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PostMon Jun 19, 2023 11:07 pm 
I have only one pair of ultralight hiking pants left and they are nearly shredded after a futile bushwhack a few years ago while attempting Helena lake. I really like them so I sewed them up but part of my butt is still showing so...I need recommendations for a replacement pair. I can rarely hike in shorts as it seems any little brush against vegetation causes irritation in my legs. The pair that I had were Cabella's Guidewear and the convertible type. I checked their website with no luck, these are probably 10 years old. I am speaking of the lightest possible for the hottest days, and don't really care if they are standard or convertible.

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PostTue Jun 20, 2023 6:24 am 
OR Ferrosi pants are pretty dang good. I love them. Be aware they are slim cut; of course that suits my skinny ass and legs. They dry really fast without wrinkles. I also use them for international travel as they wash easily and dry fast. So yea, also cool to wear in hot humid weather. Rumi PS: I also have a very good pair of super lightweight pants by Royal Robbins but I can't remember the name.

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PostTue Jun 20, 2023 9:41 am 
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PostTue Jun 20, 2023 11:55 am 
REI Sahara (zip off) Pants

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PostWed Jun 21, 2023 1:54 pm 
+1 on what Rumi said about OR Ferossi pants. I have two pair of both pants and shorts. And a hoodie parka of the same material. Drys fast, remarkably tough, reasonably breathable. Notably good pants in light rain. Only glitch I see in the pants is that waist is kind of un snug. Functionally fine in the backcountry I would just hesitate to wear them around town with a shirt tucked in. OR website says they have addressed the waist issue.

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PostThu Jun 22, 2023 10:02 am 
I love OR Ferossi Pants! Lightweight, dry fast, turn a light rain, protect from sun, bugs, and abrasion. I also love the fact that they offer so many waist and inseam sizes and so many unobtrusive colors. They're also available in "Transit", convertible, and jogger versions.

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PostThu Jun 22, 2023 10:35 am 
When OR has their annual warehouse sale always pick up a pair or two.

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PostThu Jun 22, 2023 8:18 pm 
Those Ferrosi's sound like a must have. But even though I can, no way I will pay 100 bucks for a pair of pants, lol. I did find some on Amazon for 50 but they were 36 waist, I am a 34. I will keep trying, thanks for the info.

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 8:50 am 
Chief Joseph wrote:
I really like them so I sewed them up but part of my butt is still showing so...I need recommendations for a replacement pair.
Replacement pair of butt cheeks so when viewed through the holes, they look awesome?

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 10:22 am 
Chief Joseph wrote:
no way I will pay 100 bucks for a pair of pants, lol.
Yea, I remember buying a pair of Levi's for less than $4 so the thought of paying over $50 hurts. But that is just the way it is. Sometimes ya just gotta update your cost analysis. I bought my pants at Brown's here in Port Angeles. They often have a 20% off sale of their pants. Maybe you can find something similar near you. Rumi

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 11:26 am 
I have bought nearly all my hiking pants in thrift stores, but the lighter ones are harder to find. The Cabella's guide pants I referred to I think I paid about 30 bucks but that was 12 years ago or more. I did find one site with a pair of Ferrosi's and was ready to pull the trigger at around $54....then they added $10 shipping and I was like arrrrrrgh! Btw, Kim, I think my behind looks pretty good for an old guy although gravity has affected it some.

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 11:36 am 
Years ago, I purchased a pair of super lightweight nylon pants made by "Ex Officio". absolutely loved them. have never found anything exactly like them - full length, not "convertible, not an overabundance of pockets. Right now Ex Officio has something that looks similar for $17 bucks, but it looks to be available only in "Walnut Brown" with a 28-inch waist if I just go to google and look for "lightweight hiking pants", I find these for $40 bucks, quite a bit less than the REI "Sahara" convertible. I bought a pair of those Sahara pants a few years back - they are everything I expected them to be.

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 12:01 pm 
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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 1:38 pm 
I actually tried to order those from Steepandcheap, but every time I click on "add to cart" it say's "Please select an option" when I already did that...double checked, tried several times and different sizes, etc, still no bueno.

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PostFri Jun 23, 2023 2:52 pm 
SAC UI is a little funky. When you have a color and size that is in stock the "Add to cart" button will update to display the price. When It reads "Add to Cart $57.35" it has worked for me. But when it reads "Add to Cart" I also get that error message. Most sizes are out of stock and the site uses a very subtle cross hatch on the out of stock sizes. Mo the most user friendly UU

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