Mountain Hardwear Mesa Pant
These are the best fitting hiking pants I have found that are truly functional for serious hiking (some women's "hiking pants" seem more suitable for walking around the mall looking cool).
I am 5' 2" with about a 31-inch inseam and am on the thinner side and the pants have a roomy enough fit for freedom of movement without being baggy like a lot of others I have tried on; the regular length is just right. The cargo pockets provide extra space to store items one wants easily accessible, and the front pockets are deep enough to not have to worry about things falling out of them.
The waistband is non-bulky so it is comfortable under a pack hipbelt, the rise is just right (a little less than an inch below belly button level), and the pant legs can be cinched at the bottom to keep bugs out or to keep them rolled up for stream crossings.
I haven't had the pants long enough to confidently comment on durability but the quality seems very good and the fabric appears to be tough despite being fairly lightweight. No signs of wear so far from my hiking and trail running.
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The Mountain Hardwear Mesa Pant is THE classic, go-to hiking pant. It is made from durable, 100% nylon Canyon Cloth and has a conical, micro-chamois lined waist for comfort under a pack. Don't hit the trail without them! Adjustable drawcord cuff Articulated knees Chamois-lined seamless conical waist Concealed zip side cargo pockets with internal reinforcement panels Full length inseam gusset Integrated 3/4 webbing belt with adjustable buckle Mesh drain panels in hand pockets
Whether you're climbing to the top of a plateau in the Tule Desert or kickin' it in the shade of a deep arroyo, keep cool and dry with the Mesa Pant from Mountain Hardwear. Durable nylon Canyon Cloth treated with a molecular moisture process lets moisture evaporate before it becomes sweat while the relaxed fit, articulated knees, and full-length inseam gusset let you move with ease.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Women's Mesa Pant (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Women's Mesa Pant by Mountain Hardwear Micro-Chamois-lined seamless conical waist for comfort under a pack Integrated webbing belt with buckle closure for easy fit adjustments Lots of pockets for storage Mesh drain panels in pockets for river crossings and spontaneous swims Full-length inseam gusset and articulated knees for mobility Adjustable Draw cord hidden inside hem to cinch pant leg DWR finish sheds water UPF 50 sun protection SPECIFICATIONS: Avg Weight: 10 oz. / 290 g. (size 8) Inseam Length: 30in. x 32in. x 34in. / 76 x 81 x 86 cm. Materials: Body: Canyon Cloth (100% nylon) Lining: Micro-Chamois (100% polyester) Usage: Hiking / Backpacking
A classic fit, flattering hidden-zip side pockets and the lightweight durability of our Canyon Cloth? highlight this full featured hiking pant. Seamless conical waist provides exceptional comfort under a pack.
- Altrec Outdoors