Kathmandu Barga Zip-Off

The Bargas are cut from a reasonably light fabric that still keeps the wind out and also does an excellent job of resisting a little bit of rain. But the medium test sample was a little too loose fitting so flapped a bit and also got very muddy. The waist has belt loops as well as elastic panels, so fitted nicely; and the hems have a choice of two studs to tighten them around a boot. The zip-off zips weren’t particularly noticeable and the excellent array of pockets offered plenty of storage options.

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Fabric: Supplex (nylon) Sizes: XS-XXL Style: Convertible Women’s version: No Contact: 0800 066 5018; www.kathmandu.co.uk