5-Pocket Pants


¥ 17,500 Tax included


Hiker's Pants

Our 5-Pocket Pants are a pair of extremely comfortable pants with our unique 5-Pocket system that help you keep your map, snacks, and smartphone close by. They are durable, comfortable, and perhaps our most versatile pair of hiking pants.


Dark Navy
Sage Gray
Moon Gray
Glacier White


Made in Akita, Japan

Taslan Nylon (100% Nylon) 120g/㎡
Water repellent:
C6 DWR (PFAS Free)
YKK #3 Coil Zipper
239g (Size S)
242g (Size S-Tall)
253g (Size M)
256g (Size M-Tall)
266g (Size L)
271g (Size L-Tall)
282g (Size XL)
285g (Size XL-Tall)
MEN | S / S-Tall / M / M-Tall / L / L-Tall / XL / XL-Tall

Product Story

Not Just the Long Version

Akira Natsume, Yamatomichi

Secure storage for a smartphone, convenient hand pockets, overall performance, and so on… Everything about our 5-Pocket Shorts (that we made before the 5-Pocket Pants) was so perfect and comfortable, that regular long pants simply didn’t seem good enough anymore. Only, when it was too cold to wear shorts, I had no choice but to wear long pants by other companies. That is until I decided to make a long version of our 5-Pocket Shorts.

Naomi Kazama, wearing the Green color.

Initially, I was simply trying to lengthen the shorts to make a pair of pants, but the development turned out to be a lot more difficult than I expected. Because the Taslan nylon of the 5-Pocket Shorts has no stretch properties, the movement of the knee got too restricted when I tried making a pair of long pants from the same material.

Instead, I thought of using an elastic material containing polyurethane, but this caused another problem: the materials with polyurethane tended to be slow-drying and less windproof in exchange for its elasticity. I, therefore, decided against using any stretch material.

The 5-Pocket Shorts patterner and I tried one pattern after another and tested it over and over again. The goal was to create the ideal pair of long hiking pants made with the same Taslan nylon, assuring flexible knee movement.

After a great deal of testing and consideration, we concluded that gussets were the solution: bias-cut multiple gussets are sewn to make the pants more three-dimensional. Finally, we came up with the ideal pair of comfortable long pants.

Since then, I wear our 5-Pocket Shorts in the summer, and our 5-Pocket Pants when colder. The material is thin and lightweight but shuts out the wind properly, so I can still keep warm even in slightly cold weather. And I just love the convenience of our 5-Pocket system.

Form and Function

Pockets for Smartphone and Maps

Yamatomichi 5-Pocket design can neatly store your map, snack, wallet, and other items you need during hiking, without interfering with your leg movement.

Especially, our smartphone pocket at the side is so well-positioned that it fits your phone while keeping it securely in place without bouncing around when running. The map pocket is large enough to store the water bottle.

1st pocket
Large enough for comfortable keeping your hands in your pockets while hiking.

2nd pocket
The 2nd pocket is perfect for your smartphone. The perfectly-allocated pocket just behind the hipbone secures a smooth leg lift, preventing your phone from bouncing around, and keeps your phone safe and intact when sitting.

3rd pocket
The 3rd pocket is positioned high for wallets, etc. The long zipper tab allows for easy opening/closure of the pocket.

Key Loop
You can attach keys or a small carabiner to the long key loop. It’s also handy when you hang the pants to dry.

4th pocket
The lower part of the pocket liner is made of polyester mesh for drainage should the pants get wet.

5th pocket
The 5th pocket is made to fit the size of the normal hiking map. It is also perfect for a large-screen smartphone, compact digital camera, and even a water bottle.

Outstanding Ease of Movement

Though the material is non-stretchable, the outstanding ease of movement is achieved by our proprietary pattern and the three-dimensional sewing. The pants are stress-free and comfortable even when you have to raise your leg high on a steep trail.

After many trials and errors, we successfully created the stress-free design; the gusset at the crotch allows for comfortable leg movement. The seam puckering (wrinkles at the seam) adds uniqueness to our 5-Pocket Pants.

Fast-drying and Durable

In the pouring rain, even water-repellent finished clothes will unavoidably get wet. Also, even the highest-spec rainwear gets soaked from the moisture caused by sweat during intense exercise. Hence, what we prioritize is how fast the fabric can dry after getting wet, rather than making a lot of effort to keep them completely dry.

Generally, the thinner the fabric, the faster it dries. It is true that fast-drying property matters for hiking, but at the same time, a certain level of durability and strength are required.

The cotton-like Taslan with 120g/㎡, the material used for the Pants, is lightweight, fast-dry, and durable.

Moisture Content after 15 mins of Spin Dry

As the fabric is very light it dries in no time! See below for details of just how fast these pants dry compared to other fabrics.

The below chart compares the moisture content in the fabric of the 5-Pocket Pants with synthetic base layers and normal cotton after a 15 minutes spin cycle.
The lower the moisture content, the faster the fabric will dry. As can be seen on the above chart the 5-Pocket Pants are almost completely dry with a moisture content of only 1% after a 15 minutes spin.

5-Pocket Lineup

Yamatomichi offers three types of bottoms for the three seasons of spring, summer, and autumn: the standard 5-Pocket Pants/Shorts, the origin of the series; the Light 5-Pocket Pants/Shorts, which are super light and offer exceptional breathability; and the DW 5-Pocket Pants/Shorts, which are somewhat in the middle between the two.

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation, season, and application, but all of the designs are similar. Please visit the following link for details.

