WondaMunkywrote a review of Mountain Khakis Alpine Utility Slim Pant - Men's on July 1, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
I have several pairs of Mountain Khaki shorts and the relaxed fit of this same product. It took a few exchanges of size to get the fit right for me. I'm 5'6", 160 lbs, and generally wear a 31" waist, some manufacturers even a 30". With Mountain Khaki's I found that my preferred feeling of the relaxed waist fit I enjoy at a 31" to match closest to Mountain Khaki's 33".
The material is awesome! High quality cotton trousers! Such as I've come to enjoy from Mountain Khakis. It's warm on the hot days, as it is a heavier material, but I never feel like I have baby these dungarees getting on my knees or brushing out trees like some of the more technical fabrics that are produced as hiking/climbing/work pants.
I actually enjoy the fit and appearance of the slim fit Mountain Khakis Alpine Utility Pants, in comparison to the relaxed. The relaxed makes me feel like I'm swimming in a pair of MC Hammer's jammers. My only wish was that they allowed me more wiggle room when hi-stepping.
Trying to climb in to a truck bed, step up a ladder, or swing my leg over a fence.... I encounter a great deal of resistance as the gusseting in the crotch does not provide my legs ample room to achieve such maneuvers with ease in the canvas material. The relaxed fit provides plenty of space in the thigh to not bind the material. But if I wanna swing my foot up on the flat bed of our pick up, I unfortunately end up getting my knee instead, and crawling on like an unsure toddler trying to tackle a set of stairs.... Not the most manly endeavor....
Aside from the issue of having to hike up my slim fits to swing my boots over the top...I do enjoy these pants. Rugged, well made, and have plenty of material in all the wear spots to last for good long time no matter what endeavor you undertake.
However, as I like to have the ability to be agile when working. I'm not settling my heart on these as the perfect pair of pants for my undertakings.