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Group Test Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading brands, to offer a wide view of what's available and what works best.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Jöttnar Valen 4S Trousers

The Valen 4S softshell trousers are tough, stretchy and smartly tailored, says Dan Bailey. They're a versatile weight for spring, autumn and winter (lite) on the mountains, but when the mercury drops you'll want to remember your thermal legging...

3RD ROCK Jeans - Fitz and Mercury

The Fitz and Mercury are extremely stretchy, high-quality denim climbing jeans. They both use the same EcoMORPH Denim but the cut and appearance of the jeans is vasty different, says Theo Moore. One he wasn't keen on; the other are his favourite trousers....

SALEWA Alpine Hemp Climbing Collection

Though it comes at a premium price, the quality of this climbing-oriented clothing range speaks for itself, says Rob Greenwood, while the use of more environmentally friendly fibres is also a major selling point. 

Mountain Equipment Climbing Collection

From fleeces to legwear, Rob Greenwood crag-tests a load of clobber from Mountain Equipment's extensive range of...

Trekmates Gaiters - range overview

Dan Bailey sets aside his gaiter-scepticism to try out three models from Trekmates' extensive range. They all do a decent...

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Páramo Enduro Salopettes

When working hard in extreme conditions, you need legwear which will offer all-day comfort, unrestricted movement and protection from cold and wet conditions. The well-tested and functional design, combined with Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric, p...

Alpkit Jeanius and Sequence Jeans

New jeans launched for all scenarios and with hidden superpowers in the Cordura® denim. Tougher, stretchier, warmer, and with better wicking than regular denim jeans.

Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The elastane gives...

Introducing BD Forged Denim - The next step in climbing denim's evolution

With features designed for climbing, and style for everything else, our sportswear...

The North Face Summit L1 Climb Pants

An essential part of every climber's kit, these pants were designed for longs days in the harness and crafted with...

Commemorative Montane BMC Terra and Terra Ridge Pants

Production of BMC themed Terra and Terra Ridge pants are released to celebrate Montane as the...

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the...


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