The Bronson lined pant is a durable, high-stretch canvass pant with a thick flannel lining that makes them perfect for cold whitewater take-outs or relaxing nights around a campfire while canoeing or rafting.
They’re not skinny jeans but they do have a slim fit. The generous stretch in the canvass outer material, however, means I have no problem doing active tasks around camp, loading my boat on a car, or going for a scrambly side hike. They look like a casual work pant but feel like a stretchy climbing pant. That stretch factor makes these the highest performing lined pant of the men’s pants we tested and, therefore, my personal favorite.
The only downside that I’ve found is that the build quality is not quite as good as the Carhartts or the Mountain Khakis. While the outer material is tough and durable, the flannel lining began to fray and developed a rip in the crotch after about four months of 3-day-per-week use. It’s an easy patch, but still a bummer.
I won’t be bringing these on light-and-fast self support whitewater kayak trips, but the Bronson is perfect for canoeists, sea kayakers, and rafters who have plenty of space to bring warm, comfortable clothes on their fall/winter adventures.
As winter sets in, I’ve taken to wearing my Bronson Lined Pants everywhere I go, whether that’s on the river, at the take-out, or around town.
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A built-for-comfort women’s jean with a thick flannel lining.
Excellent build quality and impeccable style for moderate temps.
Stretchy active pants with a thin fleece lining.
Baggy, warm, and perfect for relaxing.
Perfect for fall weather or an air conditioned office meeting.
All our favorite lined pants for cold paddling adventures.