Outdoor Research Equinox Convertible Pant - Men's

Stay outdoors in any condition.

Go hiking in the Outdoor Research Men's Equinox Convertible Pant when a little rain puts a damper on your climbing plans. Its DWR coating sheds raindrops to help keep you dry out there, and you can zip off the legs and head to the crag if the sun pops out. The lightweight fabric dries quickly, breathes, and resists the sun's harsh UV rays. As far as performance goes, the Equinox features stretchy fabric and a gusseted construction so you can climb without the Equinox holding you back. This convertible pant also features ankle zippers to accommodate hiking boots, and a removable belt provides a secure, bulk-free fit.

  • Lightweight, breathable, quick-drying stretch blend
  • Durable Water-Resistant treatment
  • Gusseted construction
  • Convertible zip-off legs
  • Ankle zippers
  • Removable belt
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Pants

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've only used them once and haven't even zipped the legs off yet, but I'm sure they're great. 34 feels a little loose (my normal size) but the belt will take care of that. I really like the material. It's lightweight but still provides a decent amount of weather resistance. My only complaint is that I should have bought two in different colors when they were on sale.

Hey Tom - so glad you like these pants. I have the women's version and love them!

Happy Trails,
Leta
OR Rep

Great Lightweight pants/shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 34

These are great for casual hikes and summits when you need the versatility of shorts at the base and pants at the peaks. Not sure they would be great for long treks with high impact as the material seems a bit lighter than others, but all and all a good pant and have enjoyed them so far.

Hey Kyle,
Sorry for the late reply here. The pants are more designed for hike and travel, rather than climb. Glad you are enjoying them!

Leta
OR Rep

Good pants, great shorts

    Pants are too long. I'm 5"10 and wear a 38 waist. The pants are much longer than I would like. I am unable to hem the pants due to the zipper. As shorts however, the are a perfect fit. The material is great. Very comfortable and stretches with movement. Very light weight and soft. To have a good fit in pants length, you will need to be very thin or well over six foot tall.

    Hi Robert, it's more of an inseam issue for you, rather than a height issue. They are a 32" inseam. I understand about the zipper issue though! Great fabric for sure. Thank you for writing.

    Leta
    OR Rep

    The Best Hiking pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34 Short

    Throughout the years I've owned convertible hiking pants from quite a few of the major Outdoor companies. These are hands down the best pair I've owned. Extremely comfortable to wear and rugged. I took a spill on some wet sandstone at Arches National Park and there was no damage to the pants. I wear 34-30 jeans, and these were a perfect fit. I liked them so much that I purchased another pair.

    The Best Hiking pants

    Hey Rick - Sorry for the delay in response and thank you for the review!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Great Pants

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    Great pants. Fit is just right. Fabric is light and breathable.

    How baggy are these bad boys? All my current zip offs are way too baggy. Tired of that look.

    Long shorts

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34x32

    10 inch short inseams? Maybe I should get capri pants. NNAAAA. The pants look ok and the fit is good. However, the shorts rub at the zipper. I rolled up the leg to prevent that. I hope the mesh pockets hold up. Does anyone make a convertible pant with the short inseam <10inches and comes in a numbered waist. I doubt that I'll get to the medium size longer than a couple of months. These may be going back.

    Hey there - Leta with OR here - thank you for the feedback. I will get it over to Outdoor Research. I don't know about anyone who makes a convertable with a shorter short, but I am sure they are out there. What's the right length? 9" Let me know.

    Thank you for taking the time to write!

    Leta