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Best men's hiking pants for any Camino

TMcA

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to Santiago (2013)
Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
Pamplona to León
Sorry - these pants are, I believe, available only for men. (They have pants for women, but I am not familiar with them.


I have worn a pair of these pants for four or five years and I like them so much I thought I would recommend them. IMO, they are perfect for walking the Camino. Here's why...

All of us need to keep organized the following: passport, pilgrim's passport, currency, and ATM/credit cards. Additionally for some, tissues, a mobile phone, a guidebook, a map, and maybe a small foreign language phrasebook. These pants have solved how to securely and conveniently carry most, if not all, of the above.

One of the two large, deep zippered pockets on the front of the pants hold my passport, pilgrim's passport, currency and ATM/credit cards. The other zippered front pocket can be used for a phone. Two fairly deep, velcro-secured cargo pockets hold most of the other items. (I admit that my travel shirt usually gets my phone and my reading glasses.)

The zippers, I feel, provide additional assurance from pickpockets from the airport all the way to my Camino start point. (Yes, I know a razor blade can cut a pocket, but I still feel more secure wearing these pants.)

Next, quality of materials: tough Schoeller panels protect high wear areas (knees, butt, and instep areas) and the rest of these pants is a high quality stretchable material. The waist also has expansion pleats. Finally, the durability of my pair has been outstanding.

I make this recco having bought and worn many other brands over the last 25 years or so: Mammut, Ex Officio, North Face, and Royal Robbins. I have no connection whatever with Cimalp except for having verified that the design and materials used has not changed since I purchased my pair.

Oh yes, these are not lightweight pants. But in hot weather I wear shorts.

Tom
 

CAJohn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept/Oct 2019
I am not planning to wear pants. I am just going to wear jogging tights with super light weight shorts over them. I find that comfortable in both warm and cold weather.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
I am not planning to wear pants. I am just going to wear jogging tights with super light weight shorts over them. I find that comfortable in both warm and cold weather.
I do something similar. I typically wear running shorts while backpacking or walking Camino. If it gets a bit chilly, a pair of baselayer bottoms -- either Patagonia Capilene or Smartwool -- go under the shorts.
 

RumAndChupacabras

Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you
Camino(s) past & future
Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
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timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
Sorry - these pants are, I believe, available only for men. (They have pants for women, but I am not familiar with them.


I have worn a pair of these pants for four or five years and I like them so much I thought I would recommend them. IMO, they are perfect for walking the Camino. Here's why...

All of us need to keep organized the following: passport, pilgrim's passport, currency, and ATM/credit cards. Additionally for some, tissues, a mobile phone, a guidebook, a map, and maybe a small foreign language phrasebook. These pants have solved how to securely and conveniently carry most, if not all, of the above.

One of the two large, deep zippered pockets on the front of the pants hold my passport, pilgrim's passport, currency and ATM/credit cards. The other zippered front pocket can be used for a phone. Two fairly deep, velcro-secured cargo pockets hold most of the other items. (I admit that my travel shirt usually gets my phone and my reading glasses.)

The zippers, I feel, provide additional assurance from pickpockets from the airport all the way to my Camino start point. (Yes, I know a razor blade can cut a pocket, but I still feel more secure wearing these pants.)

Next, quality of materials: tough Schoeller panels protect high wear areas (knees, butt, and instep areas) and the rest of these pants is a high quality stretchable material. The waist also has expansion pleats. Finally, the durability of my pair has been outstanding.

I make this recco having bought and worn many other brands over the last 25 years or so: Mammut, Ex Officio, North Face, and Royal Robbins. I have no connection whatever with Cimalp except for having verified that the design and materials used has not changed since I purchased my pair.

Oh yes, these are not lightweight pants. But in hot weather I wear shorts.

Tom
Thanks for the recommendation and helpful review.
I am not planning to wear pants. I am just going to wear jogging tights with super light weight shorts over them. I find that comfortable in both warm and cold weather.
It's rather childish 😁 but it never fails to raise a smile when our transatlantic bretheren tell us about their pants, which we call trousers. Pants are different 😉.
Buen camino one and all.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
Thanks for the recommendation and helpful review.

It's rather childish 😁 but it never fails to raise a smile when our transatlantic bretheren tell us about their pants, which we call trousers. Pants are different 😉.
Buen camino one and all.
How are trousers different than pants? My dad used to call his pants, trousers. When I was a kid I just thought he was old!!! haha
 

timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
How are trousers different than pants? My dad used to call his pants, trousers. When I was a kid I just thought he was old!!! haha
@lt56ny Haha. It is a constant source of, as I admitted, slightly childish amusement.
In UK, generally, trousers are trousers and pants are underwear. When people announce, perfectly innocently, in an albergue that they are not going to wear pants, they need to know they will cause affectionate, and maybe bemused, raised eyebrows.
And let us steer clear of the difficult area of intercultural descriptions of bumbags.........:eek:
I find the peculiarities of a (common) language a constant source of interest. And I would never wish to maintain that one side is 'right' and the other side is 'wrong'. Tim ;)
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
@lt56ny Haha. It is a constant source of, as I admitted, slightly childish amusement.
In UK, generally, trousers are trousers and pants are underwear. When people announce, perfectly innocently, in an albergue that they are not going to wear pants, they need to know they will cause affectionate, and maybe bemused, raised eyebrows.
And let us steer clear of the difficult area of intercultural descriptions of bumbags.........:eek:
I find the peculiarities of a (common) language a constant source of interest. And I would never wish to maintain that one side is 'right' and the other side is 'wrong'. Tim ;)
You are exactly right about that. I walked the Le Puy and CF one year with a young man I had met walking with his mom on a previous Camino.They are from Australia and I am from USA. Max has become like a son to me and I a dad to him. He is young and can walk and walk. We walk different speeds and would often walk separately. When we would have discussions about which way to walk or were to meet on WhatsApp or in person we would always end up screaming at each other because neither of us spoke the other person's English. He would leave me directions on where to find him in a town and he might as well been speaking Venetian to me!!! So you are right, it is just something to smile and laugh about when us pilgrims talk and meet and learning about language and meaning sure can be fun!!
 

Bob P

Member
Camino(s) past & future
First timer, leaving April 3rd from SJPDP
I switched to Kuhl Liberator Zip-offs 3 years ago and I love them. Super comfortable, warm enough long, cool enough short and the zip legs aren't even noticeable. No irritation. Still have first 3 year old pants. Have bought new ones, but still wearing originals regularly.
 

Donna Sch

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Levante-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
England Camino routes ?2024
Paramo Cascadia 2 pants are incredibly versatile and sensibly designed if you are walking in cooler weather.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I've worn Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants on both my recent caminos and been very happy with them. Light, quick drying, SPF 50, flexible, with good pockets.
 

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