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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Still as good as ever
on 17 October 2013
I first bought a pair of these from Amazon about three years ago and was always really pleased with them. I bought two more pairs last week and I am delighted to say the overall quality and functionality of the trousers are undiminished. They are perfect for almost all outdoor pursuits. They are warm and comfortable and you can wear them all day with no discomfort. They have an amazing stretch - they fit really well and don't feel particularly tight but they stretch with you no matter what you are doing. You can climb a cliff or do a high kick no problem. You will never burst the seam of these trousers! They are not waterproof (you need to have waterproof over trousers in your pack) but they dry really quickly if they get wet and somehow they remain very comfortable even if they get soaking wet. They are lightweight so they are fine for Spring through to Autumn but you would need a winter lined pair for cold weather. They wash really well. You just put them on a standard 40 degree wash and then tumble dry for 5 minutes and they are ready to go. They are still quite small-sized so you do need to order a waist size up from your usual jeans size but go for your normal inside leg measurement. I am six feet two inches tall with a 34 waist and a 34 inside leg. The 36 inch waist long or 36 waist 34 inside leg sizes fit me perfect. You also need to watch what you pay. I bought two pairs from Amazon at 40% of the sale price at my local outdoor store. Even within the Amazon site I found considerable variations in price. My advice is to (a) buy from Amazon and (b) shop around within Amazon.
Update - I've been wearing these trousers for a year and a half now. I bought two pairs and have worn them more or less every day either to work or to go walking in the hills. Both pairs are as good as new with no sign of any wear and tear. I must have washed each pair 50 times or more and yet there has been no shrinkage or reduction in quality. They look just as good as the day they arrived. Wish I could say the same for myself!