The Mountain Hardwear Mesa (men’s) and Ramesa (women’s) are convertible trousers made from nylon with double lines of stitching for extra durability. You get massive OS map-sized pockets on the front and rear of the hips, plus belt loops to ensure the trousers stay in place, even when you’re burning calories during a trip. The zips on the removable lower legs are colour-coded and very comfy against the skin, and there’s also a layer of micro-chamois fabric inside the waistband for extra comfort.
Material Canyon Twill (100% nylon)
Men’s sizes 28-42 (+ 3 leg lengths) (Mesa)
Women’s sizes 6-20 (+3 leg lengths) (Ramesa)
Weight 323g (size 36)
Mountain Hardwear Mesa/Ramesa V2 Convertible Pants are hard-wearing and convertible.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2014