Rohan re-launched Superstrider breeks last year, but since they're now deleted from the range I guess they didn't sell very well. Shame, they did a nice job with them.
They still have some at a bargain price, clicky... I had a pair (from the bargain bin) for Christmas. They work very well if you're wearing gaiters as there's no need to pull up a le's worth of material with each step.
I'm an 'oldie' and I wear walking breeches.
I did try trousers for a few years (after the kids came and inflated my waistline!!) I found most trousers left me with a load of fabric flapping around my lower legs getting wet/ muddy/and being a nuisance. Then I found some more breeches and love them. Finding long walking socks to go with them is harder.
I find breeches have lots of advantages. If my lower legs get wet or muddy I only have to change my socks, -no hanging around with wet trouser legs. When I get too warm or the sun comes out I can roll the socks down and have instant ventilation. If I'm scrambling I feel less hampered -more like wearing climbing tights.
I get lots of curious looks, but I'm too 'mature' to care. Many previous generations wore breeches when out in rough country, and for good reasons. Walking in full length trousers is a fairly recent fashion.
Don't suppose I shall convert anybody else to wearing them tho'.
Paul Lambell wrote (see)
I remember as a teenager in the 80s making my own from a pair of green army style trousers, cut of below the knee with velcro sewn on to fasten.
Those are made from Ventile, no wonder the cost so much.
My favourite walking breeches also dated back to the 1980's. they were made by Karrimor and fashioned out of a 'stretch' type textile. They were fantastic and lasted me for many hundreds of miles. I think my waistline grew which is why I stopped wearing them
I still have four pair breeches different materials.Walking socks aplenty
in Austria, they still prefer long stockings and breeches.Cheers
I may have to get a pair myself.
It’s not all hill walking and Kendal mint cake
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