Why We Chose The Patagonia Point Peak Trail Pants: Good mobility, nice pocket options, simple design
It might seem silly, or simply an oversight, but sometimes wearing a pair of uncomfortable walking trousers can really ruin a good hike. We’re talking chafing, overheating, and maybe even ripping an unfortunately-placed hole at the back seam as you’re half way up Crib Goch.
And though the prices are sometimes scary; in the long-run, the investment definitely pays off. Take the Patagonia Point Peak trail pants for example. With a nylon-elastane build, and extra reinforcement panels throughout, they’re made specifically with rugged, multi-day adventures in mind.
Who Are The Point Peak Trail Pants For?
We can see these working well from spring through to autumn here in the UK, though you’ll probably want something a bit tougher for the winter months. With trails like Hadrian’s Wall or the South West Coast Path though, these should more than do the job.
The Point Peak pants are made from 90% recycled nylon, 10% double-weaved elastane, and a PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) finish. In fact, Patagonia are working on converting 90% of their waterproof products with a DWR finish to a PFC-free finish by autumn of this year. Pretty impressive stuff.
“There’s a very handy gaiter-esque feature that can help stop light rain running down the trouser leg and into your shoes.”
The recycled nylon, on the other hand, reduces the waste of virgin fabrics by using post-industrial waste fibres instead, including discards from weaving mills and post-consumer fishing nets.