Very good walking trousers at an excellent price. The fabric has four-way stretch, which allows loads of freedom of movement, ideal for climbing, mountaineering or just clambering over stiles. The waist is elasticated with belt loops and a zip fly. The lower leg has a zip extending to the ankle cuff, which is useful for fitting the trouser over a ski boot or high-cuffed mountaineering boot. The ankle cuff also gets a drawcord adjuster. The pocketing is good with a handy dedicated zipped map pocket on the leg. There are two deep zipped hip pockets that are great for the hands, while a rear zipped pocket completes the list. Superb trousers for the price, and well worth a closer look. But at this price there are some features missing compared with higher-priced options. So there is no reinforcement or articulated knees, and the ankle zip does not get a bellow gusset either. As with many of the lower-priced trousers you get better next-to-skin comfort for more money.
Material: Quartz N-630S
Sizes: S-XL (men’s); XS-XL (women’s)
Colours: black, lava
Weight: 458g (size men’s L)
Made in: China
Stores in the UK: 14
Verdict: For the price, these are ideal for mountain walking, scrambling and mountaineering, but more cash brings even better performance.