Pants are an essential part of staying comfortable in an outdoor environment. I have spent years trying to find the right pair for me, tearing through and replacing pants on a regular bases. Over the years, I have ruled out many of the major brand names (Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, North Face, etc,) due to quality, durability and comfort. I have had the Roscoe Outdoors Hellroaring pant for a couple of months now. My goal was to put these pants to the ultimate test, taking these on as many hiking, camping, and climbing adventures as possible. I have put these to the test, this is my review:
Pros: Lightweight, excellent stretch & mobility, comfortable, and quick drying. Integrated calf cinches are a useful addition.
Cons: Front pockets are small, fly button is difficult to close, calf cinches could use some improvement. I have issues with the calf cinch staying cinched over my calf during rigorous activity. It would be nice to add some forgiveness or elastic to the strap so they do not loosen over time.
Fit: Over all, true to size, waist may be a bit snug. I wear a 32x30 in all pants. When I first put these on, I was worried about the fit in the waist. After breaking them in, the waist stretched just enough to be comfortable.
Conclusion: The Hellroaring pants are awesome, and they are now my GO-TO for any outdoor activity. These pants are best suited for rock climbing, hiking, and bike commuting. The Pros significantly outweigh the Cons. If you are looking for a lightweight, durable pant for spring and fall these are them. The Hellroaring pants are built for adventure and should not be left behind.
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Written By Kelly McMahon: Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Kelly is the renaissance man of the Northwoods! He is a climber, paddler, skier, sailor, and generally ridiculously wonderful human. Kelly enjoys cheese as his food of choice, and can currently be found in Duluth Minnesota hanging out on Lake Superior. Kellylouismcmahon@gmail.com