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Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant – Combining Real-World Function With Urban Style
Historically, most outdoor-oriented clothing suffered from too much function and not enough style (does anyone else remember Espa Twill pants and shorts?). Thankfully, modern outdoor companies have realized that aesthetics are just as important as function for most outdoor users. In this regard, Mountain Hardwear’s Basin Trek Pant does a great job combining real-world function with urban style.
  •  Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant

    Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant

During the last few months, I’ve used the Basin pants for bouldering, cragging, route building and going to the local craft brewery to stock up on adult beverages.
Built with a durable, lightweight and stretchy nylon fabric (94% Nylon, 6% Elastane), the Basin Trek Pants are ideal for climbing, bouldering, and extended hiking adventures. This material is surprisingly abrasion-resistant and quick-drying, ensuring the Basin pants’ performance in a wide range of terrain and weather conditions. Climbers will also be pleased with the pants’ gusseted and articulated construction, ensuring unrestricted movement when heel hooking, stemming and performing other gymnastic climbing techniques.
Other details worth noting include mesh lining for the pockets (this helps with breathability in these multi-fabric-layer regions) and a low-profile waist that easily fits under a harness. The addition of belt loops adds an interesting visual element and allows for a belt for a more secure fit during longer weight-losing trips.
  •  Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant

    Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant

During the last few months, I’ve used the Basin pants for bouldering, cragging, route building and going to the local craft brewery to stock up on adult beverages. In every case, I found them to be more than up to the challenge (buying adult beverages is serious business). Seriously, these are versatile outdoor pants that can easily serve in almost any urban situation. Mountain Hardwear has nailed it with these pants. Get them, and you won’t be disappointed.
You can find out more about the Mountain Hardwear Basin Trek Pant and other great Mountain Hardwear products at www.mountainhardwear.com.

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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid 80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.