Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers

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Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers
Packing light is easy with these convertible pants in BUGTech™ fabric. Full-length lightweight trousers, capris, or a pair of outdoor & safari shorts, get three outdoor garments in one (29” and 32” leg options). These trousers have both a button with fly zip & a drawstring to fasten at the waist - with belt loops too. Should you prefer to not use the drawstring then simply remove from the trousers once you receive them and checked that they fit. New Fit: Please see size chart for details on the new fit sizes.
Key Features: ⊙ Anti-insect ⊙ Ripstop fabric ⊙ Moisture wicking ⊙ Built-in UPF50+ ⊙ Anti-bacterial finish ⊙ Converts into capris and shorts ⊙ Elasticated waist with drawstring and belt loops - plus a button and fly zip. ⊙ Cargo trouser design ⊙ Two hand pockets, two zipped cargo pockets, and two decorative back pockets ⊙ QuickDry ⊙ Available in 29" and 32" leg lengths ⊙ Light, strong, cool ⊙ Soft-hand feel.
Made for: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Outdoor pursuits: Fishing, Hiking, Walking ⊙ Travel ⊙ Everyday wear ⊙ Farming
More information? Please scroll down.
Please view the size chart before ordering. Our sizes are not US sizes.

Size chart

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Size Chart & Size Guide

Please read the instructions below this size chart before ordering. We have indicated whether this size chart uses body or garment measurements in the notes below the size chart. Allow 1cm variance for all garment measurements (as an example a 56cm garment measurement has a variance of 55-57cm. Please factor that into deciding on the size to order.)

To select cm (cm) or inches (in") please see the top left corner of the size chart table.

cm/ in" XXS XS S M L XL XXL 3XL
1/2 Waist (relaxed) 34.5 cm 37 cm 39.5 cm 42 cm 44.5 cm 47 cm 49.5 cm 52 cm
1/2 Waist (slightly stretched) 37.5 cm 40 cm 42.5 cm 45 cm 47.5 cm 50 cm 52.5 cm 55 cm
1/2 Hip (20cm down from waist) 44.5 cm 47 cm 49.5 cm 52 cm 54.5 cm 57 cm 59.5 cm 62 cm
29" Inside Leg 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm 75 cm
32" Inside Leg 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm 82.5 cm
Front Rise 22.5 cm 23 cm 23.5 cm 24 cm 25 cm 26 cm 27 cm 28 cm
*NEW FIT 1/2 HIP (20cm down from waist) 47.5 cm 50 cm 52.5 cm 55 cm 57.5 cm 60 cm 62.5 cm 65 cm

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Please read the information below before selecting your size to get the best fit & save on returns costs:
⊙ We have included the following estimated conversion sizes for UK / US / EU sizes for this product. However, please do still scroll down and always use the garment measurements and instructions to get the best fit.
Size 8/XXS: UK Size 6/8 | USA Size 4 | EUROPE Size 36
Size 10/XS: UK Size 10 | USA Size 6 | EUROPE Size 38
Size 12/S: UK Size 12 | USA Size 8 | EUROPE Size 40
Size 14/M: UK Size 14 | USA Size 10 | EUROPE Size 42
Size 16/L: UK Size 16 | USA Size 12 | EUROPE Size 44
Size 18/XL: UK Size 18 | USA Size 14 | EUROPE Size 46
Size 20/XXL: UK Size 20 | USA Size 16 | EUROPE Size 48
Size 22/3XL: UK Size 22 | USA Size 18 | EUROPE Size 50

The measurements shown in the size chart above are garment measurements so should be compared to the measurements for a similar garment you already own, rather than your body measurements. For instructions on how to measure please scroll down to see 'Three easy steps to ordering the right size' below. Once you have worked out your size please scroll back up this page to place your order for this item.
⊙ You can view the size chart in inches or centimeters by clicking on the "cm" or "inch" text on the green bar above the chart.

