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Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Pant


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Style# 1592691
Uses Trail


Made with 100% nylon back country cloth, this quick-drying pant is perfect for the trail. You can get out and stay out with features like Omni-Shield advanced repellency, Omni-Shade sun protection, and articulated knees.

  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Straight leg
  • Gusset detail
  • Multi-functional pocket
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1592691

  • Back Country Cloth 100% Tactel® nylon taffeta
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Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Pant is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just the right pants for me Hi, this is the second pair of these pants I have purchased. They are extremely light, and wash very easlily. They have 6 pockets, so that I can have all my junk at hand (including my glasses). Since these pants provide sun protection, I can be outside and not worry about too much sun. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these pants. Product met all my expectations and are a great for every day wear as well as stated use. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Namebrand Product is why I bought it with the quick dry features. Worked out well and good purchase. Sizing was ok and everything met my expectations
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite hiking pants. These pants are light and comfortable.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia products are excellent choice I love these pants, they do what Columbia say they do. Function very well in all my activities !! So pleased !! Thank you Columbia !! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to wear Pants are very comfortable and true to size. Have not worn them in rough terrain yet, so not sure how they will hold up. Also, not sure of durability of belt.... but looks neat. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fresh and light Perfect for warm weather Easy wash Looks good
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exellent Excellent for all station. Great product
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight I like these for light work and hikes water resistant but snug if you have thicker legs
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relax fit and feels like I’m not even wearing pants These are great pants...see multiple uses from casual wearing at home to hiking to travel pants.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Pants! These are fantastic pants! I’ve worn these on quite a few hikes and fishing trips now, and I love them. They brush off briars without tearing and are super lightweight to keep you cool. Recently spent a rainy day in the mountains chasing native trout while wearing these. They dry super fast, after hours in the rain these pants dried up in no time in the vehicle on our way to the next trail head. The length runs a little long, but other than that these pants are fantastic. I definitely recommend purchasing a pair for your outdoor adventures.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Nice Pants In my line of work I require functional pants that are comfortable and durable.These pants fit the bill for me. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice pants, fits well except crotch zipper I bought this for my husband as it is hard to find 32 waist & 30 seam. As this is a thinner pair of pants, he will wear it when the weather warms up. He tries it on and likes the feel and the cargo pocket. The immediate comment is "why is the zipper at the crotch area so short", he is used to pants with longer zipper. His concern is when it is washroom time. He will keep the pants and see how that works (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another great product I am back at the site to purchase two more pairs of the Cascades Explorer Pants. I bought my first pair four months ago and I really like them. They are very lightweight and comfortable. I wear them whenever it looks like it will rain. One time I felt about two drops of water go through them, that's it. I have never had trouble with the belt, I like it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love them great fit, very comfortable
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing pants Spent a week backpacking around Glacier National Park wearing these pants. Pants are very comfortable and dries quick.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants! I have tried many different styles over the last 10 yrs. these are the best yet!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wear them for anything I wear them camping, fishing, hiking, around the house and for international travel. They are great.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! :) The material is excellent!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pants these pants are light weight and keep you cool. they have a gusset around the knees to allow easy movement
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it Great material. The perfect size. I arrive on time. I love columbia products. My Favourites
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pants Used these pants for cool mornings and for hiking. Nice and breathable so not too hot to wear when the sun came out. Good pants for the various weather that Pennsylvania throws at you in one day. Repeals dirt and water as stated. My, almost 2 year old, son rubbed sand all over them when sitting at the beach at the state park and it didn't stick all.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! I bought these for my husband who works outside all day. They are light weight and durable at the same time. They move with him and he does not feel constrained at all. Originally, he was unsure of them as they were not the brand he usually chooses but now he wants nothing but these.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good pair of pants good pair of pants, belt holds pretty well, like the light weight material. dried off really fast when a spill accidentally was knocked on them.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Fit snug, but had the right amount of give to allow for full range of motion out on the trails. No problems in climbing about small boulders or over fallen tree limbs. Dried quickly and it very lightweight and breathable on hot days. Great value for the price!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little tight These pants are very comfortable in the thighs and legs. The only issue is they are a little tight in the rear. I will be returning them and getting one size up. They are extremely light and flexible while hiking. Perfect for a warm day outside.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hub loves these i shop for hub since i'm patient about finding what we both like. this is his 2nd pair. very light. great for the rv.