Mountain Hardwear Mesa Convertible Pants-99663 - Men's

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Whether trekking in some far off country or enjoying your favorite trail near home, the Mountain Hardware Mesa Convertible Pants for men provide comfort and warmth that easily adapts to the changing conditions. Worn as pants or zipped off into shorts, the Mesa Convertible hybrid trail pants provide durability and ease of movement for scrambling over boulders and uneven terrain. A full-length inseam and articulated knees give incredible mobility and comfort through long hikes. A DWR (durable water repellant) finish and UPF 50 sun protection-rating make these travel pants the perfect choice for whatever weather Mother Nature throws at you. Mesh drain panels in the pockets let these pants drain easily when you're crossing rivers and swimming in secluded pools. Rain or shine, the Mountain Hardware Mesa Convertible Pants for men won’t let you down.

Specifications

  • Material: 100% nylon Canyon™ cloth
  • DWR (durable water repellant) finish
  • Micro-Chamois™ lined seamless waist
  • Integrated adjustable webbing belt
  • Front, back and cargo pockets
  • Mesh drain panels in pockets
  • Articulated gusseted knees
  • Zipper short conversion
  • Leg hem zipper for boot compatibility
  • UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) 50
  • Relaxed fit
  • Inseam: (30 in) 76 cm, (32 in) 81 cm, (34 in) 86 cm
  • Weight: 14.9 oz

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Review Summary

4.5 out of 5

35 Reviews

Pros
  • Lasts forever: 5
  • Build quality: 31
  • Great design: 20
  • Ease of use: 18

Cons
  • Bad design: 3
  • Cost: 2
  • fit is a little small and am caught between sizes: 1
  • skimpy belt: 1
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Durability: 4.6 / 5
Comfort: 4.3 / 5
Fit: 2.9 / 5

35 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
LeftcoastBill

I like these pants.
July 04, 2011

These are the second pair of convertible pants I've owned. The first were a super light-weight material that left me feeling a bit "naked". Especially when hiking through less then well kept trails. The Mesa Convertible are what I would call medium weight. That is, they're not the weight of full-on cotton trousers, but not like the parachute silk of the other brand I own. And personally, I prefer a heavier pants when going into the back country. As for the rest, I'm not crazy about cinch belts, but the snap release buckle makes it work, though it seems a bit flimsy. I'm a little weary of it lasting. Otherwise, to date, the legs zip on and off easy enough and the rest of the overall workmanship, comfort and design made it an excellent purchase for my needs.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, medium weight material
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarlV
from SF Bay Area
25-34 yrs

September 12, 2011

My brother-in-law introduced me to the Mesa Convertible pants and I loved them the first time I put them on. I find it somewhat hard to find pants that fit comfortably all day since I have a larger than average lower body; pant seats and thighs are the deciding factor for me. Quality seems to be excellent. I couldn't give it 5 stars for durability yet since I've only had them for a short time, but I doubt that it'd be lacking. I chose this pair of pants over the convertible Matterhorn pants because of the more comfortable lightweight material.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
puck1577
top1000Contributor

from TN
35-44 yrs

Multiple Climate Pants
May 01, 2011

I just spent several days on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains N.P. We began our trip at 2200ft and a temp. of 76 so I began in full pants. After 2 miles uphill I decided to remove the leg bottoms in anticipation of it getting warmer as we climbed. With the lower leg zippers, the pants slid off my legs without a hitch over my backpacking boots... a great upgrade to the Mesa's. The Mesa's also evaporated moisture from my skin like a champ preventing any chaffing whatsoever. At 4 miles up the trail and more than a mile high we reached the A.T. and the once 76* temperature had dropped to 53* with plenty of wind. I had the legs back on the pants, over the boots and zipped around my leg in under a minute. Had I been in either shorts or pants, the first day of my trip would have been miserable... The Mesa's saved the day.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sweetums
from Fairfield, California
55-64 yrs

Great Pants
July 27, 2012

These pants fit well. The zippers on the legs are very high quality which means that it is easy to remove and reattach the legs . These pants are very comfortable and provide good sun protection.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Smiling
from Ft Lauderdae, FL
45-54 yrs

All around pant/short
June 25, 2011

The articulated seems make the zippered areas feel seemless. To allow full enjoyment as a pair of shorts. I also find the soft lining in the crotch and along the backside of the waist, to be very comforting. I feel like I have purchased a custom pair of pants/shorts!.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Rummages
25-34 yrs

