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Fit guide: The Equator Pants are designed with a regular fit. If you’re on the borderline between two waist sizes, we recommend going for the smaller size.

Model wears: Skier, surfer and mountain biker Niko Ohlsson is 5ft 11 / 180cm with a 32in / 81cm waist, and wears the Equator Pants in size Medium.

Personalised advice: See our size guide for more advice on sizing, or you can ask us for personalised sizing advice here.

Returns and exchanges: Don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no hassle 30 day return and exchange period.

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Fits waist71-7676-8181-8686-9191-9696-101
Outside length102103.5105106.5108109.5
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Fits waist28-3030-3232-3434-3636-3838-40
Outside length4040.541.54242.543
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Equator Pants

We start with the softest cotton from the Nile Delta

Life at the equator offers us a glimpse of our future – a world of non-stop sun, heat, humidity and rainstorms. So we’ve built the Equator Pants to equip you for it. To build pants that can work in all 40,000km of the equator we start with a world-class base material – a rare cotton called Karnak Menoufi. One of the lightest, softest fabrics on the planet, Karnak Menoufi is a silk-like cotton that’s only found in the Nile Delta, and only grows in the years when the rain, soil and wind conditions are perfect. And it’s exactly the same material we use to build our Equator Shirt.

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We turn cotton into a high performance fabric

While Karnak Menoufi is already extremely soft and robust, we’ve added durability and stretch by combining it with elastane and an ultrafine nylon in Italy. And as pants typically take more of a beating than shirts, we’ve woven more nylon into the cotton than we do with the shirt, to add more strength. The result is an advanced, lightweight material that feels extremely soft next to your skin.

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Lightweight and breathable

As global temperatures rise and climate zones shift, clothes have to respond. That’s why the Equator Pants are built to handle extreme heat. The material is highly breathable, which means sweat can escape fast. They’re also super lightweight at 350 grams, which makes them easy to wear or pack on any adventure.

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The ventilation system works like in-built air-con

Designed for hot, humid and arid environments, the Equator Pants are engineered with the same ventilation system as the Equator Shirt and Equator Shorts. Inside each pocket you’ll find laser cut and bonded panels built with 332 perforated vents. The vents are designed to let air flow through the pants simply by opening the pockets.

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Two side pockets with hidden vents

The two side pockets are built with angled lockable zippers that fasten in position. And you’ll find the first set of hidden vents inside the pockets when you need to cool down. The laser cut panels inside each pocket are cut with 92 holes to create 184 mini air streams.

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Two back pockets with in-built vents

The zipped back pockets are built with the same hidden laser cut panels that allow air in when you open them up. The pockets open and close with concealed lockable zippers and each panel here comes with 74 vents.

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Four more vents behind your knees

You’ll find the final 4 air vents behind your knees where the top half and the bottom half of the pants meet. The vents are securely fixed with bartacks so they won’t blow open, and they’re lined with a super soft and elastic, lightweight Italian mesh fabric. It’s fast drying and incredibly breathable, so sweat can escape easily and air can flow round your legs to cool you down.

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Fast drying from rain and humidity

Rainstorms and humidity are going to soak you one way or another at the equator, so the key is about drying really fast, rather than trying to avoid getting wet. The fabric is ultra lightweight and elastic so it dries quickly, making the pants as at home in a rainforest as they are in a city. And the extra airflow from the ventilation will help your skin dry faster at the same time as the pants.

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Horizontal stretch and reinforced knees

The last thing you want when you’re pulling any extreme or repetitive move in the heat is resistance from your kit. The Equator Pants have two-way horizontal stretch, so whichever way you pull, turn or stretch, they will simply go with you. We’ve also reinforced each knee with a double layer of material for increased durability.

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An engineered waistband and bonded hems

The fly fastens with a zipper and corozo nut button. Corozo nut is highly resistant to scratches, extreme temperatures and impact, so it won’t crack or splinter. The waistband comes with five 60mm belt loops to work with almost any belt. And if you need to roll up the bottom of your pants to cool off in the heat, we’ve built them to stay rolled up, by bonding the bottom hem rather than stitching it.

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The pants’ invisible tech blocks invisible UV rays

Just like sunblock, fabric can be rated for its ability to reduce your exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor, or UPF, shows how much more protection your skin would have while wearing that piece of clothing. A UPF rating of 15 for example would give your skin 15x more protection than it would have if it was unprotected. The pants score a UPF of 50+ which is the highest possible rating, giving you the highest possible protection, wherever you are.

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Wear them with the Equator Shirt

We started building our Equator gear back in 2020 with our Equator Shirts. They’re built from the same Karnak Menoufi as the Equator Pants. We then turned this into a phenomenally lightweight technical shirt by adding stretch, strength, UV protection, and buttons carved from corozo nuts anchored on military tape. And with every detail designed to keep you cool, we engineered the shirt with the most advanced ventilation system we’ve ever made – 18 concealed air vents built with laser cutting and super soft Italian mesh that work together like built-in air-con.

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