Lowe Alpine Sierra 2009

Lowe Alpine Sierra trousers are new for this winter; very durable; reinforced inner ankle; relatively stretchy; slim, high, comfy, brushed waist; sized for shorter, slim-legged ladies; side pockets slightly offset so zip does not sit on hip bone and grate with a backpack hip belt; 2 popper fly. But snow skirt does not detach from the trouser, reducing their versatility for all-year-round use; heavy-ish at 510g.

Verdict: Lowe Alpine’s Sierra trousers great features for winter at a very good price.