Designed for Alpine mixed mountaineering, the Mountain Equipment Trojan Pant is equally at home in autumn weather on the British mountains. It is made from a thin Gore Windstopper soft shell fabric, which makes it more wind- and water-resistant than most, but in really wet weather you’ll still need your overtrousers. As it is so wind-resistant, it does feel a bit warm under waterproof overtrousers. The fabric is stretchy and when this is combined with the gusseted crotch, tapered leg and articulated knees you get a close but practical fit. There’s a zipped gusset at the ankle cuff, plus there are zipped thigh vents with mesh linings to improve comfort in milder conditions. The waist isn’t elasticated but comes supplied with a belt, and the waistband is very comfortable thanks to its lining. The two waist and two thigh pockets are all zipped and while they’re bigger than some, I’d prefer one of them to be big enough to take a map. Mountain Equipment Trojan Pants are more of an Alpine mountaineering trouser than a pure walking pant, but they would be still be great for wet and windy autumn days on the British hills, particularly when scrambling or on easier mountaineering routes.
Fabric Gore Windstopper Softshell
Weight 441g (size 36, reg)
Men’s sizes 30-38 (regular and long leg length)
Women’s sizes 8-16 (short and regular leg length)
Mountain Equipment Trojan Pant are good soft shell trousers for hillwalking, scrambling and mountaineering in cold, damp and windy weather.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine October 2013