These lightweight trousers from Sprayway come with a flexible elasticated waist and belt loops, which make them a pretty versatile fit. However, the actual cut is a bit too baggy. The feel of the fabric is great, though. Bagginess aside, they do a fine job on the hill, keeping showers at bay better than most, and drying faster too. The subtle pocket arrangement is excellent.
Verdict: Comfortable and casual-looking trousers that will cope well with most conditions in the hills, as well as travel and general wear. The TecWeave nylon fabric is excellent, but check the sizing before buying.
Colours: Charcoal, khaki, new stone
Sizes: S-XXL (30-40in waist, short and regular leg length)
Fabric: TecWeave (100% nylon)
Key features: Two front pockets, two zipped back pockets, half-elasticated waist, reinforced knees, deeper hem for abrasion resistance
Women’s version: No
Contact: 0800 605050; www.sprayway.com