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How are pants measured? Nothing easier than that! To find out your size, measure the waist first. To do this, you need to place a measuring tape at the narrowest midpoint of the body. If you measure Stride length inseam is determined by applying the measuring tape along the inside of the leg. You have to measure from the stride length till your foot to get the length.
If you want to buy suit pants, you should make sure that the measure stops just before the ground. In this way, you will ensure that they fall neatly on the top of your shoes. This is different in the case of casual pants because it is sufficient for you to measure half the heel height. This also ensures that your clothes are not soiled too quickly — for example, during outdoor trips. If you want to measure your inseam another word for inside leg then best pick a pair that fit, you very well.
You can measure the length of the inseam best if you place your pair of trousers flat on the floor, a table, or the bed. Measure now from the crotch seam the point where the left and right legs are sewed together to the bottom of the leg.
In all cases, please also consider the cut of the pant you want to buy. Obviously a petite cut needs to be bought in a larger size than loose fit cut as these will have more room at the ankle. Most American pants sizes are based on width and length, measured in units of inches. All well-known manufacturers use two measurements: While the first measure is between 26 and 48 and indicates the waistband, the second measure is between 30 and 36 and reflects stride length.
Pants are produced in many, many different waistband and stride length combinations so that you can easily find the right pair for your individual physique.
The first number in pants is width: The size of the waistband is usually indicated with a W. For pants with a value of W25, this is taken to mean a pair of pants with the smallest, most common waistband width, namely 25 inches. The second number in pants is length: The leg length is also indicated in inches and is marked with an L. Just as with classic clothing sizes, the inner seam is measured as well. L 30, to a length of 36 inches, i. Individual manufacturers also produce in intermediate sizes, which are indicated by odd numbers.
I had to laugh all through this post about your pocket obsession. I have a 10 year old pair of Eddie Bauer cargo shorts. Absolutely unattractive but oh so functional with yes! LOL you totally get me! Good pants are hard to find! Yes, I have ordered the Prana pants, but there are a lot of complaints about the small pockets.
The front pockets are your typical too-small lady-pocket size, the back pockets are big enough for a phone or wallet, and the hidden zip pocket is just the right size for a credit card.
I still recommend them, though. I typically have a hydration pack or daybag when I hike for snacks etc, but the Prana Halle pant pockets are big enough for pocket things like a point and shoot camera, phone, lip balm, etc. I bought the Prana Halle pants in size 10, short. The length was too long easily fixed but the rise is miniature.
I usually can wear low-rise pants and the waistband is at my waist. By the time I realized that was true, I had washed and hemmed them, so they are unreturnable.
Also, the buttons yes, two, arranged vertically are very hard to both do up and open. The fabric seems good: I do have to use the drawstring to keep them there, though.
Hubby and I are planning a combo trip to Europe in August. Needless to say trying to fit the right clothes and not look out place, in a carry-on is a challenge. BUT, you might have saved the day. I own the Prana Halle in black and tan from our trip to Alaska! Yay for the budget. Thank you again and I love reading your blog! Your writing style and content really appeal to me and you are honest and hilarious! Yes yes and yes! Ugly bastard travel pants are an irritance at best. I found some random berghouse ones once which just looked like normal slightly bootlegged trousers with one relatively inconspicuous zip mid thigh.
I took one to South America and lived in it. My whole passport and my phone disappear easily in the front pockets… it was the dream! IDK what was going on there. I really really appreciate you guys!! Thanks for this round-up! I headed to my local REI earlier today and was surprised to find that I now have real options. Unfortunately, the prAna Halle pants are too low-rise to fit me comfortably, but I found a very similar style in the Kuhl Spire Roll-up pants which offer a mid-rise as well as the added drawstring with the button and zipper closure for a more secure fit around my waist.
I normally wear a 6 but came away with size 8s—8 short in Columbia and 8 regular in Kuhl. This is such great information, thank you! I am totally with you on the patriarchy of the pockets! I hear you, Sara! I did a search for best travel pants and landed here. I cannot thank you enough for pointing me to these jeans and hiking pants! I ordered both and prepared for disappointment but they both fit perfectly! The sizing tips at the Aviator and Prana sites were spot on too.
You are so right about the general hideousness of hiking pants. My old ones are going in the give away bag. Because they are hideous. Thanks for all the great travel tips, though! So please check back! Or maybe I should lose weight…. My other travel pants with the front thigh pockets are: Used to pack 4 pairs of pants but now we usually travel with only two pairs of long pants, so they have to be easy wash, fast drying, not bulky and look decent.
The brand is ZeroExposur. But nothing for women. Another company that Costco carries and that makes decent outdoor clothes is 32 Degrees. Of course I emailed 32 Degrees with the compliments on the current design and suggestions to make their travel pants and shorts better, but never heard back. I think these clothing companies are missing out on a big market! Need it to be large enough to carry my personal stuff, but not overwhelming and heavy. On their website, it shows that they use a series of pockets, zippers, hidden zippers to make it more difficult for a pickpocket but it seems to work.
Thanks for all this insanely useful information, Cay! Why, why, WHY is it so hard to find decent travel pants for women?
Especially plus sized women!? Especially women who want pockets?!!?!?!?! Now THAT would be a great melding of my 2 passions, fashion design and travel. Hi — do you have any suggestions for an alternative to the quietude lounge pants? They no longer seem to be available. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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