Men's Cresta Hiking Pants is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 396.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Close, But No Cigar I coveted these pants for months before purchasing, so it pains me to say they didn't make the cut. They're beautifully soft, silent, lightweight, quick-drying material. Extremely comfortable on the trail. They provide more warmth than the weight of them would imply, but still light and breathable. It's the durability that knocked off the two stars. My cellphone ripped through the cargo pocket on the first day of a weekend trek thru the Presidential Range in NH. (IPhone 5, so it's not like I was carrying a brick around.) Sitting on the rocks left small abrasions in the fabric. I don't think these will make it through a third hike.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great fabric, poor stitching First off, I love these pants! I live on a very warm sub-tropical island and the light-weight fabric was just perfect for those hot and humid days. Also, the stretch fabric makes these pants immensely comfortable for hiking or climbing. The one problem that I found was with the stitching. While the fabric is quite stretchy, the same cannot be said for the stitching, so when the pants were stretched out the stitching would start to break. I have only had the pants for 8 months and already the seams around the back pockets and the crotch are starting to tear open. I bought two pairs of these because they were so comfortable, but now they both have to go back.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Watch outs to guide your selection. First of all I like these pants. There are several improvements that would change a GOOD rating to a GREAT rating. These are: 1) Size- I wear a size 42. I originally purchased a size 42. It was too large in the waist. I replaced the 42 with a 40 & it fit perfect. 2) Front Pockets - are much too small. If they would be deeper like other hiking brands that would be perfect. 3) Zipper - Tends to be exposed. Not a big deal hiking but when wearing them as travel pants instead of Jeans it stands out. That said, I like these pants so much that I purchased two additional pairs. I have recommended these pants to others.
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Remember quality control? Got these last year to use as hiking pants in cooler weather. At 6'1", ~ 184 pounds, the 36/32 fit well, though i had the length taken up an inch, as 32 inches is just a bit long for the inseam. The material is relatively lightweght, but seems sturdy. I've only worn these a handful of times, and only once on the trail, and not even hiking, but at the end of the day in camp. Didn't slide down any rock faces on my butt. And, already, stitching is coming apart in the seat area, just above the crotch gusset. Used to be one could count on Bean quality. Not so much any more.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants, with one exception I found these pants when visiting the Freeport store this summer. I bought three pair. I was looking for travel pants. The clincher for me was that I could buy 33" waist. The fit is good. They are comfortable. Good fabric. I really like them except for one thing. The back of the snap on the inside of the waistband is exposed metal with a sharp edge. If you don't have a shirt tucked in, the metal snap can be quite uncomfortable. What would it cost to cover the back of the snap with fabric? 50 cents? A dollar? I'd pay it happily. Otherwise, great pant. I'm taking them on a trip to Europe. They pack well because they aren't bulky.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hikling pants! I love the Cresta Hiking Pants. The material is lightweight and breaths well. Pocket placement is excellent. I especially love the zippered pockets. My favorite feature of these pants is the snap closure. I have difficulty with button closures so this makes the pants perfect for me. I have two pairs of these pants (and a pair of Cresta hiking shorts) and in both cases, the length seems to be a good 2 inches longer than the length indicated. I haven't seen this issue in any other reviews so maybe the issue is unique to the two pairs I have. If you're looking for a great pair of hiking pants, get these. You won't regret it.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very durable! These pants are, as numerous reviews have stated, comfortable, flexible, lightweight, easy to travel with, nice looking (initially at least)...But, they are just not durable. I bought several pairs after reading the reviews. The fronts of the thighs 'pilled' very quickly and stitching failed fairly rapidly. I found myself re-stitching the seat, crotch, and pockets fairly early in the expected life span. After a year and a half I actually had to discard two pair. It was my expectation to be able to wear these pants for many years (3 or 4 anyway). Very discouraged and disappointed.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cresta Hiking pants These pants are really good, but the fit is off. I ordered a 40 and it was way to tight. I am glad to see LL BEAN making clothes with freedom of movement tech. Im glad they are making clothes with spandex, or flex material. This is the future in clothes I believe. Freedom of movement means all the difference in outdoor clothes, or even any clothes. I hate clothes that just barelly fit, I like room, and strethch. I sent my pant and my cresta hiking shirt back also regretablly. I hope LL Bean can read this and make some changes. I am happy with LL BEAN quality. I just hope they make these type of clothes tru fit , or relaxed fit, with streetch.
Date published: 2013-03-19