Pants are probably never more important than on hunts and in the field. Pants, shirts, jackets — they make and break hunts. That said, good technical apparel is absolutely essential to hunters. And the smallest details can make good gear great.
We recently got our hands on the Stone Glacier De Havilland LITE Pants, and as expected, these are some impressive pants. Stone Glacier has a reputation for taking the research and development process to another level, and you can tell that extensive R&D made it into these pants.
Let’s break down some of the features:
For most of us, we need our pants to support an active and athletic approach to hunting. For that need, Stone Glacier has responded with a water resistant pant that has an athletic fit and a good stretch material that is essential for active hunts.
What also stands out is the pockets. The Stone Glacier De Havilland LITE Pants have a good number of pockets, and what’s especially nice is that these pockets maintain a nice slim profile. This makes them less likely to catch on other gear. The rear pockets and two side leg pockets have flaps covering them, and this is great for keeping water, dirt, and other items out.
These aspects alone would give these pants our stamp of approval, but Stone Glacier took things up a notch with some great additional features. Zippers on the sides of the pants open up for ventilation, and this is a great way to cool off on a hunt. Additionally, you can add knee pads to these pants as a bonus feature.
Please note in our case, the pants were a little long. This is great for use with boots, however, you might want to take that under consideration.
The Stone Glacier De Havilland LITE Pants come in a variety of sizes starting in Small and ending in XX Large. The color is Tarmac, and they cost $169.
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