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Craghoppers NosiLife Luna Tights | Review

Outdoor life gets more comfortable when technologies collide

Craghoppers’ well-known NosiLife is a fantastic range of permanently insect-repellent clothing. Tests have shown that NosiLife treatment, which is woven into fabrics, can reduce insect bites by up to an incredible 90 per cent. And as any visitor to the Scottish Highlands, and increasingly more southern highland areas, will know, that is a desirable proposition against the midge clouds.

It’s no surprise that NosiLife has almost become an essential tool in the fight against mosquitos abroad, especially in malarial zones.

Craghoppers has a massive range of clothing using NosiLife-treated fabrics, but these Luna tights caught our eye.

Trekking tights are an increasingly common sight on the mountain and, well, everywhere else for that matter, and for a good reason: they are so damn comfortable. No chafing, cooling, stretchy, did we say comfortable? What’s even better is that they provide sun protection too, thanks to Craghoppers Solar Shield technology that has the protection of UPF50+.

“The total weight is just 175g, so they’ll be barely noticeable if you’re carrying them with you in a backpack.”

The Luna tights are made from a blend of 85 per cent polyester and 15 per cent elastane, so they’re super stretchy, especially with the polyester mesh section around the knees.

These materials also wick away any moisture leaving them cool against the skin, and flat seams mean that there won’t be any rubbing or irritation, especially on the lower back where a backpack might come into contact.

The total weight is just 175g, so they’ll be barely noticeable if you’re carrying them with you in a backpack, oh and what’s more, they have a little zipped pocket on the back for storing small valuables.

This is the type of garment that could have an outing across the salt flats of Bolivia, go high on a Scottish Munro, on a run around the park or for a quick trip to the supermarket. They are such a versatile item of clothing, especially when you consider they are £50.

Tester’s Verdict

“An appealing summer alternative to a pair of thick walking trousers, the NosiLife Luna tights have a lightweight fit, stretch and comfort. They’re perfect in the summer as they breathe really well in the heat, and it’s useful that they offer UPF protection. The big bonus is their insect repelling properties; they’ll be perfect for any Scottish summer hiking trips.” – Athena Mellor, Outdoors Magic gear tester.

Price: £50

Weight: 175g

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