The right breeks
Your hiking pants need to be many things and there are a variety of feature options. Most importantly though, one big hole at the top and a couple of smaller ones at the bottom.
Other features that would be useful:
- water resistant
- quick drying
- good pockets
- and comfy
|Nice to haves|
Ideally they should be:
- bendy and stretchy in the right places (bum and knees)
- reinforced at the right places (bums and knees)
- ventilated at the right places (NOT bum and knees)
- adjustable at the ... okay I'll stop that 'at the right places' thing. Ankle cuffs at your ankles so you can adjust them round your boot or trail shoe, elasticated at the waist, so if you're hiking for a while and losing weight then they will still fit.
Cameron McNeish Editor of TGO Magazine April 05 about Montane Terra Pants
'These are the best trekking pants I've ever used..... after six months of regular hillwalking, scrambling and trekking I'm now loathe to wear any other legwear when I go to the hills.'