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8 people found this helpful
From and function?! - Just brilliant!
on 27 February 2014
I am a bit of a difficult shape to satisfy - a real bum, big thighs and calves etc (from weight training and rugby in my younger days!). These trousers fit perfectly, and the stretch element of the material along with the pre-bent knees really do give freedom of movement. They stand up to the elements very well - while my friends were donning waterproofs, the rain continued to bead off the scuffers. 80mph winds on Whernside with snow on the ground and my legs were still comfortable. The scuff panels do the trick, and the velcro tabs on the hem keep the trousers in place snug around your boot tops. I spent more on these trousers than I normally would on a pair of outdoors trousers, but it was definitely money well spent, and I can't recommend them enough. The only thing I can think of that would improve them would be a cargo/map pocket on the thigh, but given all the pluses listed above, I can live without it!
My leg length usually sits between a short and a regular - in this case the regular was spot-on, and the short would have literally fallen short. My waist is 40" but I usually have to go up a size due to the bum/thigh thing mentioned above - the XX-Large are snug on the waist (although I have put a bit of weight on recently) and sit comfortably even without the included belt, and the fit every where else is excellent - hope that helps others with any sizing worries.
If anybody can help me work out what you might put in the tiny zipped compartment on the inside of the belt, I'd love to know!!