NEW FIT: From June 2022 we have introduced a new fit for the Women's Pioneer Zip-off trousers. This new fit has an increased hip and thigh measurement to allow for less of a straight fit, and a more standard hip measurement which should suit more women. The new fit 1/2 hip size is shown on the size chart above.

1/2 Waist Measurement Note: These trousers are made with an elasticated waistband and a built-in drawstring so that the best fit is that much easier to achieve. The size chart shows both 1/2 Waist (relaxed), and 1/2 Waist (slightly stretched). Once you have measured your own trousers to get the 1/2 waist measurement for them using the instruction below, simply find the range on our size chart into which your trousers' 1/2 waist measurement falls and you should then get your size right. For example if your trousers measure between 39.5cm and 42.5 cm (15.5 inches to 16.7 inches) for the 1/2 waist, then you would order our size Small. Please do note the hip measurement though which may change which size you select based on your hip size.
Three easy steps to ordering the right size:

You will need the following items:
• Measuring tape
• A flat surface (such as a table or counter)
• A notepad and pen
• An item of clothing from your wardrobe that fits comfortably and is a similar style to the one you wish to purchase

How to measure chest/bust/arm/back

Referring to the images above, place your garment on a flat surface and record the following measurements:
A. 1/2 Waist: Measure across the top of the waistband from corner to corner.
B. Front Rise: Measure from the top of the front waistband to the crotch seam;
C. Inside Leg: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg hem.
D. HIP: This is measured 20cm (7.8 inches) down from the waist and then straight across your trousers, as shown in the image below.
How to measure hip

Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to those measurements. 1/2 Waist is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most comfortable fit.

TIP: If you do not have a measuring tape, use your credit card. The long side of a credit card measures 8.5cm and the short side is 5.4cm. Simply use the centimetre measurements on our chart and divide by 8.5cm to get an idea of how many credit card lengths equals the measurement you are recording.
Please note: If you are unsure about which size to order, please contact us before ordering and we will help you as best we can.
Product information

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Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 300g / 10.6oz; ⊙ Made from 100% polyamide BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric with wicking, built-in UPF50+, and anti-microbial finish ⊙ Converts from full-length trousers into capris and can zip-off to become a pair of outdoor & safari shorts

Activities: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Outdoors ⊙ Travel ⊙ Work ⊙ Everyday ⊙ Outdoor sports, hobbies, and activities ⊙ Adventure ⊙ Backpacking ⊙ Overlanding and self-drive safaris ⊙ Fishing ⊙ Hiking

⊙ Weight: 300g / 10.6oz.
⊙ Made from our latest feather-light and cool BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric with micro-ripstop for strength and a soft hand feel adds a luxury touch.
⊙ Built-in UPF50+ sun protection.
⊙ Anti-bacterial technology for extended freshness between washing.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel and quick dry material.
⊙ Can be worn in three different styles for total packing convenience.
⊙ Internal button and tab system to convert full-length trousers into capris.
⊙ Trousers zip off at the knees to quickly convert into a pair of shorts as the temperature heats up on safari and in the outdoors.
⊙ Maximum versatility in fastening at the waist: These trousers have a combination of an elasticated waist with button, fly, drawstring, and belt loops for a comfortable fit. Should you prefer to not use the drawstring then simply remove from the trousers once you receive them and checked that they fit.
⊙ These cargo trousers have two hand pockets, two zipped cargo pockets, and two decorative back pockets.
⊙ Pull tabs on cargo pockets for ease of accessibility during travels and activities.
⊙ Available in 29” and 32” leg lengths.
⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy.
⊙ In addition to the anti-insect finish we apply to our BUGTech™ fabric, the unique woven construction of BUGTech™ fabric also offers a high level of protection against mosquitoes as it is not easy for mosquitoes to bite through the fabric.
⊙ Please always back up BUGTech™ with an insect repellent which is proven to work for optimal anti-insect protection.

Packing light is easy with these convertible pants in BUGTech™ fabric. Full-length lightweight trousers, capris, or a pair of outdoor & safari shorts, get three outdoor garments in one (29” and 32” leg options).

