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Men's Mesa™ v2 Convertible Pant




Light and quick to dry, this convertible hiking pant delivers. The Mesa seems like an old favorite from the moment you put it on. A full-length inseam gusset aids mobility and an extra-wide, soft waistband keeps you comfortable while packing in. Zip off the legs for shorts with an 11” inseam. UPF 50 fabric blocks out UV rays.
Style# 1488761
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 4.6 oz. / 130 g. -
  • Fit: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


Light and quick to dry, this convertible hiking pant delivers. The Mesa seems like an old favorite from the moment you put it on. A full-length inseam gusset aids mobility and an extra-wide, soft waistband keeps you comfortable while packing in. Zip off the legs for shorts with an 11” inseam. UPF 50 fabric blocks out UV rays.


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  • Mesh drain panels in pockets for river crossings and spontaneous swims.
  • Zippered side pocket, with key clip.
  • Convert to shorts with an 11" inseam.
  • Full-length inseam gusset for mobility.
  • DWR finish repels water.


  • Body Fabric: Canyon Twill
  • Body Fabric Content: 100% nylon


Inseam: 30,32,34" / 76 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Relaxed
  • Weight: 4.6 oz. / 130 g.


Men's Mesa™ v2 Convertible Pant 4.5 5 12 12
Solid hiking pants - gets shorter with tumble-drying though! Granted, not the sexiest hiking pants out there, but practical and near impossible to tear or wear out. Light, cool and dries super fast after fords or washing. Unfortunately the wicking, fast-drying material also turns them into a sneaky heat-sink with even the slightest wind on a rainy day. A smaller smartphone fits in the side pocket (Sony Z1 Compact for instance) but cut away the little plastic hook in there to avoid scratches. I have hiked a little over 1.500 miles in a single pair, and they have little chafe or wear to show for it, though the seams at the bottom of the legs seems to be nearing the end. HOWEVER, they do get significantly shorter with washing and ESPECIALLY tumble-drying. My first pair lost almost 2 inches of length (!!!) over less than 10 washes for that geeky, growth-spurt look :P They keep their length much better if not tumble-dried, but still gets a little shorter over time, maybe from washing, maybe from sun exposure? January 5, 2015
Versatile They're great to go out in the morning when it's a little chilly, but then unzip when it warms up in the afternoon. December 1, 2014
Graet lightweight pant. I really like these pants. They have held up very well and are very comfortable to wear. My only recommendation if I could change anything would be the zip off legs. They are well made I just wish that they zipped open in the back before the front. That way you could zip them half open to vent them without showing your knees off. Other than that they are great pants. May 9, 2014
Lightweight and comfortable I purchased a pair of 31x34's. The length was true to size but the waist fit more like a 33. I can't wear the pants without a belt. They are lightweight and very comfortable. March 25, 2014
could be great The light weight material in these pants will be great for warmer climes. I don't live in a real warm climate so haven't gotten to give them a good run yet but liked them on a recent trip to the Utah desert. I'm sure that when summer comes they will get a lot of use. I was glad to see that they did not have the built in belt that others have complained about. However these pants are lacking in one thing. The lower removal leg does not have a zipper at the cuff and this makes getting them off over boots a real chore. I thought that I read in past reviews that they did have zippers at the cuff and was disappointed that the pair that got didn't have them. I previously owned a pair of Matterhorn convertibles and they did have the cuff zipper, so I expected these to have them as well. March 12, 2014
Impressed Last week I went Backpacking in temps below 30F with freezing rain for hours. I had these pants on with an under armor base. I stayed completely dry and relatively warm the entire time. The pants far exceeded my hopes. Well worth the money (especially on sale). March 10, 2014
Great Pants Have worn them several times hiking and camping with the scouts. They are light weight and very tough. Wish I ordered more. January 23, 2014
Mesa Convertible Pants Rock! I've owned three pairs of convertible pants in the last 6 years: Royal Robbins Zip n' Go pants (16.2 oz); Columbia Titanium Silver Ridge II pants (11.2 oz) and the Mountain Hardwear Mesa Convertible Pants (15.2 oz). Of the three, the Mesa Convertibles are my favorite. These pants fit and feel great and don't have that "zip-off pants" look. Even with a trim fit, these pants provide a great range of motion for scrambling on talus & boulders and other off-trail maneuvers. The zips at leg bottoms open up far enough to remove legs while keeping boots on (can't do that with my Columbia's). There's also a snap at the bottom of boot zip openings. With this snapped, I opened up the "boot zips" on recent trip for ventilation and it worked great (pit zips for your calves!). The pants don't have cargo pockets. This might be a problem for some, but isn't for me because I like to travel on the "trim" side. There's a zip pocket just below the right front pocket that I use to keep compass and maps handy. The Mesa shorts are longer than both the Royal Robbins' and Columbia's shorts (which I think are waaay too short... think, '70s short). I think the longer length looks better and, in addition to backcountry use, I wear them around town. The "micro-chamois-lined seamless conical waist" really does feel nice under a cinched-down pack belt. I also have a pair of MH's Wildlands shorts with same feature and the waist just really feels good. The "Cigar" color does a great job of hiding a week's worth of dirt and abuse (my other convertibles are tan and look trashed after a week). Lastly, and most importantly, the Mesa's simply look great (and if you don't look good in the backcountry, you're nowhere!). November 9, 2013
Decent Pant Wore one pair of these pants on a 160 mile, week and a half hike. Easy to keep clean, fast drying. Never wore them as shorts, but used zippers as vents, which worked great. They are tight around the thighs and I am pretty slim. Also, a sewn seam separated in the crotch/between legs area. Had to sew up with field kit to keep it from spreading. Not sure why or how this happened except that it may have been a faulty seam. Laslty, get a belt. Either they stretched a little around waist or I lost weight very quickly. October 2, 2013
Light Weight, Warm Weather Backpacking Pants These zipoff pants are well suited for warm/moderate temperature outdoor activity. The are well-made. I'm a 31/30, and it's VERY difficult to find good zipoff pants for my size. My 31/30's fit perfectly. My son is a 28/29. These pants do not have zippers on the lower leg, which makes them easier to hem to a shorter size- so I purchased the 28/30's for my son and got them hemmed. Perfect fit. Please keep making the smaller sizes Mountain Hardware! May 24, 2013