Our Top 5 Women's Walking Trousers
Here's our selection of the Top 5 Women's Walking Trousers at the moment.
As with most outdoor kit, walking trousers have more than their fare share of technical phrases and acronyms - one to watch for here is DWR - or Durable Water Repellency - which is a waterproofing treatment sprayed onto the outer layer of the fabric. As the full name suggests, it's not waterproof in itself, but does reduce the amount of water going through the fabric. If you'd like any help with what to look for in a pair of walking trousers, then click here for our guide.
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.
If you find yourself regularly being bitten by bugs and critters, then these Rohan's are something you should look at, as they have Insect shield - which significantly protects covered skin against nasties such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies and midges. They also have a fairly amazing sun protection factor of UPF 40+ under dry and normal circumstances.
Being convertible gives the added choice of unzipping the legs and going legless... so to speak... and the colour-coded zips can also be opened part way for ventilation. The fabric is a lightweight and stretchy, making the fit easy and comfortable. There's four zipped pockets - two on the thigh and two rear ones - and the thigh pockets easily take an OS map.
£100 - Buy Now
Providing an excellent level of comfort, these Montane Terra Ridge should be high on anyone's buying list. That's mainly becuase of the wonderfully stretch material they are made from, helping you keep active - and the stretch articulated knee sections are made from a more durable version of the same fabric for extra abrasion resistance.
£81 - Buy Now
Maier Sports Pants Rechberg Women
The downside of Maier Sports trousers is because they aren't designed for the UK market, the leg pockets aren't big enough to fit an OS map in - unlike brands like Berghaus, Craghoppers or Regatta. So hold it in your hands inside...
£109 - Buy Now
Regatta Women's Geo Softshell Trousers II
These are Regatta's best selling technical trousers - and it's easy to see why. Warm-backed, Geo Softshells love cold, wet and windy coditions, and will keep your legs warm and cosy throughout your time in the outdoors.
They are DWR treated, of course, and the fabric is easy to move in and allow your concentrate on the walking. The side-elastic waist and zipped pockets at the front and back are most welcome - as is the current price if you buy form the Regatta website...
£32.45 - Buy Now
Sprayway Womens All Day Rainpant
The idea behind these trousers from Sprayway is to have a something that can be worn all day - despite the wet weather, so to that end, the All Day Rainpant is made from a stretch Hydro/Dry AWP fabric with a water-repelling DWR finish. That means they are fairly stretchy and water resistant too.
They've got two zipped pockets - so not as many as other trousers available but zipped so you can't lose your car keys on a walk - and a zipped fly with button fastening too. The fit is quite slim, but the shaped knees allows for more movement, along with the stretch fabric. They are fairly breathable, but not perhaps a pair to be wearing on the warmest of summer days. However, on most short walks where the weather looks fairly changable, these Sprayways would do the job of keeping your legs warm and dry very well.
£80 - Buy Now