Home Women's Trekking and Hiking Trousers Arc’teryx Palisade Pants

Arc’teryx Palisade Pants

£110 www.arcteryx.com

Lightweight at only 280g, the synthetic fabric is thin, light and comfortable next to your skin. They stretch well and don’t restrict movement. The fabric is breathable and dries fast after a light soaking. After several days of wear the fabric did look a little saggy around the seat but this soon disappeared after washing. The stud closure and easy synching waist band helps to fit the trousers to your body, a great feature if you have wide hips and a small waist. The thin hidden belt, flat seams and soft fabric on the inside of the waistband all help to reduce rubbing when wearing a pack. Two zipped hip pockets with mesh lining are a snug size to fit a compass or a smart phone and are well angled for putting your hands into. The zipped pockets on each leg also fit a smart phone or small folded map. Be aware that they use US sizes, it took a couple of attempts to get the right pair to fit.

► Verdict: A lightweight second skin when trekking.

► Best for: Trekking in moderate to warm climates.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70