Any ideas on brands for quick dry womans trekking trousers? I have tried on a couple and they are terrible! Uncomfortable, high waisted, too short (I'm 178cm/ 5ft 11) and just plain aweful.
I'm thinking I'll give them a skip and just take normal pants?
But thought I would ask anyway
I bought a pair of cotton combat style trousers for £10 in Primark last Chrismas.
I still have them this year, they dry quick and have used them for rock climbing in Wales or year.
I am also 5'11'' and they dont look all that bad. Go take a look as they may be what you need
I have the Intercontinental Pants from Patagonia. I'm 5'-7", so I can't really comment based on your height, but these dry fast. They are comfy, machine or sink washable, and durable... so far. They have been rained on and sweated right through them. Have yet to do a mud test....
You know what... I can't find a link. Patagonia has switched to their winter gear. Call Patagonia and hound them for these pants. I love them. I hope they still make them.
Worth every cent (got them for around $75), and the first type of traveling pant I have found that doesn't make me feel 15 years older than I am. Planning on these being perfect for walking in Costa Rica at the end of the rainy season.
And if you find any pants yourself, please pass the name back. Good luck.
I'm 5'10" and have the same problem (also I'm a little vain )
I go for sports shops, get some comfortable jogging pants or leggings or something (depending on the climate of where your going) basically just be realistic about comfort and not worry too much about the official 'trekking' gear! I think thats all that matters.
Same here, 36/37" inside leg and gave up ages ago. I have got some nice zip off trousers from LTS but they are cotton and not that quick drying (unless somewhere very hot)
I've got a pair of women's trekking pants (about 3/4 length) made by Kathmandu. They dry really fast, are really lightweight and practical. I love them. The only thing is that they are big-fitting, so if you do come across something in the Kathmandu range get a size lower than you are, because they seem to stretch out a bit.
On the other hand, I also bought a pair of light combats from River Island, which were just supposed to be for ordinary everyday wear, but I ended up wearing them trekking most of the time. They were great. Whatever material they had, it just dried in the sun in a few minutes. You could roll them up in a ball in your bag and they never really looked that creased and they lots of handy pockets on the legs etc.
So, if you really can't find anything in the usual outdoor range of clothing (Columbia, Patagonia, North Face etc.) have a look on the high street. You'd be surprised what you might find.
BUT if you think you'll be trekking in wet weather, invest in a good pair of waterproofs. I've got a pair of Berghaus waterproof trousers that are Invaluable.
Craghoppers are pretty good. They're quite thin, so depends where you're going. I had 3 pairs for my trip and 1 pair of jeans for colder weather. The ones I had could zip off at different lengths and were infused with a mosquito repellant. They dried really quickly. They're light too and roll down to hardly anything.
i luv my trousers!
"THE NORTH FACE", made in Belgium
i know they have variety of shapes/materials, u need try (dont buy online!)