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Mountainwear and materials have continued to evolve throughout history. In recent years, this evolution has been quicker than ever, due somewhat to the increase in popularity of outdoor sports, bringing the introduction of new fabrics and materials which provide us with more health and safety in our trips to the mountain. The technical evolution of fabrics, has also allowed us to produce specialised clothing for each activity: ranging from less technical clothing for less demanding activities such as hiking or hill walking, to highly technical clothing for climbing, ice climbing, etc. This clothing includes bottoms, essential for taking part in outdoor activities.

How to choose bottoms for hill walking?

Choosing a pair of outdoor trousers is not always easy, and less so nowadays due to the wide range of models, material and technical features available.

You must remember that some of the essential functions of outdoor clothing are protection, comfort and safety. Depending on the climate or the season we may choose shorts or trousers for partaking in outdoor activities.

Waterproof trousers consist of a shell which provides optimum protection against water. They are normally used in wet climates or in high mountains with frequent or consistent rainfall. They are made of waterproof material which is more or less breathable (it does not allow water to get in but does let sweat out) depending on their quality, since if you sweat a lot it will remain on the inside, These shells are, generally speaking, very resistant to abrasion and wear too. The seams and zips must be thermosealed, otherwise water can get in. If you are looking for optimum sweat evaporation,Gore-Tex is highly recommended, as it is the only 100% waterproof and breathable shell on the market. This expanded teflon shell is made of micropores, which are smaller than raindrops, but at the same time, bigger than water vapour molecules (sweat), which allows sweat to be wicked away quickly from your body. They are useful for hill walking such as trekking or hiking.

Soft shell trousers are made with a mixture of fleece and windproof material, and their function is to isolate and protect from cold and wind. The idea is to reduce the number of layers. They are not waterproof although, as with windproof clothing, they are treated in order to repel water, therefore making them somewhat water resistant. They are ideal for hiking, trekking and mountaineering. If you are looking for high breathability you can find higher quality shells, such as Windstopper, which keep us protected from the cold and wind without sweating excessively.

Long leggings are usually made of materials with high thermal insulation capacity and very sturdy fabrics, in order to provide a perfect and durable fit which keeps its form no matter how long it is used. Their use is to offer a high level of performance for demanding activities such as hill walking or skiing, offering optimum resistance, insulation and breathability.


Opinions featured in Outdoor Legwear

Columbia Triple Canyon Shorts Dark Blue
Excellent product
Excellent product
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X-Bionic Effektor G2 Run Shorts Black
Exceptional quality
Great quality product, would definitely recommend
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Columbia Silver Ridge II Convertible Bottoms Brown Beige
Good quality
This time of the year a great pair of hiking trousers. Very comfortable. Plenty of pockets if required.
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Compressport Seamless Pants Trousers gray white
Seamless lifestyle
I know about top quality..
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Salomon Wayfarer Shorts Blue Women
Great shorts
Adjustable waistband is super
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Dynafit Ultra 2 in 1 Shorts Black Green
Great shirts
Fully comfortable and another great product from dynafit
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Salomon Agile 5" Shorts Navy Blue Grey Logo
Great quality running shorts
Love these shorts from Salomon, great price and great quality
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Salomon Icemania Regular Trousers Black Grey Women
Salomon Icemania Snow Pants
Super work, fit smaller. I'm normally a small/medium and I bought Large to ensure I have enough room to layer for super cold winter days. Love these pants!!!!
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Chiruca Micenas Trousers Green
Good fit and durable trouser.
Pleased with purchase, but insulation could be thicker.
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Dynafit Alpine 2.0 3/4 Leggings Black Pink Grey Women
Dynafit Alpine 2.0 3/4 Leggings Black Pink Grey Women
Perfect product, great quality! Great on-line shop, i will definetely shop again.
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Salewa Marmolada Trousers Dark Blue
superb
great technical trousers with perfect fit, tested in mountains so I can confirm wind and water proff
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Salomon Agile Warm Training Tights Dark Blue
Salomon training
Good quality product, fits well in the size required. Recommended
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Sportful SnowFlake Pant black woman
Very high quality! Love it!
I’ve bought this pant second time because quality is the best!
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The North Face Dryzzle Futurelight Trousers Black Grey
Excellent quality
Brilliant overtrousers which i would recommend to anyone who wants quality.
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RaidLight Trail Raider Shorts Dark Blue
good product
Very good quality
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