Closeouts. Carrying the title of Mountain Hardwear's most durable three-layer shell pants, Bokta pants use waterproof breathable Dry.Q® Elite fabric to lock out moisture but still allow perspiration to escape from inside.
Reviewed by Sean from Colorado on Saturday, April 11, 2015
The pants do their most important job well - keeping you dry and moving moisture away from your skin. Like many highly breathable fabrics (like Gore-Tex Proshell) they aren't quite as windproof as older less breathable fabrics. The fabric has held up well with virtually no signs of wear after two seasons snowboarding, hiking and snowshoeing.
The biggest drawback is that there is only one small pocket at mid thigh on the right side. The suspenders work but only attach to the front of the pants to enable the seat to drop with the pants still on. The side zippers go up and down but don't allow you to separate the two sides fully - you still have to step through the waist area if you want to keep your boots on. Totally doable but detachable zippers would be easier.
I'm 6'5" and 210 lbs. I bought the XL Long. I have a 34-36 pant size. The waist on these is right for layering and cinches down for spring conditions. The length works well for my 34-36 inseam.
Reviewed by Marcel from Boise, ID on Sunday, February 10, 2013
These pants are bomb proof... I've put them through about 15 days skiing so far, and I'm always skiing off piste and trees. I've gone through branches many times and not a sign of wear or tear in these pants. It did get two small cuts in the cuff which I believe are from an avalanche rescue class I've took and had to hike and was hitting branches and rocks while training with a beacon, but the material is really durable and I expect it to last many seasons. The full side zippers are great that you can take the pants out with ski boots, it's good when you layer fleece pants! As another reviewer has mentioned the zippers are hard to handle, stiff and small. Also I wish they have 4 zippers so it would be easy to vent while you are skinning or bootpacking!
Reviewed by tomek_ct from New Haven, CT on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I own a bunch of MH items and I've been a big fan of their gear for years. But this one is... just a disappointment. I was on the market for a new ski bibs and thought these will be perfect. The material is great and they are really well made. It's a design flaws that made me to send them back. Suspenders - they are attached to the front and side of of you hip, and not the back - really awkward, and just doesn't work. Gaiters - very flimsy, they will not seal you from the snow. Zippers - there is NO WAY you would be able to unzip them while wearing gloves trying to access the gaiters to adjust your boot - they have the tiniest slider lock I've seen. The pants look good, I admit, but it seems that whoever designed them has some fashion sense but doesn't know much about functionality of a gear or spent much time on the mountain skiing below 0F in North East.
Reviewed by phill from miramichi NB Canada on Saturday, June 30, 2012
I am 5-10 and 185 lbs , 32 in waist , ordered the med , waist fit good but very tight around the legs ,I can not wear a base layer under the medium so I ordered the large , legs on the reg are just long enough.
Best Uses: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking
Cons: Poor Fit
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Length: Feels true to length
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, High-Quality Material and Stitching, Lightweight, Packable
Reviewed by MPD from Alberta, Canada on Monday, May 14, 2012
Had 2 days of spring skiing in these pants (read: wet days), and they kept me bone dry and breathed very well. I'm usually the sweatiest man on the mountain when hiking, but these did their job as advertised. I went with the Medium, long inseam (I'm a 32-33" inseam in jeans) and they fit pretty well. The regular definitely would have been too short.
Inseam: Feels true to length
Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Great Color, Lightweight, Quality Material
Reviewed by Neeps from New England on Monday, April 16, 2012
Used these skiing in WY, UT and AK on a 2 week trip. They are a great shell pant. Used them on a cold blustery hike in Jackson to a warm sunny day in Deer Valley to buckets of wettish snow falling in AK. Stayed dry and comfortable the whole time. I usually don't keep much in my pant pockets so the one thigh pocket was fine for me. I kept my iphone in it for quick pics when the oppostunity arose. Love the suspenders too. My only complaint is that somehwhere along the way I must have rubbed a tree branch or something that left the tiniest knick in the fabric on the thigh. Only the outer layer got it so I'm not sure what is going to happen in that area. I will most likely put one of those stick on patches over it and not worry about it. maybe the material could be a little tougher otherwise they were perfect.
Best Uses: Rain, skiing
Cons: 1 pocket
Describe Yourself: Bargain Shopper
Inseam: Feels true to length
Pros: Beads well, Great Fit, Light weight, Waterproof