I didn’t take long for these pants to get worn more than their fair share of days. Mountain Khakis has nailed the perfect combo of fabric weight, cut and fit with this year’s Equatorial Pants.

Mountain Khakis Equatorial Pants Features:

  • 3.7oz 100% Nylon
  • Super High Density Weave
  • 80/20 Durable Water Repellent
  • UVA-UVB 50+
  • Quick-dry, Lightweight & Packable
  • 6 pockets with Mesh Pocket Bags
  • 2 Zip Security Pockets
  • Adjustable Snap Cuffs
  • Articulated Knees
  • Inseam Action Gusset
  • Mid-Rise, Relaxed Fit
  • MSRP: $84.95

Mountain Khakis Equatorial Pants Review

Mountain Khakis Equatorial are my new favorite pants

Seriously, these pants rock the party. So far this spring, my wife has had a hard time prying these away for a washing. I probably tend to wear them a little more than I should, but they are just that comfortable. Around the house, into the mountains, to the office out on the town — the Equatorial is at home.

For such a lightweight pair of pants, they cover a wide variety of weather conditions. Thanks to the DWR treatment, I coached a soccer game in 45 degree rain and stayed bone dry and warm. I’ve seen others comment that they love how well these shed rain and I concur. The old adage, “if you can stay dry, you’ll stay warm” holds true here. As the temperatures have heated up, these pants have continued to be no less impressive.

Mountain Khakis Equatorial Pants - Water Resistant

On days that I bike commute, these are my “go to” pants. I can roll them up and stuff them into my back jersey pocket without any trouble at all. In fact, I roll these, a shirt and underwear into a shopping bag and then stuff it into my middle jersey pocket. While not everyone will stuff them into their bike jersey, many people will stuff them into a carry-on suitcase or into a backpack — however you choose to stow them, just know that they roll up small and come out looking fantastic.

Overall comfort is perfect. I tend to wear either a 33 or 34 waist in Mountain Khakis and these are a 34 and they fit me well — sitting below my hips for a nice, relaxed feel. The pockets are nice and I’d say they are about the perfect size. Sometimes keys or other grabby items get stuck in the mesh-lined pockets, but that’s a small trade-off for comfort. The trademark double right-hand pocket is nice for keeping your keys separate from your phone or other items that you’d like separate.

I will say that while the front button is more secure than a snap, mine is a tight fit. Unbuttoning them is kind of a pain. Luckily, the fly does its job nicely, so I only have to unbutton them a few times a day.

I rocked these with a variety of shirts — including the new Mountain Khakis Equatorial short sleeve plaid shirt. These have resisted stains well and are holding up to abuse with little to no signs of wear. So far, they appear to be ready for the long haul.

The Good

  • Ultra comfy for all occasions
  • Smart style can dress up
  • Love the weather protection in a pinch
  • Dries in no time
  • Standard double stash pocket comes in handy
  • Fit is right on

The Bad

  • Front button is hard to use
  • On the expensive side

The Bottom Line

The new Equatorial Pants have easily made their way into my favorite pants status. These are comfy, offer excellent versatility and fit in at the office, around town, in the hills, on the sidelines of a soccer game and anywhere in-between.

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About Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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