These lightweight trousers from Rohan have a unique single-hand adjustable elasticated drawcord to provide a perfect fit around the waist, and the sizing is just about spot-on everywhere else – whether you’re walking strenuously, where the articulated knees come into their own, or just lazing around. The polyamide fabric is surprisingly soft against the skin and the silky mesh lining in the pockets adds a further touch of luxury. Light and very packable, there’s no doubting their high quality and this is quickly confirmed on the hill, where the very windproof polyamide fabric works a treat. Although it doesn’t repel rain quite as well as some, it dries so quickly that it’s never a problem. The pockets are useful, but more subtle compared to some.
Verdict: High performance walking trousers that are light and loose enough to cope with warm summer days, yet windproof and rugged enough to keep cooler weather out too. Also perfect for travel or casual wear.
Colours: Airforce blue, titanium grey
Sizes: S-XL (27-42in waist, 33in inside leg)
Fabric: 100% polyamide with DMC (Dynamic Moisture Control)
Key features: Bungee cord adjustable waist, two handwarmer pockets, zipped security pocket, two rear zipped pockets
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0870 601 2244; www.rohan.co.uk