Keela Paraguay Zip Off

The soft, stretchy fabric is easy to move in and feels great against the skin, but the legs are way too baggy, meaning they flap annoyingly. Nice elasticated waist with a webbing belt. Good water and wind-resistance make these a delight to walk in, although better suited to milder conditions. The zip-off legs add to their versatility.


Colours: Black, grey, stone
Sizes: 28-44in waist, nine inside leg lengths
Fabric: Stretch-Tec
Main features: Zip-off legs, five pockets, belt with release buckle, storage pocket for legs
Women’s version: Rio
Contact: 01592 777000,

Verdict: Weather-resistant, convertible trousers that will help keep waterproof trousers in your rucksack a little longer. Great stretchy fabric, but the cut needs to be tighter.


First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008