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
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.
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
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