The North Face Kapiti Pant (2012)

Great-looking trousers with a flattering slimline fit. The stretch nylon fabric is very comfortable, although they’re only available in one leg length (31in) so they won’t fit everybody. They feel great to walk in and the soft, lightweight fabric breathes well and glides easily over the skin. They offer good wind resistance too, although the fabric has no DWR treatment so they’ll wet out quickly in the rain. They also dry quickly, though, so don’t panic if you get caught out in an unexpected shower. The legs are nicely tapered to a narrow fit at the bottom so they won’t flap in the breeze or get caked in mud. They conform to the Bluesign standard for sustainability and energy efficiency.

Sizes: 8-16
Fabric: Nylon/elastane
Weight: 250g
Men’s version: No
Contact: 250g

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12