These lightweight trousers from Craghoppers fit extremely well. The cotton content makes them feel incredibly comfortable against the skin and elastic and belt loops fine-tune the waist. The cut of the legs is also excellent. In the dry they are spot-on, and even cope with drizzle. Once truly wet, though, they don’t dry nearly as quickly as the best in class. They do have excellent pockets though, including plenty of room for a map or guidebook.
Verdict: For dry weather use, or teamed with waterproofs, these are near-perfect walking trousers. If wet weather performance matters though, look elsewhere. Great for travel and leisure too.
Colours: Smoke, stag brown, elephant
Sizes: 30-42in waist, short (29in), regular (31in) and long (33in) leg length
Fabric: Solardry (polyester/cotton)
Key features: Five pockets, including two map-sized cargos, part-elasticated waist
Women’s version: No
Contact: 0870 220 6601; www.craghoppers.com