Ron Hill Trackster Classic
Reviewed: 11 November 2010
I have too many pairs
Light effective, work well, last forever
Light effective, work well, last forever even with total abuse they are great on the hill, in the house or shopping at tesco
Bluff would recommend this product
Reviewed: 29 October 2010
Absolutely love this versatile set of "trousers"
Very, very, very comfortable on. I mean really comfy
stretchy for that middle-aged lumpiness
cheap, very cheap
not for deep winter
no pockets bar a very small front one
I cannot emphasis how useful, comfortable and such a joy to wear these tracksters really are. I use mine nearly all year round. If its summer and it rains they dry fairly quick and they dont feel cold. In the autumn and spring with my overtrousers they cope with 99% of things. only in winter do I swap these out for my Rab VRs. These tracksters are such good value and so very well suited for outdoor walking.
Imperial Dave would recommend this product
Reviewed: 11 May 2010
there's a reason they're still popular after decades...
excellent freedom of movement
tough for their weight
close fit doesn't catch the weather and means they can be used as an under-layer
pocket space limited to one mint
fashionable they ain't
An outdoor icon. They seem to have fallen from favour with walkers in recent years, who appear to want to spend more on more restrictive, heavier, slower drying "trekking trousers". But lots of folk still use them as they're cheap, simple, and just work really, really well.
It is worth spending more for higher spec for serious cold but if it's not too chilly then "Rons" are ideal for many outdoor pursuits. Runners love them because of the excellent freedom of movement and that's a compelling reason to wear them for walking and climbing too.
The lack of pockets can be an issue, but if you wear upper garments with pockets then that sorts that out and means that your pocket contents don't interfere with freedom of movement.
The material plus close fit means they dry incredibly fast and you have to be in a real deluge for them to get unpleasantly wet.
I've come across a lot of folk rejecting them over the years on aesthetic grounds ("the world isn't ready to see me in Roh Hills!" or similar), but they're not nearly as body-hugging as e.g. fleece tights, and in the Big Wide Outdoors World there's not really anyone much to care as long as you can take it yourself. If you can't, just leave your mirror at home...
Peter Clinch would recommend this product
Reviewed: 18 August 2006
GREAT FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING
Hardwearing but lightweight, last for years.
Wear mine on cycling holidays, even in the pub at night, easy to pack means I can pack a spare pair when out for days and need to travel light.
Reviewed: 15 July 2004
SHOULD HAVE BEEN MOD ISSUE
Great bit of kit. A Bootneck's favourite since Ron first made them.
Hard to hide from the wife. In the early years you always knew who the Marines' wives were.
Always said they would be better with zip pockets.
Me and the wife still use them. Left the Corps in '96. Found bargains in Keswick a couple of months ago - 2 pairs for £15