Mountain Hardwear Epic

A very lightweight pair of overtrousers with decent enough levels of breathability and waterproofing. The lightweight fabric and articulated knee shape really boost comfort levels when walking. Unfortunately the fabric is fairly noisy and the baggy fit around the knees does cause them to rub together a fair amount. Putting them on over boots isn’t particularly easy as the zip openings at the ankle extend only to well below knee level. The ankle hems are elasticated and have Velcro tab adjustment for a tighter fit around the boots. It’s a shame the same policy hasn’t been copied at the waist, as only the elasticated waistband keeps them in place. It would be nice to have an extra drawcord too.

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric:  Ark™ Ripstop 2.5L (100% nylon) laminate: Conduit™ silk
Weight: 233g
Women’s version available: Yes
Contact: 01572 724499; www.mountainhardwear.com