Quite a traditional fit with a high waist and wide hips, the Kiwi comes with belt loops and a part-elasticated waist for comfort. The polycotton fabric is soft, yet tough and hard-wearing, repelled water well and offered lots of wind resistance. They took longer than some to dry, though. There is a huge array of pockets, including a large cargo pocket, but the zip-off legs are heavy and less comfortable for year-round walking. They also come with a lifetime guarantee – not bad for only £40.
Fabric: Solardry polycotton
Sizes: Waist 26-36in; two inside leg lengths
Plain or convertible: Convertible
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0870 220 6601, www.craghoppers.com