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Shop bought trousers superb. Amazon's not so.
on 23 April 2016
Barring the problems below, these could be decent trousers at a good price, if you can get them for £25 or under. To be fair, I've had few probems with shop bought stuff - such is the problem with online shopping. However and this is a big however - like all Craghoppers stuff that I've had from Amazon , especially those fulfilled by Amazon itself, the finishing can be exceptionally poor in places. I don't know if Amazon get the shop soiled, end of line or reject items, but I've now had 4 pairs of Craggie trousers from here and 3 of them were very poor. Sadly, with the first two, I didn't notice until after the return period (1 month), so had to put up with them. The problem was pockets. On one pair, the inner cargo pocket, meant for a phone, was the wrong size, being far smaller than normal. Being a phone pocket, it was way too small for any modern phone. I dug some old phones out and sure enought, it just about fitted my old Sony W810i (10cm x 4.6cm x 2cm). The issue with the other reject pair? The same inner cargo pocket was oversewn by the large main pocket and so was unuseable.
The most recent pair had a variety of loose threads, the waist button came off within a week and, yes, you guessed it, problems with the pockets again. This time, the inner cargo pocket wasn't oversewn and was the right size, but the left hand zipped trouser pocket had been sewn shut. I'd have returned this the same week but someone close to me died and that rather became my focus for a while. I've been advised legally that these are "Not fit for purpose", so Amazon's rubbish 1 month return window doesn't apply, but I'm not sure that I can be bothered with them.
The other pairs that I've had, not from these jokers, have been excellent for the money. They fit nicely, are comfortable, the pockets are many, varied and useful, the taped turn-ups are a very good idea. Altogether, they're great for everyday use or easy/moderate walking/hiking, especially if you proof them and team them with under troos; or take an over trouser along.
Trousers recommended, if you don't buy from Amazon. Amazon's quality control not recommended. Amazon's return policy/window most definitely sucks.