Whether you are on the trail for a day, a week, a month or more, a quality pair of hiking pants offers protection from the elements. To help you find the best pair for your next outdoor adventure, we researched over 70 of the top models available and selected the most promising 13 pairs to test rigorously. Our recommendations are based on extensive legs-on testing in a variety of seasons and locations. Not only did we hike extensively in each pair, but we also wore these pants while rock climbing, working outside, hanging out on the town, and traveling. Whether you need a new set for hot weather or cold, dry climates or rainy, or just the best deal out there, this review has you covered with high-performing recommendations for a variety of activities.