Rab Traverse

Fabulously lightweight and stretchy trousers that will be a favourite in any walker’s wardrobe. There’s no DWR on the fabric, but if they do get wet, they’ll dry incredibly quickly, and they’re superbly breathable too. They’re wonderfully easy to walk in, with a diamond crotch gusset for really easy movement, and the soft, lightweight fabric feels great against the skin. They’ve only got two pockets – one on each hip (one with a zipped pocket inside for valuables) – but on the plus side, they’re available in three different leg lengths so you should find one to fit. Only negative is that the ankles are slightly baggy, meaning they’ll flap in the breeze and get quite muddy. Also available in a zip-off version.

VITAL STATS

Sizes: 8-16
Materials: Lightweight stretch-woven fabric
Weight: 240g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com
* Published in Country Walking, September, 2011