Kuhl Trekr Pants
Price: $89 USD
Sizes: Size 0 to Size 16
Colours: Stone, Charcoal, Pine, Inkwell, Antique Rose
Weight: 361g or 12.7oz (Size 8)
Features: The Trekr pants are made from a polyester-nylon blend fabric that boasts amazing stretch and rebound. The mid-rise pants are fitted throughout the hip and thigh areas and have a 32" inseam. The Trekr's have an internal waist draw cord and 6 pockets, and come in 5 different colours and 9 different sizes!
Side seam cinching:
The Trekr's feel lightweight on. If you're looking for a 3 season pant that moves with you, the Trekr offers brushed fabric that feels comfortable on and moves with you in any direction.
The accordian style cinching system is fast and easy to use converting the pants to capris in seconds. It is useful for fording river crossings, teaching canoeing in shallow water, and thermoregulating on a hotter day.
The number and versatility of the pockets is something I enjoy. The back two pockets have snap closures which are subtle and not something you feel while wearing them. I like that as a result the don't get caught on anything or get in the way. The two side thigh pockets are also great as they not only house the cinching strap but also serve to secure small items in. The two front hand pockets are also normal size, and give the pants a nice looking style to them.
The Trekr's would not be my first pick for extreme temperatures in winter or in hot, humid summer conditions. Instead they seem to work well in most temperatures in between quite well and with the ability to switch them into capris quite quickly they are ideal for trekking and hiking. Their UPF 50+ rating means that they offer great protection from the sun's harmful rays.
If I were to compare them directly to another pair of pants I own, they would be most similar to the Prana Halle pant but with better features.
I am normally between sizes 6 and 8 for women outdoor pants. I am normally a size 6 in Outdoor Research and Arc'teryx, but an 8 in Patagonia. I chose the 8 to be sure it fit but I found the fit a bit large and probably would have preferred the smaller size. If you are between sizes size down.
Best uses: Hiking, Backpacking, Trekking, General Everyday, Outdoor Instruction, etc