Budget Hiking Pants are the most vital hiking gear you need. In fact, they determine how much you can pack into your backpack. In order to make this brief article useful, I will give a quick review here, separating the pants into 2 groups: extreme and budget. The goal here is to get an idea of which type of pants will work for you so that you can choose the right one for you!
The extreme hiking pants are usually made of extremely lightweight materials (such as nylon). This allows them to be very light-weight, but still capable to handle hiking distances in excess of a day. Most of them have no pockets at all and fit snugly against the leg just like any other pair of shorts. They can either have a low-rise or high-rise fit, depending on whether you prefer it with a bit of room in the front or not.
The high-end pairs of hiking pants have more pockets and often a variety of different fabrics. They often feature special mesh pockets for added ventilation and adjustable straps to fit them comfortably around your waist. Some even feature a belt for added protection and a zippered pocket to hold important items. In terms of design and construction, they generally fit tighter at the waist and looser around the legs, with the fit varying between brands.
The lower-end pairs of Hiking Pants can either have all pockets, or none. They are meant to fit more loosely and may have either a low-rise or high-rise fit. They are usually constructed from lighter materials than the high-end models, and some even feature some sort of internal zipper in place of extra pockets.
So now we come to the next contenders. Budget Hiking Pants often feature many of the same features as higher-end pairs, but they will be cheaper, meaning that you get what you pay for. They might not have pockets, but they will most likely fit your body type more comfortably and not be as bulky as Nonwe products are.
Nonwe socks, like Columbia, offer a leg alternative that will go unnoticed (at least for now) and have a slightly larger fit that is similar to that of other pants. They do not come with pockets, but they do include a drawstring closure and a comfortable fit. As with any of the higher-end pants, the fabric used is very durable and should last for a long time. For the price, this is an excellent choice for those hikers who really just need basic pants to get the job done. When selecting a pair of Nonwe socks, keep in mind that you want a brand that uses a high concentration of cotton, so that the fibers hold in the moisture and do not become weak after washing. Some of the better-known name brands offer these products, such as Sierra Designs, Mountain Hardwear, and Black Wolf.
If you are looking for a budget pant with decent durability that still looks good, you may be interested in Eureka Coleman's Diamond Walker. These pants are constructed of quilted natural cotton, so they have the backing of a quality pair of pants, while still being much less expensive than some of the other options on the market. The fabric is said to be so fine that the seams are barely visible to the naked eye. While the pockets inside are not openly visible, if you look closely you will see that there are actually small loops at the back of the legs, which allow you to easily pull the pants up. There is no belt or drawstring connected to these pants, which is another benefit because many people prefer a belt since it adds extra security and helps maintain an even weight distribution.
Of course, as a hiker, you already know that you cannot leave home without your compass, map, and rainproof jacket, and this is why the Coleman Eiger series is an excellent choice. As one of the least expensive varieties of pants, the Eiger series offers a lightweight alternative that will feel more suited to you as you head out on your next camping trip. The fabric is said to be breathable, which will help to keep your body cool even on the hottest days, which is just what you need when you are hiking. There are also different colors available, including ones in camouflage, which is something you will definitely appreciate for day hiking.