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Gear Review

4 5

Great pants, be wary of your gut.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These pants are great, however they have a slim fit. I am normally a medium size pants wearer (32/34) and I ordered these in the medium. They are the right length on my leg, however I have a bit of a gut and cannot get the pants to zip up and snap up completely (sigh). The only solution was to wear a belt with these 686 pants (I recommend a belt for all of these 686 pants anyways). I wish they had a bit more elastic in them or more fabric for the waist with its own belting system. Should I lose some weight, I expect these to fit very snugly. Otherwise these pants would be perfect. I took them snow shoeing in 30-34 deg. fah. wearing thermal socks, thermal underwear and some jogging shorts to keep warm. I loved the warmth, breathability, and mobility they provided.