Columbia Silver Ridge

Exceptionally lightweight men’s and women’s walking trousers; zip-off legs make these very practical for backpacking and hill-walking; two map-sized hip pockets; press studded leg pocket that just about takes a map; elasticated waist with belt loops; zipped seat pockets; zipped leg gusset to allow easier removable of lower leg. But zip-offs are not cool in the pub; no ankle adjustment; not stretch fabric.

Verdict: Buy these if you want practical hill and valley walking and backpacking trousers, rather than cool, practical trousers.