Mountain Khakis Teton Twill Pants Review
When I think of mountain Khakis, I think of the quintessential outdoorsman brand that works for both the hunter/fisherman that shops at Cabella’s and the high tech hiker that shops at REI. Most of the products in the Mountain Khakis line don’t use the most technical of fabrics, but they are made with quality workmanship and will last the test of time. In recent times, I’ve been testing out the Mountain Khaki Teton Twill Pants while hiking, traveling, and casual day use.
When the Teton Twill Pants showed up on my door step, I was a little hesitant as they were pretty stiff and felt like they could be bullet proof. After debating whether these were really the pants for me and whether they would fit my outdoor style, I decided to pull them out of the closet for to see how they fit while wearing them around on the weekends. After an hour of wearing these pants, they loosened up a little and fit just fine. They have a mix between a relaxed fit and a boot cut fitting khaki meaning they are loose around the legs, but still fit over most shoes and boots.
The material in the Mountain Khakis Teton Twill is made from a heavier 100% cotton twill fabric that is thicker than your typical pair of khaki’s, but doesn’t seem to be as thick as a Carhart pant. Mountain Khakis says in their product description, the pants get better with every wash. While this language comes straight from the marketing hose, I have to admit this is true. After about a dozen washes, these pants have become softer and extremely comfortable to wear in almost every occasion.
Over the holiday season, I was very fortunate to have traveled in Europe for a couple weeks. My wife and I traveled to Switzerland, Austria, and Prague and we did a ton of walking in cooler temperatures ranging between 25-40 degrees. And while these temps aren’t too bad if you’re out for an hour or two, when your out walking for 6-8 hours your body can get a little cold. This is where the heavier duty fabric comes in handy as it doesn’t allow a whole lot of air to get to your skin. On the colder days, I wore a pair of base layers underneath them and I still had plenty of room to move around. We traveled for 2 weeks on this trip and I wore these pants about 5 days on the trip. One of the best things about wearing these pants was that they didn’t stretch out over the course of wearing them for 5 days without washing them. Typically jeans and khakis will stretch out a little if you don’t wash them. I’ve also use these pants for hiking, but I don’t make a big habit of it since I typically like to wear a more technical fabric while engaging in more active activities.
For appearance, the Mountain Khaki Teton Twill Pant can work in most situations, but I wouldn’t say they work in a dress up situation where you have to wear slacks, shirt, and tie. If you work in a more relaxed casual work environment, these pants should work for most people. Keep in mind they have a little of an outdoorsy look, so they won’t work in every work situation. If the outdoorsy manly look is what you are going for, the Teton Twill Pant is an excellent choice.
Overall, I have been very happy with the Mountain Khaki Teton Twill Pants and I highly recommend them.