Read more to see my review of the KUHL Radikl Pants.
I normally hike in shorts. Running shorts to be specific, but when I tried on a pair of these KUHL Radikl pants I just fell in love.
The KUHL brand is slated as ‘made from the outdoors’, and if you read the brand’s history you’ll see that they pride themselves on having people working there be from the outdoors. Whether that’s mountaineering, biking, hiking or backpacking, they have products that are tried and true.
I had option of pants when I was shopping KUHL pants: The REVOLVR, KONFIDANT and ultimately the RADIKL. Each pant offered a unique fabrication for added comfort, but also added stability to feel comfortable knowing they would hold up.
For hiking in Texas I really wanted an all-weather option and the KUHL Radikl pant offered a lightweight feel, but the ENDURO fabric just adds that durability that I prefer while hiking longer miles. I want to be able to walk on the trails and not have to worry that one little branch is going to rip apart my pant leg.
The one thing about these pants that I wasn’t sure I’d be into when I first held them up was the inlay of what looks like jogger-pant material on the sides and along the back waist band. It’s a stretch material that adds a ton of flexibility, so you can have full movement of your legs if climbing or casual bike riding.
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The knees are articulated, the pockets are comfortable, there’s a button on the inside of the fly that prevents the pooch when you sit down, and the phone pocket on the side actually fits my iPhone 8 Plus comfortably. There’s also another side pocket that can fit your glasses or a utility knife.
I haven’t owned these long enough to wear them during the winter months, but I’m looking forward to it getting chilly so I can test them out. I will update this review once that happens.