An excellent fit at the waist and in the leg, although there’s no elastic in the waist, so they lose on versatility here. The fabric is soft and comfortable. A perfect weight for UK hillwalking – warm enough for cooler weather but not over the top in the middle of summer.
Colours: Grey squirrel, covert, coal
Sizes: 30-34in waist; 30, 32 and 34in inside leg
Fabric: Breccia nylon
Main features: Six pockets including two cargos and concealed zipped security pocket, no inner leg seams, drawcord hems, UPF 30
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700, www.berghaus.com
Verdict: Tough, functional walking trousers that are man enough to handle most conditions and offer the extra versatility of zip-off legs when needed. Good value for money, too.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008