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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.
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.
Light and quick to dry, this convertible hiking pant seems like an old favorite from the moment you put it on. UPF 50 and DWR finish for great performance on the trail.
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
not bad but...... not bad....lightweight very breathable...great for spring, summer, fall, and early winter...not a fan of the new belt style as with rugged activity it comes unclipped easily...also runs about a half size small....ordered a 34/34 which ismy norm and it's just a tad snug around the man parts....quality construction though and should stand up to some rugged use...just order a size up. May 16, 2013
Great convertible pant I haven't yet used them as shorts, but I've hiked in them through fall, winter and the beginning of spring. The pant itself is plenty warm, so being convertible, I'm guessing, is going to be a highly desirable function. I don't see using these as full-on pants past April. April 8, 2013