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Title: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: PeanutButterShammyCream on March 27, 2017, 04:01:51 am
I am looking for a LIGHTWEIGHT comfortable pair of pants that I can wear around camp. Anybody have any recommendations? Sweat Pants??
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: staehpj1 on March 27, 2017, 07:58:29 am
Definitely not sweat pants.  For long pants, I like the cheap World Wide Sportsman zip off leg pants from Bass Pro Shop.  They are light, inexpensive, and dry quickly.

I wear Nike Dri Fit running shorts in camp if it isn't cold.  I think mine are the 5" inseam ones and are great to sleep in.  They also double as swim trunks and underwear.  They only weigh a few ounces.  Also the light mesh brief allows you to air out a bit once off the bike.

If it is chilly I might wear light tights with the shorts.
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: rundle on March 27, 2017, 01:05:08 pm
North Face Rapido Pants.  Elastic waist and made with similar material as Nike Dri-Fit mentioned above making them super comfy.  They will pick up a little more dirt than a hard shell nylon but easy to brush off.  Certainly not as bad as sweat pants.  My smalls come in  under 9 oz.  I also plan on using these, if needed, for riding instead of carrying wind pants.  They have a nice narrow fit around ankle which will keep from chain. 
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: Pat Lamb on March 27, 2017, 01:39:06 pm
I've used REI convertible pants for years:
https://www.rei.com/product/861660/rei-co-op-classic-sahara-convertible-pants-mens-32-inseam

They dry fast, are reasonably warm (especially over tights), and it's shorts! No, it's long pants! all in one package!
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: Calum on April 25, 2017, 07:38:07 pm
So far I've always taken a pair of Kuhl Kontra Air Pants with me.
http://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/kontra-air/
They worked great, but thing is I lose weight round my waist on extended trips, so the pants get really loose.  For my next trip, I'm thinking of switching to something with an elastic waist.  Definitely not jogging pants, as they would be too warm and heavy, but something with an elastic waist and elastic ankles so I can ride my bike in them if I need to, and preferably with a pocket or two.
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: tiarossi on April 28, 2017, 12:01:28 am
I am looking for a LIGHTWEIGHT comfortable pair of pants that I can wear around camp. Anybody have any recommendations? Sweat Pants??
I carry REI Sahara pants. Ultra lightweight and look pretty decent after a day tightly rolled up (that's important) in a pannier. I also carry a Sahara shirt, short or long sleeve depending on weather.
Title: Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
Post by: CanvasAndSteel on August 09, 2017, 03:41:42 pm
I really like Railriders Adventure Khaki.  Very lightweight.  Nylon, but not stuffy feeling.  Feel more like cotton.  Pack down very small.