Comfort In Warm Climates.
Whether you're trekking through the lush forests of Thailand or enjoying a day hike in the dry deserts of Southern Utah, be sure to wear the Fjallraven Men's Abisko Shade Pants for comfort as you go. Light and airy, these pants are made from breathable, fast-drying fabric that's perfect for exploring in warm conditions. Zippers from the hips to the knees and along the back yoke let you dump heat while you move, and, if you still manage to break a sweat, the legs can be rolled up and kept in place with buttons.
- Light, airy pants for hiking in warm temperatures
- G-1000 Air fabric is breathable and dries fast
- Ventilated design for customized air flow
- Integrated webbing belt for a secure fit
- Zippered pockets keep essentials secure
- Gusseted design offers enhanced mobility
- Regular fit with a mid-rise waist
- Q & A
Great pants if they fit you
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: EU 48
The Abisko Shade trousers are new for spring 2017, so there aren't many reviews. I'm returning these, but I thought I'd share my thoughts before I do.
The G1000 Air fabric is really nice: it's a lightweight calendared polycotton. You could wax this if you really wanted, but it's intended to breathe.
These trousers have vents along the rear yoke, big thigh zips, and good leg openings with drawcord. They avoid doubled layers of fabric. All of this serves one purpose: staying cool while covered. You might be cooler in these than in shorts, and you'll certainly have more leg protection.
They fasten with two buttons and a zipper fly, and have a neat offset belt with a locking flap.
The thigh pockets are zippered. The right has a little inner mesh pocket. They're not really intended for anything thicker than a phone or a map, though.
They even look great: good subtle Fjällräven branding and little leather zipper pulls, and Limestone is a really nice shade.
The downside for me was fit.
I'm squarely in a 48 (32" waist); I had a little room to cinch down with the belt. But these are a mid-rise with no stretch, so you need to make sure the waistband sits at the right level, which is lower than I'd like. (The pants have a gusset, which helps with movement.)
But I have a big butt and somewhat muscly legs (40cm calf, 58cm mid thigh), and the legs on the Abisko Shade pants are typically Fjällräven-narrow: great fit while walking, but they were very snug on the calves and thighs as soon as my leg bent. That also meant the bottom of the thigh pocket seam was adding friction when I raised my knee.
From experience with the Vidda Pro I know that sizing up to the 50s (34") adds 4cm around the waist and seat, which is way too much.
My solution for the rest of the year is to wear Kebs, which have stretch.
I'm 5' 10.5", and the EU48 come marked as "Long", and reach the ground when I'm barefoot. If you're any shorter than me, you will find they are too long.
I would love to see a G1000 Air pant with:
- bellows thigh pockets, so the pockets don't 'compete' with my legs for space
- just a centimeter or two of extra leg circumference
- a high rise
- belt loops
- and stretch panels… almost like an updated Abisko Lite trouser.
Until then, I'll think about these and sigh.