Best described as a trouser version of a windshirt – light, breathable and extremely windproof. Like a windshirt, they work superbly over a base-layer, keeping the cold wind out, while getting rid of any perspiration fast. They don’t feel particularly comfortable, though, and any cold in the wind is felt where the fabric presses against the leg. Water resistance is superb, and they dry in minutes too. Plenty of useful features like two-way, three-quarter length leg zips and adjustable hems.
Fabric: Nikwax windproof Sizes: S–XL (30in-40in) Style: Plain Women’s version: Unisex Contact: 01892 786444; www.paramo.co.uk