Hiking Pants Turn into Hiking Shorts with a Quick Zip!


If you already own a pair of hiking pants I'm sure you'll agree that you could never go without them again.

This is a two for one deal when you're backpacking where weight and space are at a premium.

Here's what I would look for:

  • a zipper running running around the lower thigh and another zipper down the outer part of the lower leg.
  • different coloured zipper on each leg (to match up when you go from shorts to pants).
  • a few pockets with velcro or zippered closures.
  • made from synthetic fabric to wick moisture away from your body and dry very quickly.
  • On hot days mine quickly become my hiking shorts which also become my swim shorts for jumps into the lake or river. They dry really fast even when I'm still wearing them.

    Just remember to empty your pockets first before leaping into the water!

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