Rab Stretch Neo (2013)

When comfort and performance are top of your agenda, splashing extra cash brings benefits when purchasing overtrousers. Rab Stretch Neo trousers use Polartec Neoshell, which offers extremely high levels of breathability. The fabric is also stretchy so a closer fit is possible without restricting movement. Thigh-length zips allow the trouser to easily fit over boots, while three zip pulls allow this opening to be used to vent the trouser. The waist has elastication, belt loops and attachment for braces, so there is no reason for these to slip down. Reinforcement at the ankle ensures that crampons don’t trash the trouser.

Material 3-layer Polartec Neoshell with stretch
Sizes S-XXL (men’s): 8-16 (women’s)
Weight 472g (XL)
Website www.rab.uk.com

 

Verdict

Rab Stretch Neo trousers are the best choice for winter mountain walks in our review.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2013