Merrell Bhutan

A fashionably cut, loose pant that will probably attract younger walkers. The styling, plus the huge cargo pockets and the convertible legs, will restrict its appeal slightly. In the hills, they felt comfortable, courtesy of the soft, midweight fabric. They didn’t resist moisture as well as some, but dried quickly. Come with a good webbing belt, making it easy to get a good fit at the waist, but the hems are wide and aren’t adjustable, so they got muddy quickly and flapped a bit too.

VITAL STATS

Fabric: Opti-Wick (nylon) Sizes: 28in-40in Style: Convertible Women’s version: No Contact: 0207 860 0100; www.merrell.co.uk