Patagonia Rock Craft Pants, Rockwall $79
Wonder Pants. Magic Pants. They have a few nicknames around here, but no matter what I call them, they are awesome pants to own and wear. At first I was just looking for a solid pair of outdoor pants to use when hiking and doing Search and Rescue training. These pants meet my needs and more. I wear them all the time (work trips, outdoors, climbing gym, regular gym, couch, sitting here now) and they are my go to pants for any trip (no matter the destination or activity).
Made up of 96% nylon and 4% spandex, along with DWR (durable water repellent) finish, they can take just about any abuse and look good doing it. They don’t take up much room, are wrinkle resistant. If you need only one pair of pants, these are a great choice. Go with the Rockwall color since it looks less technical and you can wear it most places.
Pros: Versatile and Tough. Wear wear them in the woods, on travel, or take on a business trip for your casual pants.
Cons: After more than a year of wear in all sorts of environments, these are showing some wear and tear, but are still nice enough looking to take on trips or wear around town.
Where to wear: The woods, casual office, urban exploring, weekend away, the couch.