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Men's Alpine Utility Pant


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Defined by adventure, our rugged-tough AUP’s are as faithful as your field dog. Our proprietary double-weave 10.4oz cotton canvas best performs in adverse conditions, yet cleans up handsomely for real-life calls of duty. Like a good bottle of wine, the Alpine Utility pants for Men only get better with time. Reinforced knee and seat panels. Utility pocket on right thigh. Flat front and rear patch pockets. Diamond-shaped action gusset. Triple-stitched seams. “Mudflap” reinforced heel cuffs. Relaxed Fit with mid-rise. 5 hand pockets including signature hidden side seam pocket. Imported. Garment washed.
Catalog Reference Number: 101

Field Report: "Just thought I would drop you guys a line to say thanks for all the great service and above all GREAT PANTS! I recently bought a pair of MK Alpine Utilities and rushed out not long after putting them on and bought another pair from the great fellers' down there at your local Mountain Hideaway here in Lubbock, TX. Your customer service is by far the best! I hope you guys realize how great a dealer you have in Mountain Hideaway. Thank you very much and keep making the AUP's, cuz I'm gonna keep buying them! P.S. I now own about 5 pair of MK's and only discovered these pants less than a year ago! HA!" -J. Huddleston

brush / climb / camp / ranch / upland

  • 10.4oz, 2-ply, 100% Cotton Canvas
  • Reinforced Knee & Seat Panels
  • Diamond-Shaped Action Gusset
  • YKK® Zipper
  • Reinforced Heel Cuffs
  • 5 Pockets + Utility Pocket
  • Triple-Stitched Seams
  • Garment-Washed
  • Mid-Rise, Relaxed Fit
  • 38 Reviews
  • 5 Bison Rating
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  • Posted by: MATTHEW M.
    Location: lutherville, MD
    November 01, 2011

    • Indestructable
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I have worn MK's for about 3 years now. My collection includes 14 pair or original mountain pants, 2 pair of cottonwood cords, 1 pair of jeans, 4 pair of alpine utility pants and a few teton twills as well. I work around large machinery all day and my alpine utility pants have stood the test of time. They are bombproof, comfortable and mud and grease wash right out. I love the side pocket for my surefire lamp. The thing I love most about the company is their great customer service. The pants look great either at work or on the trail. Keep up the good work.

  • Posted by: Jeff G.
    Location: Kingston, NH
    November 22, 2011

    • Update the rise?
    • 4 out of 5 Bison
    • I have been wearing Mtn Khakis for a few years and love their rugged construction and functional style - I wear them all of the time. I would really like to see the waist rise lowered (like a lower cut jean) and it would be great to have the utility pocket widened by about 1/2" to accommodate my cell phone. Thanks for a great product - I look forward to many more years of comfy, rugged pants!

  • Posted by: Aaron
    Location: Driggs, ID
    November 01, 2011

    • Great pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • These pants are great - comfortable, sturdy and good looking (can't ask for much more than that, can you?). They also lasted longer than any other pair of pants I've had - after five years of regular wear doing everything from office work to yard work, the seat finally split open last month. I'll be patching them up as best I can and picking up another pair.

  • Posted by: christopher m.
    Location: fairview, TX
    December 01, 2011

    • My best pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Simply put these are the best pants I have ever owned.......so much so that I purchased a pair in every color.

  • Posted by: Paul v.
    Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
    January 28, 2012

    • Wearing them convinced me
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I have to admit I was not convinced on see them on others but once I purchased a pair I have to say that these pants are really good. Very, very comfortable!

  • Posted by: Craig P.
    Location: Rivervale, NJ
    January 10, 2012

    • Awesome Pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • i work as a construction superintendent and am an overall outdoors enthusiast. I wear these things on job sites, doing yard work, riding my dirt bikes, bouldering. The list goes on. Solid construction. If I had to list two things to modify it'd be the width of the utility pocket, as another reviewer mentioned... And a shortened crotch would be nice as well.

  • Posted by: Louis k.
    Location: crane, IN
    February 16, 2012

    • Favorite pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Super pants made for work and play. After wearing my first pair decided to get a pair in every color. Best field pants I've owned!

  • Posted by: Richard G.
    Location: Port Townsend, WA
    March 21, 2012

    • Alpine Utility Pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • The Alpine Utility Pant is, without doubt, a superb pant, and everyone has their own reasons for saying so. However, for me, it’s the incredibly sensible fit that makes them such a breath of fresh air! So many outdoor trousers (sorry, pants. I’m English) seem to be slung together with little regard for the shape of the wearer. The end result being that they look great on, but as soon as you start to move about they become restrictive and a little uncomfortable. Not so with these MKs. The volume in the thigh stops them from catching and chafing the top of the leg. The diamond crotch is correctly sized so that it actually does its job; it’s not just a technical feature in a list! Looking at the separate panels of material, above the rear pockets, you can see that someone has thought about how they should fit around your rear and waist and so remain comfortable. An yes, they fit around your waist not your hips so they stay in place! You can even get your hands in the deep pockets without cutting off the circulation in your buttocks! When you stop and think about it, these pants are made from such thick material that they could easily be the most rigid pants you could ever put on. Somehow, though, the folk at MK have done their homework and made pants that fit so well that we all just accept the fact that our pants are comfortable and that we can do anything in them. Thanks MK!

  • Posted by: Steve P.
    Location: Camden, SC
    March 25, 2015

    • Almost perfect
    • 4 out of 5 Bison
    • I have owned 7 pairs of MK pants and shorts, and I love them. One pair developed a seam failure in the crotch, and when I returned them to the store, MK sent a new pair to replace them. That was great customer support and I appreciated it. I wear these pants so much that a friend called a me walking commercial for Mountain Khakis. The "almost" in my review title is because the pockets tend to wear out. On two pairs that I currently wear, only one of the six front pockets is usable -- the other five have burst completely through. The pocket fabric (or design?) is thin and wears through quickly. Stronger pockets would make them perfect. After sewing them back to working order, they came apart again. The pants are too good to abandon, so I plan to take them to a seamstress for a better pocket solution. These are great pants. I'm ordering two more pairs today. Keep up the quality, and check into that pocket issue. Thank you.
      MK RESPONSE: Starting with Fall 2014, we have made the pocket bags sturdier in the more durable pants like the Alpine Utility Pant.

  • Posted by: Roger S.
    Location: Edmond, OK
    January 14, 2015

    • AUP's are GTG
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I received a pair of Men's AUP's (in Ranch) a couple of weeks ago. I've owned multiple pairs of cargo/utility/technical pants; Propper, Patagonia, Vertx, Prana, and various BDU's. I can honestly say for a three season pant (excluding the hot summers in Oklahoma) the AUP's stand, run, jump, and excel passed all the others. I ordered a 32/32 and they fit perfectly. I'm 5'9", 185 pounds, athletic but not bulky. The length is a little long but I like my utility pants to cover my ankles while moving around with boots on.

      The first impression of the pants is great; solid stitching, true to size, and a cut that is attractive and functional. The fabric is heavy but not constraining. (Funny, the fabric on the Granite Creek pants is light but constraining. For me, that is.) And although it might not be of great importance to some...the Ranch color really sets these pants apart in most crowds.

      The AUP's pass my flex/stretch/movement test easily...after you break them in a bit. Like I said, it's a heavy fabric so at first they're a bit stiff. Once you wear them a bit they loosen up and assume a great range of motion which enables you to do anything you want to do in these pants; from outside chores to running an O-course.

  • Posted by: Michael D.
    Location: San Antonio, TX
    January 13, 2015

    • Great well fitting pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Over the past several weeks I have purchased 4 pair of mountain khaki pants. Original mountain pants, original mountain pants Broadway fit, alpine utility pants, and alpine utility shorts. The fit (waist and length) and quality was spot on. I was a little concerned about ordering after reading some of the reviews, but couldn't be happier.

  • Posted by: Paul L.
    Location: SAINT FRANCIS, WI
    October 08, 2014

    • where have you been
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • best cotton khakis i've owned. super rugged. love the extra double material on the knees and cuffs. the extra room in the crotch is brilliant.

  • Posted by: Christopher C.
    Location: Telluride, CO
    September 29, 2014

    • Great design. Durability in question
    • 3 out of 5 Bison
    • I love the way the AUP fits and looks. They have a rugged feel, which I appreciate as I work them hard as an arborist; hwoever, I have had two major blowouts in the inseam near the crotch. So two pair have failed right about the time they were broken in. MK customer service has replaced these; they have been been quite good thus far.

  • Posted by: Roger M.
    Location: Spaartanburg, SC
    May 27, 2014

    • Don’t buy these pants if you only plan to work in them!
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Don’t buy these pants if you only plan to work in them …because you may not! I bought them for working around the house, yard work, camping, hiking, and other outdoor chores. Once I put them on and saw how great they look and feel, I just can’t seem to allow myself to do anything that may get them too dirty. You will absolutely love these pants in every way; I bought a 2nd pair right away. I also bought the MK webbing belt to go with them which was a wise choice. And, if you are bold enough to abuse them, they appear to be more than willing to take whatever punishment you can dish out! I found they ran just a little long, but actually its perfect if you're going to wear them with boots.

  • Posted by: Kevin R.
    Location: Richmond, VA
    March 04, 2014

    • Best. Pants. Ever
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I've done everything in these pants. Hiking on the AT, yard work, fixing my bike and just running around town. I love the weight and tough construction, but they also break in really nicely and get soft and comfortable.

  • Posted by: Herbert L.
    Location: APO AE, NY
    December 09, 2013

    • My most loyal companions!
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • These are my “go to” pants for, pretty much everything. I have explored, lounged, built, demolished, laughed, ate, drank, slept, climbed, toured, and traveled in these pants and they have never let me down. Rugged enough that I can wear them on day on the trail or working around the house yet attractive enough that I can dress them up and take them out. Love these!

  • Posted by: Driftless Tad
    Location: Ontario, WI
    November 03, 2013

    • Absolutely my fav's
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • A few years ago I renewed a subscription to Overland Journal and received a coupon for a pair of AUP's. Up until that time I wore a brand name work pant and a brand name jean exclusively. When I received the AUP's I really poured over them with a fine tooth comb. Triple stitched, hmmmm. Security pocket, nice. Reinforcements in wear areas, good. The fit was right, maybe a bit long but I can put up with that. And they really were comfortable from the get go. They quickly became my favorite pair of pants. A couple of years ago my wife and I took a long overland journey to Overland Expo in Amado, AZ. It took us five wonderful days to get there and seven to get back home. Besides a pair of shorts my only pants were two pair of AUP's. I don't know how MK does it but the pants seemed to stay clean(ish) and look great day after day. Those first pair of AUP's are just about worn enough to become real work pants. Not quite, as they still look presentable. I'll give them a couple more years before I relegate them to "only around the farm" wear. My only critique is the positioning of the belt loops. The way they are spaced my Leatherman tool, which is on me almost every waking hour of the day, migrates to the back and gets in the way when I sit in my truck. That is, indeed my, only criticism! These pants do wear well, even with hard use. They do look a little utilitarian with the reinforced knees, but in the right company that's just fine. And overall they are worth the money spent!

  • Posted by: Russell W.
    Location: Littleton, CO
    October 21, 2013

    • Attention Brewers...
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I use these pants for most of my outdoor adventures: hiking, camping, hunting, etc. I think the pants were truly designed for those activities. However, I have now named these my "brew pants" for all of my brewing activities. The canvas is very durable and washes out well, so those wort splashes won't stain. The canvas is fairly thick so it handles standing around the burner well - keeps you warm and also provides a bit of protection on the hot days. They have plenty of pocket space for all of your tools that you might need on brew day. They aren't waterproof, of course, but they do actually stand up to water quite well. I might even try waxing a pair to make them even more resistant. If these pants weren't as baggy, I would probably just wear them everyday of the week. I do have a few pairs of the OMP Broadway Fit that I use on my day-to-day business. Overall, you cannot go wrong with these pants in any activity you choose. Great, great pants!

  • Posted by: Phil B.
    Location: Black Mountain, NC
    October 04, 2013

    • Fixed my issue...
    • 4 out of 5 Bison
    • I faithfully wore these pants for a year before they prematurely ripped about 14 inches on the inseam. Frustrated, I contacted customer support. They replied to my questions quickly and even offered to replace the faulty pants at no charge. Fantastic Customer Service. Living up to the quality they talk about. Well done!

  • Posted by: Roger E.
    Location: North Scituate, RI
    May 04, 2013

    • Great fishing pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Bought my first pair this year; the longer rise makes a day of salmon fishing very comfortable. I would have expected thes pants to be very stiff for a while due to the heavyness of the material, but these softened right up after a couple of washes. Great product!

  • Posted by: Mark F.
    Location: Cave Creek, AZ
    February 15, 2013

    • Almost perfect hardwear
    • 4 out of 5 Bison
    • Love the fit, finish, and double seats and knees. These are the perfect getting outside,playing hard and rough pants; even hold up for granite off width and chimney climbing I do. I say almost perfect because in my opinion the patch pockets aren't the right finish for this kind of pant. If you put the double seat design from your alpine utility shorts on your pants and rate these pants six bison!
      *Note from MK:

  • Posted by: Jeff
    Location: OR
    January 27, 2013

    • Just great
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I've had a pair of these pants for about 6 years and have beaten them up pretty good. Still, they're are just as comfortable as they were on day one and show no signs of falling apart. I can't recommend these enough.

  • Posted by: Danny W.
    Location: ketchum, ID
    January 02, 2013

    • Most comfortable pants ever!
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Yes these are the most comfortable pair of pants I've ever owned. They have a loose comfortable feel and you can move in them. I hate washing them because they get softer with each use! I just got my second pair!

  • Posted by: Herbert L.
    Location: Everywhere
    December 22, 2012

    • My most well traveled pair of pants.
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I love these! I cannot overstate how much I live in these pants! They have been everywhere from Colorado to North Carolina, Alaska, Germany, Georgia (the Republic of), and countless other states, cities, and countries with absolutely no sign of them coming apart or slowing down. In fact, I think they get more comfortable with every wash!

  • Posted by: Karl S
    Location: Conway, NH
    November 10, 2012

    • Perfect Fit
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Pants rarely fit me "right", due to my butt. With other brands, I usually have to settle for a baggy waist in order to accomplish the "relaxed fit" promised. Two years ago, I purchased a pair of the Alpine Utility Pants. They became my first piece of MK gear and are still my favorite pants. Fit is true from waist to ankle and they are uber comfortable. I wear them more than any other pant I own. Shows no tear for the amount of wear.

  • Posted by: Jason C.
    Location: Golden, CO
    November 05, 2012

    • Pant Perfection
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I ordered these pants to replace some well worn utility pants. I thought my older pair was the standard of which all utility pants should be made from. Good pockets, strong materials and overbuilt around the knees. Nothing mind-blowing but very comfortable and durable. I received my Alpine Utility's and BAM! was I blown away. I put them on and they just ooze "tough". I'm a bike mechanic and tend to carry a lot of tools. The pockets are nice and deep and in the perfect position. I can reach down for my tools in my pockets instead of fumbling around for them. The reinforced knees have taken their fair share of abuse with no signs of wear. When I work a pit in a cyclocross race (which includes lots of tools, mud and water) these are my go-to pant. Even when the pants get wet I hardly feel it soak through. If you need a pant that is stronger than your wildest dreams and equally as comfortable, look no further.

  • Posted by: Michael S.
    Location: Pace, FL
    November 04, 2012

    • Mountain Khaki Fit
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I love these pants. Please don't change them, and please don't ever change the fit. Real men don't wear hip huggers!

  • Posted by: Hugo S.
    Location: Conifer, CO
    October 22, 2012

    • 86ed my Carhartts
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • These are an order of magnitude better than Carhartts. For years I wore Carhartt on the ranch, building fence etc etc.These are far more durable, better fit, better stitching and way better crotch. Anyone that's ever worn Carhartts knows that as soon as they're broken in, the crotch blows out. I will never look back.

  • Posted by: Toby E.
    Location: West Linn, OR
    October 11, 2012

    • Great pant
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • ...threw these on with no wash, and two wearings in ripping a stump out of the ground, they are already providing that MK comfort. Guessing I will have these for years to come.

  • Posted by: Geoff P.
    Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK
    September 11, 2012

    • Stylish yet Rugged
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Rugged yet stylish, that pretty much sums up the Alpine Utility Pant. I like a nice pair of pants that will last in the elements so I’m not out shopping when I should be elsewhere, like hiking. I’ve been abusing these pants for the better part of the Summer and guess what? I still have them. Their alive(well not really alive) and kicking with plenty of years left on them. There are many other quality canvas utility pants out on the market today, but they really don’t compare. Sure price may be higher on the MK’s($89.95), but like anything, you get what you pay for. At least that has always been what I believe. Big brands such as Wrangler, Dickies, Carhartt, and Patagonia have somewhat comparable models, but still not on the same level as the Alpine Utility’s. Great all around pants surely to fit in where ever they are needed.

  • Posted by: Mick K.
    Location: Amory, MS
    August 27, 2012

    • Great Pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • These are great pants I've worn them a few times now and are getting really comfortable with every wash. I usually wear a 30 inseam and these seem like 32 to me. I bought two pair at the same time and the waist sizes are slightly different. All in all these are great and plan on buying many more in the future and will be buying a lot less Carhartt pants.

  • Posted by: Drew R.
    Location: Jackson, WY
    August 03, 2012

    • First Choice
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • These pants are great. Holds up great agains the brush etc. when working in the field. Now my first choice!

  • Posted by: Sinjin E.
    Location: Denver, CO
    August 01, 2012

    • Best landscaping pants ever...
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I garden. A lot. I plant trees, I plant shrubs, I plant, well, plants. I deadhead and I shape and I untangle and I trim and I muck. My weapon of choice is a Felco 13 pruner - big handles for big hands and cutting lots of woody shrubs. Why does all this matter? Cause the only pant I like to wear to landscape in are the Alpine Utility Pant (or short) - the best feature, other than the toughness and pliability of the fabric, is the Pruner Pocket on the right side. Perfectly placed and perfectly sized for my pruners, slip them in, pull them out - no problem, and no tools laying on the ground, getting lost or rusty - in their little protective pocket where they belong. Well, when they aren't hacking away at a spirea, that is!

  • Posted by: Jef Price
    Location: Grove City, OH
    July 17, 2012

    • Toughest Pants. EVER.
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I just wrapped up a 6 month test of these vs a pair of those other guys pants, living in them, beating them to death in the shop, on the trail, and trying my hardest to break them. The tough and rugged high denier pants just won't break. I love em. After trying to find the perfect adventure pant for year I've found them. I did manage to rip the seat a bit after getting them snagged on a nail..... Something that was easy to sew up and get looking great again. I've also waxed up the gussets on the back of the pant leg (that thick part of the pant by the back of your foot) which keeps the water out of the fabric when moving through tall grass. I prefer the Ranch as it breaks in and looks great with age, but my green alpines get a lot of looks as well. Them wash well, and wear well. Buy two pair of your fav color, they sell out fast. Bottom line? I've been backpacking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, exploring and adventuring for 16 years (my parents started taking me when I was 11 all over the hardest trails on the east coast) and these are my favorite pants I've ever owned.

  • Posted by: Bill M.
    Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY
    July 09, 2012

    • Great pants
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Wear these all the time - they fit the "mountain style" for sure, but hold up in rugged conditions. Have hiked, gone out, and cut firewood in them. They hold up great!

  • Posted by: Daniel K.
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    July 04, 2012

    • Awesome
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • Finally pants that are meant to be used! I can actually squat without wondering if the crotch is finally gonna blow this time. I love these pants!

  • Posted by: Greg G.
    Location: Dalton, PA
    June 13, 2012

    • The all around pant!
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • When I received these I couldn't wait to wear them. They have hiked, fished, yardworked, and lounged. Extremely comfortable, and lightweight. Looking to order some new ones in different colors.

  • Posted by: Griffin T.
    Location: Franklin, TN
    March 27, 2012

    • Bomb proof
    • 5 out of 5 Bison
    • I love these pants. I have climbed in them, sat in them, put up hay in them, and done many tough things. They are very tough and they have worn just a little, but they wear really well. It kind of gives the pants character. The knees and have seen gravel, mud, water, ice, snow, and a blade or two and the rear almost the same things. I have had these pants in caves in the winter and hiking many miles in deep snow above he arctic circle with only long underwear under them. Even if they get wet the thick material retains heat. I only have one pair because I could only afford one pair, but I wear them at least 3 times every week. Mountain Khakis are where it's at! You won't regret purchasing these.

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