The Treklite is exceptionally comfortable, thanks to its lightweight, stretchy fabric that feels good against the skin and their well-shaped articulated knees. They come with an integral belt and stretch waist so you can be sure of a comfortable fit, but they only come in one leg length for each size, which may put some off. The fabric feels cool enough in warmer weather, yet stops wind effectively and sheds water well, making them a reasonable bet for colder days, too. They also dry quickly when they get wet. There’s a good selection of pockets including a zipped one on the leg, and they look good enough to wear in the pub as well as on the hill. If you only have room for one pair of walking trousers in your wardrobe, these would be a good bet.
Fabric: Teklite stretch soft shell (polyamide/spandex)
Sizes: 8-16; one inside leg length for each waist size
Plain or convertible: Plain
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com