There is a margin of clever packing required for many outdoor adventures and on safaris. This is primarily because of the luggage restrictions on small charter transfers. These women’s convertible trousers offer an easy solution – with a range of features for convenience, comfort, and protection as you travel. Made for the outdoors & safari, you will wear these trousers over and over again on all outdoor adventures.

In our latest BUGTech™ fabric, these trousers offer invaluable insect defence, moisture wicking, and laboratory-tested UPF50+ sun protection. All this can be enjoyed in feather-light micro-ripstop fabric, which is cool and has an unparalleled soft hand feel for comfort. They also have an anti-microbial finish, quick-dry fabric features, and releases wrinkles fast for travel ease.

Three garments in one, these full-length trousers can be rolled and secured with internal tabs to be worn as a pair of stylish capris. They also zip off at the knee to easily become a pair of anti-insect outdoor & safari shorts as the day heats up or to suit your preference according to the day’s activities.

Modelled on the classic cargo trouser design, these outdoor & safari pants have four functional pockets – two hand pockets and two zipped cargo pockets. The cargo pockets also have handy pull tabs so you can access your belongings as quickly as possible. They also have two decorative slit back pockets to enhance the styling of these trousers and shorts.

With an elasticated waist and drawstring, the fit is all about comfort whether on walks and active safaris or seated on planes or game-viewers. They also have a button and fly for styling and fit, as well as belt loops.

BUGTech™: it's in the fabric of who we are
Anti-insect clothing very rarely offers effective wicking properties, with the fabric trapping heat and sacrificing comfort for insect defence. This was one of the key issues we sought to avoid in developing our BUGTech™ range. We wanted our clients to enjoy the same features and comfort level they had come to expect from our MaraTech™ range with the added advantage of insect defence for their safaris, adventure travels, and outdoor experiences.

• As a result, BUGTech™ has been tested, refined, and re-tested in the outdoors & on safari, but also in some rather extreme conditions on expedition around Africa. We are happy to report that the wicking properties of our fabric is unhindered by the anti-insect treatment.
• Apart from our in-house tests, we wanted to offer our clients the added assurance of independent tests. In tests conducted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), BUGTech™ fabric was proven to offer defence against most biting insects. We are unaware of any other manufacturer willing to publish their results.
• The active ingredient in our BUGTech™ fabric is permethrin which is used at the ultra low dosage of 500ppm. Permethrin is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain Chrysanthemum plants. BUGTech™ utilises a proprietary permethrin formula to provide effective, odourless insect defence.
• BUGTech™ is effective against most biting insects.

If you have any questions regarding BUGTech™ and the development of the fabric, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Product note:
• Please note that the BUGTech+™ water repellent leg sections (sold separately on our site) are not compatible with these trousers.

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Customer reviews

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Barbara Faha

14 Aug 2023

I LOVE these pants. I would describe the fabric as 'delicious', so soft

world traveller

16 Jun 2023

l love these pants. They are very lightweight , yet not sheer at all. The elastic waist guarantees a comfortable fit; and love that it is available in two inseam lengths.

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Additional information

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⊙ MATERIAL: Made from our latest ultra-light BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric with micro-ripstop, a soft hand feel, moisture wicking properties, lab-tested UPF50+, and an anti-microbial finish. 100% polyamide.

⊙ BUILT-IN UPF50+: Due to the unique construction of our BUGTech fabric, independent laboratory tests found that BUGTech
provides the wearer with an ultra-violet protection factor of UPF50+.

• 30° cold wash
• Do not bleach
• Cool iron
• Do not dry clean
• Do not tumble dry
• Wash separately
• Keep away from fire
Always follow the wash care instructions on the label on your garment.

⊙ ANTI-INSECT FINISH: BUGTech™ lasts approximately 20 washes. Note that, for any anti-insect finish on a garment, you should always back up the garment with a good insect repellent. It is worth noting too that the tight weave of our BUGTech™ (and SAFARITech fabric) has been shown to also offer a measure of protection against mosquitoes.

⊙ WEIGHT: 300g / 10.6oz
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