Mesa Convertible Pants
November 15, 2011

Never purchased before but have several friends who wore them. Perfect fit, durable and awesome build quality. Although they are pricey they are worth every penny. Six foot, 190 pounds and 34 inch waist and the medium fit perfectly. The legs have a zip that goes up almost to the knee and a button down at the bottom to secure the leg. A little zip pocket on the right thigh and two spacious rear pockets as well as the regular front two pockets work very well for carrying random stuff. Very comfortable pants and ruggage as well. Exactly what I needed.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
elrancho
from Wisconsin

These pants are the best.....
August 06, 2011

I did exchange the belt with one of my own. After clipping a few stitches, this proved to be pretty easy and makes the pants one of the most comfortable, "go-to" pair of pants I own. I really like the convertibility and the fabric is very light but strong. They look good and feel great on. What more could you ask? Cannot rate the durability yet, but so far so good.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MHnut
from Lumberton,NC
35-44 yrs

July 01, 2011

What I like most about these pants other than them being convertible are that the shorts aren't too short when you take the legs off! Another great feature is the built in belt and the legs have zippers up the side so you don't have to take your boots or shoes off to remove the legs. You can tell these are well made just like everything else I have purchased from Mountain Hardwear!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Nutfan
from Salt Lake City, UT
35-44 yrs

Solid Hiking Pants
January 16, 2012

Love the new leg hem zipper - so much better than previous years. Love the long inseam on zip off short, I'm 6'4" and the shorts hit just above my knee. The new pocket designs are excellent and the relaxed fit/long length is perfect. Can't go wrong with these pants!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
snowcone92
from Boston, MA
45-54 yrs

Excellent pants
April 04, 2013

Have had Mtn Hardwear pants before and the Mesa convertibles are just great. Excellent fit and very comfortable. Price is hard to beat as well for the quality. Would buy over North Face and others without question. Have used in Alaska and very pleased, great pants for all outdoor activities.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Buckfanshaw

Another great Mountain Hardware product!
May 27, 2011

I have purchased these pants and the normal Mesa non convertible pants. I can't tell the difference in fit or appearance other than the zipper lines- so if you think you may be in a situation where the temperature changes on your outing- these are a no brainer. I am a pro outdoor videographer and I use my gear in all kinds of situations and environments. The pockets are great for throwing a lens cap or any other small device in without bogging you down. Mountain Hardware is one of the best in my opinion. The quality is evident as soon as you open the package. Well made, great fit, looks nice too.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
xavwg
25-34 yrs

Great pants
October 14, 2011

I like these very comfortable pants. It's well made and the quality of the materials stands out for me. It also feels very durable. It wicks sweat well on a hike in the rain forest. Only gripe is that it ran a little large for me.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CTN1
from Japan
25-34 yrs

Great pants
April 05, 2013

I'm 6'1" and the pants fit perfectly with a pair of sandals; I normally wear a 32" waist with a 34" inseam in jeans. Construction seems great and overall they are quite comfortable for zip offs. I would definitely buy another pair if these were to wear out.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Jake567
from Chicago
45-54 yrs

Recommend these pants
August 11, 2012

I purchased two pairs of these convertible pants because I was pleased with Mountain Hardware's Canyon shorts, which are similar. The pants appear suited well for just about any outdoor activity. So far I have only worn them casually, but, I expect them to withstand heavy use because of the construction quality. I am 6'2" tall with a 36" waist, and, the Large with 34" inseam fit me well. The only disadvantage is the built-in belt does get twisted in the washing machine. With a little patience, one can untwist it, which is done much more easily with the pants off.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
NeoRo
from Malaysia-Singapore
25-34 yrs

Fits perfectly and feels very solid!
June 05, 2012

Been using this for at least 3 months now on a weekly basis. Very comfortable. I go with just shorts or full lenghts when required. Only minus to these are the sides are not identified. Had a north face , which indicated its side by color.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value, Cons: Bad design
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
shogun85
from Lansing, MI
35-44 yrs

Awesome pants!
June 03, 2011

I've worn these on a few hikes now. They are very lightweight, yet they feel durable and shed water and mud great. I even wear them as shorts in everyday situations because they are so comfortable.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Ziggy
top100Contributor

from Fort Lauderdale Fl
55-64 yrs

Best For Price
March 29, 2013

Let me start by saying, that I own several convertible pants. These get a higher rating, than many of the more expensive brands. They are light, comfortable and most of all durable. I wear them hiking, working out, and just around town. I pop them in the wash, and they look brand new. I would recommend them to everybody, with an outdoor lifestyle.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
MHnut
from Lumberton,NC

July 01, 2011

What I like most about these pants other than them being convertible are that the shorts aren't too short when you take the legs off! Another great feature is the built in belt and the legs have zippers up the side so you don't have to take your boots or shoes off to remove the legs. You can tell these are well made just like everything else I have purchased from Mountain Hardwear!

