Royal Robbins Zip n Go (2012)

Lightweight, cool fabric makes these trousers feel fantastic against the skin, even when it’s warm. The fit is generous, especially at the waist, and they’re available in a longer-than-usual 34in leg. The added versatility of zip-off legs is useful in the summer, although it detracts from comfort at other times of year, and adds a bit of weight too. They’ve got a Velcro-secured ankle gusset so you can get the legs off over boots, and the ankle width is adjustable so you can secure them over boots. There’s a gusseted crotch for easy movement, although they lack the freedom of the stretchy fabric of some. On the plus side, the fabric is very windproof, water-resistant and quick-drying.

Sizes: 8–20
Fabric: 3-ply Supplex nylon
Weight: 300g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01572 771133; www.royalrobbins.eu

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12