What can I say. Love these pants! The Columbia PFG Convertible II Pant is pretty much the only pair of pants that I wear while kayak fishing in the summer time. Sunscreens just are not for me so anywhere I can cover up and stay cool in the hot sun I’m in! With the UPF 15 I am safer in the sun as there is no shade besides the cloud cover.
Although not taking advantage of it that often the pant legs zip off to shorts with ease. These pants have a ton of storage with two side pockets two cargo pockets on the sides and 1 rear pocket. All of the pockets are lined with nylon mesh for easy draining. The nylon material is extremely quick drying.
These pants hold up very well. The fabric 100% Ripstop Nylon is very durable. The first pair I purchased on 4/1/13. I have worn these pants all last season and just about all of this season. The pants resist stains pretty well such as bait and fish blood.
The pants are not a set waist size besides S L M L XL XXL so the included belt loops are great as a belt may be needed. The extra room of the relaxed fit is great for kayak fishing as we tend to drape our legs over the sides of the kayak also always reaching bending and stretching in different positions.
I give these pants a 5 out of 5 rating due to all of the factors mentioned above and how functional this clothing actually performs.
The MSRP is $60.00 USD on Columbia.com
- UPF 15 sun protection
- Quick dry
- Partial elastic at waist for supreme all-day comfort
- Light Weight
- Relaxed fit
- Zip-off legs convert pant to shorts
- Belt Loops
- Lots of storage
- Drain able pockets
Need more colors. The pants only are offered in Sage and Fossil. It would be nice to have more colors available.