While these pants are perhaps not made specifically for the kind of travel work that I do, they sure do fit the bill nicely. These Gamma LT pants are versatile in the sense that they look sporty but classy at the same time. I find them to be ideal for everything from long days walking around urban environments to hiking and backpacking in all sorts of different terrain. One of the best features of the pants is the fact that they are breathable yet still very wind resistant. Water beads right off of the surface of the pants and they require absolutely no ironing whatsoever. The zippered pockets are ideal for travelers like me who want to be sure that the important things that I place in my pockets stay secure at all times. The material is flexible and stretchy in every direction that you pull it, making it extremely comfortable and all kinds of situations.
Ideal for cool weather situations but you may want to go to a heavier pair of pants for very cold weather treks. Another option is adding long underwear under the Gamma LTs in cold weather situations. That is exactly what I did in Iceland and I was comfortable hiking all day long. I also tend to kneel a lot to take photographs and after over one year of use I see absolutely no wear and tear on the knees of these pants. Just that in itself makes this an intelligent choice of pants to wear on any of my photo expeditions. Other materials like cotton would have giant holes in the knees after the abuse I put the Gamma LTs through.
The only thing I wish that was a little bit different about the pants is that waistline. While extremely well put together I would like to see a little more elasticity in the waist to allow a more flexibility.
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