Rab Hueco Pants (2012)

The Huecos manage to combine traditional good looks with great technical performance to make a superb pair of walking trousers. The Matrix SWS fabric appears quite casual at first glance but the spandex content makes it stretchy and therefore extremely comfortable; and it’s pretty tough too. Moisture management is excellent: they repel a little water and dry quickly when overwhelmed; yet they never feel clammy in warm, dry conditions. There’s a good selection of pockets, including a decent-sized cargo pocket on the left leg and a more subtle zip-access one on the right. And the hems have hidden drawcords for adjustment. The waist is comfy and fleece-lined, but has no elastic at all, and the legs are available in three lengths.

Sizes: 30-38
Fabric: Matrix SWS
Weight: 375g
Women’s version: Yes (Traverse Pants)
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com

Review from Country Walking magazine, Sept 12