10 Best Kuhl Pants For Hiking

Updated on: February 2023

Best Kuhl Pants For Hiking in 2023


prAna Living Women's Regular Inseam Halle Pant, Coal, 2

prAna Living Women's Regular Inseam Halle Pant, Coal, 2
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023
  • Cross-functional pant

Eddie Bauer Women's Guide Pro Pants, Dk Smoke Regular 10

Eddie Bauer Women's Guide Pro Pants, Dk Smoke Regular 10
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
  • Machine wash cold, delicate, with like colors. Do not use fabric softeners. Tumble dry. Remove promptly.
  • StormRepel DWR Finish: Sheds moisture so it doesn't soak in
  • FreeShade UPF 50+ sun protection: Sunscreen In Your Size
  • Two secure zip cargo pockets: Keep essentials accessible
  • Average inseam: Reg 32"

prAna - Men's Stretch Zion Lightweight, Durable, Water Repellent Pants for Hiking and Everyday Wear, 36" Inseam, Charcoal, 42

prAna - Men's Stretch Zion Lightweight, Durable, Water Repellent Pants for Hiking and Everyday Wear, 36
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • THE ROLL-UP PANT: The Stretch Zion Pant takes every adventure head-on; Made with our original Stretch Zion fabric and featuring roll-up leg snaps, you can tackle the crag and have beers after too
  • CASUAL STYLE: Rugged, simple design in neutral colors that pair well with anything; Features an adjustable waistband, ventilated inseam gusset and an angled dual-entry cargo pocket
  • WATER REPELLENT: Quick-dry Stretch Zion woven fabric, a durable water repellent (DWR) finish and UPF 50+ protection keep you cool and dry on sunny days
  • DURABLE FABRIC: These adventure-ready pants are abrasion-resistant, making them a great choice for climbing, bouldering or any outdoor activity
  • STANDARD FIT: Pants that feel as good as they look; Available in 5 inseam lengths: 28 in (11.0 cm), 30 in (11.8 cm), 32 in (12.6 cm), 34 in (13.4 cm) and 36 in (14.2 cm)

Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant, 34x34, Grill

Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant, 34x34, Grill
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant features Omni-Shade UPF 50 fabric for maxium protection against the sun and Omni-Wick technology that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry.
  • HANDY FEATURES: This men's durable convertible pant features one zip-closure security pocket, side pockets with hook and loop closure, and mesh pocket bags for ultimate convenience and efficiency.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This men's convertible pant features a partial elastic waist, gusset detail, and zip-off legs for the ultimate comfortability.
  • CLASSIC FIT: This pant is crafted of a classic fit for ultimate comfortability while active days outside.
  • Columbia's men's Silver Ridge Covertible Pant features sun protection and quick-wicking fabric with multiple pockets and zip-off legs making them the perfect pant for active days in the sun.

Helikon-Tex OTP Outdoor Tactical Pants, Outback Line Black Waist 36 Length 32

Helikon-Tex OTP Outdoor Tactical Pants, Outback Line Black Waist 36 Length 32
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
  • Unique EU patented design - A well-known, Helikon-Tex best seller
  • Thanks to its 4-way elastic fabric, you get a comfortable, slim look with an increased range of motion without unnecessary stress on its seams. Its stretchable waist gives you up to 2 additional inches for improved comfort
  • It's lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking materials provides an increased comfort during prolonged use during outdoor activities and trekking
  • The low profile design combined with is stretchable material gives the versatility and capabilities to fulfill the needs of professional users while in many different settings. It has a perfect, patented pocket arrangement for carrying all your essential equipment in an organized fashion without losing your tactical advantage
  • ACCESORIES AND BELT NOT INCLUDED

Columbia Men's Pilsner Peak Pants, 36" x 32", Gravel

Columbia Men's Pilsner Peak Pants, 36
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
  • Omni-Wick technology
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Comfort stretch. Articulated knees. Knife pocket

MAGCOMSEN Hiking Pants Men Lightweight Pants Spring Summer Pants Camping Pants Multi Pockets Outdoor Pants Cargo Pants for Men with Belt Black

MAGCOMSEN Hiking Pants Men Lightweight Pants Spring Summer Pants Camping Pants Multi Pockets Outdoor Pants Cargo Pants for Men with Belt Black
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • Material: 95% nylon, 5% spandex; Suitable for spring, summer and fall
  • Belt is Included & Elastic Waist: Side elastic waist comes with belt loops and a removable belt to make you find a custom fit
  • Reinforced Knees: Ripstop material used at knee area for protection from even the toughest user; Micro strech fabrics allow you to move freely
  • 4 Durable Zipper Pockets: 1 right thigh zip pocket, 2 hand and 1 rear pockets with zipper closure which keeps your essentials securely
  • Functional Outdoor Pants: Perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, climbing, fishing, traveling, working in spring, summer and fall

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant, Breathable, UPF 50 Sun Protection, Cypress, 34x32

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant, Breathable, UPF 50 Sun Protection, Cypress, 34x32
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant features Omni-Shade UPF 50 fabric for maxium protection against the sun and Omni-Wick technology that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry.
  • HANDY FEATURES: This men's durable convertible pant features one zip-closure security pocket, side pockets with hook and loop closure, and mesh pocket bags for ultimate convenience and efficiency.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This men's convertible pant features a partial elastic waist, gusset detail, and zip-off legs for the ultimate comfortability.
  • CLASSIC FIT: This pant is crafted of a classic fit for ultimate comfortability while active days outside.
  • Columbia's men's Silver Ridge Covertible Pant features sun protection and quick-wicking fabric with multiple pockets and zip-off legs making them the perfect pant for active days in the sun.

