Mountain Equipment Mountain Stretch Pant

The cut and feel of these women’s walking trousers are wonderful. The fabric stretches in two directions and, together with an articulated knee, allows good movement. The pants have a solid set of features including four pockets that all have zips – two hip, one thigh and one back – and a tricot-lined waist for comfort and moisture movement. The waist can also be adjusted by a belt, if body weight is gained or lost. But if you want ankle cuff adjustment you have to add your own drawcord – there are the holes provided but no cord. At the price this could be considered cheeky. This rather odd feature is then complemented by a fairly obsolete zip that serves little purpose as there is no chance of taking them off over muddy boots even with the zip undone.


Fabric: Mountain Stretch Fabric
Colour: Storm
Size: 10-16 (R & L lengths)
Weight: 460g (size 10)
Made in China
Stores in UK: England 35; Wales 16; Scotland 15; Ireland 2

Verdict: Buy it if you want an all-rounder that looks and feels great, with most of the required features for hill-walking.