If you have seen the Wallace and Gromit film ‘The Wrong Trousers’, you’ll know how important it is to pick the right trousers! Don’t worry – we don’t sell techno trousers that are going to wreak havoc, but we do sell a range of high quality, technical, hard-wearing outdoor trousers for a variety of country pursuits. From men’s walking trousers to women’s tweed shooting breaks, we have your trouser needs covered.

For us, the key to good walking trousers is comfort, durability and being lightweight. The perfect pair should allow you to bend, crouch and squat comfortably, keep you cool AND warm and have plenty of perfectly positioned pockets. The ideal outdoor trouser is also water repellent although most walking trousers aren’t fully waterproof so it’s also a good idea to invest in a pair of waterproof overs too – read on to see which ones we recommend.

The best for the summer-autumn transition period

While September is generally still seasonably warm, we are starting to get some chillier days. Lots of us are still out and about getting in some last-minute hill climbs before the fair weather ups sticks and leaves us at the mercy of those colder autumnal days. For walking this time of year, the ideal trouser is something that protects from biting chills and chilly winds that can pick up from seemingly nowhere, yet keeps you cool when the sun comes out. We’ve a wide selection of suitable walking trousers for both men and women, below are a couple of highlights.

Women's Lightweight Quick Drying Trousers

Women’s Lightweight

Quick Drying Trousers

Water repellent ✔

Breathable ✔

Multiple pockets ✔

Lightweight ✔

Reinforced knee ✔


Kiwi Trousers

SmartDry Technology ✔

Breathable ✔

Eight pockets ✔

Lightweight ✔

Reinforced knee ✔

The best waterproof over trousers

As we mentioned earlier, you will likely need an additional pair of trousers to go over your walking trousers to keep you dry during very wet spells. We recommend a lightweight pair that will easily fold away into a rucksack. We tend to opt for waterproof trousers with adjustable ankles to ensure they will fit over footwear and keep the rain drops away, whether it’s a boots or shoes kind of walk. An elasticated waist is always a bonus for a comfortable fit all year round with varying layers and thickness of clothing. You don’t have to break the bank to stay dry; take a look at some suggestions from our affordable but high quality selection.

Highlander Tempest Waterproof Trousers Pro Packaway Waterproof Over Trousers

Highlander Tempest

Waterproof Trousers

Waterproof ✔

AB-TEX® Trimax fabric ✔

Draw cord waist ✔

Adjustable hem ✔

Taped seams ✔

Regatta Pro Packaway

Waterproof Over Trousers

Waterproof ✔

Windproof ✔

Elasticated waist ✔

Adjustable hem ✔

Packaway bag included ✔

The best waterproof trousers for working

If you are looking for waterproof trousers that will see you through any job in any weather, you will need something hardwearing and comfortable. We stock a wide range of outdoor trousers with the outdoor working lifestyle in mind that offer quality and comfort. For us and our customers, durability is key; our range of clothing features reinforced fabric to stop tears, easy clean material, and knee pads to protect you while you work.

Percussion Normandie Trousers Hoggs of Fife Rannoch Trousers

Percussion Normandie Trousers

Waterproof ✔

Rip-stop fabric ✔

Seven pockets ✔

Non-slip elasticated waistline ✔

Zipped leg and ankles ✔

Hoggs of Fife Rannoch Trousers

Waterproof (8000mm) ✔

Internal insulation layer ✔

Multiple pockets ✔

Noiseless fabric ✔

Articulated knees for flexibility ✔


So whether you are planning a leisurely wander or work in the great outdoors, we understand the importance of keeping comfortable and getting the job done and have a pair of trousers to suit every situation.