Patagonia Nomader Pants (2012)

Patagonia always beat off the competition when it comes to helping the environment, and these trousers are no exception: nearly 60 per cent of the fabric is recycled. Unfortunately they’re only available in two fairly long leg lengths. The fit is flattering and relaxed and they feel incredibly soft and cool to wear, especially in warm weather and days spent travelling or relaxing. Plenty of stretch makes them really easy to walk in, they offer good windproofing, and they rapidly wick away moisture when you get warm. There’s a DWR finish which repels water really well, and if they get wet they dry very quickly too.

Sizes: 6-18
Fabric: Recycled nylon/spandex
Weight: 280g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 00800 0000 0041; www.patagonia.com

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12