I’ve seen more an more pants made of softshell fabrics (along with a few waders) and recently decided to give a pair a try for travel, fishing and hiking. Not wanting to break the bank, I opted for an L.L.Bean model, the Overland Guide Pant.
I immediately liked the look of the pack. The design was sleek and compact. Mine was lime green with a hexagon pattern material. The mesh straps and “airmesh” back vents suggested that it would provide a cooler ride than your standard pack.