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Light, Soft, Stretchy: Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Pant Review

Light, Soft, Stretchy: Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Pant Review
Making a good hiking pant is tough. It has to be light but durable and fit well. Traveler Stretch Pant from Royal Robins has met those and then some. I’ll dive into the specs and my experience with the Traveler Stretch Pant in this article but won’t touch on much of the history of Royal Robbins. I’ve done that in the MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review if you want to know more. Specs The Traveller Stretch Pants features are simple. They fit well and are durable. Here's the specs: Discovery Stretch Nylon (96% nylon, 4% spandex) Tricot lined waistband Machine wash

Better than merino? The Royal Robbins MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review

Better than merino? The Royal Robbins MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review
The elusive perfect merino shirt. Does it exist? Or do they all fall apart after wearing them hard? After finding out about merino working in a gear shop nearly 10 years ago, I’ve been infatuated with it’s amazing abilities. No smell, regulates your temperature, keeps some heat when wet. It seems like the perfect fabric for all outdoor clothing. There's one problem though.   It’s not very durable. Wear a piece of merino a lot and you’ll see holes in less than a year. After wearing many brands of merino  for some travel, work and all my outdoor adventures I