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional pants These pants are great. It's good for activities or walking around. But the moment you stand still, the heat builds up and it feels uncomfortable. When it happens I usually walk around and the air cools the pants down and it cools down quite a bit. It is great during summer. I have yet to wear it in winter. I do find it tight around the crotch when sitting down. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This products fits well I was looking for a good pair of hiking pants for the summer and was unable to fined in my size till I looked on Columbia web site. So I ordered and they where here as soon as could be expected and they fit. I was happy with these pants. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor fit Pants material is very thin. Waist sizes are true to size but the rise of the pants is very low. Pants sit at your hips instead of your waist. Zipper is very short because of low rise and appears to be low quality and does not zip all the way up. Columbia used to have good quality clothing but missed the mark on this model.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants I bought these as a gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves them. He wears them hiking quite a bit and he loves that they are lightweight and breathable. He also works in the fishing industry and they work great out on long boat days.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Pant Bottom line up front: Great pair of pants! I use them primarily for travel and hiking. Low in metal making check process a breeze and also move with you on the mountain. Pros: -Lightweight -Easy to clean -Streamlined profile -Ample pocket space -Easy to dry Cons: -Integrated clip belt can be annoying (cannot remove) -Waist fit is not true to size. I would suggest moving a waist size up
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight hiking pants These are great lightweight hiking pants. Waist of these pants, as well as some of Columbia's other lightweight hiking pants, seems to fit slightly larger than Columbia's other pants.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great travel pants I bought a pair of these pants in grey for travel. I liked the slim cargo pocket for boarding passes, passport, etc. I also like how the web belt meant I didn't have to remove my belt through security. I liked them so much that I went back and bought a pair in "tusk". Very comfortable, stain resistant, and lightweight enough to pack in a suitcase nicely.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tight to Crotch Tried these pants on and they fit extremely well except they pressed my crotch. I'm not sure if it's a new style or if all hiking pants are like this (these were my first pair), but it is definitely noticeable. I'm 6'0 180lbs. I may have thicker legs and rear end that could have contributed to this.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Der01 I can say that this is the best pair of pants I've every purchased. I bought them over a year ago and have taken them through a lot of rugged terrain - they have handled everything i've thrown at them remarkably well. The fit is comfortable. They are slightly loose and thin... It is a textured, strong thin, not a paper thin or silky thin. Great when you need pants but want to stay relatively cool.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PANTS - COMFORTABLE - NICE LOOK I am not of fan of pants coming with a belt - these pants are the exception. The belt and look go perfectly with the pant. I am a 33" inseam and 32" inc inseam just do not do the job. The fact these pants come with a 34" inseam is great... I get the pants hemmed and they are perfect. I do a great deal of work in Afghanistan and Africa and these pants are so much better than another brand that has numbers in their names... Soft, and comfortable.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascades Explorer length The length is spot on but when compared to the Silver Ridge it appears shorter. I prefer the pants I hike in a tad shorter so I am not walking on the fabric and having it catch on my heels.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Lightweight Pants Great for summer trips.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Excellent, true to size. If you like Columbia pants you will be happy
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These pants are great for summer! These pants are lightweight and wash and dry very nicely. They fit true-to-size and are perfect golfing pants.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool to wear.. Not on only are they cool to wear heat wise, they are cool to wear fashion wise! The fit is very good when it comes to hiking, fishing and plain old working. Love them!!
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking and travel pants Comfortable pants for hiking. Look good also. Fit well. It is great these come in a range of sizes. Can recommend.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Pants These are fine for wearing around the house, going to the gym, working in my shop. Maybe fishing but I don't fish. They came through the wash very well.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I like these pants. Nice and light. Although it comes with a rather shabby army style belt with a very cheap plastic buckle. That is bad enough but it is almost impossible to put in a nicer belt since it comes with a elongated loop that will only fit this very narrow belt.too bad. Otherwise the product is pretty nice.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from you may not like the belt loop. I just bought MEN’S CASCADES EXPLORER™ PANT online and only one thing I don't like is the belt loop. I would suggest that anybody want to buy this pants and you should go to the store to see before you buy. I have my favorite 1.5 inches wide belt that fit in all 4 other Columbia pants very nice and it does not fit on this pants. If you remove the belt from the pants it is take some time to put it back on again not like other pants.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not up to your usually high standards The thing that bugs me the most about this pant is that the belt loops are not distributed in such a way that the belt holds the pant uniformly all the way around. The pant can dip/sag between some of the loops. This makes for a lousy fit and lousy look. The belt, by the way won't stay securely adjusted as to length and the snap doesn't always work consistently/easily. Fix these for me and I'll be happy to reconsider. Thanks...
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and fit Very clean look and comfortable, cool feel.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good Awesome pants for a summer hiking trip. Breaths well
Date published: 2015-03-13
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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