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Gear Review: REI’s Sahara Convetible Pants

Hiking pants that are as tough as your kids
Gear Guide 2010 ESS REI Sahara Pant 445x260REI Sahara Convertible Pants (Courtesy Photo)

REI’s Sahara Convertible Pants are made of light-yet-rugged quick-dry nylon that even active boys couldn’t damage. They have an adjustable waistband for growth spurts (and hand-me-downs) and plenty of pockets (six) for treasure hunting. Changing into shorts mode? Long ankle zips make the pant legs easy to get on and off over hiking boots. $35; 8 oz. (M);

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