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Regatta Action Trousers
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
I'm a conservation volunteer of about 8 years. The majority of that time I've chosen these trousers to work in. These trousers have stood up to every extreme weather condition Dartmoor could throw at them. Their slight waterproofing quality gives you a few seconds of grace while you scrabble around in your backpack looking for your waterproof trousers! They are light and dry very quickly even in the 80% humidity of Borneo!

Above all else work trousers need to be tough, these have survived slips, trips and falls on granite tors, being sawn by a stray bow saw and trekking through tropical rainforest.

Finally they have enough pockets to keep anyone happy, one for insect repellent, one for a torch, one for a compass and emergency whistle, one for a camera, one for a camcorder the list goes on.

Would definitely buy again and would certainly recommend.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2011
I originally bought 2 pairs of these trousers in January 2011 for my DofE expeditions; but they have - since due to their comfort and surprising stylishness - found themselves in my daily rotation.

Let's start from the beginning, I have an low waistline to leg length ratio, so had to shorten the waistline myself; but don't take this as a blemish to the trousers, this is a procedure I have done to almost all of the trousers in my wardrobe. The waistline itself is elasticated and has a total of ~10cm free play without losing tightness, which adds some much needed comfort when scrambling over limestone boulders. There is also some extra length in the hem (where your walking boots go) so that they can be lengthened if necessary.

The material is very hard wearing, and has survived scree runs, barbed wire, attack from thick thorny vegetation, river crossings, stray knives, stabbings from tent pegs, and the odd inquisitive sheep, without showing a scratch. Pen ink, however, will stain the lighter colour trousers - although, with repeated washing, the stain will fade. Mud and blood is no problem for the trousers, and washes out in a normal wash with normal washing powder. With repeated washing, the fabric will not bobble.

The legs are wide and roomy, meaning that they are not constrictive at all. Even when wet, the trousers are comfortable enough to walk extended distances (~16 km) in.

Pockets........... It's fair to say these trousers have "enough" pockets - they have 9 very generous pockets. About A5 (paper) size, they're definitely large enough for a point & shoot camera (in fact, each pocket could fit 2 cameras - 3 if you're good at Tetris).

Zips - I know it's an obscure review topic, but zips are the silent killer of most trousers. The Regatta Action Trousers, however, have very good quality zips. They are generic, but are YKK quality, and the plastic zip strap is chunky - meaning that the teeth are very unlikely to collide and be ripped out.

The bottom line - You can't ask for more from these trousers, they look smart, are extremely rugged & comfortable, and can be easily tailored by anyone with a sewing needle and thread.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My title says it all really.
I spent ages agonising over pricey Craghopper trousers before I came across these at half the price.
These are fabulously well made & look as good as the Craghoppers too.
There are loads of strong pockets, three of which are zipped. This really suits me as I use them for circular walks away from home & need somewhere safe & secure for my car keys. The material, zips and seam construction are superb quality.
The pockets are pretty unobtrusive & unless you stuff them with kit, you wouldn't know they were all there.
The waist is elasticated, but does have belt hooks should you need them.
They do tend to resist drizzle quite well initially, but do of course eventually succumb if out in the wet stuff all day. To this end, they are light enough for it not to spoil your day even when they are very set indeed. They also dry out completely within an hour or two of the rain stopping walking even when the sun doesn't emerge.
Mud also washes out of them easily.... Just give them a cold water rinse in the sink prior to chucking in the washing machine.
I just cannot criticise them at any level.

NB: These can be purchased for as little as a tennner looking at another famous (4 letter word) site.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2013
These are not 'pants' by the way, they are very good. they bead a little at first when meeting water off long grass or a shower but any length of time with the wet means they do then get wet through quite easily. But they dry fast. They are comfortable and the multitude of pockets (some with zips) are very helpful. I bought more pairs after experiencing the first ones. Good alternative to jeans if you work outdoors, like me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2013
I bought these as a replacement for a pair that were worn out. They are excellent quick drying, good value, walking trousers. Loads of pockets for organizing bits of gear, with zip-fasteners to keep the contents safe on your journey. For any walker seeking a good value for money pair of trousers you should give serious consideration to these. You could pay a lot more and get less.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2011
Proof of value, would I buy another pair? Yes, and very soon will.

Practical, good fitting, and a very good price. Free delivery was very quick, too
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2011
Having been a user of Regatta's Action Trousers for more years than I can remember, this latest pair were purchased for our annual holiday abroad this year. In the past, these trousers have been very good, well finished and hard-wearing but since Regatta moved production to China some time ago, I have noticed the quality and finish becoming worse with each pair purchased.
The pair of trousers under review are definately rock-bottom in terms of quality of finish with loose threads, gathered seams and zips which catch the surrounding fabric. They have not worn very well on holiday either. My wife is a qualified dressmaker and her professional opinion of this product is that it is the most shoddily produced and finished garment she has seen in her 40 year career!
Sad to say, I can no longer recommend anyone to purchase Regatta's Action Trousers for men, and I definately will not be buying further, preferring to pay extra for a better quality product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2009
the trousers are of very good quality, these are the third pair i have bought over the years and find them comfortable and hard wearing also waterproof..
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2011
Just purchased these for my work,i am normally a size 34 waist,but needed a 36 waist in these,but ordered two for that reason,and returned the 34 waist,they are well made,plenty of pockets,and water resistant too,which is handy for our british weather,for the price i paid well worth every penny,i am a short leg,and they fitted perfectly,delivery was very quick as well,would highly reccomend to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2013
Advertised sizing fitted perfectly. Very comfortable and look good quality when being worn. Easy to wash and dry. Useful to have in the wardrobe.
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