The Bushwacker Weatherpant with Insect Shield is the newest addition to our famous tough pants collection. A full featured pant with a great fit. A balistically tough outdoor pant yet refined enough for hanging out in those Palo Alto juice bars. Features include: Insect Shield technology to ward off the Mosquitoes, black flies, chiggers, ticks and no-seeums. Tough 2ply 3oz Duralite Nylon with Railtex reinforced seat, knees and back of ankle, Deep front pockets with side security zip pocket, 2 zippered back pockets, arcticulated cell phone pocket on right leg, cross-quad zippered pockets for easy access and storage, 2" belt loops, removable belt and a D-ring attached to the front belt loop for attaching keys, carabiners, etc. If there was a perfect pant for the Barkley Marathon or the death race in Vermont, this pant would be it!
Reason For Being: We wanted to revamp our old Weatherpant design, so we took off the elastic cuff, added thigh pockets and a few other small features, but without sacrificing any of the Weatherpants’ legendary durability. These things will keep you happy bushwhacking through anything.
Fabric: Our standard 2 ply, 3 ounce nylon, which gives the best possible combination of durability, breathability, quick drying, and comfort.
Small Stuff: We added taller reinforcements, a new cell phone pocket, thigh pockets, a plastic D-ring to attach accessories, and tweaked the fit to create our most popular pair of pants yet.
RAILTEX Reinforcement: Railtex is the reinforcement nylon we put on most of our pants, similar to Cordura®. It is highly abrasion resistant and water resistant and is a second layer of defense. We reinforce the highest-impact areas of your pant: the knees, ankles, and butt, to ensure they last forever.
Insect Shield: 100% safe treatment for your clothing that will repel harmful insects and ticks. Permethrin is a new industry standard for bug repellant and the amount contained in our treated clothing is guaranteed to be safe for adults, children, and even pets. Effective up to 70 washes.
These pants continue to impress. I bought a pair last year and took them on a tough 30 day solo canoe trip in Canada. I had a pair of backup pants but never used them. This year I didn't even bother taking a pair of backup pants on my 42 day solo Canadian trip that reached to the Nunavut border. I used the same pair as last year and they did great. They're a nice combination of lightweight and tough. Light enough they dry quickly but tough enough they can handle bushwhacking through portages without more than a few small tears that will be easily repaired over the winter. The butt and knee reinforcements are appreciated as I spend a lot of time kneeling and sitting on rock. A quick note about pant length I have a 34" inseam so ordered the long version. It's a good length for daily wear but not for canoe tripping. On last year's trip the bottom pant leg was often wet and muddy from dragging on the ground and was worn by my heal. Over the winter I shortened them about 1 1/2" and that was a big improvement. Looks too short when wearing shoes but fine with high boots. But most importantly it's a lot more functional out in the field. When it comes time to order another pair I think I'll just get regular length.
Alan G., Estherville, Iowa
I bought these pants about 2 years ago as the women's pants do not meet my needs too short and not enough pockets nor are a long enough I need at least a 34 inch length. I primarily wear them when riding my horse in the desert and local mountains. We go through brush and trees that I know are filled with ticks and other insects. I started hiking in late March and wear them to protect my legs from the tall grasses and brush that carry ticks. I have been pleased with the pants as I have not come home with ticks (also have a shirt with insect shield). Plus I have a place for my cell phone keys wallet knife camera etc. Three weeks ago I was hiking in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown in S. California. The terrain was moderate to difficult with lots of rocks and shale. Worried about falling I started scooting over some of the larger granite rocks on a downhill slope and "just knew" that these pants were going to be shredded on the seat. There was not a nick a tear or even a rough feeling on these pants. These pants are tough and I've recommended them to the woman I hike with. I wish you would make these pants the same except in a woman's size with longer lengths. In the meantime I will continue to the use the Men's Bushwacker pants and will order another pair in the next few months.
Barbara G., Cabazon, California
These are my favorite outdoor pants But I had to ding one star due to a problem that seems to exist across the RailRiders brand the damn snug crotch I have 4 (or 5) pairs or RR pants and all of them have the issue of being very restrictive in the crotch limiting movement and most recently problematic causing me to split the crotch while kneeling at a creek. I sewed them back up which of course makes them even snugger.BUT despite that I just ordered another pair to replace them one size bigger hoping they'll be just a little looser (though experience has shown they won't). But the rest of the package can't be beat. Bugs stay away brush and brambles don't phase them and they'll stand up to extended wear in the field.
Michael B., Peyton, Colorado