Enjoy the comfort waist and stretchy cotton blend of the Explorer Pants on all your travels.

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  • Comfort-waist pants are perfect for travel or casual wear
  • Two-tone dipped drawcord at the waist for a comfortable fit
  • Stretch in the cotton-blend weave for all-day comfort
  • One zipped back pocket for valuables
  • One unsecured back pocket

The Story

Long days on the train, plane, or just headed across town are best navigated in comfort. We designed these comfort-waist pants to handle any adventure. The comfortable cotton blend has just enough stretch so you never feel hemmed in and the drawstring waist adjusts for the perfect fit every time. One the of the back pockets is zipped to keep your wallet or phone secure.

Cotton/spandex. Washable. Imported.


  • M(32-34)
  • L(36-38)
  • XL(40-42)
  • XXL(44-46)

Inseam 30", 32", 34".

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great look and fit! These are the best pants for outdoor wear that Orvis has offered in years. Can be worn even as dress down attire with a sweater or untucked shirt. Will own all three colors soon!
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unusual and comfortable These trousers are unusual in that they are not unlike a thick canvas, rugged and well constructed pair of track bottoms. They have plenty of room and give and are great for hiking and fishing. I really like them.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong Gear Ordered on line,. Stitching and design is great material is canvas like which will enable these pants to last a long time even with extensive wear. However, the rise is too short for me so I find myself continually pulling the pants up. The draw string, while a good feature and one that drew me to purchase this item, does not secure the waste. Will not reorder but for someone with a shorter rise they would be an excellent purchase.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love these pants Frist of all I love the weight of these pants, they're robust not flimsy. They have a brushed denim broken in feel, very soft and the fit is superb. There is one draw back ( forgive the pun), as I am rounder, with just a draw string the weight of the pants tend to pull them down. I use suspenders problem solved.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pants great pants--comfortable and look great --true to fit
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective Elastic Waistband/ Poor Design Product arrived with almost no elasticity in the waistband and after only two washes the elasticity failed. The drawstring is not much more than a boot lace and is insufficient to secure the pants at the waist; poorly designed.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No I ordered 3 pairs of these pants. When I received them I was not happy. They didn’t have a fly. The picture in the category looked like they had a fly. I returned them to the Kenwood store and the man I talked to was very nice and let me exchange them for 3 other pairs of pants. I also bought 2 shirts before I left the store. I was treated way better than I had expected. I want to thank you for your courtesy.
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pants without a fly I bought this because I was looking for a product that Orvis used to sell in the past and apparently doesn't any more - a comfortable pants that has an elastic waist with a drawstring to keep it tight if necessary, but is NOT sweat pants. The pants I'd previously gotten were similar to chinos or some twill fabric and looked kind of like chinos, in pretty much all respects, but without belt loops. They were pants that I could wear casually around the house, but if I needed to go out to the store or something, they were presentable enough so that I did not have to change out of them. I loved those pants and looked for them in every catalog I received and a while back I saw them (forget what they called them), but at that time they were available in only one or two colors and in very few sizes. These "explorer pants" SEEMED to be the closest thing to what I was seeking, so I ordered. I noted that the description of the explorer pants made no mention of the fact that they did not have a fly of any sort, though the picture showed stitching that made them look like any typical pants, i.e., with a fly. When I got them and tried them on, they looked decent and fit well, but had no fly. I can't believe Orvis would sell pants without a fly AND without telling us that in the product description. I like casual, but having to depants to relieve myself is more casual than I need. If I wanted that, I would have ordered sweatpants. I therefore have returned them for a refund as Orvis has nothing like what I was looking for and what they used to have, though one of their competitors does. Orvis has missed an opportunity by no longer carrying something likethis. Too bad, because I generally like Orvis products and their quality; this is disappointing.
Date published: 2021-03-05
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