Written by: Orvis Associate, Tory Myler
I can’t say enough the Orvis Quick Dry Jackson Pants. The fit is comfortable (even for those with some bulk like me…), the material is lightweight, yet tough and you can pull a rolled up pair from the bottom of the closet or a bag and they look great and are ready to wear. They are also my go to travel pant. The light weight of the pant and the included web belt make passing through security a breeze. In addition to general casual and travel wear, I often wear these pants under waders while fishing. They have all the technical features of a great wading pant – they wick, dry quickly and the weight is perfect for fishing on a hot day. Yet after a full day of fishing, they still look great.
In the past most of the pants I’ve worn under waders I’d never wear in public because they were generally unattractive in fit/design/color/etc. You’ll feel equally at ease in these pants while grabbing a burger on the way home from a great fishing trip as you will wearing them while fishing. The other day while eating lunch on a trip I dropped a half can of soda on them. Not an issue – the coating on the pants made the soda bead up and after I wiped them a couple of times with a napkin they looked like they’d just come out of the washer.