The Patagonia Quandary Pants are lightweight, durable, fast-drying, and not baggy. They are one of the few dedicated hiking pants that have belt loops – a very nice feature if you enjoy the comfort of a wide webbing belt rather than the skinny built-in belts on some pants that can dig into your waist as you cinch it tight.

After experimenting with a variety of other trekking pant brands the past few years, I returned to my favorites – the Patagonia Quandary Pants. The newer versions are lighter, have better four-way stretch, and are more comfortable to wear when wet (less binding). – Ryan Jordan