I love these pants!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 36
Haglofs absolutely nailed it with the Rugged Mountain Pant by creating the perfect combination of performance, comfort, durability and style in a single layer. While I typically have to layer to get every feature I want (like waterproofing, durability and warmth) these pants are pretty much everything I want in just one pant.
I mostly use these pants for hiking/backpacking, although they are so comfortable, I would wear them climbing or even in town after a day in the mountains. I would use this pair specifically over other pants because they are extremely durable without compromising the comfort. Haglofsâ use of their Climatic fabric makes these pants wind resistant and weather protective yet still flexible.They are soft against the skin, stretchy due to the FlexAble reinforcement panels at the knees and seat, and are fitted through the hips and thighs, so not too baggy and actually look flattering on.
I wore these when I went backpacking in the Sawtooths in Idaho at the end of September. It was pretty cold and it snowed/rained all 4 days I was out there. These pants came in so clutch because they kept me warm and the rain and snow just rolled off. I also liked the zipper location, right on the anterior thigh, because I had easy access to my phone to snap lots of photos! Additionally, there was a smaller pocket inside the zippered pocket that was just the right size for my ID and debit card. My favorite feature of the pants is the adjustable hem width. At 5â1â, I am short and have a hard time finding pants that are the right length. These helped cinch the bottom so they werenât too long. They can also fit over hiking boots to keep mud out.
I would recommend these pants to any female who wants a versatile pair of pants that can do it all, especially in cool temperatures or wet/winter weather. Durable, stretchy, flattering, these pants could be used for hiking, climbing or even just wearing around town. They are a pair of hiking pants that I enjoy wearing just as much as a pair of leggings or sweatpants!