New for 2016, we here at RailRiders are very excited about the Cool Khakis. We spent months working on the fit and finding the right material, and the first version is ready to hit the streets. These stylish pants come with a fixed, contoured waistband for a great fit for all body types, and are made from ultra light ripstop nylon. Articulated knees help the pants move comfortably, a side zippered security pocket and a side cell phone pocket keeps the bulk out of your pockets. These pants offer tremendous style, the best in comfort, and freedom of movement. You might never wear another pair of pants.
Reason For Being: We wanted to create a comfortable, ultra-lightweight pant that could satisfy a myriad of uses. The Cool Khakis can be worn to the office or to hike a mountain and succeed equally at both.
Fabric: Ultralight 3oz ripstop nylon, our lightest fabric.
Pockets: The Cool Khakis come with deep front pockets, open back pockets, a zipper security pocket, and a cellphone pocket designed to fit an iPhone 6.
Made to Move: The Cool Khakis have a unique fit designed to hang from your hips, and articulated knees allow the pants to bend and walk freely.
This is my third pair of Cool Khakis and my second in the khaki color. I notice this pair is a slightly different shade than the prior pair and this pair closes at the top with a sturdy button rather than a snap which the prior pair had. Cool Khakis are great on the trail or on the water yet look business casual. What I love about all four pairs of RR pants I own are their super light weight and super packability. In addition to that They are all cut and sewn so that they can easily be folded and stored so as to restore a sharp crease at the front of each leg. Even when traveling I can look presentable with minimal care.
Bruce B., Ashfield, Massachusetts
Terrific pants. Incredibly light weight and comfortable. Very fast drying. The zippered pocket is deep and perfectly placed. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.
Robert C., Springfield, Massachusetts
These are a staple of my summer wardrobe and I have several pairs. They are incredibly lightweight and comfortable and they dry quickly (a good thing if you sweat like I do). They look good w/ a t-shirt or a nice wayfarer shirt. I'm amazed by how tough they are as they're so light. Very easy wash and wear and they always come out looking great month after month year after year. I have other RR pants-like the VersaTacs- which I love but I really love these. I take an XL and the cool khakis seem to run a bit larger than other RR pants w/ elastic. For me it works well--I don't like tight pants especially in hot weather. If you prefer a tight fit you might want to try a size down. Either way you can't go wrong with these pants. Really versatile long lasting and comfortable and well worth the price--actually a bargain.
Ian D., Arlington, Massachusetts