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Old 08-02-2017, 10:30 PM
 
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I've never even heard of "travel pants" until this thread but do know of a few backpackers who wear this sort of pants while backpacking across SE Asia, Europe, or what-ever.
We call 'em travel pants because so many people use them when on holiday, not just backpackers or people doing serious hiking.

If you stand at the entrance to a tourist attraction in Asia and watch the western tour groups roll in you'll notice a good number of them, usually older folks, are wearing them. Same with the Middle East, Africa, etc. in fact even the walking tours you see coming through the squares in Europe have some travel pants folks.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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These types of pants were actually an everyday thing back in the 90ís I think. I remember my then-husband had a pair that he wore regularly. I donít know if he actually ever zipped the legs off, though.
I bought a pair from The North Face for hiking. They were cool and comfortable. I unzipped the legs, too. Travel pants? Hardly. Who came up with that?
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:15 PM
 
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Travel pants? Hardly. Who came up with that?
People who travel.

I can't believe you people don't notice how many tourists wear them just because they are on holiday. I'm in Budapest right now, I should take my camera out today and take some pictures of tourists walking around town going to museums and sites wearing the convertible pants.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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As promised, for those who are still baffled as to why they are being called "travel pants" I collected these fine specimens in only five minutes outside Matthias in Budapest today. Check out the first one, that is a rare triple that can go to capri length or shorts. There were dozens more milling about.

Lots of people wear them when they travel and it doesn't have to be hiking in the mountains, this is what I didn't get.









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Old 08-09-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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People who travel.

I can't believe you people don't notice how many tourists wear them just because they are on holiday. I'm in Budapest right now, I should take my camera out today and take some pictures of tourists walking around town going to museums and sites wearing the convertible pants.
You people. Reminds me of the 1960s.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Maybe someone should create other types of pants.....

- Sitting on the couch eating Doritos pants not to be confused with eating Cheetoh pants which are totally different

- Baking bread pants

- Getting a a glass of water pants

- Mowing the lawn pants

- Driving the car pants


Seriously. Many of the pants in the photos above look like cargo pants. Nothing special about them. They're pants!
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:57 PM
 
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I'm putting on my having a glass of wine pants right now. Cheers.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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This is the first time I've ever heard of such pants. I must be way behind on my travel gadget news!
I have heard of them and seen them advertised as well, but I have very, very rarely seen anyone wearing them.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Seriously. Many of the pants in the photos above look like cargo pants. Nothing special about them. They're pants!
The distinguishing feature is they can be converted from pants to shorts, hence the weird thick seam halfway down the leg. As others have pointed out this is often associated with hiking, but for whatever reason many people when going on holiday use them.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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The distinguishing feature is they can be converted from pants to shorts, hence the weird thick seam halfway down the leg. As others have pointed out this is often associated with hiking, but for whatever reason many people when going on holiday use them.
This isn't anything new! There have been pants that you could do this with over 30 years ago!
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