Eddie Bauer Men's Guide Pro Pants, Black Regular 32/30

Eddie Bauer Men's Guide Pro Pants, Black Regular 32/30
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • "A technical update to traditional guide hiking pant performance, these versatile, all-season, nylon/spandex pants stretch, shed moisture, and breathe. With a streamlined fit, articulated knees, trimmed calves, and two low-profile, secure-zip cargo pockets to hold your essentials, they're ideal for climbing, scrambling, trekking, or approaching, as well as general purpose active use.
  • Additional features: Two-way stretch ensures excellent mobility with our Flexion Stretch woven technology. StormRepel DWR water-resistant finish that sheds moisture so it doesn't soak into fabric. Incorporates revolutionary Polygiene technology in the waistband, which minimizes odor so your hiking pants stay fresher longer. FreeShade 50+ UPF sun protection. Small pack size for day hikes or multi-day trips.
  • Put through the test of our Guide-Built Process, our Guide Pro Hiking Pants for men are dialed in for maximum comfort and function outside. Every feature of this product has been tested and approved by our guides and athletes to maximize its utility and style.
  • Active Fit: An athletic fit. Close to the body without restricting mobility. Available in regular and tall sizes.
  • 94% nylon/6% spandex. Machine wash cold, delicate, with like colors. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softeners. Tumble dry low. Remove promptly. Cool iron as desired. Imported.

Columbia Women's Just Right Straight Leg Pant, Black, 10R

Columbia Women's Just Right Straight Leg Pant, Black, 10R
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • Straight-leg active pant with two-way comfort stretch featuring decorative tonal seaming and zippered security pocket at left leg
  • Contoured waistband with button
  • Omni-shield advanced stain repellency technology
  • Omni-shade UPF 50 sun protection

Hiking in the Pikes Peak Region

The Palmer Point Trail is a 4.1-mile intermediate hike that's fun for all.

I recently enjoyed a moderately-paced hike on the Palmer Point Trail, and although it left me wanting a bit more, overall I found it quite to my liking. The trail is rated blue (intermediate) using Palmer Park's colored ski area-style rating system of green/blue/black, but I found it easy enough that one could bring a novice or a kid along with them and still keep a decent pace.

Palmer Point rolls along with lots of short climbs combined with a few flat areas. There are also quite a few technical, rocky sections, with many stone and wood step ups and drop offs. None, however, require a Herculean effort and a hiker in decent enough shape should have no problems. I was able to spend several minutes basking in the sun during barren, rocky sections as I hiked, but I also managed to take advantage of the coolness of several shady areas as well. The trail is mostly hard-pack dirt with a few sandy spots. I absent-mindedly hiked it the morning after a fairly heavy rainfall (rather than waiting a few hours for the sun to dry the trail out,) and I found that the resulting mud was a hard, somewhat tacky mud that barely stuck to my shoes and kept the footprints to a minimum.

I also enjoyed a couple of wildlife sightings in the form of deer as I sauntered along, one of which I spied as she worked his way across a small open area, the other spied upon me while lurking in some nearby bushes as I passed by, possibly in hopes that I might drop some food. Of course, she also might have just been waiting for me to vacate the area so she could get on with her deer business, but we managed to stare at each other for a good minute or so before I lost patience and resumed by hike. It was, after all, her turf, not mine. Kids will not only enjoy any deer sightings, but also the occasional bunny rabbit scampering across the trail in search of a hiding place.

Palmer Point is accessible on the northern end of the park at Austin Bluffs and Brenner Drive-park on Brenner Drive and hike up the bike path a ways to where it intersects with the trail. It's also accessible on the west side of the park via the North Canon Trailhead at the Paseo Street entrance (by the Mark Reyner Stables,) where there is a public restroom and a water fountain. If you hike counter clockwise, as I did, you'll need to cross the Paseo at the trailhead and hike east a little ways on the nearby Grandview Trail (rated green.) Just south of the entrance to the Lazy Land Picnic Area, you'll cross the road and rejoin the Palmer Point Trail. Otherwise, the trail is well marked and easy to follow.

The trail is popular with other types of users, so be on the lookout for not only other hikers, but also trail runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians, as well as the occasional dog. However, everyone I encountered was courteous and friendly and the trail was far from crowded-this on a beautiful Saturday morning. Overall, I had a good time hiking the Palmer Point Trail; it's a fun little hike and worth doing so that you can check it off your list.

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