/ tips to winter pants
I was thinking about the Trangoworld Kato Pants Dryskin
Decathalon / simmond do some very nice ones for £39.99 try searching this website.
do you have any information about the trangoworld kato ? Are they winter pants?
look like general mountaineering troos, probably OK for Winter, but 4 times the price of the simmond ones!
The conditions you describe sound like standard UK winter walking conditions. Any reasonable weight walking trousers will do.
Thats true, decathalon / simmond also do a thinner soft shell trouser for £39.99 but they aren't as wind proof or water resistant. That said I've found most thinner ones I've tried so far aren't either.
Similar in size, great fit was amazed at how good they were for £40 bangers. I would have picked a pair up myself if I hadnt already invested in a pair of M.e G2 and Arc Gamma SK pants.be smart and save yourself a £100! And u won't feel so bad wen u harpoon them with our plans and u will ;,)
> Thats true, decathalon / simmond also do a thinner soft shell trouser for £39.99 but they aren't as wind proof or water resistant. That said I've found most thinner ones I've tried so far aren't either.
Assuming you're comparing the Quechua Bionassay/Simmond Mountaineering trousers vs the Forclaz 900, I don't think decathlon claim it's a "softshell" type garment (and I appreciate there is a debate on what actually classifies as a softshell) so the suggestion that it isn't windproof/water resistant is a little unfair, as it's just a fairly standard pair of walking trousers.
A better comparison would be the Bionassay/Mountaineering trousers vs the Simmond alpinism light (which are £50), which are made from a "softshell" material that is as windproof/water resistant as the Mountaineering trousers, but less insulating due to the lighter weight fabric.
The Simmond Mountaineering trousers are cracking value though.
Its not clear from the OP that they need anything other than walking trousers. For trekking 'soft shell pants' (?!) would be too warm for most people.
OK when I bought them I did think they were softshell, perhaps not then they are certainly constructed in a similar way.
I'd certainly classify the Simond/Quechua Mountaineering pants as soft shell. In particular, they are a 4-way stretch, dual weave non-membraned soft shell; proper soft shell, if you like...
Just to be sure we're talking about the same thing:
Sadly, they're no longer stocked in my local (Reading) branch.
As for the OP, I'd suggest lightweight walking trousers of any variety, with base layer legging underneath as necessary.
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