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Eddie Bauer Offering 50% on Many (Most??) Pants

UPDATE 5/28/2020: I've updated the thread title because Eddie Bauer has a new sale that's apparently not limited to women's clothing. I think the earlier responses are still useful, so I see no reason to create a new thread. Not all the pants are 50% off (the Sightscapes are reduced about 46%--I think someone's mathematically challenged), but most seem to be.

I ordered the Women's Sightscape Convertible Roll-up Pants early in May and was happy with them--though I obviously haven't had a chance to travel with them yet. Fabric content is 96% nylon/4% spandex, very similar to PrAna Halle pants (97%/3%). However, the Eddie Bauer Sightscapes are noticeably lighter in terms of packing weight. I'm cold-natured and will continue to use the thicker PrAnas for trips to northern Europe. I'll probably choose the Eddie Bauers if I take a summer trip to countries where I'm not worried about cold weather; though the PrAnas are surprisingly comfortable in hot weather, the more weight I can trim, the better. Note: I suspect the Eddie Bauers may not wear quite as well as the PrAnas because of the thinner fabric. But it's a lot easier to catch the Eddie Bauers at a significant discount.

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I believe people have occasionally mentioned liking the Eddie Bauer Guide Pro pants. They are 50% of at the moment, as are many other women's active-wear items. Sizes may be limited.

I haven't tried the Guide Pro pants myself.

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Has anybody tried these? My favorite slacks fell apart in Florence a couple of year ago - and after only about 25 years of wear!

These look a little too "fitted" for me, but I'd like to hear anyone's reactions or experiences.

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I have a combination of “travel clothes” from EB and Columbia. I traveled with a wonderful Columbia rain coat that served me quite well on rainy days in Ireland last year (ahh...the memories)! I have several EB travel pants that are comfortable and resist wrinkling, making them easy for packing and wearing more than once. EB seem to change their styles yearly, my favorite pants of theirs are more fitted, with narrower pants legs. I have a pair of black ones that I absolutely love and bought a new pair of grey last year that are similar. My older grey ones went to goodwill as they were too wide legged and felt too baggy. I often find EB has sales (Columbia too, I bought a winter raincoat this year at the end of the season, got a great coat and great price). I also have several Columbia capri pants that work well in the warmer months. Most of my purchases are “on sale” items and these companies are my favorite “go to” places for “easy to pack” travel wear. I have found their clothes to be comfortable and affordable. Good luck with your choices!

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I like the guide pro pants a lot. I am plus size and they fit very nicely.

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LIZinPA, that's more my issue. And I like pants especially to be a bit roomier. Pants that are comfy when I'm walking can be constricting when I sit - like on a bus tour!

I may look at some of the Columbia styles; my DH loves their shirts.

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Jane
4% spandex = not confining at all.
By fit nicely I really meant comfortable as I don't wear anything constricting.

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Just a heads up that I returned a jacket to Eddie Bauer in late February/early March just as Seattle went into lockdown, and it took almost two months to get a confirmation that they received the jacket and credited my account. Don’t mean it as a deterrent as they are a good company, but note that they may still be on a much slower pace than usual.

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Local and Forum friend Kim found a pair she likes at Duluth Trading Company. They're not quite what I have in mind. I'll keep looking. I just hate shopping, and those pants that self-destructed were my perfect "go to" slacks. I used them for everyday wear, not just travel. I still have a khaki pair, same style, but their days are numbered, as well.

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Jane, I bought a pair of the Guide Pro and liked them so much I bought another pair. I bought a plus size, based on their measurements and they are perfect. In fact, they are much looser in the leg than what I expected from the photos (which is not exactly a positive for me).

They are what I am wearing almost daily during quarantine. I will say that I am on the short size and may try the petites next time. I had to hem my current ones. They are lightweight and extremely comfy. When I wore them in Ireland in November, I wore leggings under them for extra warmth - but there is plenty of room.

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I have them and like them. They are very lightweight and dry quickly. The quality is good. I get most of my travel wear and outerwear fro Eddie Bauer and am very happy with it.

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Can any of you who a have the Guide Pro pants comment on removing the (small but prominent) logo? That's stopping me from trying them.

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I don't like logos either--it is a problem with Eddie Bauer items.
Without going and looking at the pants up in my closet, the logo isn't sewn on and removable. It's some kind of stamped on thing.

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Jane, the audacity of those pants to abandon you after a mere 25 yrs 😏

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Thanks, Liz. I couldn't tell from the online photos how the logo was applied. Black pants look relatively non-casual (a plus for a minimalist packer), but not if there's a contrasting logo on them.

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doric8, I know! I was outraged!

Actually, when I bought them I bought 3 pair: one black, one khaki, and one blue denim. The denim pants lasted less that a year. I'm still wearing the khaki ones, but I doubt they'll hold out another tour. Well, maybe, if I'm careful.

My travel wardrobe, up until last year, always included three pairs of pants: the aforesaid black and khaki pairs, and then a third pair that varied with climate; I have a lovely light linen blend for hot weather wear, or a pair of stretch corduroy jeans, for colder climes. Once my black ones disintegrated, I was at a loss. I finally decided to replace them with a tweedy dark gray pair that I've been wearing only about 5 years, but my mother gave them to me after she had worn them for at least 12 or so years. And she had bought them at a garage sale. So I don't expect them to hold out much longer.

Hence my paying attention to comfy but nice looking pants. I bought a pair at Goodwill last year that I thought would be a replacement for my beloved black pants, but I decided they weren't comfortable enough - not quite enough give for anything other than standing or easy walking.

And as I said, none of these was exclusively for travel, so they all get/got a lot of wear.

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Well, wouldn't you know that some of the EB pants would go on a 50% off sale after I ordered them at 40% off on Thursday!?

Actually I did not order the Guide Pro ones. I got some in the late fall in a size 16 which was recommended by a service person there. I'd lost a lot of weight and the measurements were confusing me. They were too big then, but I kept them. I tried them on last Wednesday and they are now so big that they are going to Goodwill. I decided not to take a chance on their sizing again, plus, I didn't like the logo.

Having lost a bit more weight, I decided to order these Sightscape Convertible Roll-up Pants, size 12 in black. EB stuff seems to take forever to arrive, so I hope those will work. They are now 50% off.

I also ordered these Incline Utility Pants in Dark Loden. I got a size 14 because the reviews said to go up a size. I also hope they will work. In this case I wanted something similar to leggings, but with pockets. They are not included in the 50% off sale.

P.S. These purchases were heavily influenced by the rising heat here at home. I realized that the items I'd bought to replace pants that were too big on me were all geared to an obviously cancelled RS Ireland tour in May, not summer in Tucson. 🥵

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I love Eddie Bauer! The TravEx collection is great and washes and dries quickly. I have both the Guide Pro and Horizon pants. I like the fit of the Guide Pro better. Both styles are flattering and make me look slimmer than I am (big plus!).

Lo, congrats on your weight loss!

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I've updated the thread title and added a new introduction to my initial post because Eddie Bauer has a new sale.

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I bought the Guide Pro pants before we headed to the Alaskan bush last fall and wow, they were amazing! We were in an area with no roads whatsoever, so truly in the bush, and did a ton of bushwhacking. Those pants held up like a dream! When we got home I bought a couple more pairs of those. I bought mine at the outlet, so paid about half price both times.