By Patrick Tuttle
on 6.6.11

Activities in the wild sometimes call for shorts (high temps, fly fishing, river fording) and other times for a pair of pants (cooler nights, mosquitoes, bushwhacking). What’s a man to do if he wants to pack light? If he were sporting a pair of Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pants ($80) then the only question is zipped or unzipped.

Mountain Khakis’ aren’t your average pair of Sunday khakis. The propriety brushed nylon is Scotchguard treated for stain and water repellence and feature zip-off legs with color-coded zippers for easy reattachment. They’re also outfitted with a cargo pocket with security compartment, action gussets, reinforced heel cuffs and 10″ cuff zips so you don’t waste any time unlacing your boots during conversion. Tough, relaxed-fit and surprising breathability. This is one pair of pants that clamor for everything from a DIY project to the great outdoors.

Buy Now: $80