Because your wilderness DNA is calibrated to an action-oriented pitch, RailRiders is constantly seeking to make life more enjoyable for those of you who like to trek through steamy jungle swamps, traverse glacier fields, or wonder why the bus hasn't arrived at the Moroccan oasis in two days. In the wild, you want to have the toughest pants in the world as your companion, reliable, durable, and low-maintenance. With the redesigned X-Treme Adventure Pants which now offer a better and more roomy fit, you have found the ultimate adventure travel buddy. The X-Treme's fabric chassis remains the same sturdy and dependable Weatherpants--lightweight, tough, quick-drying nylon fabric, with rugged, super abrasion-resistant fabric on the butt and knees and inside cuff. Here's further new refinements: Full inseam gusseted crotch, 1 3/4 inch waistband with removable belt; two welted zippered back pockets; two side zippered cargo pockets on each outer leg; much deeper front pockets with reinforced pocket trim; right side hip vertical security pocket behind front pocket. The only thing not extreme about these wilderness pants, is their affordable price; repeated washings over the years will convince you that it's money well spent since the X-Tremes refuse to live a quiet life indoors. Nor do they ever wear out.
Reason for Being: Our award winning, X-Treme pant for hardcore expeditions. These are birthed to be the most rugged, durable, and comfortable pants you can find. In order to improve durability, we have increased the size of the reinforcements on the knees.
Fabric: 2 ply, 3 ounce nylon. Our standard fabric is the perfect combination of toughness, quick drying, and breathability.
Elastic Cuff Closure: Allows seamless integration of pants into hiking boots/gaiters, or to keep your pants from bunching under waders.
Hidden Pockets: Side thigh pockets open with a hidden zipper, ensuring extra storage without the risk of snagging or catching.
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.
I rarely review stuff so this is different. These are my favorite pants. My first pair has been all over for years and are still comfy and functional. Lightweight dry fast really useful.
Tom S., Eugene, Oregon
I've worn two pairs these pants for about 5 years now and both have performed well. I wear the XXL 30" inseam (short and stout.) However I am here today to replace one pair... read on to see why.If you're tough on clothes these are the best pants you can get. First the "hand" of the material is uniquely comfortable especially considering its light weight. The construction is exceptionally rugged and the two-layer knees seat and interior cuff are indestructible from abrasion. The elastic cuff closure perform very well to keep whatever out of your pants. These pants are light they pack small they wash easily and dry quickly. On the downside even though the crotch is gusseted it's still a little tight down there in the ballroom department and over the top of your legs especially when seated. I often have to "scootch up" a little while driving to make more room. The rise of the pants from the crotch could be higher and the supplied belt is a little narrow it lets any belly fat roll over. Last I travel by motorcycle a lot and these pants are thin so they fit really well under my protective gear. However these pants melt almost instantly if they come in contact with a hot exhaust pipe. I would not wear these pants around hot surfaces or to close to open flame.
Ian S., Clyde, North Carolina
This is my third pair of X-Treme pants. First pair is now too big so I no longer wear them. Second pair is still going strong after 200 miles on the John Muir Trail and countless other adventures. I bought this third pair just to have a different color to choose from. These are great pants and show no signs of ever wearing out.
SCOTT S., PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts