There is this thing that happens to me every time I write a new review of something I really like. No matter how much abuse I put an item through, it lasts and lasts – until I write up a review, at which time the product without fail encounters some freak accident and gets torn or destroyed. So I’ve taken to delaying posts of stuff I really like. Sadly, though, a job is a job and eventually I have to just get on with it. So I had most of this post written when I took a break to go outside and help the Gearguy bring in some of his stuff, and – it happened. The button on one of the back pockets of these cords got caught on the sliding door and pop – no more button. Argh!
So this is the last time I am going to write a review of anything from Mountain Khakis. Really! Why? Because I like their stuff and I’m tired of losing my MK pants to the Great Post Curse! Sorry, Mountain Khakis, you’re just going to have to send me something I don’t like, or no more posts! I mean it. Send a bad pair of pants, something I don’t care about, please!
So yeah, I like these cords – a lot. When it comes to casual dress, I’ve strictly been a denim person until now. The world of khakis and cords has been a daunting and confusing one – so many options, so few with that elusive combination of looks and comfort. I would hardly have considered myself ripe for conversion, but the Mountain Khakis Cottonwood Cords have done it. I’ve been traveling for the last month and have pretty much been living in these pants – they are so comfortable and cozy, and look good after five straight days of car travel. What more could you want?
Our last trip took us through the Yukon, in sub zero temperatures for five days. I wore the Cottonwood Cords every single day, and my travel companion couldn’t even complain because he wore the same pants every day too. HIS cords gave him a rash, though, so score one more for MK. I loved the comfort of the Cottonwood Cords, which is primarily why I first reached for them, but I was also pleasantly surprised by their warmth. Having Geardog along meant frequent stops for walkies, regardless of the temperature, but I was never cold even after venturing out at 15 below. They are now officially my trusty road trip pants and I’d probably bring them along for any trip in cooler temperatures.
The style is relaxed fit, straight leg with a reasonably low rise. Sizing can be a little large, so order a size down from your regular and expect a relaxed, comfy fit. They don’t wrinkle, they look great, and they can be worn for casual kicking around town and be dressed up to go out to dinner as well. Comfy, stretchy, and cute – isn’t that everything we look for in a pair of pants?