Relaxed-fitting trousers with a subtle technical appearance. The lightweight nylon and elastane fabric glides easily over the skin, and there’s plenty of stretch to allow easy movement over rugged ground. Despite being so lightweight, they’re surprisingly tough and abrasion resistant, helped by reinforced panels on the knees and seat. They repel water so well that even on boggy ground, mud and water just shears off, helping you stay dry and cleaner for longer. They’re pretty windproof, and there are zipped mesh leg vents for a welcome flow of air when it’s hot. The lower legs have a zipped gusset so you can get them off easily over boots should the need arise. On the downside, the pockets are a little pokey.
Men’s version: Yes
Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12