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Patagonia's Quandary Convertible pants may just be the ideal trousers for the Active Traveller
patagonia quandary convertible
Best for...
Travelling around the world, and looking great while you do it
Overall Score
Perfect, subtle detailing and superb build quality

The Quandary Convertible pants have got their eyes firmly fixed on long hot summers exploring the world.

The lightweight material is woven mostly from nylon with a sprinkling of elastane. The nylon is thin but durable and it's also quick drying which is a boon for travellers on long jaunts without access to washing facilities. Elastane adds a small amount of two-way stretch and when combined with the trim, but just loose enough cut, sewn in articulation across the back of the knee and gusseted crotch you can't help but be impressed by the light airy and unrestricted feel of the Quandary pants. Hiking in the Quandary pants is a dream and the ability to zip off the legs to reveal a pair of stylish shorts is a real asset.

The contoured waistband not only helps the trousers sit on the hips better but also makes for a flattering fit that accentuates the rear. The soft mesh backer doesn't rub or otherwise irritate and the classic button closure at the front is complimented by a simple drawstring on the inside of the waistband, I value this feature as I prefer not to wear a belt.

The two classic shaped hand pockets have part mesh inners which can help your legs breath, and there's a subtle zipped cargo pocket on the thigh, as well as two rear pockets, one zipped, one open.

Detailing on the Quandary pants is superb and absolutely what you would want to see in a travel pant. Despite being a crossover hiking/travel pant the Quandary manages to cut a dash, giving you that confident feeling when you're out and about wearing them.

In summary, the Quandary Convertible pants are fantastic for life in the great outdoors, whether you're hiking, travelling or both these are worthy of a place in your gear closet.

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