Burly, burly, burly.

Some people wonder why hiking shorts need to be so durable. For those who know the answer, there's the Mountain Khakis Men's Alpine Utility Shorts. These burly shorts are made with super-durable 10.4oz cotton canvas and use triple stitching in all the seams to reduce the chances of a blowout. Alpine Utility Shorts also have a long 11in inseam to make them comfortable while wearing a climbing harness, and their gusseted crotch increases freedom of movement on the trail or the rock.

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what are these shorts like??

what are these shorts like??

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Think of a softer lighter version of Carhartts. They're good for cooler days as there are multiple layers of pockets on the front and back of the shorts, so I avoid wearing them when it gets really hot out. I wear these shorts pretty much every day in weather cooler than 75 degrees.

From the image on this site the "granite"...

From the image on this site the "granite" color appears to be blue-grey. On other sites it appears to be a more light slate grey color. Can anyone attest what the granite color actually looks like? Thanks

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Hey,

Yes the picture is definitely a bit off since it is a rendered image and not actually of the color. I have uploaded a picture that more accurately portrays the color "Granite".

Hey,

Yes the picture is definitely a bit off since it is a rendered image and not actually of the color. I have uploaded a picture that more accurately portrays the color "Granite".
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What size is the leg opening on the Shorts...

What size is the leg opening on the Shorts with a 38" waist. I prefer a narrower opening because I am not that beefy in the thigh area.

I usually wear a size 34 short/pants, but...

I usually wear a size 34 short/pants, but I keep reading how MK has some funky sizing. I'm 6'1" and 170 lbs, not ripped but in decent shape. Any suggestions?

I'm a 32 in Grammicci, but they ride pretty low. My MKs, also a 32, sit a lot tighter. They sit at about the hip bones, whereas the Grammiccis are a bit lower. I'd say if you want them to sit where your normal pants do, get them an inch or two larger.

Would you say the leg openings are generous?...

Would you say the leg openings are generous? I have some thighs and tapered openings don't fit me well...and they look silly. On me and in general. Thanks for the help!

I am in the same boat as you, I wear a 36 normally but in my MK Original Mountain Pants I have to order up a size to a 38, I just ordered a pair of MK ASU's and forgot about ordering up and got the 36, to sum it up, my friend is getting a nice pair of shorts that fit him good, he wears a 34 normally!

Write your question here...Do they run...

Write your question here...Do they run true to waist size? In Some Mountain Khakis short/pants it tis necessary to go up a size, because the waist runs small.

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It is a good idea to go up a size if you are in between sizes for this short. It tends to run a touch smaller than similarly sized MK pants.