The Best Spring Hiking Pants: Patagonia Men's Harding

I’m looking for a pair of quick-drying pants for hiking in the slush and rain over the next few weeks. I need to look presentable if we stop at a brewpub on the way back. What have you got for me?

Patagonia Men's Harding pants mountain hiking gear camping

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Patagonia’s Harding pants are lightweight but sturdy, with panels on the legs and two-ply reinforcement on the knees and butt. Made primarily from organic cotton treated with a durable water-repellant finish, they should keep you dry after years of washings.

Fabric: 74 percent cotton, 26 percent nylon blend
Colors: bronze, grey
Weight: 13.8 ounces

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