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Men's Bush Poplin Convertible Pants

Item 672091

Men's Bush Poplin Convertible Pants: The stealthy answer to unpredictable weather, our safari-inspired pants convert to shorts in seconds. Interior seam covers mean you'll never feel the zippers, and elasticized belt loops that hold the zip-off, roll-up legs mean you'll be hard-pressed to misplace them. Easy-to-spot red bartacks on the pants and legs simplify reattachment. Made of smooth, rugged, tightly woven bush poplin that's resistant to snags. Nine pockets — two cargo pockets, each with hidden inset zip pocket, two zip back pockets and two handwarmers. One hidden pocket inside. Adjustable elastic waist with button tab.
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • 30", 32" or 34" inseam
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 35 reviews)

By Joseph
Mendota Heights, MN
February 08, 2019
"These pants are far and away the absolute best travel pants I have ever owned; nothing else comes close. I have searched local and online stores, and I have never found anything comparable. In particular, I love (and have never found again anywhere) the five zippered pockets that allow me to secure my cellphone, wallet, and passport. The adjustable waistband, convertibility, and supple poplin make these my go-to pants every trip. Still have 2 pairs. Please, please start offering these again! "
November 24, 2018
"I also wonder why Travelsmith is no longer carrying these wonderful pants! My husband loves the weight of the material. The other types of convertible pants are too lightweight for winter travel. PLEASE start offering this style again soon!!!"
October 12, 2018
"I have owned several pairs of these pants over the years really love them. Why have you stopped supplying them?"
June 14, 2018
"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these slacks. I am a tall woman. These are my second pair. They are fantastic for traveling. I cannot tell you how much I like having all the zippered pockets, they add security to my travels. "
April 06, 2018
"I knew when I ordered them for my husband that they would be too long. ( did not realize that there were zippers at the hem of the legs) Hopefully they will not be too hard to shorten, but really like the fabric and idea of shorts/slacks in one. I am sure the will be quite handy on our cruise."
October 01, 2017
"Best travel pants available. Well made, comfortable and durable. I have owned 5 pair. Bought the first two in 2007 and one, through constant use, has finally worn through in a couple of point of the fabric."
By paulkatz8
boston, ma
August 16, 2016
"PANTS WEre much better than expected - I had planned to take the pants, still intend to, on a cruise in oct. but got them in Aug. of 2016 so took them to a Naval Reunion in Nashville, Tn. They were much better than expectedpANTS have at least 8 pockets, the zippered ones inside3 both cargo p- I recommend this product."
By wingwalker
April 01, 2016
"Bought for traveling - Bought these to lighten the load in the suitcase. Good quality. Love the pockets. The zippers to convert to shorts work well. Like the leg zipper so I can remove the legs without taking my shoes off. Be aware the size, both waist and length run large. Nex- I recommend this product."
By richard.blalock
September 20, 2015
"Awesome Zip-off pants! - As an amputee I mostly live in zip-off pants and these are hand's down the best I have worn. High quality construction, many features like the zipper on the lower pant leg makes my life so much easier when dealing with a prosthesis. Bravo! Downside? Need- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Antonio, Tx
April 16, 2015
"Great Purchase - Great purchase, fit well but the real test will come soon when these pant get a good workout on our vacation.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 28, 2015
"Cargo looking pants - Baggy in the leg and seat area and tight in the waist. Fabric is ok (cotton). Nice idea but didn't work for himI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 10, 2015
"not a good fit - I really like the material but the butt and legs were super large. Looked very baggy on my husband.I would not recommend this product."
By adelity
February 08, 2015
"Beware of Size - Buyers of the Men's Bush Poplin Convertible Pants with adjustable waist need to be aware that the sizing of these pants is not the same as the ComfortSizer Waistband pants. These pants adjust DOWN in waist size whereas the ComfortSizer pants adjust for hi- I recommend this product."
By Drewfit
February 05, 2015
"Great Pants, great Company! - I returned because tight in upper leg and fabric is to heavy. I pack very light for "carry on" only.I wish Travel Smith had a "Carry on" line for airline travelers that will not check in any luggage.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
December 15, 2014
"Great hikers - Light weight, light color 100% cotton, large pockets, ideal for desert and summer hiking. High quality, hope they have rugged cuffs because cleats on boots can fray cuffs. Pocket zippers seem less rugged.- I recommend this product."
By daisywilken
December 08, 2014
"convertable pants - good length for short size a bit snug on hubby, but then with retirement other things are getting snug too so will order a 40 exchange. I liked the look and they seem sturdy for a trip August where he would need the long and the short pants.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
November 09, 2014