Pros: Great value
sweetums
from Fairfield, California

Great Pants
July 27, 2012

These pants fit well. The zippers on the legs are very high quality which means that it is easy to remove and reattach the legs . These pants are very comfortable and provide good sun protection.

Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
hikingking
from Norco, CA
25-34 yrs

Amazing pants
March 25, 2013

My first pair of Mountain Hardware hiking pants and after a quick traverse down the river trail, they are already my favorite! They're lightweight and durable, and the ability to change to shorts is amazing. It's water repellent and UPF 50 so you dont have to worry about the sun and the rain and multiple mesh pockets that are deep so nothing falls out. Plus they're extremely comfortable, I love these pants!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Duckman2
from Live in Washington, DC but travel/hike globally
55-64 yrs

Nice pants if you need convertibles
December 10, 2011

The Mesa Convertible Pants are a good quality product, offering good versatility for anyone who wants to travel or hike with just a single pair of pants/shorts. The only negatives are that they look a little less like regular pants and are a few ounces heavier than non-convertibles due to the extra zippers.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Odyssey11
25-34 yrs

Good..but not for me.
April 15, 2011

I was planning to use these for rock climbing. I ordered these specifically because the description said they had drawcord cuffs. They do not. It seems Altrec has corrected this in their description so that is good. But unfortunately for me they are missing the one feature I was looking for :( The pants seem well made. And if they fit you are probably fantastic. They do seem to be cut for tall thin folks. I ordered the short inseam and they are still a tad long. Too bad, I really wanted to love these.

Pros: Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
HighTrekker
from Princeton, NJ
45-54 yrs

Awesome Pants
October 08, 2012

Wow what a pant, I've been traveling extensively internationally camping, trekking, scuba diving, etc. I've used this pants almost exclusively as long pants and shorts in warm weather. Unbelievable durability, flex, versatility. I've been in situations where you'd think the fabric would rip and tear but it never did, not even a scuff mark, really bullet proof. I'm about 5'10 and a little over 200lbs and an extra large fit almost perfect. The only con is when you wash the pants make sure you clasp the belt so it doesn't twist in the dryer. Funny, I also wear this as casual pants also and I can't tell you how many people compliment me on these! Who would think, indestructible and fashionable all at once!!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
hike777
from HOUSTON,TX
35-44 yrs

COMFORTABLE, great fit
January 28, 2012

IF you are shorter person with normal legs, i think great fit. i have 36 waist 32 inseam. most styles of pants run a tad long, but not the mountain hardware.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
gtshouse
35-44 yrs

Used to like the Mesa pants
June 30, 2011

I bought these pants because I have several pair of Mesa convertible pants, love them and wanted another pair. Unbeknownst to me, Mountain Hardwear totally changed the style, fit and features. They fit at least an inch and a half larger in the waist than my other Mesa pants. I had to cinch the belt up to the point of the fabric bunching up. The fabric in the waistband reminds me of the Matterhorn pants, which incidentally, fit larger in the waist than the old Mesa pants as well. The cargo pockets on the front have been removed and the front pockets don't feel as secure as the old Mesa pants. They also removed the elastic cinch cord around the bottom of the pants leg. The one thing I like better on this new style is the belt. Bottom line is that I do not like this new style as well as the old and they definitely don't fit like the old style. I should have researched more prior to my purchase. Lesson learned.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
cperc
from Visalia, CA
25-34 yrs

May 04, 2011

I purchased these pants recently and they have turned out to be great! The material breaths great and is really comfortable. The snaps at the bottom are great for pulling them over boots. Fit was true to size for me. I ordered the long and am 6'3" and they are just long enough without being too baggy. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a nice lightweight backpacking pant.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Phishyraven
from Hartford, CT
25-34 yrs

Great pant for the average build
April 11, 2011

Purchased this pant primarily for spring/fall hiking as mountain hardwear products are always great quality and typically stylin. The material on these pants are relatively thin and are not the most comfortable against your skin but this was to be expected from lightweight hiking pants/converts. I really like the pants and my only complaint would be the goofy cargo pockets which kind of make you look a little silly at the bar after a nice day hike. I have larger legs than most and the men's size 32 waist allowed for plenty of waist room but not enough in the butt and thighs for them to be comfortable scrambling and climbing. This of course may not apply to most but for those of us with slightly larger builds a different brand or pant would probably be more appropriate. Also, the 32 inseam some buyers may find is a bit long as I did even tho the same inseam in other brands is nearly spot on (ie arcteryx, outdoor research). Verdict: Am going to swap these bad boys out for a pair of arcteryx, also from Altrec, as they fit a bit more loose in the thigh/butt. Defnitely a recommended pant for those of us who have legs with a smaller in the thigh/hamstring and ultimately glutes: i'm just not that guy!

