Today I wanted to take a closer look at the Marmot Lobo's Convertible Hiking Pants for women. I came across them recently and like their look and could see that they have practically all of the requirements I would look for in a good pair of hiking pants.
With Marmot of course being the well known and quality brand that it is, I wanted to learn more for sure.
Brand and Model
Marmot Lobos Hiking Pants for Women
Zip off bottoms, DWR coating provides water resistance, Nylon material gives stretchy and comfortable fit
Some user comments they may not be the best option for Ladies with wider hips
All types of hiking, casual use
Look and Material Makeup
The Marmot Lobo's hiking pants for women certainly look the part, that is, first and foremost, they look like proper hiking pants. They have a modern design with a touch of tech about them.
Their makeup is mostly stretch nylon. I am noticing this appearing more and more in recent models of hiking pants. I have a pair of Berghaus pants made with similar material and I really, really like it.
The inseam gusseted panel also helps increase mobility and comfort on those trickier parts of the trail. As well as being flexible and stretchy, the fabric in these pants in lightweight and durable, which is ideal for hiking pants.
The Lobo's can easily be turned into shorts by using the zips just above the knees. This is a feature I like in hiking pants, definitely nice to have easy access to shorts moving in and out of warmer and colder temperatures as you ascend and descend peaks or as the day progresses.
I often start out hiking early in the AM but by noon it's quite hot with the sun at it's highest point so having the shorts option is perfect for that. It's worth noting that they can also be turned into Capri style pants using the roll up cuffs so another nice option to have.
What about Weather Protection?
The pants have a DWR coating on them so there is some water resistance built in. should you get caught in a heavier rain burst though, the nylon material is quick drying so you shouldn't stay wet for long.
The same breathable capability applies to help keep you dry from the outside in, so sweat can be wicked away from your skin. The material also provide UPF protection to the level of 30 so if you're prone to a bit of sun-burn, the pants should keep you protected.
Finally, It's worth noting that these pants are blue sign approved. In brief that means the textiles used are fro sustainable sources. Definitely good to know but in addition to that the pants come with a lifetime warranty, definitely a nice to have for sure!
Pockets and Storage
There is plenty of storage in the Marmot Lobo's pants with two hand pockets, two back pockets and one side stash security pocket so you can secure any important items you need to carry in them.
The Marmot Lobos pants for women are a great all round pair of pants for most outdoor activities. Ideal for hiking be it day hiking or for longer trekking trips, they will also look great while out and about walking around town. They will meet most hikers needs and are good value and quality at the price they're available for.
Our Rating: 4 (Out of 5)
Pros and Cons
- Zip off bottoms
- DWR coating provides water resistance
- Nylon material gives stretchy and comfortable fit
- Some user comments that they may not be the best option for Ladies with wider hips
Marmot Lobos Pant for Women Features Summary
- Zip-off legs
- Can also be turned in Capri type pants with roll up cuffs
- Multiple hand pockets: 2 hand, 2 back, 1 side
- Lightweight nylon stretch fabric for easy movement
- DWR protection
- UPF 30 protection
- 94% Nylon, 6% Elastane
- Water resistant and quick drying
- UPF 50 rated sun protection
- DWR (Durable water repellent) coating
- Weight 9.9 oz
- Warranty: Lifetime
In conclusion I think the Marmot Lobos hiking pants for women are a great pair of hiking pants. They're lightweight, quick-drying, and durable so they're ideal for hiking, backpacking, and most mountain adventures.
They will keep you cool and comfortable throughout. I like the price and they're in a range I would expect them to be. They're probably more or a 3 season pair of hiking pants but combined with good waterproof over trousers, depending on climate, you will get away with using them all year round. If you're in the market for a pair of hiking pants, these are definitely in my current top 3 for women and so worth a look for sure!
Finally, if you are just starting on the road to buying a good pair of hiking pants, check out the hiking pants buying guide, that will walk you through all the things you need to think about before buying a pair of hiking pants to meet your needs. Also, you can check out some top hiking pants recommendations here.
Have you used the Marmot Lobo's hiking pants? What did you think about them? I’d love to hear about your experience with them in the comments below.