Men's Guide Lite Pant
2-WAY STRETCH NYLON WITH DWR
Men's Guide Lite Pant Details
- Next To Skin
- Size up if in-between sizes
- Our lightest weight pant for active pursuits
- Lightweight, cool, 37.5 stretch nylon packs small, dries fast, and actively works to keep you cool in hot weather
- Suspender compatible, low-profile belt loops (suspenders not included)
- Mesh-lined, zippered cargo pockets
- Silicone printed interior waistband helps prevent a sagging fit
- Stowable, roll-up cuff functionality
- Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
How It's Built
- Material: 2-Way Stretch Nylon
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 11.8oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
For single day hunts, these pants were great. However, I wore them for an overnighter and the material seemed to really stretch out (i.e. the crotch hung lower, making it feel like it might begin ripping while stepping over snags). I ended up selling.
I work outside for a living, getting paid to hike around and look for invasive insects. I wear these pants day after day. No smell, they're quick-drying, insulate fairly well when wet. I have 2 pairs of these pants that I use on rotation every work week out of the year and they're holding up perfect to the PA wilderness. I also use these pants for hunting. In both situations, I often combine them with gaiters or brush chaps. Only downside to these pants is how much they start to pill after a few months. However, I feel if I had more on rotation and wasn't walking through very thick thorny understories as I am the pilling wouldn't be an issue. I'll be buying more of these in the future.
These pants are great for staying cool while covering lots of ground. The sizing is a bit wonky (I wear 38's in Levis and had to order 42's) but once you find the right size, you can live in these pants they are so comfortable. They have plenty of stretch and the rubber letters on the waistband keep them in place nicely. My favorite use for these pants is to wear on long hikes into the tree stand in late season when you're carrying lots of gear and trying not to sweat. Once at the tree, I throw a set of sanctuary bibs over top of them and can stay comfortable all day. They are also my go-to's when scouting as they've stood up to some pretty harsh abuse this season and are still flawless. I'm impressed how pants this thin can be this durable.
Took these out and ran them through the paces about 5 miles each day for 3 days scouting between shotgun and muzzleloader season. Snow on the ground and temps in the mid 20s to low 30s with merino baselayer underneath. Followed first light chart to order up a size I normally wear 34 ordered 36 and I can fit light base layer with no issues or tuck an extra shirt in for the early season with them still comfortable in the waist. They are a bit noisy but a few washes and they are already getting softer, and the swoosh sound is getting better. I like the rubbery inner band to keep them in place.