Browning Pahvant Pro Review

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Browning Pahvant Pro Review

I have been wearing the Pahvant Pro pants from Browning for four seasons, averaging about 60 days each year. One of the three pair I have is about to enter its fifth season and is still going strong.  

The two-layer shell fabric offers three-way stretch which is mandatory for steep hikes and maximum flexibility. The side pockets are non-baffled for a streamlined fit, and have a easy-to-access to access horizontal zipper. Of course, you still have two front and back pockets for all the usual stuff. There are side-seam leg venting zippers on each leg which are awesome for temperature and moisture control even in the dead of winter. 

The Pahvant Pro is offered in three colors, Ovix camo, Carbon Grey and Major Brown. The fit and comfort are so nice that I often wear the solid colors out for dinner with my wife and trade shows. The sizing is spot on in my opinion, my waist measures at 32” and the 32” model fits me perfectly. The pants are offered in waist sizes from 32”-42” and inseam lengths of 32” and 34”.  

These are truly a multi-season pant. I transition from the Browning Early Season Pant to the Pahvant Pro as soon as the mornings drop consistently below freezing. In the later season I add a good base layer which has served me well down to about zero.

The fabric is soft and quiet, so they are excellent on tricky archery stalks, but the downside is the fabric snags in briars and cat claw. The pair I mentioned earlier are now my “Arizona Pants”, they have survived miles in cat claw, and have the scars and pulled thread to prove it, but they are still going strong.  

I found multiple online retailers selling the Pahvant Pros for under $80 which is an incredible deal for this quality of product. 

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Chris Denham

The backbone of The Western Hunter brand, Chris Denham published the first issue of Western Hunter Magazine (then called Western Optics Hunter) in 2002. Chris helped start Outdoor Experience 4 All, which helps children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses experience the hunt of their dreams. He has been hunting and/or guiding elk hunters in the Southwest most of his adult life and is intensely involved in wildlife conservation. Chris is a lifelong Arizona resident.

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