Reviewed in June, 2020
If you prefer to keep your clothing streamlined and minimal, the Montbell Versalite Pants are a solid option. They’re incredibly lightweight and they pack down really small, so they’re ideal for activities like hiking and backpacking. The thin lightweight materials make the Versalite Pants feel more breathable than some, so they’re fairly comfortable to hike in even though they don’t have any zippers for ventilation. Ultralight pants aren’t as durable as more heavy-duty options, but the tradeoff is well worth it to help keep backpack weight down on long or strenuous backpacking trips. We recommend keeping Tenacious Tape on hand for repairs on remote trips. If you like simplicity and a streamlined fit, the Versalite Pants are a great ultralight choice.