Why We Chose The Halti Pallas 2 Women’s Trousers Stretchy, comfortable, breathable, wind- and water-repellent, available in plus sizes
Ah, Finland – home of incredible forests, pristine lakes and (at least in our experience) the world’s most fearsome mosquitoes. Don’t let that last one put you off though – for outdoorsy types, it’s a breath-takingly beautiful country that trust us, you will want to visit time and time again.
Anyway, it’s also the birthplace of outdoor brand Halti, whose Pallas 2 women’s walking trousers strode straight into this year’s Outdoor 100 (see what we did there?). The second generation of the brand’s versatile outdoor trousers, the Pallas 2 are designed for stretch and breathability, while also being windproof and water-repellent.
Who Are The Halti Pallas 2 For?
They’re for active outdoor women looking for comfortable, functional and versatile trousers. Refreshingly, there’s also likely to be a pair to fit you even if you don’t conform to the slim and leggy outdoor stereotype, since they also come in plus sizes (up to an EU 46, or a UK 18).
The Pallas 2 trousers are hybrid pants in that they are made of a combination of two different stretchy and breathable fabrics. The first is a blend of 72% polyamide (or nylon to you and me), with 20% recycled polyamide and 8% elastane. The second fabric is a tougher but even stretchier blend of 89% polyamide and 11% elastane. These are used in a panelled construction with the thicker fabric providing practical reinforcement in the knees and seat. All the material is certified bluesign approved, with a PFC free water-repellent treatment.
“The Pallas 2 are designed for stretch and breathability, while also being windproof and water-repellent.”
The Pallas II pants have plenty of pockets (four in total) and a comfortable part-elasticated waist with a drawcord. There are twin zipped hand pockets and twin zipped thigh pockets, plus shaped knees and a tapered leg, and reflective logo and waistband details. The hems narrow to fit neatly over boots or trail shoes, though there are no ankle zips or press studs.