Rohan Striders 2009

Striders, Rohan’s best-selling trousers, are stretchy; 406g (size 12); option for shorter-legged ladies is available; very comfy brushed, high-ish waist; 3 mesh-lined pockets (one with a secret inner pocket); popper fly; press clip belt. But no zips on the two front pockets; back pocket zip too small for use with big gloves; Velcro waist adjuster does not feel secure and you can’t adjust it as much as a belt.

Verdict: Rohan Striders are great for shorter legs if the waist fits without adjustment.