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KÜHL kindly sent me two pairs of winter hiking pants to review: one pair of Transcendr Pants for me (male) and one for a friend (female).
Hiking pants need to be comfortable, of course, but also extremely durable, considering how much abuse they take on mountain terrain: our rock scrambles and bushwhacks really put modern fabrics through the mill.
These days, we hikers want our trail clothes to be lightweight and stylish too. KÜHL’s Transcendr pants not only promised durability but also stylish design.
My friend and I both picked the Transcendr style to test. I chose the regular hiking pant. My friend chose the legging version.
Transcendr models are cut very differently for men and women, and both were a fantastic fits on our different body types.
KÜHL Men’s Hiking Pants
The Men’s TRANSCENDR® Pant is the ideal choice for active pursuits in less than ideal conditions. KÜHL’s durable softshell fabric provides both wind and water resistance and features superior stretch for an enhanced range of motion. Worn with or without a base layer, this lightweight pant also highlights articulated knees, securable pockets, and a bottom hem drawcord.
Sean: “This product description is accurate. I wore my Transcendrs all last winter, on every hike in the Catskills, with no base layer — and never felt cold. Frankly, that’s amazing. Apart from that, they look and feel great. I’m really looking forward to getting back into these hiking pants for my next winter hiking season.”
KÜHL Women’s Hiking Pants
We’ve taken the flexible freedom and superior comfort of tights to the next level. The KÜHL TRANSCENDR® LEGGING features our durable softshell fabric fused with knit stretch panels for superior breathability and range of motion. Eliminate any snags from your next outdoor adventure with highly versatile, trail-tough leggings.
Kristen: “Incredible across the board. I’ve worn them in frigid temperatures and in all kinds of wintry precipitation. Not only do they keep my legs toasty warm and safe, but they also offer excellent mobility, are extremely durable, are water resistant, and they’re super cute, to boot. I’ll be buying the other color because I definitely can’t be without!”
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After a full winter season, both our hiking pants are faring well and ready to get us through another season of tough mountain hikes.
I hope you found this real world KÜHL Transcendr Pants review helpful. Thanks again to KÜHL for gifting us these hiking pants.
And if you prefer hiking shorts, I’ve previously reviewed Kühl’s hiking shorts.
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