I love these pants! I own the sulphur/emerald. Super fun colours, great fit, comfy... I get a lot of compliments! Will get another pair in another colour.
(Posted on 4/18/2018)
I need good reviews when it comes to pants because I live in the middle of nowhere and have no place to actually try these on. So I'm gonna get a little detailed with these pants I fell in love with.
ABOUT ME: I'm 5'2 and about 130 lbs right now, and an XSMALL fits perectly. I'm not lean by any means but I'm not bulky either, I'm a more muscular build with a thicker waist but smaller legs. I have such a weird time with pants because what fits my waist is usually too baggy on my legs. But these were AWESOME. I'm mainly a sport climber and a boulderer. A DURABLE pant that doesn't restrict me is VERY important to me. I do a lot of hiking and bushwacking when my dude and I are hunting for boulders in the Alpine, or when I'm on my way to the sport crag. So I need fabric that will stand up to the scrub oak and the rock, but that will also breathe. These pants fit EXACTLY that mold, on the thinner side so they don't feel heavy and bulky, but extremely resistant, durable stretch fabric. I've worn them almost every day for the past three weeks out climbing, scrambling through scrub oak out in the desert, sport climbing. Still look brand spankin' new. I also hate feeling a waistband dig into my sides, which is why I appreciate the very elastic waistband. And the cuffs on the bottom of the pant are a must have for me as well.
FOR COMPARISON: I've owned the La Sportiva KALYMNOS pant, which were mainly a cotton pant and I couldn't pull the xsmall up over my hips, so I had to sell those in the past. I also currently own the Sportiva CHAXI pants (discontinued) and the waistband and sizing was also absurdly off, they fit my waist snugly (still a lil muffin top) in a side MEDIUM, but are still a couple inches long on me so they pile up at my ankle a bit. Weird, but I loved how durable the fabric was that I kept them. Though these were extremely durable, they are not the most breathable, so I wear them on colder days. I've been reading and I think the Rocky Mountain pants are a replacement style for the Chaxis, but I have no idea how they've updated the sizing so I haven't bought a pair. I REALLY want a cotton pair, perhaps the Temple Pant, but I'm nervous to buy them because of the trouble I've have with the waistband sizing in the past.
BACK TO THE MANTRA PANT: I've had some other friends who are the same height but about 15 to 20 lbs smaller than me try these on and they felt the pants were awesome as well. So the elasticity and sizing of these pants is forgiving and versatile. I'm short, so they do pile up a smidge on the bottom of my ankle but not nearly as much as the chaxi pants. I'm definitely going to buy another pair of these, probably the plum/pinks! But I would love to know if anybody can tell me how the waistband of the Temple Pants fit in comparison to the Mantra Pants?
(Posted on 3/7/2018)
I commonly wear a size 6 pant in other brands (Prana, Patagonia), am ~140#'s and 5'10. I wear a Medium in this pant and they fit perfectly! The Nylon material is super breathable, and can be worn in either hot or cold temps. They're really abrasion resistant and have stood up to Limestone and Granite in the Front Range really well.
I recommend this to all my #slaydies because it's such a durable pant and functions like you'd want! (ex. POCKETS)
(Posted on 3/1/2018)
The Mantra pants are amazing! It has taken me so long to find the perfect climbing pant. I have found it and more...these pants are not only climbing pants, but also an all around town pant. The Mantra Pant is the best women's climbing pant out there, with durable material, stretchy fabric, comfortable fit, yet still form-fitting and super functional. I'm on the shorter side, so most pants fit long, but these accommodate my height without the need for a hem, thanks to the cuffed pant legs, which are also so stylish. These pants have it all.
(Posted on 2/20/2018)
I love these pants! They are super comfortable and the cut/fit is amazing. I dislike that many women's climbing and hiking pants are super baggy at the bottom. The straight/narrow leg with the elastic cuff on these is wonderful! The best part is the giant pockets. I can fit my dog's leash in the back one and if I put my hands in the front ones they come a couple inches past my wrists- so functional! So far I've climbed and highlined in these and have yet to find a complaint and when I wear them in town my non-climbing/outdoorsie friends say that they are cute. I'm 5'8 and 155lbs and the medium fits good but slightly baggy. I could also fit into the small. These seem to run on the larger side.
(Posted on 8/12/2017)
LOVE these pants! They are the crag pants of my dreams. Super stretchy and light weight. I've done some decently long approaches in them and they breathe really well - did not retain any unwanted heat. I love the pockets, too. I can actually fit an entire iPhone inside! They do run a bit on the larger side - I'm 5'10" 150 ish and typically a medium, but I wear a small in these. Highly recommend these for all the lady crushers out there!
(Posted on 4/19/2017)