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Rattling near-perfect pants created from recycled plastic: LIVSN EcoTrek Assessment

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LIVSN was founded in 2020 and has designed almost perfect men’s pants for outdoor use. We have tested a pair of the EcoTrek Trail Pants before production for the past 6 months.

If I had to design all-round outdoor pants, I’d have a hard time finding anything better than LIVSN EcoTrek Trail Pants. And while the brand’s first product threw it out of the park with sturdy canvas trousers, our editors absolutely lovedThe new model offers more stretch, lower weight and a sporty design. Hopefully the new pants are better suited for climbing or fast-paced activities in warmer climates.

In summary: The LIVSN EcoTrek Trail Pant is an excellent choice for men looking for lightweight, stretchy and durable pants. The brand thought of many details that set it apart in a crowded outdoor apparel market. The recycled plastic material made for the ocean will make you feel great when you buy it.

LIVSN EcoTrek Trail Pants review

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Start today KickstarterLIVSN builds on its original platform and offers a fully synthetic option that is better suited for long term outdoor use and travel. The new pants are light, quick-drying, moisture-wicking, water-repellent and very elastic.

I’ve been wearing them for the past few months hike, Camping and living outdoors in general. Granted, I wore them more during the warm summer and early fall weather when the lightweight pants really shone for good breathability.

These pants are almost perfect. The front back pockets are large enough to easily carry keys, a phone and your wallet. A great knife pocket sits a little lower on the right leg. The reinforced pocket withstands repeated use with a knife pocket clip.

The back pockets can be closed with a zipper, a nice safety feature for storing important items when spending a long day outdoors, or maybe climbing or running.

Similar to the canvas version The cuffs roll up from these pants. You can secure them rolled up on a button on the leg like capris. It’s a great feature for climbing or when you need less material for your lower legs.

After all, the fit of the pants is sporty, but not tight. A gusseted step means you have plenty of mobility. And moveable knees help you move freely.

LIVSN EcoTrek Trail Pants: Sustainable details

LIVSN strives to balance versatility, comfort and durability in all of its products so that customers can own fewer items of clothing. This is directly related to LIVSN’s main view on sustainability: a product that lasts long and serves a variety of purposes is most sustainable. Apart from that, there is more to the EcoTrek pants than what you would expect in terms of sustainability and technical features.

The EcoTrek pants begin as fishing equipment. The material used to make the trousers, Oceanflex fabric, consists of 70% recycled fishing buoys obtained from the sea. The rest consists of 25% nylon and 5% elastane for stretch. The YKK zipper tape is also made from recycled ocean plastic.

LIVSN uses flat-felled inner seams, subtle reinforcements and materials to delay the most common early flaws on pants. This includes the crotch, the inseam, the front pockets, the top of the back pockets, and the bottom of the back pockets (where wallets usually break through).

The packaging is also more sustainable than usual with a Zero plastic model Roll packaging, bast yarn and recycled cardboard are used.

The EcoTrek pants ($ 119 MSRP) are available in olive, caramel, and charcoal colors, and in a variety of sizes up to a 40-inch waist and 34-inch inseam. It’s an impressive new product from an emerging brand. And since LIVSN has only been around for a little over a year, we can’t wait to see how it goes on.

Our favorite pants from 2020 come from a small startup brand

Our favorite pants from 2020 come from a small startup brand

Durable, slightly stretchy and with pockets in the right places, the LIVSN brand has perfectly implemented the design of everyday and outdoor pants. Continue reading…

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