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The Best Spring Hiking Pants: Mountain Hardwear Men's Portino Convertible

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?

Mountain Hardwear Men's Portino camping hiking pants gear

    Photo: Courtesy of Mountain Hardwear

A:Mountain Hardwear knows the pains of wardrobe malfunctions over a multi-day hike. Its Portino pants have three independent closures on the waist, in case one breaks on the trail. Other backwoods-friendly details include a durable waterproof finish, an ultraviolet protection factor of 50, and a deep zipper on the hem to slide them on over boots. If it gets too hot, you can unzip the pants to make shorts with an 11-inch inseam.

Material: Cotton canvas
Colors: Green, khaki, cordovan, shark
Weight: 17.7 ounces
Price: $100

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