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The Best Spring Hiking Pants: Arc'teryx Men's Rampart

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?

The Best Spring Hiking Pants: Arc'teryx Men's Rampart

Photo: Courtesy of Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx makes some of the lightest trail pants around. Able to handle wet conditions or fast sweat-inducing hikes, its Rampart models weigh under 10 ounces and use a quick-drying, stretchy nylon-blend fabric. There are seven pockets in all, including two hand pockets with highly breathable mesh linings and two cargo pockets with drain holes for when the weather really turns ugly.

Material: 94 percent nylon, six percent spandex
Colors: Stone, graphite, dark blue, brown, grey
Weight: 9.9 ounces
Price: $109

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