/ Trousers for British winter mountain walking .
Sometimes I've put my cheapo over -trousers on and spent hours slogging through dry snow and getting very sweaty , but if I don't wear them I always seem to end up getting wet , despite the DWR coating on my craghoppers kiwi trousers . I'm always either too hot or cold and damp .
I've got a budget of about £80 , will this be enough to solve the problem?
Any ideas or experience - soft shell or hard shell ? Will Good baselayers help ?
I always wear Buffalo Special 6 trousers when it drops below 5C. Full side zips mean you can vent as much as you feel the need to if you're working hard.
I wear Rohan trousers with the 'Barricade' membrane. Warm, but not hot, I don't get sweaty in them, and I was surprised to find out they're actually very waterproof, however you do need a log jacket to cover the top inch or so of the zipped fly, as the waterproof flap doesn't quite protect that area. Very impressed, and machine washing when they're muddy doesn't hurt them any.
> This thread may help:
Good suggestions so far .
Thermals and Ron Hills. Spend your change on beer / guidebooks / fuel
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