The Trailblazers feel a little like soft shell, but they really don’t look like it, and the stretchy polyamide/elastane fabric is lovely and light as well as comfortable, reasonably wind resistant and extremely quick-drying. They also feel reasonably warm when wet, so showers are no problem. The waist has plenty of stretch in it, and is secured by a beefy pop-stud; but they come with a good webbing belt too. And whilst there’s no adjustment at the ankles, they are reasonably snug and quite stretchy, so fit well enough over a boot with no flapping. The selection of pockets is second to none, with two zip-access leg pockets, zip access hip pockets and even a sizeable rear one.
Fabric: 89% polyamide 11% elastane
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 840 1412; www.rohan.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12