Sprayway Santiago/Atlanta (2015)


In the competitive £30 to £40 price range the Sprayway Santiago just about has the edge on its competitors due to its feature list. It gets a nylon lining inside to improve comfort, but this is not mesh so it won’t snag easily. The waist is elasticated and has a drawcord. The side zip is knee-length and you get a Velcro tab adjuster at the ankle cuff. 4/5


The Santiago is available for men in sizes XS-XXL with two leg lengths, while the Atlanta for women is available in sizes 8 to 20 and two leg lengths. An elasticated waist and drawcord help the fit but on me I felt they were baggier than other trousers of the same size, so I suggest trying a size down from normal. 3/5


The weight of 374g (size L) is acceptable in a rucksack and the nylon lining provides some additional comfort without fear of snagging on boots when putting them on. The material is Sprayway’s HydroDry, which is not as breathable as the higher-priced options, but it’s good at this price. The looser fit adds to the comfort too as does the elasticated waist. 4/5

In use

The Sprayway Santiago/Atlanta are good general-purpose overtrousers. The knee-length zips allow them to fit over boots reasonably well and there is a gusset behind the zip, so if it leaks you stay dry. The ankle cuff can be taken in a little with the Velcro tab adjuster and the elasticated waist is great. The fit is looser than ideal but that will vary between users. 4/5


For £40 the Sprayway Santiago/Atlanta are a good buy, but if you can spend more you get even better trousers. Great value though. 5/5


Compared to other overtrousers at this price, Sprayway Santiago/Atlanta are a great option if £40 is your budget. 4.0/5

Review by Graham Thompson

First published in Trail magazine April 2015