The best hiking pants in the world: a well-curated collection of pants that are perfect for every adventure – from the mountains, to the jungle, to the desert.
Whether you’re embarking on a hill-tribe trek in Thailand, summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, or wild camping next to glacial lakes in Kyrgyzstan, these pants will keep you safe, comfortable, and performing at your best.
Below are our top-rated hiking pants, which were selected for their unification of form and function. Not only will they perform well on the trail, but they’ll also keep you looking good for when you head back into town.
With confidence, the Abisko Trekking Tights are our favorite pants for hiking. These tights are incredibly hard-wearing with their Kevlar-like reinforcement and also offer unparalleled freedom of movement.
These stylish tights perform exceptionally well in terms of mobility and durability, making them worth the investment.
Hands-down, these are one of the best pants for warm weather activities. Whether hiking or traveling through hot and humid environments, it’s unlikely you’ll overheat while wearing the ultralight Sabria pants.
Not to mention, these are some sleek pants that look great in any environment… as a bonus, they come with a stretchy .
As a heavier-duty version of the Sabria panrts, the Palisade pants are more heavy-duty and can better handle a wider variety of expedition-grade conditions.
While expensive, these pants are worth the investment – they’ll last you for many years of reliable hard-wearing service.
The notorious Keb Trousers are regarded for being virtually indestructible and have developed a cult-like following amongst adventurers heading off-trail or into unforgiving and unrelenting terrain.
Although heavy, these pants are worth the weight penalty if you’re in need of a tank that’s been repurposed into a hiking pant.
For a pair of pants that won’t break the bank, the Halle are a high performer that come with a built-in belt. As a bonus, they look very similar to “normal” pants, which makes them extremely versatile.
The Halle pants blend seamlessly between hiking, travel, and everyday use, which makes them a great crossover pair.
For a balance between price, packability, and performance, the Helium rain pants are a solid choice for travel. Weighing in at 153 g, they won’t add much weight or bulk to your pack and are perfect for emergency use.
While these pants will wet out under a prolonged heavy downpour, they’ll keep you dry during most rainstorms.
We consider the Abisko Midsummer pants to be damn near perfect. They’ve handled a wide range of temperatures and terrains without any discomfort – thanks to their best-in-class versatility and breathability.
Additionally, these pants score incredibly high for their unrestricted mobility, overall toughness, and rapid-drying capability.