a woman in a white jumper and LIVSN trail tights hiking on the shore of a lake

After 4 Years, LIVSN Finally Makes Women’s Pants — Sort Of

LIVSN’s goal is to make ‘durable, versatile, and long-lasting outdoor clothing.’ Up until now, it’s only been available in men’s sizes. Not anymore.

When a piece of gear or apparel really works, you can bet that everyone on the GearJunkie staff will be talking about it. And while not everyone will always agree, the prevailing opinion around LIVSN pants from men at GearJunkie is this: they’re great.

Here’s just some of what I’ve heard from various people on staff:

“LIVSN is the bomb.”

“LIVSN indeed — the new eco [pant] is very nice.”

“I like LIVSN because it doesn’t have the synthetic-y feel, and has tons of pocket options.”

They are my favorite pants of the last few years.” 

And judging from the few times we’ve put LIVSN pants through testing for review, these statements hold true. LIVSN makes a durable, slightly stretchy, comfortable, well-equipped, covered-in-pockets pant that can flex from the trail to the crag to the office.

So we only wished it made those same great pants for women.

Today, LIVSN announced it would. Well, almost.

LIVSN Announces Women’s Pants, but Different Design

livsn ecotrek pant
The LIVSN EcoTrek Pant

LIVSN’s hallmark Flex Canvas pant is made with 8-ounce duck canvas, using 58% certified organic cotton, 40% recycled polyester, and 2% spandex.

Its newer EcoTrek pant has a similar, stretchy feel, but lighter — 70% of the material derives from recycled fishing buoys recovered from the ocean; the rest is 25% nylon and 5% spandex.

The catch: The women’s pant uses neither the Flex Canvas nor EcoTrek fabric. Instead, LIVSN kicks off its foray into a long-awaited women’s line with Trail Tights.

“After much anticipation for LIVSN to release a women’s line, the Trail Tights are the first women’s pants to be released,” the brand wrote.

“This technical trail tight feels like your top-end running leggings finally met with subtle features needed for hiking, climbing, and outdoor pursuits.”

The LIVSN Trail Tights are a 7.5-ounce-weight fabric made of 80% recycled nylon and 20% spandex.

Comparing it to LIVSN’s other offerings, it’s obviously a different fabric entirely, built to have much more stretch. Thankfully, it does have those extra, must-have features, like pockets.

Looking at the weight of the fabric and the design, we hope it’d be durable as well.

3 views of 3 different women wearing the LIVSN trail tights while walking, climbing, and moving

Here’s what we do love so far:

  • the tights have pockets — 4, including one zippered on the thigh
  • it’s gusseted at the crotch
  • they’re available in a wide size range (size 0-18)
  • they cost just $99

Check Price at LIVSN

Initial Thoughts on LIVSN Women’s Pants

We’re all for a brand considering the needs of the user and using fabrics and designs that offer both comfort and durability. We’re even behind brands that make women’s gear different when it makes sense. And, I personally do like to hike in tights.

But knowing LIVSN’s reputation for “indestructible” workwear-style pants, its penchant for durability, and seeing the pant on the legs of so many fellow gear testers, we were expecting a pant — a sturdy, canvas, don’t-worry-about-sitting-on-a-rock pant.

We were expecting the bomber pant that everyone raves about. But LIVSN went in a different direction.

Because we haven’t tested it yet, the Trail Tight could be bomber. (Yes, we plan to test it, don’t worry.) But now we’re left wondering: When will the women get that bomber pant our male counterparts rave about?

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.