These lightweight trousers from Peter Storm benefit from the comfort of a little cotton. They fit superbly, aided by an elasticated waist and webbing belt. The bulky, flappy ankle zips aren’t so good though. They’re great in the dry, with a useful DWR that keeps some water out when it rains. However, once wet, they feel cold and don’t dry very quickly either. They have a great choice of pockets though.
Verdict: Excellent for summer walking or travel and good all-rounders if you’re happy carrying/wearing waterproof trousers when it does rain. Good casual looks and excellent value for money.
Fabric: Stormtech ripstop nylon
Key features: Waterproof, breathable, ripstop nylon
Women’s version: No
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