, keys, or beer money.
The Utility Pant is constructed of a double-weave, brushed softshell fabric. Warm, stretchy, durable, and washed with a protective DWR coating, the material approaches alpine utility with jean styling.
我们发现这些裤子有点大,但是it’s nothing a belt can’t work with. And we appreciated the snaps, which can serve double duty, both pegging the pants around the ankle and pinning on the leg when things heat up.
Best of all, this pant is currently a steal at $68 from Backcountry.
Fit:真实的大小, with a little extra room
我们一直穿着这款短裤的原始版本了近20年，把它攀岩，登山，bushwhacking，春天污物滑雪，和山地越野跑。口袋拉链已经被拉开并DWR的逐渐消减，但七分裤材料仍然是 - 几乎每个措施 - 如新。这是一只蟑螂：几乎防弹。我们不能杀死它。
The Gamma LT has only improved in years since its inception. Arc’teryx has put cord inside the pant hem, updated the belt, and sewed in a thigh map pocket. It’s seen a recent upgrade in materials that still brings four-way stretch with snag-proof protection. But now it has a more comfortable skin-facing side.
Unfortunately, the price is nearly twice that of the other pants on the list. And the breathability is low and the fabric fairly noisy. But these are acceptable sacrifices for more vertical endeavors, particularly hiking and climbing in wet conditions.
Bottom line:For climbers and hikers who push their pants to the limit; well-suited to wet conditions
Norrona falketind flex1($179)
可调节性，透气性和实用性走到一起Norrona的falketind flex1登山裤。博览会防水 - 够云雾缭绕，天蒙蒙光溢出 - 和有弹性的面料做出的通过可变的户外地形和气候下舒适的佩戴。
But two large side zips along the thigh and two lower gusset zippers add the most versatility to these synthetic pants. Open the vents to dump heat and adjust the lower leg zippers to accommodate large hiking boots or low-cut trail shoes.
Fit:Snug and slim, consider sizing up
Bottom line:Excellent all-around outdoor pants with great breathability and solid construction
How to Choose the Best Hiking Pants
Pant Length & Versatility
Hiking pants come in three main options: full-length, convertible, and roll-up. Full-length pants are a great option for complete leg protection, even in the summer. To combat overheating, our favorite full-length pants have zippered vents and mesh pockets to increase airflow.
Being able to move freely is a major concern. Whether running down the trail or scrambling up a rocky patch, you don’t want your pants restricting your movement.
This is where design features like a gusseted crotch, articulated knees, and stretchy materials prove useful. And because every body is shaped differently, it can be helpful to try on a few pairs before buying to ensure a snug (but comfortable) fit.
A DWR coating is used on most hiking pants. It doesn’t make pants completely waterproof but adds enough protection to keep you dry on dewy mornings or in light showers.
The coating washes out over time, so for optimal performance, you’ll want to treat heavily used hiking pants.Nikwax Softshell Proof Wash-Inis an easy way to keep your pants repelling water year after year.
如果你不想与DWR的裤子时，Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer是一个很好的选择。北极狐绕开DWR的，而是使用蜡来了水的阻力。
Additional Features for Hiking Pants
The little extras can really make or break a good pair of pants. Well-positioned cargo pockets, zippered pockets, belt loops, and built-in belts are some of特点available. Whether you want these or not depends on your personal hiking plans and style.
Have a favorite pair of hiking pants we missed? Let us know in the comments for future updates to this article.