Built with angling in mind.

The beauty of fly fishing is that it takes you to some pretty beautiful and diverse places—from Colorado creeks and Idaho drift boats to Belizean flats and beer runs in Bozeman, the Patagonia Men's Guidewater II Pants handle it all. Their stretch nylon fabric is lightweight and quick drying, and they feature a UPF rating of 50+ for some peace of mind after long days in the sun. A DWR finish sheds light moisture, and a grip of pockets make stashing bits of tippet, tickets, and tips for the guide quick and easy. 

  • Nylon with DWR finish
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Regular fit
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Solid Pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Guidewater pants are legit, light like you are wearing nothing but tough enough for when you kneel down to cast on some tricky flat water trout. Quick wicking keeps you dry all day. Recommend for all summer wet wading days. They’re stylish enough to rock off the river too!

Nice Pants

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M&L

Light and well constructed. I decided to return them as they just didn't fit me as I wanted with my 34" waist. The medium would have been great travel pants but were a bit tight in the thigh for activity. The large was comfortable just a bit loose. A belt would have fixed that and would have been fine for hiking, fishing but felt a little messy for running around town in.

Pretty comfortable

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

I have used it a couple of times for hiking and a couple of other times for a stroll around the city during fall. It's a keeper!

Great fishing pant

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

I wear them all the time whether it's around town, hiking, on the boat or under waders, they don't bunch or ride up. Great light-weight pant for all reasons in the spring, summer and fall!

Great Pant

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

I have been looking for a lightweight, cool (temp) pant primarily for fly fishing, but versatile enough to wear around. This pant fits the bill. I love the Patagonia Guidewater pant for all of these reasons. I have used in the drift boat as well as for wet wading and they look good enough to wear around town for post-fishing activities. The DWR is fantastic and the pants are light enough to avoid overheating in the summer sun. The fit is nice with relaxed cuffs. I typically wear a 33 or 34 in waist with a 32 in inseam and the Medium fits perfectly