A while back, we posted a review of the some of Mountain Khakis women’s line. While the women’s side is clearly up and coming, it is the men’s clothing that has given Mountain Khakis its good name. Rough and tumble, but looking good too, they are highly sought-out in the mountainous communities.
The drawback? Definitely the price. Skeptical that they are worth the moolah, we have worked hard to put the clothing to work. While this review is from the viewpoint of Mtn Papa (because he is the one wearing the clothing and reporting back on it), I am the one writing it (we work as a team like that.)
No secrets here – Mtn Papa is a self-proclaimed “reverse” fashion expert. First and foremost, he wants his clothing to function for him and last a long time. I make fun of the fact that he still has shirts from high school in his drawers. His job in these reviews, therefore, has been to test how well they function, and I get to report on how they size up on looks, biased as I may be (because he could really care less.)
Alpine Utility Pant ($89.95)
MP: Hands-down, these pants are worth the price you pay only because they are ones you can wear all the time. They are comfortable, durable and have broken in nicely over time, use and washes. My only gripe is that I wish they were a little darker color – the “Yellowstone” seems to just show dirt easier.
MM: Certainly a step-up from the classic work pants, small details make the pants look good. MP has worn them to work (cutting the grass, cutting firewood and playing with the boys) and then out to dinner and they work well in both situations (even consecutively!).
Oxbow Short Sleeve ($69.95)
MP: Definitely was helped make this choice by MM, but like what it is. Light and airy, but still durable, it too has held up to work and play.
MM: This may be my favorite shirt that MP owns. The styling is such that it just looks good on everyone.
Approach Crew ($59.95)
MP: Super cozy and comfortable, I reach for this shirt on a (nearly) daily basis. It is more “techy” then my cotton shirts and looks the same after numerous washes. Definitely built to last.
MM: Totally agree – looks great on and the “Work Blue” color is awesome.
Granite Creek Long Sleeve ($94.95)
MP: My new go-to camping shirt. Lightweight, keeps the bugs and sun off, and dries quickly. I’ll take it!
MM: Cheers to that!
Bottom Line: Mountain Khakis clothing is built to last many years, put up with a ton of abuse, and continue performing. It is more (MUCH more) than “Abercrombie for the Mountains” and comes highly recommended by us. We want to know – what work clothing do you have that performs? Any questions or comments?
While Mountain Khakis generously supplied Mtn Papa with this clothing to review on the blog and as part of his position as an Ambassador, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own.