While many new hikers are all set with their waterproof jackets and walking boots, it’s important that you make a smart choice on trousers too. Walking trousers should be durable, flexible, lightweight and designed to face the rigours of a long day of hiking.
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When shopping for hiking trousers, you want to look out for several properties. While not every pair will have each one, you can work out what you’ll need for the conditions you’ll be in and select accordingly.
These trousers are going to face up to a lot of wear when you’re hiking for hours on end, and you don’t want tears or damage letting in the elements.
Your trousers will need to keep you warm, dry and protected from abrasions. The material should be hard-wearing with some benefitting from a water-resistant coating to stop moisture or mosquito-repellent surfaces.
You’ll be wearing your hiking trousers for several hours at a time so it’s important that they stay comfortable. That means they shouldn’t be too tight and the material should be comfortable to wear.
You’ll have plenty of hiking gear on you for the day so having some extra storage is very handy. Large pockets are great for your phone and essential items as well as a snack to keep you powering on.