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Made for desert hikes.

The Mountain Hardwear Men's Mesa Pants protect your legs as you climb through desert canyons. The durable Mesa Pants' articulated knees and full-length inseam gusset keep you comfortable as you bend down to take a close-up shot of the blooming cactus.
  • Canyon Cloth material is highly abrasion resistant; great for climbing and spelunking
  • Micro-Chamois lining wicks moisture and prevents your backpack's waist-belt from chafing

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Hi everyone! I was wondering what length...

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Hi everyone! I was wondering what length to get for these pants. I'm 6'1 with a 31" waist and usually just about a 33" inseam. Should I go for the 32-medium or the 32-large?

Thanks again!

4 5

mesa pants

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

great though pants, used it for a month in zion, inian creek and yosemite, every single day, and it is still intact.
only "problem" was the sizing i had a 32 regular lenght, but the wais was a bit big for a 32.
taking that away, that is not a problem or anything, really great durable climbing pants

4 5

The integrated belt is key.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was looking to replace my old EMS hiking pants and got this pair before the summer. They fit well (i.e., aren't parachute pants) and wash easily. I've already worn some small holes in the sides from bushwacking through the Adirondacks, but they've held up admirably. And, as the title says, the integrated belt is key.

My only minor complaint is that the pockets are shifted forward toward the crotch so they are almost on your thigh which is bit awkward.

3 5

Not impressed

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I received these pants tonight after being anxious to try them on-not impressed. I purchased a pair of Prana Flex climbing pants earlier this week and fell in love with them. I wanted to try out the Mountain Hardware Mesa pants and was expecting the same level of comfort with possibly a different cut. The cut was definitely different, but not in the good way. First, the pocket placement is odd and I can tell without putting anything in it that they will be irritating-the pockets are on the fron of each leg. Second, the cut is somewhat constricting in leg movement-that was just trying them out in my living room. Third, the back pockets are not easily accessible through the hard core velcro.

My thoughts-I'm buying more of the Prana pants in different colors, and I'll use these for easy hikes and casual dress.

3 5

Sizing is all over the place

Look really well made, material looks and feels great but the cut is really weird. I wear large MH pants and they normally fit great. Just the right amount of loose. But these are way too baggy round the crotch (yes I know they are a climbing cut) and a little to narrow on ankles for my liking.

What is the total length of the LARGE/32"...

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What is the total length of the LARGE/32" inseam? I probably really need a 34" inseam, but I guess they don't make that length.

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lawrence. There may be a 1/2" of length added for a large but for the most part it is 32". FYI we make short (30"), Regular (32"), and Long (34") in the Mesa Pant... so, know that you can get a 34" inseam if that is what you want. I hope this info helps!

4 5


Light weight and comfortable. Can easily be used as a shell with long underwear underneath on chilly days.

Are these water proof?

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Are these water proof?

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No. They have a little water resistance and will dry quickly, but they aren't waterproof.

5 5

perfect for bouldering

These pants are made of a thin fabric that is really breathable. It doesn't feel cheap or fragile, like some outdoor pants that I've come across. They're not too baggy and not too tight. All in all, amazing pants for rock climbing.

4 5

Great Pants

I like these pants bc they are light weight and rugged. Back pocket sags a bit. I would deffinately reccomend them. They are about the same weight as my Arc'Teryx Rampart pants and half the cost!

5 5

Mountain Hardware Mesa Pants

I looked for a replacement to Mountain Hardware's Canyon pants, which fit me perfectly and were excellent for my outdoor activities. Now I've found them in the Mesa lineup, which seems to have the same fit, quick-dry fabric, handy pockets and more. The color selection is great. I'll be buying more of the pants and shorts in the future.

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I was wondering how you take your measurements. I know some pants I buy in the waist are tighter than other brands. I was curious if yours are looser and more comfortable, or are they tighter?