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 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
I want to thank Pat and John for answering my questions. Two tennis balls fit in the front pocket with room to spare. I did a lot of research on the internet and believe these pants to be the best I saw when it comes to ventilation and being a very light weight fabric. Hope you come up with a long sleeve shirt with the same ventilation. I'll be buying the khaki color next. I didn't give the pants the highest rating as I' m waiting to see how they wear. Thanks again for the help on the phone, Ron
Ron D., Napa, California