PÁRAMO

Acosta

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Buying Guide | Walking Trousers -

RRP £95 Tar­get price £85 Jeans are pos­si­bly the big­gest no-no in the walk­ing wardrobe – they get hot and weigh you down like lead pipes when they get wet. And yet they’re so comfy. And they look good. With the Acostas (men’s Mon­tero), Páramo have tried to com­bine the feel­good fac­tor of jeans with the tech­ni­cal prow­ess of walk­ing trousers. They fit like a pair of stretchy, skinny jeans and look like they be­long in the city, but the tech­nol­ogy wo­ven into the Nik­wax Wind­proof Denim makes them out­door ad­ven­tur­ers through and through. The DWR fin­ish will keep out light show­ers and take the edge off a bit­ing wind, while cun­ningly hid­den vents on the thighs help to let off steam on sweaty climbs. There are some com­pro­mises; the tight-fit­ting style re­stricts move­ment in the hips and makes the pock­ets use­less for all but the small­est items. And be­ing so close to the skin, they don’t dry as quickly as looser trousers. But over­all they are a fab­u­lous in­no­va­tion for those who like to look cool and ca­sual on a walk. RB

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