/ Stretchy trousers
The material started to break down six months after buying, photos are included in the link showing the elastic in the fabric sticking out of the fabric mainly in the area above the knee which gets the most stretch.
Anyone had similar problems with stretchy trousers, or can recommend something that lasts longer, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ljj7ddfymmwovzh/_AbT5kUCSd
I quite liked the trousers they were cheap and provided stretch and some wind resistance however would probably stick to ronhills than have a fabric that breaks down and looses some of it's stretch like the Craghoppers.
I'd second the comment about quality VS cheapness above. However if you still want cheap I'd recommend the Regatta Geo soft-shell trousers, they are £25 from go outdoors, I've had mine for a couple of years with no sign of wear. I only wear them for working and climb at the wall, they aren't as comfy as my more expensive trousers but for the money they are great value.
I had a pair of those. I found the fabric was stretchy but the stitching itself wasn't...
I've had two pairs of these (or whatever the previous model was called) for about 5 years now and they have survived many mountain adventures, including work in the hills and MRT stuff:
Possibly but I think you are referring to Mammut Base jump pants as lasting 15 years when Sargy says his Base jumps pants fell apaart quickly on this thread.
The Mammut Basejumps had some nice features, such as pockets that vented, and more adjustable ankle cuff arrangements, but they're what? Over £100 now? I wasn't impressed with their longevity, and Mammut weren't interested in my complaint. For £40 the Marmot Screes were an absolute bargain. I've also been generally impressed with the toughness and fit of Haglof pants. Whilst they're dear they do seem to be very well made.
Does anybody find the Mammut Base Jump a bit tight around the thighs??
I have tried to love these trousers but y'canna change the laws of friction,
and I think I will wear them through as opposed to them wearing my legs down.
A shame as I like the idea of some serious modern tech on the lower half.
Agree that Haglofs have a good fit and well made, but Large can mean XL....you have to be careful when buying on-line.
I've been happy with ME stretchlites recently, and £35 on offer most places. Not as warm mind, I use them for different things.
All my trousers seem to ME and they appear to be very well made - you can get some good deals on them too usually.
My stretchy craghoppers have done the same, but they are still perfectly wearable, they haven't fallen apart. I have had to do other repairs to the trousers (I have managed to rip them), but the fabric is still tough and comfy to wear.
If you fit a Small or Medium, Blacks still have Patagonia Simple guides, at half price on the sale rail.(£50ish)
Pretty good Troos, very stretchy and hard wearing, similar to the Scree's mentioned above.
What size are you? I have a pair of quality stretch pants surplus to my requirements - can't miss the opportunity of trying to sell 'em to you.
They're RAB Treklite in black. Size Medium = 32" waist/32" leg. Still in original factory packaging. A gift I don't need. They seem to sell in the shops/on-line for £60 - £70. If they suit your requirements how about £48 including postage?
I'll email this to you as well.
I have Prana Zion stretch pants, bought cheap at TK maxx. Quite lightweight and very stretchy but have lasted over 4 years and are only just showing a few holes in (shame) the knee.
i have high hopes for my cotton strechy jeans from decathalon only £30 so worth a punt i reckoned. any decathalon can order in there simond range for you to try on, most don't have them in stock.
Ronhills, all the way,
wear my tracksters erryday,
Take up no space in the bag,
Low on weight, big on swag,
Got a bulge in my pants and I'm not afraid to show it.
I'm sexy and I know it.
Well, I noticed that The Outdoor Shop had Statis pants available in my size, and they were running a promotion on clothing at the weekend so I decided to take the plunge. They arrived today and I have to say I'm quite disappointed. Berghaus have completely changed the fabric so it's much lighter weight now. They also seem to have skimped a bit on the sizing: although the leg is now a good length, the seat is definitely a bit "neat". The gusset at the crotch seems to be significantly smaller than on the old model, which could go some way to explaining that - and also suggests that they won't be as accommodating for high-stepping or bridging moves.
Sadly, I think these are going to be going back, and my search for the perfect walking/climbing trousers to take over from my old Statis pants will have to continue.
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