I’ve had the Trekking Boxers and T-Shirt on test for a good while now, but by general concensus, the most anticipated item in the trekking range were the Trekking Pants with those nice long legs. You can now get them in the UK, and I’ve had them on test the past couple of months.
As you can see from the photie above, the legs are indeed long. This makes a huge difference over wearing the boxers, because although the different zones of fabric are the same on both, the long legs stop any riding up, and add comfort and warmth.
Although tight, the huge amount of stretch and softness common to the range leaves you unrestricted. The waistband is wide and soft too, and under my canvas workpants and outdoor gear with a rucksack hipbelt I’ve had no rubbing. They stay up which is nice, I had a notion they might be like a section of Tubigrip stuck on your head, all that compression and contraction would eventually fire them off me like a fabric rocket, sparking with static as they went. But no, they cling on like used chewing gum to a Doc Marten sole.
The compression is gentle, there’s no noticeable pressure, it’s more that there’s a lack of sensation as I’ve mentioned before. They really are very anonymous to wear unless you’re thinking about it.
All the different patterend fabric zones have their own function: support; ventilation, quick drying, sweat movement. And it works well, I’m always dry in these, comfort in general is high and the few seams are soft and well positioned.
Wear and tear is light so far, and they’ve been worn and washed plenty, A bit of light bobbling and that’s it.
I’ve yet to wear them on an overnighter, that’ll still be a couple of months away I think. I still need my knees covered at the moment.
But, I reckon these were worth the wait. I think they’re miles better than the Boxers.
I’ll have more again after I’ve slept in them.