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Norrøna Svalbard Midweight Pant - Women's - 2011 BCS
Ever wish someone would make a sweet pair of durable, breathable hiking pants that looks good on you? Check out the Norrøna Women’s Svalbard Midweight Pant and get ready to summit a couple fourteeners this summer. This lightweight, durable pant features articulated knees, so you don’t feel restricted when hiking or climbing, and multiple pockets lets you stash your small essentials. The Svalbard even helps combat the weather with its water-repellent fabric.
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Nice design but needs more sizing options
June 13, 2012
I loved the sturdy, no-nonsense design and great pockets on this pair of pants. But I'm a 5'7" size 2, and the small ran way too big on me (though the length was good). Sadly had to return them. Skinny chicks, beware.
July 18, 2011
These are comfortable, loose middle thickness pants. The waist is high -- it hits my natural waist. There is a velcro belt built into it. The pockets are all good sizes and the right side leg pocket has an inner pocket that seems to be for sunglasses (etc.) They are about 2 inches too long for me, at 5'4". Too heavy for kentucky hiking in summer, but they'll be great for the Cascades this fall.
June 23, 2010
These are a great fitting, comfortable pant. They were a little long for me(I'm 5'3) but nothing that a little hemming couldn't take care of (didn't want them to drag and shred the bottoms). The fabric is forgiving and the articulated knees work well.
Survived 2 weeks on the tundra!
June 21, 2010
I wore these pants almost everyday of a 2-week backpacking trip on the North Slope of Alaska. They were great for all the weather up there except the chilliest, rainiest conditions (in which case, I just threw a pair of rain pants over them). The bottoms got a bit scuffed from all the sitting on rocks in our gravel bed camping areas, but I think any pants would have suffered similarly. The pants are cut right and have a high enough waist not to interfere with a full pack. They dry quickly after river-crossings. The pockets are plentiful and well-placed to make accessing handkerchief, spare glasses, chapstick very easy. Best of all, they are mosquito-resistant -- a huge plus when the hungry swarms emerge at the beginning of summer. I am so glad I had these pants along - they were a mainstay of my trip.