Montane Terra Pants (2012)

The Terra pants are something of a modern classic – helped in no small part by the distinctive but rather technical look. But they also come in all-black styling for those who would prefer a more discreet image, and they are also about as good as walking trousers come: bristling with features and extremely comfortable. They repel a little water but their real strength is in the speed with which they dry if they do get wet – very reassuring on a showery day. The waist is elasticated and pile-lined, and they also come with a decent webbing belt. They’ve a couple of big-zipped hip pockets, one also containing a zipped security pocket; and lengthy zip-access vents offer cooling when needed. The hem is also zipped and also has press-stud adjustment.

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Cotton-feel Tactel with Cordura reinforcement
Weight: 370g
Women’s version: Yes (Terra Ridge Pants)
Contact: 01670 522300; www.montane.co.uk

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12