Patagonia Men’s Untracked Pant ReviewNovember 3, 2016
- Sun protected thigh vents
- Restricted ventilation
- Size large
- Front pocket flaps seem unnecessary
The Patagonia Untracked pants are well-constructed, comfortable, and simple. Five pockets provide an ample amount of storage, and mesh lined thigh vents keep the sun out while letting air in. The Patagonia Untracked pant provides everything you need and nothing you don’t.
The Patagonia Untracked Pant is made of 3-layer GORE-TEX fabric with 100% nylon plain weave. Durable 70 denier fabric and large scuff guards ensure a long life for these pants.
The Patagonia Untracked pant was one of the most comfortable in this test with a near perfect fit and soft nylon plain weave backing.
This is the only pant from this test that features mesh lined thigh zips. The advantage here is sun protection. The disadvantage is the zips let in slightly less airflow than other pants. On hot spring days this may prove to be an issue. On the flipside these pants perform very well in cold conditions.
The Patagonia Untracked pant features five pockets (two hand warmer, two front, and one back), each with snow flaps and well-sealed zippers. A simple gaiter design works adequately. Interior Velcro waist adjustments help to dial in the fit perfectly.
These pants articulate well and strike a perfect balance between baggy and athletic. They may size slightly large however, so consider trying them on before purchasing.
Skier, runner, and author Ben Conners has been exploring the Rockies since he was a kid. Growing up in the Vail Valley, Ben spent his winters carving turns and summers backpacking in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Ben authored a guidebook on ski mountaineering Colorado’s high peaks and lives with his wife in south-Denver.