These hiking pants really changed the game for me. I spent a lot of time trying to find a pant that was comfortable and lightweight. The Arc’teryx Rampart are nonrestrictive and make hiking easier for me.
I used to just backpack in sweats or jeans, but if they got wet, I was toast. This last summer I knew it was time to take a step up and get some water resistant pants.
The 94% Nylon material repels water. If they do get wet after a while, they dry up really quick. The 6% spandex gives these pants a bit of stretch that makes them even lest restrictive.
They have belt loops, and large side pockets the aren’t too baggy and sit above the knee, so if you have things in your pockets they don’t bounce all over the place.
The material on these pants are extremely lightweight, so you barely notice them. In the summer they help pull sweat away from your body to cool you quicker and keep you dry. In the cold, just throw a pair of long johns underneath and they are perfect!