Outdoor Research Treadway Pants (2012)

So light and they’re simplicity itself, with traditional open-topped pockets, a straightforward waistband with belt loops to add your own belt, and basic hems with no adjustment at the ankle. The Supplex nylon fabric is great: light, breathable and extremely soft against the skin. It will resist a little water and dries in the blink of an eye if it does wet out. The fit is quite neutral – great for walking but equally for casual wear; and this plus the fact they pack down small and don’t crease will make them ideal for travel too. Against them, the lighter weight makes them less well-suited to year-round use.

Sizes: 30-38
Fabric: Supplex Nylon
Weight: 245g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.outdoorresearch.co.uk

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12