Review TGO - The Great Outdoors October 2012
Rohan Dry Ascent Trousers
Waterproof trousers for people who hate waterproof trousers
Dry Ascent Trousers TGO Review
No-one really likes wearing waterproof overtrousers. And, to be honest, no-one really even likes carrying them.
But, if you’re out in walking in Britain, you always feel you need to pack them, just in case.
At least you did – until now.
Our Dry Ascent Trousers look and feel like regular hill-walking trousers. But they’ve got a hidden advantage – they have a waterproof and windproof Barricade™ liner. It’s light, soft, flexible and uses our Active Diffusion™ technology to offer amazing breathability and comfort in a wide range of temperatures.
The outer fabric is a tough, textured polyamide with our Durable Water Repellency™ finish. It offers exactly the sort of performance you’d expect from our outdoor trousers – it’s hard-wearing, high-wicking and quick-drying.
Washing the trousers is simple – just throw them in the machine and hang them out. They’ll dry overnight – and they’ll still be waterproof. They require absolutely no special care whatsoever.
In terms of design, the Dry Ascents are very much aimed at regular walkers and committed trekkers. They feature two hand pockets, a zipped rear pocket and a zipped cargo pocket on the thigh which is accessible when you’re wearing your waterproof jacket. An accessory loop inside one of the hand pockets is designed to secure your car keys, a penknife or a compass.
They also feature a pre-bent construction for improved fit and superb, unrestricted freedom of movement. Basically, if you’re wearing these and you’re struggling to get your leg over a stile, it’s probably your age and not your trousers that are holding you back.
Fabric: 100% polyamide canvas outer with DWR™, 100% polyester lining with Barricade™
Pack Size: 1000ml
Drying Time: 6 hours
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