Made from a relatively heavy nylon canvas called Climatic, with triple stitching in many areas, Haglöfs Rugged II Mountain Pants are well-established, hardwearing trousers. There’s no stretch in the main fabric but there are waterproof stretch panels in the knees and seat. The waist has elastication and belt loops, and there is zipped ventilation behind the thighs, while the two zipped pockets on the thigh and the two non-zipped hip pockets are large enough for maps. There’s also an additional rear zipped pocket and you get webbing adjustment at the ankle, which all adds up to a really tough pair of mountain trousers.
Material Climatic (95% nylon, 5% elastane)
Men’s sizes XS-XXXL
Women’s sizes 34-46
Weight 761g (size L)
Haglöfs Rugged II Mountain Pants are walking and backpacking workhorses.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2014