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Found my new favorite travel pant (for women)

Eddie Bauer is having a sale (aren’t they always?) so I ordered a pair of the Sightscape Horizon Slim Ankle pants to use up a credit I had. They fit so well, and are so comfortable, I am going to buy another pair in a different color.

https://www.eddiebauer.com/p/23151047/womens-sightscape-horizon-slim-straight-ankle-pants?rrec=true&sp=1&size=0&sizeType=Regular&color=Stone

Travel-friendly features include, in addition to quick-dry fabric, a wide, contoured elastic waistband that stays totally flat (good for appearance) and is very comfortable; and invisible zippers on both front slash pockets. An invisible snap and short 4” zipper complete the front closure. (The back patch pockets have no zipper or flap, so you can’t put anything valuable in there—-but I never use the back pockets anyway). With minimalist styling they pack flat and take up little space (but I will likely wear them on the plane, not pack them in my suitcase).

The one caveat I offer is that they are ankle pants—-best for summer with sandals or sneakers. The regular sizes have a 28” inseam——perfect for smaller women like me (in fact that is my regular inseam for full-length pants). But if you are taller and want a full-length “trouser” style down to your shoe tops (instead of an ankle-length), you probably should try the Tall size, with a 31” inseam. And sizes are limited in Talls.

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The fabric content of those Eddie Bauers is similar to the PrAna and (less expensive, with thinner fabric) Columbia slacks I have. I really appreciate their rain-shedding (though certainly not waterproof) property. Worn over long johns, the pants have kept me relatively comfortable on rainy days down into the 40s (F), and I'm very cold-natured. I agree that the fabric is quick-drying. And my slacks are fairly lightweight, though that will vary with the thickness of the fabric

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Yes! I live in a very hot climate and love all things Eddie Bauer Horizon. Comfy, quick-drying, pockets. Easy wash.

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Lola, do these pants make that “swishy” noise that athletic pants can sometimes make?

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Thanks Lola. I just ordered a pair-the quick-dry fabric and zippered pockets will win my money every time!

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Luv2Travel—-I get what you mean about the “swishing” noice. wore my new pants all day and can confirm they are totally quiet, at least on me. But now I was curious, so I tried other travel and hiking pants I have, and none of them are noisy. It is only my waterproof rain jacket that makes a swishy noice.

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Lola, are those pants pretty much true to size? So many clothing items are very oversized and if you order say a size 6, only to find that you needed a 2. It’s frustrating to have to keep returning and reordering. Thank you so much.

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Ashley, I sympathize with that issue—-some companies keep “inflating” their sizes so one needs to keep sizing down. I am old enough to remember when the so-called “perfect” 36-24-36 was a size 10. Now that same-size woman wears a 2 in most brands. When companies first started adding XS to their S-M-L sizing ( I first noticed it around 1990) it was defined as a size 4, and S was a 6-8. Now most say XS is 0-2 and S is 4-6, etc.

I am petite (5’1”) and thin, so smaller than that “perfect” 36-24-36, and my usual size is O —- but in some brands like NYDJ I need 00. But at least their size guide is honest about the need to size down.

And in these Eddie Bauer pants, the O is perfect, so I would say this one is definitely true to size. (I have tried other Eddie Bauer pants, like the Guide Pro Capris, where even the 0 was too big, so not all EBs run true to size).

If you have any Prana Halle pants, I would say you would wear the same size in these. I just carefully compared the two against one another and the EB’s are just a wee bit trimmer—-less than 3/8 inch difference in circumference at the hips. Does that help?

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Thanks, Lola. I am 5’2 and small and I used to be an 8, then 6, then 4 and now I have no idea. Even in one brand of pants, depending on the style, it can be different sizes for each pant. Right now EB is either out of stock or nearly so in this pant. But anyway your information is helpful. Thank you very much. Ashley

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Thanks Lola, I just ordered a pair in black. I have other Horizen pants, so hopefully they will fit the same.