These hiking pants want to keep all your options open. The fabric offers fine sun protection and dries quickly should you get caught in a storm or splashed at high tide.
- Made of durable 100% nylon, with a Deluge® DWR finish and an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50+, in a lightweight, plain-weave fabric that dries in a flash.
- Zip fly with metal button waist closure and a drawcord to adjust the fit.
- Two front slash pockets.
- Two rear drop-in pockets with secure button flaps for cash, cards and the like.
- Slightly loose fit with an inseam of 81cm (32in.).
Wondering what to bring hiking? Even if you’re only planning to be out for a few hours on a day hike, it’s important to pack some essential items. Weather can change quickly outdoors, and something as simple as a rolled ankle might mean you’re out longer than expected.
The essentials for hiking and camping (or any activity in the backcountry) are often called “The 10 Essentials.” The 10 essentials list below is adapted from Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, which groups the essentials into systems.
Before you start packing
Be a smart hiker by being prepared. Knowledge and skills won’t fit in your backpack, but they’re critical to have – if you’re a beginner, check out local hiking groups and learn tips at MEC backcountry workshops. Know your route and plans before you leave, always leave a trip plan with a trusted friend, and make sure your footwear is trail-worthy and comfortable.