…LOW COST & A COMFORTABLE LINING?
Regatta Chandler/Amelie £50
■ Me■’s S-XXL plus 3 leg lengths (Chandler) ■ Wome■’s S-XL plus 3 leg lengths (Amelie) ■ Weight 414g (men’s L)
While not the the lightest option, these trousers do have a mesh and taffeta lining for more comfort, which will ensure they feel less clammy. They have calf-length zips, no ankle cuff adjustment and the fit is generally a little looser than others. 68%
…LOW COST, STRETCHY & LIGHTWEIGHT? A●pkit Parallax £68
■ Me■’s S-XXL ■ Wome■’s 8-16
■ Weight 195g (men’s L)
Made from a 2.5-layer fabric with stretch, these trousers are also very lightweight and well-priced. The fit is slightly neater than others but the stretch allows reasonable freedom of movement. The side zips are shorter than others though and also feel a little less durable,
so care is needed in use. 76% …SOFTER, LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC?
Roha■ Vapour Trail £89
■ Me■’s S-XL ■ Wome■’s XS-L
■ Weight 291g (men’s L)
These are less ‘rustly’ and generally softer against the body than others, due to the use of a 2.5-layer Barricade fabric that has a lightweight polyester outer with membrane technology. You also get knee-length side zips and some ankle cuff adjustment. Slightly baggier fit. 76% ….MID-PRICED & LIGHTWEIGHT?
Mou■tai■ Equipme■t Zeno £100
■ Me■’s S-XL plus 3 leg lengths
■ Wome■’s 8-16 plus 2 leg lengths ■ Weight 228g (men’s L)
Made from 2.5-layer Drilite fabric with thigh-length side zips, articulated knees and a diamond crotch for more comfort. There’s no ankle cuff adjustments and the waistband is very slightly less comfortable than some, but
overall great all-rounders. 76% …WARMER TROUSERS?
Paramo Cascada II £145
■ Me■’s XS-XXL plus 3 leg lengths
■ Wome■’s XS-XXL plus 3 leg lengths ■ Weight 480g (men’s L)
Very popular trousers, with long side zips so they are easy to get on and off, and also you can vent the sides if you overheat. The main drawback is they can be too warm, but on colder days they are very good and control condensation better than other trousers. 80%