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
phisherman1412

Best convertible pant out there
April 12, 2011

I have many pairs of convertible nylon pants and these have out performed many other major brands. Just wish i tried these first because i only want to wear these now insted of tnf and even marmot.

Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
DariusTwin
from MN, UT
25-34 yrs

Great pair of convertible pants
March 31, 2011

Very comfortable and functional pair of pants. I like the option of wearing pants or shorts depending on the weather. I have worn them on a few backpacking trips but already i notice a difference in quality and comfort compared to other pairs i have owned. I an 6'2" and i opted for the "long" length. They fit well over a pair of boots or the vibram five fingers i wear on shorter or water trips. i like the length of the zippers on the legs, it makes putting wet and muddy boots on easier. I originally purchased these as a replacement for a pair of hiking pants that became two sizes larger when they got wet. This was a problem canoeing in the boundary waters, and hiking slot canyons. I haven't had the same problem with these pair. They keep their shape and hold up when wet or dirty. These are the only pair of convertible hiking pants that i would purchase again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, non-rip fabric
Comfort: 2 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Flatscaster
from Charleston, SC
35-44 yrs

Not for long legs
January 08, 2012

Im 6'4" and the zippers for the convertable shorts lay directly across my kneecaps and slide up and snap back down the top of my knee with each step. Very uncomfortable to wear. Otherwise the fit and quality was great. Very nice heavy construction at the waist. Still I had to return these for the chafing across my knees.

Pros: Build quality, Cons: Bad design
Comfort: 1 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
bruzerlarue
from Philly, PA
45-54 yrs

Mesa pants hits me wrong
September 03, 2011

Love the overall tailoring and fabric of thes pants BUT for my height 5'11" and inseam 32" the connection between theshot part and the rest of the pants hits my knee and chafes when I walk.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Bad design
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
capn
top500Contributor

from Texas
35-44 yrs

Killer convertables
October 10, 2011

I wore these pants for the first time on the appalachian trail in new Hampshire. I spent three days in the same pants zipping and unzipping them as they weather changed. They held up well and were very comfortable. They stretched well with movement and dried out quickly. Great product for the price. I would by them all over again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
mykl
from Pensacola Florida
35-44 yrs

nice and lite
June 18, 2011

These are great pants. Very lite and durable. They do run alittle small and if your short like me at 5'7" the short version length fits great. has adjustable belt built in and no belt loops . zip off legs are great.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
TSReviewer

Solid pants
August 01, 2011

Took two pairs of these pants to the Quetico for a week this summer and both held up very well. I was getting them completely soaked every day, and they would dry extremely fast. We were also daily scrambling over rocks and walking through dense foliage and I had zero tears in the pants fabric. I found the zip-off features easy to work with and as a huge plus, the shorts actually look like a normal pair once you zip the legs off. I had multiple people compliment the look of the shorts, although that was not why I purchased them. The fit is great, although I would encourage buyers to pay attention to the sizing chart to ensure you get the correct length. Overall, I was impressed as to how they held over an intense week of wet conditions. I would definitely purchase these again and fully intend to get significant use out of them.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
SaltyDog69
from North FL
35-44 yrs

great expedition pant.
June 01, 2012

I wore these for almost 2 weeks staight while on an sup expedion up the St.Johns river in Florida. Very comfy and appear durable even after being wet and dry constantly.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: skimpy belt
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
EGrub
from Los Angeles, CA
35-44 yrs

Very well thoughtout
April 11, 2011

I have purchased a lot of different kinds of hiking pants, but none of them compared to Mountain Hardware's Convertible Mesa pant. The design is very well thought out, with soft lining along the waistline, good zipper placement on the legs, easily accessible pockets and great build quality. They also offer better size options then other companies, like 34" inseams that they have in stock. I highly recommend these pants to anyone who hikes in areas that you may need pants in the morning but shorts in the afternoon.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
reviewer11

October 23, 2011

Purchased these several months ago. Fit is decent in the legs for me (6'4" 190#) in large/long size. The waist could possibly use some elastic, as there is a bit of "cinching" required to keep the waist from riding too low. But not a deal breaker. The waistline is comfortable. Other wishes: slightly larger zipper pulls, and slightly smaller logos. I like that the the shorts inseam is longer than other convertibles I have tried.

Pros: Ease of use, Build quality

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