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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:21 pm

skiwall wrote:The don't have zips at the ankles for taking off over boots. In fact, I've never seem women's convertible pants that have that. I'm looking for those!

My wife and I both have REI Sahara convertibles, and they have a zipper the full length of each removable leg. It works quite well, IMO - I can get them off over my size-13 boots by unzipping about half of each leg.
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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby CO Native » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:29 pm

I've never seen a pair of convertible pants with a recco reflector in them. Just jackets, shell pants, and boots. :wink:
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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby rking007 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:35 pm

I've been using Columbia Silver ridge pants for about two years now and they have been awesome.

http://www.columbia.com/Men%27s-Silver-Ridge%E2%84%A2-Convertible-Pant/AM8004,default,pd.html

They are usually in $50 range but I was able to pick up a clearance pair at REI for $9 (nothing wrong with that). At any rate, I am interested to see what others say cause I'm kinda in the market a new pair.

I've been looking at these although they be a bit pricey but for some reason I love Mountain Hardware.

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s-Matterhorn%E2%84%A2-Convertible-Pant/OM3420,default,pd.html

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s-Mesa%E2%84%A2-Convertible-Pant/OM3914,default,pd.html
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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby skiwall » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
skiwall wrote:The don't have zips at the ankles for taking off over boots. In fact, I've never seem women's convertible pants that have that. I'm looking for those!

My wife and I both have REI Sahara convertibles, and they have a zipper the full length of each removable leg. It works quite well, IMO - I can get them off over my size-13 boots by unzipping about half of each leg.


That's awesome! I'll definitely check them out. Thanks!


CO Native wrote:I've never seen a pair of convertible pants with a recco reflector in them. Just jackets, shell pants, and boots. :wink:


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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby rchacon » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:19 pm

My wife has the above mentioned Golite pants and she loves them. I try not to be partial to any brand, but I consistently find that Golite makes products on par with the best in the industry for about half the price.

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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby Dark Helmet » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:15 pm

I have no idea what a recco reflector is...


and thanks for all the replies!!!

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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby Michael J » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:55 pm

A recco reflector is a device attached to various parts of ski equipment that helps rescuers find someone buried in an avalanche. It's quite common to see it on higher end ski jackets. That's why many of us here looking at your forum post were wondering why you needed the recco system on your convertible hiking pants. Seems like it would be a rare pair of pants indeed.....

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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby Bean » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:59 am

"Recco" was clearly short for "recommendation."
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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby tmathews » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:52 am

Just FYI, but REI's Labor Day sale starts today. They have some women's convertible pants on sale: [url]http://www.rei.com/search?cat=4500013&cat=4500355&search=Women%27s+Sale+and+Clearance&cat=4501798&hist=cat%2C4500013%3AWomen%27s^search%2CWomen%27s+Sale+and+Clearance^cat%2C4500355%3AWomen%27s+Pants^cat%2C4501798%3AWomen%27s+Convertible+Pants[/url]

Sorry -- apparently that URL is too long or something. :wft:

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Re: Wife needs recco on "Convertible" pants...

Postby Dark Helmet » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:00 am

I saw the REI sale... gonna order something tonight...

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