5-Pocket Lineup


Cotton-like Taslan Nylon

The Taslan nylon fabric is made of “air-textured yarns”, the filament yarns using compressed air.

Unlike the general nylon fabrics, which are often shiny, the Taslan nylon has a matte and soft texture. It is a high-density material made of “air-textured yarns”, achieving both durability and lightweight.

The nylon material is fast-dry and its unique uneven texture keeps you comfortable in various conditions without sticking to your wet skin.

Taslan Nylon (100% Nylon) 120g/㎡
70d/48f x 160d/144f

Tear strength measured by JIS L 1096 D (In-house test)
Vertical: 7.6kg, Horizontal: 4.4kg

Tensile strength measured by JIS L 1096 A (In-house test)
Vertical: 102kg (or more), Vertical: 79kg

Breathability measured by JIS 1096 A (In-house test)


  • Kim 175cm-74kg
    Size MT (Pale Lilac 2023)

    • Kim 175cm-74kg
      Size MT (Pale Lilac 2023)

      • Akira 163cm-59kg
        Size S (Terracotta)

      • Akira 163cm-59kg
        Size M (Blue Gray 2022)

      • Ippei 172cm-62kg
        Size MT (Deep Forest 2023)

      • Ippei 172cm-62kg
        Size L (Glacier White)

      • Kim 175cm-74kg
        Size MT (Pale Lilac 2023)

      • Kim 175cm-74kg
        Size L (Tawny Port 2023)

      • Pony 173cm-76kg
        Size L (Woodrose 2023)

      • Tsuka 183cm-65kg
        Size LT (Olive)

      • Tsuka 183cm-65kg
        Size XL (Black)

        • Akira 163cm-59kg
          Size S (Terracotta)

        • Akira 163cm-59kg
          Size M (Blue Gray 2022)

        • Ippei 172cm-62kg
          Size MT (Deep Forest 2023)

        • Ippei 172cm-62kg
          Size L (Glacier White)

        • Kim 175cm-74kg
          Size MT (Pale Lilac 2023)

        • Kim 175cm-74kg
          Size L (Tawny Port 2023)

        • Pony 173cm-76kg
          Size L (Woodrose 2023)

        • Tsuka 183cm-65kg
          Size LT (Olive)

        • Tsuka 183cm-65kg
          Size XL (Black)

          推奨サイズ / Recommended Size

          Size S ST M MT L LT XL XLT
          身長 / Height
          160~167 168~172 165~172 173~178 170~178 179~184 176~184 185~190
          体重 / Weight
          52~61 52~61 59~69 59~69 67~78 67~78 76~85 76~85
          ウエスト / Waist
          70~80 70~80 74~84 74~84 82~92 82~92 90~94 90~94

          製品サイズ / Product Size

          *Waist is measured when the rubber is not stretched.
          **The hip is the width measured at the largest part of the waist when placed flat.

          Unit: cm
          Size S ST M MT L LT XL XLT
          パンツ丈 / Pants Length 96.5 99.5 99 102 102.5 105.5 105 108
          股下 / Inseam 73.5 76.5 75.5 78.5 78.5 81.5 80 83
          ウエスト / Waist 66 66 71 71 74 74 79 79
          ヒップ / Hip 54 54 58.5 58.5 61 61 63.5 63.5
          裾巾 / Hemline 17.5 17.5 18 18 19 19 20 20

          *Slight size differences may occur due to fabric shrinkage and sewing variations.


          Care Instructions

          • Machine wash below 40°C.
          • Use laundry net or wash separately.
          • Line dry in the shade.
          • Tumble dry below 60°C.
          • Do not bleach and do not use fabric softener.
          • Iron on low without steam.
          • Do not dry-clean.
          • High temperatures may cause shrinkage.


          • We only accept payment by credit card. We currently do not accept payment via bank transfer from overseas accounts.
          • We accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, Master, American Express, and JCB.
          • To download your receipt, please click the link included in the Dispatch Notice, which we will send by email as soon as the items are dispatched.


          • Order Confirmation will be sent after the order.
          • The items will be dispatched within 3 days after the payment is confirmed.
          • The dispatch notice will be sent by email as soon as the items are dispatched.
          • The delivery may be delayed by unforeseeable reasons such as natural disasters and other logistics issues. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
          • We cannot ship multiple orders in one package due to how our delivery system is currently set up.
          • We will ship to regions in North America, Oceania, and Europe (excluding Russia) via DHL. For regions in Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa, and Russia, we use EMS (International Express Mail Service) for shipping.
          • Shipping fees and delivery times vary depending on the shipping destination as well as the size and weight of the items.

          Size Exchange

          • Overseas customers who need to change the size of their order, should note that the time needed for shipping will vary greatly depending on your country of residence.
          • We only accept exchanges when the item is unused (except for fitting).
          • If you wish to exchange the size of the item, please contact us within seven days of receiving your order.
          • Exchanges can only be made for the same color in a different size.
          • If the size you wish is out of stock, we will suggest a different color.
          • If the product is out of stock, we may simply have to ship the item back to you.
          • All shipping costs to be carried by the customer.
          • We will only send the exchanged item to you, upon receipt of return shipping cost via PayPal.
          • Please be aware that some countries charge customs duties depending on the price of the item.
          • We are unable to answer any questions on local customs. Please contact your local customs bureau.


          We accept repairs for all of our Yamatomichi products. For inquiries on repair services including patching the holes, repairing with extra components, or fixing the items damaged over time, please feel free to contact us from the “Repair” section of the SUPPORT page.