REI Sahara Convertible Pants
So these pants felt great in the store and they do their job well as convertible pants. The zippers all work and the legs fit over my boots fine when getting them on and off, but as you can see it didn’t take them long to stretch out and become very baggy. After several months not even washing these pants gets them to pop back to their original shape. That’s my first gripe. My second is that I bought these in petite’s and they drag the ground. The only reason to buy petite for me is to keep this from happening! I’m hard on the clothes that I wear in town and twice as hard on my hiking clothes and they gotta hold up. Unfortunately after a year of just day hiking and the seams in the crotch are coming apart and the ends of the legs are frayed to bits. Fortunately I’m handy with a needle and thread so I’ll be patching these and using them for car camping.
I’ve decided to switch to wearing long underwear, shorts and wind pant combo and forgo normal pants altogether so I will not be replacing these.