These are rugged, cleanly designed bad-weather trousers. The Hydrolite fabric is waterproof, with good breathability levels and the huge side zips offer such cracking venting that you never need sweat in them. The zips extend about four-fifths of the way up the leg and make them a doddle to get into. Although exposed, they do have an internal storm flap and are weatherproofed to see off all but the most persistent weather. The overall shape of the trouser isn’t too fitted, and allows enough room underneath; although there are Velcro tabs around the hems to get a good boot fit and prevent them from rubbing too much whilst moving. The waistband adjustment is assured with a drawcord backing up the elasticated section. The reinforced ankle panels could be a little longer though.
Women’s version available: Yes
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