Merrell’s Belay trousers come with plenty of stretch, making them very comfortable, if not a little reminiscent of a pair of jodhpurs. These are very practical and technical enough for a day out on the hill. With a UV protection factor (UPF) of 50 these are made for hot weather, and as they are breathable and quick-wicking you shouldn’t be too troubled by unseemly patches of sweat. Two zipped pockets add security to these highly practical pants.
Review by Clare Savage
First published in Trail magazine April 2010