- Hiking trousers for the long of leg?
From my attempts at shopping online and in Actual Real Life, it would seem that everyone who goes hiking is required to have the same length leg. I must have non-hiking DNA.
Anyone got any tips for extra long hiking trousers? Bonus marks for autumn/winter suitability, though that seems ambitious when nothing even seems to fit. My daily attire is 36×36″ strides from Next, but hiking trousers appear to be 34″, they fit accordingly (oh, hello socks), and I can’t find anything long enough. Tried Decathlon, tried googling the flip out of everything, Craghoppers don’t make their Kiwis in an XL anymore…Posted 2 months ago
Montane Terra Long are still too short. I have the same problem (take a 34Wx3L in jeans) and, as much as I love my Terra’s they are a touch too short for wearing like a normal person.
Klättermusen tend to be longer, but are still too short, same with Lundhags and Haglöfs; all too short for the likes of us…
Fjallräven do an unfinished leg length that works, I just cough a bit when I see the cost, but that’s about par for the course for tall people. If you go to a shop, you just get sad when you try stuff on.Posted 2 months ago
Added to say that Crikey’s recommendation is great if you are big of waist as well as tall… But I’m a 34″ waist and 1.97m tall. Having to buy something with a huge waist to get the length is crazy and makes me feel like the world’s fattest man on a tour about how they lost weight.Posted 2 months ago
I think you might be ok with the RR.Posted 2 months ago
Ive got some GXP Pro, Nordwarden and some soft shell ones.
Worn normally there’s a good bit of ‘fold’ at the bottom, if that makes sense.
With a harness on they are pulled right up into my crotch(!) and still sit on/just below my ankle bone.
So… Managed to get to a Cotswold and they didn’t have much but they did happen to have some Fjallravens (a travel/walking type rather than a hiking/mountain type) in 36 Long, which must be the longest trousers I’ve ever seen, I had to roll them up.
The Revolution Race stuff is tempting me for some reason I can’t quite put my finger on, but I’m still baffled by the designs and the ridiculously over-complicated and under-explained range. As far as the sort of usage I want is concerned, ie ignoring the skiing/running pants, we seem to have:
In most cases it’s hard to see whether there’s much difference at all, and where there is a difference it can be a bit hard to understand the thinking behind it: eg the Nordwand has stretch fabric where the GPx has reinforced fabric, and vice versa.
Any recommendations for hillwalking and mucking about on rocks for Autumn/Winter? It looks like they all might do the job, but as far as I can see: the Silence’s waterproofed bits might be useful, the HiBall’s insulation might be worthwhile (or might be too much), and the GPx looks like a viable basic option, maybe even with the knee pads. But I dunno…
It’s a shame Decathlon don’t do long sizes, as they had some trousers which were perfect other than length and they were £15—that’d be what I call an easy decision 😀Posted 2 months ago
At least trousers come on a long leg option. Jackets and tops… never!
Haglofs rugged mountain pants will be too short, 34 inside leg here. They’re great on me, perfect length. But would say they’re too sorry
Fjallraven should be good. I thought ME and mammut do very long lengths. Rohan sometimes does unfinished lengthPosted 2 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
As already noted , Rohan do a few designs long.
Last time I needed up buying 5-11 Taclite Pro cargo trousers. They’ve got a hanging loop for your baton, and specific pockets for knife and spare ammo. Ever tying you need for an afternoon stroll. They,re poly cotton ripstop and 36 leg though.Posted 2 months ago
Yeah, went L originally as I wanted them for work and I need easy articulation of my legs. Some trousers are too slim fitting and can be a pain (literally), especially behind the knee pads.
Theory was that baggier was easier to put up with than too snug.
As it stands they are just about perfect, although slimmer on the legs than others I’ve worn the stretch material allows them to move with me nicely.
Nearest comparison I’ve got is a couple of pairs of Crye Precision ‘combat’ trousers used for specific jobs. They are nearer £200 a pair though…Posted 1 month ago
My RR trousers (Nordland or something) turned up last week and I quite like them. They are tighter fitting than my XL Long Terras (ok, just less baggy) and maybe a touch longer in the leg, but they are still far from being as long as I really like trousers.
Still, comfortable, well made and stretchy.
Mattbee… Crye Precision trousers? “Jobs”? uhuh…Posted 1 month ago
Which do you use effectively for biking?
I’ve been biking in my terras, also XL long, which as I’m more of an M long if the long was long enough are plenty comfy enough to pedal in. Vents help too
My Haglofs troos pedal well too, although Rugged Mountain Pants are too warm for much pedalling.
I’m looking at the RR troos that don’t have any cotton inPosted 1 month agodarkplungerMember
Craghoppers had stopped the XL in the Kiwi, however they appear to have started again, in navy only. I bought two pairs this summer from one of their stores, had to be ordered in. Haven’t been able to buy them for quite a few years.Posted 1 month ago
5.11 from medtree.co.uk are definitely worth considering. Lots of them available with 36″ leg
A brief, not-yet-used-them-in-anger appraisal of the RR trousers:
The fabrics differ: the stretch parts of the Nordwand seem significantly tougher than the Silence (which, unlike the Nordwand, is nearly all stretch fabric). The Nordwand seem the heavier-duty of the two and probably the warmer. I went for the Nordwand because the stretch in the backside and knees seemed like it might work for biking if I ever wanted it to, and the Silence because of the waterproof backside, which is always a handy thing on a day walk.
The pockets on both are quite snug, thanks to the tight fit. The leg pockets are on the front of the thigh which feels a bit odd, but won’t be a problem.
Fit felt not quite right at first. My reference point is Next 36×36″ slim fit stretch jeans, which fit me spot on, and I went for the Large in the RRs. They’re very snug around the top end, the Silence a little more so than the Nordwand, but they’re very stretchy; again the Silence a little more so than the Nordwand. Once you’re moving they feel good.
The length is *just* enough. I could use half an inch or so more, but it’s workable: the stretch in both means that the ankles don’t pull up even when crouching. Also I don’t currently have high-top boots, which doesn’t help.
The boot hooks on the front of the hem seem to work well enough, as do the poppers. These are the reason I chose the “Pro” versions of the trousers, as the non-Pro have velcro. The Pro also have ventilation zips in the thigh but I’m not bothered about these.
Overall I think they’ll do nicely, especially at the Black Friday prices. I’ve got a weekend coming up which will involve a day in cold and exposed terrain and another in sheltered but wet terrain and each of them has basically slotted nicely into being ideal for one of those days.Posted 1 month ago
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