Best Hiking Pants of 2022

A great pair of hiking pants offer comfort, freedom of movement, the versatility to perform well in a range of environments, and durability over the long haul. In terms of materials, many of today's top pants are made from lightweight and stretchy nylon for mobility and protection from wet and windy weather and increasingly come with features like zip-off legs and articulated knees. Depending on the season in which you will be hitting the trails, thickness and breathability matter as well. Below are our favorite hiking pants of 2022. For more information, see our comparison table and buying advice below the picks. Of note: This article includes picks for both men and women, but we've also written a dedicated round-up on the best women's hiking pants.

A great pair of hiking pants offer comfort, freedom of movement, the versatility to perform well in a range of environments, and durability over the long haul. In terms of materials, many of today’s top pants are made from lightweight and stretchy nylon for mobility and protection from wet and windy weather and increasingly come with features like zip-off legs and articulated knees. Depending on the season in which you will be hitting the trails, thickness and breathability matter as well. Below are our favorite hiking pants of 2022. For more information, see our comparison table and buying advice below the picks. Of note: This article includes picks for both men and women, but we’ve also written a dedicated round-up on the best women’s hiking pants.

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