Mountain Khakis is well-known for their durable, mountain-friendly work wear. They also have a variety of casual wear to suit the mountain lifestyle. New-for-fall, the Camber 107’s carve a new path in MK fit, style and function.
Mountain Khakis Camber 107 Pant Features:
- Fabric: 9 oz. Canvas 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex
- Modern 5-Pocket Jean Style
- Reinforced Front Leg Panels
- Sewn On Right Side Thigh Cell Pocket With Ring Snap Closure
- Back Pocket Design Treatment
- Ranch Stitch on Coin Pocket
- Articulated Knees For Ease Of Movement
- Diamond-Shaped Action Gusset
- YKK® Zipper
- Rivet-Reinforced Stress Points
- Triple-Stitched Seams
- Mid-Rise, Relaxed Jean Fit
- Price: $69.95
Time to break out the pants
When the weather turns, it’s unfortunately time to grab a pair of pants. I hold off as long as possible, but when it gets too cold, it’s time. My first choice is the Mountain Khakis Equatorial Pants, but with winter’s chill coming on strong in the morning, something like the ultra-stretchy Camber 107 has been the trick.
I’m decidedly not a fan of skinny jeans, girl pants or whatever you want to call them. I’m a no-nonsense guy, unfazed by the latest fashion trends. I like my clothing to be versatile and functional — outdoorsy, but nice enough for the office or a night out. And, I’m not about to trade my manhood for a pair of skinny jeans.
Enter the Mountain Khakis Camber 107 with a relaxed, efficient fit with nothing extra to bog you down. And, with 3 percent Spandex, these pants move everywhere you do. The style is decidedly mountain-friendly, but they can hang around the office.
When I first started wearing the Camber 107’s, I was impressed with the overall fit. They sit just at my hips and offer unrestricted movement. The cut is a little tighter than I’d prefer, but the stretch makes up for it. I don’t like baggy jeans, but I guess the fit I typically opt for is “loose,” which is just a smidge more roomy than these. Compared to the Mountain Utility Pants, these are much lighter and comfortable to wear — still durable, but not thick and bulletproof.
Pockets are the perfect size with the two front hand pockets deep enough to hold your phone, keys and a wallet without feeling too claustrophobic. The pocket liners stay put when hands or items are removed — something of a bother with some pants or shorts these days. And, the single buttoned pocket on the right thigh is money. I typically used that for my iPhone 5 or my wallet — depending on what I was doing. It is perfectly-positioned and moves with your every move and the simple button snap is great.
I’d say sizing is right on with the 33×32 pants I’ve been wearing.
- Durable and mountain-friendly
- Relaxed, efficient cut
- Stretchy for extreme maneuvers
- Great-sized hand pockets with wide openings
- I’d go for a little looser cut — even though they stretch well
- They wrinkle if you don’t take them out of the dryer fast enough
- Leg pocket may not be deep enough for larger smartphones
The Bottom Line
With some great improvements on the classic MK pants, the Camber 107’s have a lot going for them. The subtle stretch makes for one comfortable pant, but they don’t sacrifice their mountain style in the process.
Buy Now: Available at Backcountry.com