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Something is going wrong...
on 16 December 2013
I had a pair of these in 2012 and subjected them to some pretty robust use and misadventure. They served admirably for a few months and then the elastic in the waist went completely - they wouldn't stay up at all, failing on me when I was in the middle of a pretty horrific winter misadventure.
As I am such a fan of the lifa dry tops (these are uniformly excellent and I cannot say enough good about them) I thought I'd give the trousers another go. The next pair I got were even worse - the elastic in the waist stretched and died within days. They are definitely the right size for me (the size up and down I have tried on) and I am a average sized active man.
They are simply not fit for purpose and a waste of money - they can't be relied on. All that is required is some stronger/wider elastic in the waist and these pants will be outstanding.
I hope Helly Hansen fix this design fault, as they would otherwise be an excellent garment.