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6 pairs of walking trousers perfect for local winter walks

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 15/01/2021 14:21:17

6 pairs of walking trousers perfect for local winter walks and beyond


Following government guidelines, it is very important that we stay at home and only leave the house to shop for food, meet your support bubble, go to work, seek medical assistance, or exercise. Though things are looking down, we must now more than ever follow these rules to protect the NHS and save lives.
One of the most important things we feel at the moment, now so more than ever is that you take advantage of your daily exercise, its a great way to clear the mind of stress and anxiety, and taking a stroll or going on a run is a proven way to help look after your mental health. It is also a superb way of working off all that banana bread you’ve been making at home. We must exercise locally, so let’s put a positive spin on things and use this time to discover all the wonderful public footpaths, country roads, and hidden wild spaces close to home, even if you live in a city, you’re sure to find something secret and tucked away. I think you’ll certainly be surprised at all the superb places you discover.
To help you in this quest, we’re highlighting some superb walking trousers which will keep your legs comfortable after some good walking as well as protect you from the elements this chilly season. If you find that walking is now your favourite thing, (it can be addictive, just ask the ramblers) all of these trousers are ready and set to take you on some great adventures through Britain’s amazing wild places and beyond. Let’s go!



The Arc’teryx Gamma LT Pant

Superbly breathable, rugged and lightweight, this is a great do it all walking trouser. They’re very comfortable!
The Arc'teryx Gamma LT (lightweight) Pant delivers light weather protection, air permeable comfort and outstanding mobility. The Fortius DW 2.0 fabric is durable, yet comfortable next to the skin and combines quick-drying nylon with elastane fibres for performance stretch and complete mobility.

Articulated patterning and gusset crotch and straight leg cut provide freedom of movement and the integrated brushed polyester waistband, with zippered fly closure and webbing belt keeps these pants in place. Several pockets including two hand pockets with laminated zippers and mesh lining and a thigh pocket help to keep you organised while hiking, climbing, guiding or backpacking.

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The Fjällräven Keb Trousers

A wonderfully tough pair of trousers with great ventilation and protection, for now you’ll be heading up your local footpath, when all this is over, it’ll be the 3 peaks!

These technically advanced trousers are designed for alpine trekking where mobility is just as important as durability and protection from sharp stones.

The rear, pre-shaped knees, front of the legs and the inside bottom of the legs are reinforced with durable G-1000 Eco for extra durability and reinforcement and the seam on the inside of the thigh has been moved and replaced by a connecting fabric panel to reduce the risk of chafing and wear.

A zippered ventilation opening from knee to hip and along the calf releases excess heat and the hem has strap adjustments with button fastening and hooks to secure to ski boots or hiking boots. An array or pockets include two leg pockets with pocket cover flap, one with a zip and one with a mesh pocket inside for bits and bobs and the high hand pockets hold their contents even when sitting down.

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The KÜHL Renegade Pant

The Kuhl Renegade Pants are made from Duralux, a soft shell fabric that feels like cotton to the touch. This material is strong, breathable and abrasion resistant, so they won't let you down in any activity. You will be protected with the UPF 50 and a water-repellent finish keeps you protected when caught in a shower.

Articulated knee and gusseted crotch allow for freedom of movement and the Klassik fit makes these trousers ideal for skiers, bikers and hikers who require extra room to move. Eight total pockets, including zippered side pockets, provide abundant storage and drop-in stealth pockets keep your phone and wallet secure.

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The Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant

Ideal for mountaineering and trekking in cooler conditions, the versatile Mountain Equipment Men's Ibex Mountain Pant are constructed with Exolite 210 stretch double weave fabric that offers comfort, durability and breathability while protecting you against the cooling effects of wind, and provide protection from light rain.
An integrated belt with double press-stud waist closure and micro fleece lined waistband add extra comfort while tackling technical terrain, and the low volume, slim alpine fit eradicates unnecessary bulk and weight while still allowing full range of motion. Two zipped front hand pocket and two thigh pockets with integrated mesh lining provides much needed ventilation in fluctuating temperatures, and the ankle zips with internal gusset panel accommodates all mountain boots.

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The Mountain Equipment Women’s Chamois Pant

Constructed from Exolite 210 double stretch, a breathable and wind resistant Soft Shell fabric, the Mountain Equipment Women's Chamois Pant protect you against the cooling effects of wind, and provide protection from light rain. These versatile trousers ideal for mountaineering and trekking in cooler conditions all year round.
The low volume alpine fit eradicates unnecessary bulk and weight while still allowing full range of motion. A micro fleeced lined waistband provides comfort during any activity and ankle zips with expandable a panel accommodates all mountain boots.
Two zipped hand pockets offer plenty of room for belongings and two zipped thigh pockets with integrated mesh provide much needed ventilation for when things get too warm. Perfect for anyone who is in need of a lightweight mountain or everyday trouser that can cope with technical terrain, and fluctuating temperatures.

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The North Face Exploration Convertible Pants

The North Face Men's Exploration Convertible Pants are lightweight convertible trousers that will help you move through the mountains with ease.
They are made from a lightweight nylon stretch fabric to minimise restriction, and a durable water-repellent finish and ultraviolet protection makes them perfect for mild to wet weather.
When the sun comes out or when it gets too warm, zip them off at the thigh for a pair of robust shorts. The side pocket on the right legs converts into a storage compartment to keep both trouser legs together for ease when the weather turns cooler, or so one leg doesn't go missing.
To help keep belongings safe, these Exploration trousers feature two side, two hand and a rear secure zip pocket. A centre front snap and fly closure, belt loops crotch gusset helps improve mobility and comfort.
Perfect for changing conditions and all year around adventures.

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