The soft, stretchy fabric is easy to move in and feels great against the skin, but the legs are way too baggy, meaning they flap annoyingly. Nice elasticated waist with a webbing belt. Good water and wind-resistance make these a delight to walk in, although better suited to milder conditions. The zip-off legs add to their versatility.
Colours: Black, grey, stone
Sizes: 28-44in waist, nine inside leg lengths
Main features: Zip-off legs, five pockets, belt with release buckle, storage pocket for legs
Women’s version: Rio
Contact: 01592 777000, www.keela.co.uk
Verdict: Weather-resistant, convertible trousers that will help keep waterproof trousers in your rucksack a little longer. Great stretchy fabric, but the cut needs to be tighter.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008