These are wonderfully comfortable trousers cut from a fabric that feels soft against the skin yet stretches enough to allow easy movement. The waist is part-elasticated with a webbing belt, so a good fit is easy to achieve, although the legs are quite loose. Out in the hills, the Statis is a natural all-rounder; the cordura fabric proved warm enough to cope with cooler conditions but was sufficiently breathable on warmer days, where a pair of leg vents also helped out. They resisted water well and dried quickly when it did get through. Fewer pockets than some, but they do have a useful zipped security pocket. They are quite technical looking, with contrasting knee and seat patches, and this won’t suit everybody, but other than that, they are hard to fault.
Fabric: Stretch cordura (nylon)
Sizes: Waist 30-42in; inside leg 30in and 32in
Plain or convertible: Plain
Women’s version: Yes
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