Páramo Merapi Vent

These men’s walking trousers use beautifully soft fabric; zipped mesh vent in thigh; map-sized gusseted hip pockets; articulated knees; hidden zipped pocket; elasticated waist with belt. But black belt doesn’t match trousers and shouts ‘outdoor!’ and so isn’t cool; baggy cut is not ideal for the hill.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a reasonably practical and reasonably stylish trouser that’s neither overtly outdoorsy nor overtly cool.