Lightweight, quick-drying, and delivering UPF 50+ sun protection, Outdoor Research Women’s Equinox Convert Pants are perfect for hiking, backpacking, or traveling in hot and humid climates.
Offering a ton of versatility while you are out on the trail or traveling, the Outdoor Re-search women’s Equinox Convert pant are light weight, breathable. They are a convertible pant as the name suggests, so right now I am wearing them as pants, but you can zip them off really easily into shorts. So they are going to offer, again, a lot of versatility for warmer and colder days.
These are light weight and very breathable. So you can wear them in warmer temperatures and not overheat. It is a very stretchy material. It is supplex nylon material. You have got spandex in there so you can move in them. And when you do need to zip them off into shorts, you can do so easily with his zipper. It is right above the knee so they are not too long, not too short. I think they are the perfect length for travel or for hiking. And there is a piece of fabric on both sides of the zipper. So unlike some convertible pants that the inside zipper is exposed right to your leg, there is fabric on the inside that protects chafing and that kind of thing on the inside of the leg. It is a very light weight zipper as well so it is not going to weigh you down. And these ... this fabric actually has a UPF rating of 50 plus. So it is going to really protect you from the sun as well.
Talking about the features here you have two really comfortable hand level pockets right here on the front. The inside of this pocket is a really breathable mesh material. It is really soft against your skin as well. You have got two pockets on the back. And these four pockets here are jean pockets. So you don’t have a zipper or anything. They are really comfortable.
You have got belt loops, very wide belt loops. So if you are wearing a belt with them it is going to go in there very easily and provide support there in the top. You have a nice but-ton at the top and zipper. Down here on the side of the leg you do have a zippered pocket and this is definitely big enough for a cell phone or a small camera, if you need to put a granola bar or something like that in there so this is a really nice pocket. It has a little bit of bellows in there so, you know, it is an expandable pocket, stretchy material.
Obviously you have got the zipper here so you can zip off the bottom and convert them into shorts. But then at the bottom of the leg you do have a really nice zipper that allows you to zip up the side of the leg if you want to put your shoe on and off and that kind of thing or just a little bit more breathability down at the bottom.
As I mentioned this material is quick dry so if it becomes wet it is going to dry out really quickly. That makes it great for travel if you need to wash the pants and let them dry overnight. They will likely be dry in the morning. And you actually have DWR or durable water repellant finish on the outside of these pants. So if you are in a light rain or something like that, the water is going to bead up and run off. So it is a really great feature there. It makes them really versatile. So I can see, you know, traveling in these, wearing them as shorts and as pants. They would be great for backpacking and hiking and even every day use.
They are the Outdoor Research women’s Equinox Convert pants.