Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch (2012)

Basically a technical version of the classic Kiwi Pant, the Pro Stretch blurs the line between soft shell and more traditional walking trousers. They are cut a little tighter than the originals, which won’t suit everybody. But they are a delight to walk in: light, stretchy, windproof and reasonably water-resistant. They have a good array of pockets, including a sizeable cargo pocket that will take a map or guidebook. And although there’s no adjustment at the hem, the stretch means they grip the boot well and don’t tend to flap. They also come in three lengths, so it should be possible to get a perfect fit. The waist is elasticated and supremely comfortable, but the top button seems a bit fragile

Sizes: 32-42
Fabric: Stretch Polyamide
Weight: 385g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0844 811 1022;

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12