Whether you're out there fishing in the heat or going on a multiday hike, you want lightweight pants that give your legs full protection but don't trap your sweat. Our Bone Flats Pants provide maximum UPF 30+ sun-blocking protection, moisture-wicking comfort, super ventilation, and best of all,they dry in minutes. The durable, buttery-soft fabric is made with featherweight 1.5-oz Duralite nylon and polyester material. With 27-inch, breathable mesh panels running down the length of the inseams and outseams, you have the perfect air-flow solution to heat buildup that can make the most patient fisherman or thru-hiker want to call it a day. Additional features include: elastic at sides of waist for easy fit; articulated knees for comfort and mobility; and reinforced pocket opening and a zippered back pocket.
Reason for Being: Originally designed to be worn fishing the flats in warm waters, the idea behind this pant is to be as lightweight and breathable as a pair of shorts while providing much needed sun protection. These have since been picked up as a go-to piece for long trail hikers because of their durability and breathability.
Fabric: 1.5 ounce Duralite nylon is lighter than most of our pants. These are designed to feel like feathers and breath like you’re not wearing them.
UV Protection: Carries a sun protection rating of UPF 30+.
Side Vents: 27” of mesh ventilation runs from outer thigh to calf and another strip runs down the inner thigh, making sure that you feel every breeze on a hot day.
I own the bone flats pants the ultralight Versa-Tac pants and the Tradewind pants. Living in Southwest Florida during summer months these pants are the lightest coolest best quality pants I have. I can wade the flats and fish in them then they dry out in minutes and look great in any restaurant or when early evening recreating. I have four pairs and wish I'd bought more because it appears they will no longer be available (I avoid sun on the skin as much as possible). The Tradewind pants are not nearly as cool to wear they don't look as classy for evening wear and they are not as comfortable to wade/fish in because the "balloon" so much more than the bone flats pants. I am very disappointed that the bone flats pants seem now to be unavailable.
Philip ., Nashua, New Hampshire
I took these out on the northern Georgia Appalachian Trail for a four day test. They felt lightweight the entire time. The pants gave easily on each climb and stretched without crowding. Yes they got dirty but they're light enough to carry a second pair without sacrificing the weight. After four days they washed clean on the first go I thought for sure I would need a second run. Great pants. I can't wait to see them in a dark olive or black.
Mike W., Pensacola, Florida
Please think about adding Bone Flats pants in black and olive drab. As the photographer serving the forensic and division needs of the NH State Police Forensic Lab I wear these pants all summer long. They are good looking and extremely comfortable and well made for hot summer days. Although I own the pants in Bone and Khaki they would be much more appropriate in black and/or olive drab. Plus it would add more color possibilities to justify more pairs to my spouse.
I love the durability and the utility of all my RailRiders products as well as the casual good looks that make them appropriate for almost any occasion. I have even received a compliment on my Eco-Mesh pants from the Colonel of the State Police during a swearing in ceremony in his office.
B. Taylor, Concord, NH