If you’re looking for simple, no-fuss, practical trousers for summer hillwalking then look no further. Berghaus’s Lonscale Pants have been designed to off er a good range of movement and plenty of comfort. I’ve worn these trousers a lot this summer, but particularly for backpacking, and I’ll probably take them trekking in Nepal later in the autumn. They are simply very comfortable to wear. At the same time the 100% nylon plain weave has a pretty tough feel to it and the fabric’s DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment has repelled the summer showers pretty eff ectively. The roll-up hem lets you raise the ankle level to give you some fresh air, or if you want to go paddling in the sea and look just like your average Brit abroad! I don’t find this necessary, but one feature I particularly like is the front patch pockets, as I find zipped side pockets a bit of a pain. Almost all the other trousers in this test require you to have hands like Action Man if, like me, you like to wander along with your hands in your pockets.
30th July 2013