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Warm and comfortable but too few pockets
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2020
What I like about these are that they're warm when you're outdoors. The material is fleecy inside (if you bought that option) and fairly windproof (I've not yet been out in a gale). They're pretty comfortable, although I notice they're clingy in places. The fabric is stretchy, I could easily bring a knee to my chest without feeling any strain on the trousers.
To test the waterproofing I splashed a handful of water over them and it bounced straight off (the picture is about thirty seconds later, you can see water lying on the surface rather than soaking in). Can't say for certain that they'd keep me dry in the driving rain I encountered on a walk in October, but I've got full on waterproof trousers for that.
Less positively there are only three pockets, one on the back and two hip pockets. All three are zipped, but position is awkward, the top of the zips is a little high, and I'm more used to double action pockets with a zipped one behind a hand warmer. There are also no leg pockets, which come in handy for maps, face masks, gloves and car keys. The lack of pockets make these not everyday trousers for me.
The other thing I was less impressed by was the really high waist. It's round my midriff rather than just above my hips. It's either pull it up and be a bit less comfortable, or trip over the bottom of the trouser leg and have the crotch mid-thigh.