Paramo Merapi Vent

The wonderfully soft Parameta fabric makes these a dream to wear. However, with no stretch, the cut is a little tight for really strenuous movement. The waist is elasticated and they come with a good webbing belt. Loose in the leg and light, these perform well in warm conditions, where vents make things even more comfortable. They are a little lightweight for cooler going and, while they dry quickly, they soak up the rain.

Verdict: Light, airy and quick-drying trousers that are ideal for summer walking or travel wear. Comfortable, but short on weather resistance for cooler or wetter conditions. Expensive too.

Colours: Dark brown, marsh

Sizes: S-XXL (30-40in waist, 28 1/2-31 1/2in inside leg)

Fabric: Parameta A by Nikwax (100% polyester)

Key features: Adjustable waist with webbing belt, two large hip pockets, articulated knees, thigh zip vent, adjustable ankle closure, UV protection

Women’s version: Ladies Azuma Vent

Contact: 01892 786444; www.paramo.co.uk