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Koppen "Torrent Convertible Pants"

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Koppen Torrent Convertible NFZ Tech Pant

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The KÖPPEN Men's "Torrant Convertible Tech Pant" features fabric that wicks away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable while blocking the sun's harmful rays with built-in UPF 50. A classic gusseted inseam provides a wide range of motion during any activity and the webbed belt ensures a secure fit. Zip-off legs with color coded zips make the KÖPPEN Men's Torrant Convertible Tech Pant easy to use.


  • Web tech belted waist
  • Mesh lined 1/4 top pockets
  • Welted + zip closure at side cargo pocket
  • 2 welted back pockets w/ hook+loop closure
  • Zip off legs to convert to short
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Rudder Ready
  • Tankwell w/ Bungee


  • HYDRÖ moisture control
  • SOLÖ UPF sun protection
  • Deck Height: 16.5" / 42 cm
  • NO-FLY ZONE insect repellent technology

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Koppen Pants Work Great

I found a pair of Koppen Torrent Convertible NFZ Tech Pants while looking for a pair of pants for fishing. It has turned out to be a great purchase. The "NFZ" stands for No Fly Zone. The tag on pants claims to hold Permethrin, which is designed repels bugs, flies, ticks, mosquitoes, ants, chiggers, etc for up to 70 washings. While I was looking to buy light weight "wicking" pants to keep the sun off and to not absorb water if they got wet, the NFZ factor is a nice bonus. And it actually seems to work well.

I have only unzipped the bottom leg & converted to pants a couple of times - it is easy to do. Since they have been effective at keeping the bugs away, I have left the lower legs on most of the time.

The pants are comfortable, very lightweight, and do not keep water on you. If they get wet, they dry out extremely quickly. The do a great job of keeping the sun off and "appear" to do a good job of keeping the bugs off. I have not worn these in a "bug infested" area, so I can't say how they would do in a "bad situation". I have worn them around others who battled some bugs when I didn't, so I do believe they work at keeping the bugs away.

The only feature I wish the pants had, would be a Velcro ankle strap, so that you could keep the bottom of the pants out of mud/muck when getting in/out of the kayak. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase. They are available online at Koppen's website, but they do not offer much variety of colors.

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Keeps sun & bugs off, convertible to shorts
No "ankle ties"
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