"Too big - I had a pair of these pants for about five years. Ordered a replacement pair, same size, and they were HUGE. Also seems the rise has gotten so big I felt like Steve Urkel. Love the fabric and zip off legs, but the fit won't work for me.I would not recommend this product."
By zieanne
Portland, Oregon
November 09, 2014
"All cotton hiking pants - These pants please my husband. He wanted all cotton, zip-off convertible pants for hiking. We are both very satisfied with this purchase. He wears 32/32 and these fit perfectly!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 31, 2014
"Good item for the price, It would be nice if you could get a better choice in color.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Suburban Chicago, IL
August 20, 2014
"Wanted pick-pocket security - I have a 35 waist which isn't offered. 36 fits fine. Ordered the regular length but inseam runs long - 32.5" and can't be modified due to the lower leg zippers. Exchanged for short length - 30"- which works ok. TravelSmith couldn't have been nicer- both s- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 11, 2014
"Nothing Special -- Not Bad, Not Great - These are my first pair of cotton zip-offs; I have always worn synthetic ones before. The pants are a bit baggy in the thighs -- manufacturers don't seem to understand that men with big waists usually don't have equally big thighs. I would love to see the- I recommend this product."
By tjwigg
August 10, 2014
"Too Long - They were too long, paid $25.00 to have them shortened. .Should offer them in lengths.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Kansas City, KS
August 09, 2014
"Amazing Warranty - I just bought a few pairs of these pants last November. In January, my wife wanted to lose weight and I joined her. I went from a 38 to a 34, but I could not have these pants taken in by a tailor due to the fact they are Convertible pants and have all of- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 16, 2014
"Sizing - The size did not run large as stated in the product description.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Denver, CO
May 11, 2014
"Awesome, but not sized for me - I was excited to finally find a poplin/cotton style convertible pant since all other manufacturers are doing nylon/polyester only these days. However, as with all the rest of the manufacturers, all of them make 32" or 30" inseam pants and I need 28" - so- I recommend this product."
By 31osborne
Lubbock, Texas
March 23, 2014
"Great quality! - Great quality pants! I had to purchase these after many attempts to find Boy Scout pants that always resulted in something too small or not comfortable. The zipper around the knee area is not too tight at all, giving your leg plenty of room to maneuver. I- I recommend this product."
By findley.1
flyover country
March 16, 2014
"Won't get through airport security - I have never yet been able to get through airport security without being stopped for "something" in my pants. After I empty my pockets, the only metallic thing left is the zippers at the knees (or maybe the ones on the insdie security pockets of the cargo- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
January 31, 2014
"Great pants - Bought these for vacation in Hawaii and they looked great!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Kansas City, KS
October 04, 2013
"Comfortable Convertibles - I have been looking for Cotton Convertible pants for some time. Most places have discontinued them, or are discontinuing them. I found two places that still have them. The other manufacturer is in the process of discontinuing them. It turns out that Trave- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
full time traveller
June 16, 2013
"convertible pants - love them - Love the cotton - absolutely comfortable; longer short length is good as many countries frown on shorter shorts; please bring these back in green; would you consider making the same exact pant (pockets are the BEST) in a non zip off?- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New England
May 20, 2013
"Wish you still had this in Nylon - I have a couple of your Kenya convertible pants, with a similar design to this but in nylon rather than cotton. I really like those pants. Cotton is not so great for travel/hiking, and I really like the big cargo pockets with zips. So consider this anothe- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 03, 2013
"Photo and description does not match product - Photo does not show zipper on lower leg to hem, and it's not mentioned in description. Pants fit except for length. I was expecting I might need to hem--but with zippers had to return. Really wish shorter length available. Disappointed.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Dalton, GA
June 24, 2012
"Disappointed with changes - I have been wearing these pants for years. Still like them, but I am very disappointed that they no longer come in nylon and no longer come in dark green. There are many occassions when nylon is best. And the green does not show dirt as easily as khaki. G- I recommend this product."
By giles
No. California
October 28, 2011
"Great for golf - Living in California, I get to golf year round. And I love to wear shorts--except when the tee time is early and the temp is in the lower 50's (or below). These work out perfectly, They're my second pair, and yes, the manufacturer has changed since I boug- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 31, 2011
"Lots of Secure Pockets - I have an older pair of these pants, which I use on my backpacking trips. There are many secure (i.e., zipper) pockets that protect valuables from getting lost. The material is 100% nylon that is light, tough, soft, and dries quickly - perfect for backpac- I recommend this product."