Sprayway Utility Pant

These walking trousers are exceptionally well-priced, and they‘re well worth buying if £60 is your budget. The fabric is a stretch material and you get two leg lengths, so fitting should be good. The waistband is lined with a brushed material for comfort, and the knees are articulated for added freedom of movement. The waist is a standard elasticated design with belt loops and a zip fly. There are no fewer than six zipped pockets, and the hip pockets are map-sized. The ankle cuff is a plain, non-adjustable design, but as the leg is not too wide this is not a major drawback. For this price, you won’t get anything better for hill and mountain action. But there is no added reinforcement on the knees, seat and ankle areas. The fabric on some higher-priced trousers is a little softer against the skin, but to be fair this isn’t uncomfortable either. Others have adjustable ankle cuffs and some extra features, which those with cash to spare may feel are worth paying for.


Material: TecWeave Pro two-way stretch
Sizes: 30-40 plus 2 leg lengths (men’s); 8-18 (women’s)
Colours: black
Weight: 496g (size L)
Made in: China
Stores in the UK: 125

Verdict: Very good, low-priced trousers that are ideal for hill and mountain travel on a tighter budget, but of course you get better trousers if you pay more. They were given the ‘Best Value’ award in this test.