Reviewed by Buster Brown from Montana on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I'm a big fan of Mountain Khakis and these shorts are a dynamite deal if you incorporate STP's 20% off coupon deals.
I use them primarily for sport climbing and bouldering. They're not as durable as MK's Alpine Short, but they are noticeably more breathable and have very little movement restriction.
I'm a big guy (5'11", 225lbs.) and wear a 36 in all other pants, but have always had to buy 38 from MK. The 38's fit fine except that that rearend is super droopy. I have fairly thick legs and the 38's provide adequate space there. I hope that MK changes its sizing one of these days so that either 36 is comparable to other brands or that 38 doesn't have a droopy butt.
All in all, they do dynamite work though.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Warm weather climbing, Wear To Work
Reviewed by Paul S. from Greenville, SC on Thursday, March 24, 2011
This is my 4th MK product. The others are long pants, which I wear all the time. Their waist ran a little small. Im a 34 and the 34 in MK has always been a little tight. These in a 34 were a little loose, not too much. So I would order these safely in whatever size you normally order pants.
Like others have said the front pockets are worthless and actually dont look good with the stitching on the outside. But the back pockets are great, and have the heavy duty MK brass button on them. So while walking around you can put your valuables in your back pocket and have them secured if necessary.
Everything else about the pants are good, the color is true to the pictures, the length is good, the loops are solid, the zipper and button look like they will last a long time, especially the button, it seems to be on there very tight. I was worried that these shorts would be made of too heavy material like my pants, but they are made of a lighter material that is perfect for summer and wont be too hot.