ExOfficio Men's BugsAway Sandfly Pants


  • 100% Nylon / 100% Polyester
  • Machine Wash
  • This lightweight hooded men's jacket is great for buggy travels, muggy hikes, or anywhere repelling insects is one of your top concerns
  • Roll-up leg snaps provide comfort and versatility when the temperatures rise
  • Back pockets with hook-and-lop closure, drop-in gadget pocket keep technology and other travel essentials secure


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Head out to the trail and come back into town for dinner without missing a moment in the ExOfficio Men's BugsAway Sandfly Lightweight Pants. Odorless and invisible BugsAway technology featuring Permethrin repels insects for up to 70 washes so you can enjoy hike after hike with confidence. The UPF 30 rating will protect you from harmful UV rays. Keep your passport secure and accessible in the drop-in leg and hook-and-loop back pockets. When the weather heats up, roll up the snap tabs at the legs and convert the pants into shorts for comfort.

Product details
  • Item model number : 1121-2646
  • Department : Mens
  • Date First Available : August 11, 2015
  • Manufacturer : ExOfficio
  • ASIN : B011AQV7SQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,542 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #544510 in Men's Shops
    • #54 in Men's Outdoor Recreation Shell Pants
    • #806 in Men's Hiking Pants

The material and construction of the pants is very good. They seemed like they would have been very comfortable and would have served their purpose well. However, the first pair I ordered were the correct waist size according to ExOfficio sizing, and the same indicated size as virtually all of my other pants and jeans, but they were a size to small. They were appropriately baggy in the legs and other areas, but they were snug in the butt and crotchal region. My suggestion is to order a size up if you want a comfortable fit; unless, of course, you like the tight-pants look that leaves little to the imagination in the front, and make even people with a flat posterior look like they have some shape back there.

Can't comment on the bug-repelling qualities, as I couldn't wear them. Will update once I have returned these and gotten the correct size.

These pants have full mesh panels on the inside of the legs. Really? These are supposed to be for keeping mosquitoes and ticks off! Not a good design and the description and photos do not indicate this feature.

Very long legs so be prepared to tuck into socks. Seems to work well in repelling ticks. Haven’t yet laundered enough to test if retains anti-tick effectiveness.

So far so good, but won't know for sure til I wear them this summer in Africa. Like the general fit, and they are definitely lightweight which is what I was looking for.

Used on a 100 mile AT hike for tick and poison ivy protection. Vented so well I forgot I wasn't wearing shorts.

In terms of the size and style, it fits well. But not sure about the bug repellent property. I still see mosquitos flying around.

Just love this pants. Not my first one, not going to be my last one either.

Perfect for travel, and no bugs to worry about.

Pants are lightweight and extremely breathable. It has mesh panel on the inside leg to increase ventilation.Great for hiking on hot summer days. Works well against mosquitoes so far! Depending on the amount of bugs Insect shield will reduce the number of bites and might not eliminate it completely! Some mosquitoes can still hang around the fabric for 15 seconds or so before being affected by the permethrin.

My only issue with the pant is the sizing. There must have been something going on at the factory that caused mislabelling of the pants. I ordered a size 34 with regular inseam but what i got was gigantic! It was equivalent to a size 38 waist and very long inseams. I have to use a belt to keep it up and roll up the pant leg so it doesn't drag on the ground.

I ordered a pair of Craghapper Nosilife pant, and hopefully it fits better than these