Made from heavy-duty polyamide fabric, these trousers have a tougher, more durable feel than the others in this test. Also, the fit is much tighter and the fabric doesn’t stretch, so they need to fit properly to be comfortable. They feel soft and comfortable against the skin, though, and they’re still very lightweight and packable. They’re coated with DWR so they repel water very well, and they do a good job of keeping wind out too. Quick-drying after a downpour, and they wick sweat away quickly too. For a bit of added versatility the ankle cuffs have a drawcord if you want to pull them tight, and a handy tab and loop so you can roll them up to mid-calf.
Men’s version: Yes
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Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12