Out in the canyons, conditions change quickly. Whether you’re in the heat of exposed sandstone or surrounded by the cooling walls of a slot canyon, you need clothing that adjusts on the fly. Enter the Zion Zip-Offs, our convertible pant made from 3-oz ripstop nylon. Color-coded zippers hark back to our nautical past and ensure you put the right pant leg on. Conquer the changing temperature; have a better adventure.
Reason For Being: A lightweight convertible that goes from short to pant to short again faster than any convertible you’ve worn.
Fabric: Ripstop nylon is tough, lightweight, and breathable to conquer a variety of climates.
Ideal Fit: Our conical waistband naturally hugs the hips, while articulated knees mean the pant is built to move.
Easy On and Off: Red/green port/starboard color coded zippers mean you’ll never confuse pant legs and are an homage back to our origins on the sea. 9-inch zippers at the cuff mean you can easily switch modes without taking off your shoes.
Zippered Pockets: Side welted pockets add cargo storage, while back pockets and hidden security pocket have zippers to ensure your valuables are safe.
Now my favorite zip-off pants for backpacking and hiking. Fairly lightweight but very durable. Typical Railriders quality. Howeverthe right zipper (when worn as pants) scraped my right shin eventuallybreaking the skin with scratches. I haven't figured out what it is about that zipper or flap that's causing the scratching. When it started up again on a second trip I put a strip of tape on the affected side of my shin.This didn't stop me from buying a second pair.
Peter K., Cupertino, California
I have three pairs of RailRider pants now for three different applications Hiking and Hunting. Can't say enough good things about them they are comfortablerugged and fit good.
Blaine Y., Johnson city, Tennessee
Perfect backpacking pants. Solid construction sizing and fit. Nearly waterproof DWR finish. Practically wind proof. Dry in minutes. Material is surprisingly quiet for 100 nylon. These pants can help with lightening your load by eliminating redundant clothing items from your pile (i.e. Rain/wind pants). Totally function over fashion while still looking pretty good. Exactly what I've been looking for in multi-use outdoor pants.
Robert G., Gardnerville, Nevada