Hiking pants are an essential part of any kit. I have tried several brands over the years and find that I generally like a pair of pants that are lightweight and comfortable, can stand up to abuse, and, most important to me, have a short inseam. I am 5’6” and have a 30 inch inseam which has meant that I end up needing to hem or roll most outdoor pants. Enter Mountain Khakis – they have a pant that seems like it will fit the bill – the Cruiser Pant. I will be using these pants over the next few months on my adventures and see if they earn a place in my gear closet. In the meantime, read on for my initial impression.