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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.

Rohan Women's Trailblazers Convertible trousers

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.

High wicking, quick drying and crease resistant, the Trailblazers have been designed with the traveller in mind.

£100 - Buy Now

Montane Terra Ridge Women's Pants

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The Montane Terra Ridge Women's Pants have been cut from fantastically comfortable, two-way stretch material for a close, high performance fit that won't feel restrictive.

The stretch articulated knees are made from a more durable version of the same fabric for extra abrasion resistance.

With durable water repellence for those sudden showers, and UPF 50+ protection for the strong alpine sun.

Equipped with two large thigh vents for improve comfort, and popper ankle adjustment to seal around your footwear.

Finished with two zipped hand-warmer pockets, an internal security pocket, concealed rear pocket, and a removable webbing belt.

Constructed from GRANITE STRETCH; a lightweight, fast drying fabric, with two way stretch capabilities, the Terra Ridge Pants have a technical tailored fit
Reinforced with GRANITE STRETCH TOUGH; a hard wearing fabric giving protection from abrasive rocky terrain
Articulated knees and an active cut for step high movement, perfect for mountain use
Tailored waist to reduce excess fabric with double popper fastening
Fully removable belt with discreet buckle and belt loops
Two zipped hand-warmer pockets, as well as internal zippered security pocket
Rear zippered concealed Swiss guide pocket
Two thigh vents to help keep the body cool when working hard
Popper ankle adjustment for tight fit against footwear and to prevent heat loss

UPF 50+ protection.

£81 - Buy Now

Sprayway 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.

£67.50 - Buy Now

Berghaus Men's Explorer ECO Pant

Every so often a product comes along which is completely revolutional.  In the backpack stakes, that’s quite difficult… they are bags which sit on your back.  But what if the pack bit could unhook from the shoulder straps for easy access without having to take it all off your back?

Get set for your hillside adventure with the comfortable and durable Men's Explorer ECO Cargo Trousers. Constructed from Berghaus' ECO nylon fabric ensuring protection and durability in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. The ECO trousers are fully featured with six pockets, knee articulation and a comfortable fit. Weight: 388.5g

The Explorer ECO is produced with Berghaus’ ECO nylon fabric. This results in significant water and energy savings through the use of pre-coloured yarn and the elimination of the fabric dyeing process

Keep your essentials close at hand with the five pockets – two handwarmer pockets (one with additional security pocket), one thigh pocket and one zipped back pocket
A comfortable fit is ensured with the drawcord adjustment hem, waistband and belt loops, and knee articulation
The ECO nylon fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish and offers sun protection of UPF 50+

The Escape is a smallish 18 litres, but has laptop and tablet sleeves, 2 side pockets and an external zipper pocket – and inside there’s 2 main compartments and organiser section.  It’s not really designed for walking and hiking, but it is comfy on the back and would be a great addition to your outdoor kit.

£60 - Buy Now

Terra Nova Laser 20 Elite Pack

When you see the website stating the weight of this 20 litre capacity backpack is 210 grams (7 oz), you could be forgiven for feeling a little sceptical… but it really is.

It’s actually lighter than most outdoor jackets, which makes it perfect for longer treks, and although light it still has plenty of features.  It has four pockets in total, padded shoulder straps and is incredibly waterproof.  One concession to the light weight is a roll-top hood instead of a zipped one – but this does work very well and stops water seeping into the top of the pack.

£35.00 - Buy Now

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