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Brossard , Quebec

Different Drummer Legends Field Commander Zip-Off Pants

Item #MA31
Price: $169.00 USD
Guaranteed for life not to wear out. The Tilley Field Commander Pants for men are engineered to convert from pants to shorts with a couple of quick zips. The shorts retain all eight pockets, including security pockets and a secret pocket. Designed with an elastic side waistband for comfort.
Average Rating:
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    • Guaranteed for Life not to wear out
    • Pants zip-off to shorts
    • Two front slant pockets, one with a secret pocket, one with a zippered security pocket
    • Two Velcro®-sealed expansion cargo pockets and two Velcro®-sealed expansion rear pockets
    • Pants are unhemmed – 37” unfinished inseam
    • Shorts inseam - 7"
    • Classic fit - usually sits at the waist; has a straighter seat and thighs


    • Made from 100% wind resistant nylon and treated for water and stain repellency, Different Drummer Legends items are Guaranteed For Life not to wear out. The lifetime guarantee against wearing out means rubbing a hole through an item of clothing, through abrasion. Different Drummer Legends will virtually never wear out, and if they do we'll replace them free. Can you rip on a nail or such? You may, but they are very strong. And if you do, we'll patch them as economically for you as possible.
    • Fabric certified “EXCELLENT” UV protection - UPF 50+, the maximum rating given.
    • This fabric has been tested and certified as providing ultraviolet protection. For more information on sun protection and the fabric testing please see: A Fashionable Defense- Sun Protection from Head to Toe.


    • Wash 'n' wear. Air-dries overnight. Only the fussiest would iron. Clothing air-dries more quickly if wrung out within an absorbent towel after hand washing. Tilley clothing benefits from being smoothed out and drip-dried on hangers in a well-ventilated area after being hand washed.
    • Machine wash cold or hand wash cool. You can choose to either tumble dry on low or smooth out wrinkles and hang to dry. If desired, iron using a low setting. To retain the water and stain repellency features, do not bleach, do not dry clean and do not use fabric softeners. If washing with other items, wash with like colours.

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  • Rating:
     ( 5 )

    Great Travel Pants

    These pants are a bit pricey but well worth the cost. They are comfortable and versatile. I have a pair in pebble. On a recent trip, I fell asleep on the airplane with my finger hooked through the handle of my coffee cup. The result was a lap full of coffee, fortunately not too hot. I got a towel from the flight attendant, mopped up the excess, and to my amazement, did not have a pair of badly stained pants. In fact, there was no evidence that the incident ever happened. I just ordered a second pair in a different color.

    John Stummer ( Eagle River, Alaska, United States )

  • Rating:
     ( 5 )

    Different Drummer zip- offs

    I wore them out ! After some 6 years hard wear during which I and the Different Drummer Pants have travelled from New Zealand, to India via the middle Eastern Deserts. From the UK to Asia I have subject my Tilley pants to some testing conditions. Amazingly comfortable , practical and easy to care for the Tilley pants were everything one could wish for in a piece of "adventure" clothing. I returned the pants to Tilley (very much "Tongue in Cheek", well how many suppliers of outdoor clothing do you know who would replace a 6+ year item?) I can confirm that Tilley do honour their promised guarantee! I received a replacement pair of Different Drummer Pants today ! Thank you very much Tilley !

    John Toohill ( , , )

  • Rating:
     ( 5 )

    Different Drummer Zip-offs

    After buying Tilley hats, my partner and I were interested in the other Tilley products. As many will be aware, there are a number of stockists of the hats, but few stockists of the clothing. There was no local stockist of the Tilley clothing, but after contacting Tilley UK, they offered to send the items of clothing we were interested in to a local stockist of their hats. There was no obligation, and no additional charges. They sent a small selection of sizes of the pants we were interested in so we could try them and the stockist would return the unwanted sizes. I regard this level of service as exceptional. We both purchased a pair of the zip-off pants (my partner had been sent the ladies version). I was concerned that the Different Drummer Legends Field Commander Zip-Off Pants were made of nylon, but the comfort is superb! I wear them frequently as they are so comfortable. We use them particularly for holidays, as we can zip off the legs when we arrive in the hotter climes, and reverse the process on our return to old cold Blighty. The pockets that are designed to prevent items from falling out when you sit down are brilliant. I was so impressed I bought a second pair in a different colour, and will be buying another pair of a different style. The only downside is that the velcro waist fastening catches the fabric and causes fluffing. What a minor point that is!

    Neil Turner ( , , )