Those yoga pants are awesome for many purposes: yoga, hiking, shopping, airplane rides, comfortably sitting at your desk and getting work done. But what happens when your adventures are just a little too aggressive for those comfy leggings?
Leave them in your bag for later, and wear Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights instead.
The tights are made from a dense, high-performance, four-way stretch fabric that’s durable enough to withstand a variety of adventures. It also wicks moisture, which is always a welcome feature with outdoor gear.
Reinforcements at the knees and boo-tay provide extra protection when you’re hiking in rough terrain, or just don’t have a dry place to sit to enjoy lunch. The wide waistband is extremely comfortable, and can be adjusted easily with the interior drawcord. Extremely important for activewear, the gusseted crotch and low-profile flatlock seams allow a better freedom of movement and keep the chafe factor down.
Keep your gear in the map pocket on the right leg or the smaller zippered pocket on the left leg. There’s also a security pocket in the waistband for small essentials. Remember, though, these are tights and not cargo pants—so resist the urge to overpack. The tights have a clip-on loop at the hip so you can attach a light jacket or other small gear item.
I’ve enjoyed bringing these tights along on trips when I don’t need a more serious pair of trekking pants, because why pack all the extra weight if you don’t need to. They’ve served me well, and there are plenty of adventures left in the year.
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights for women come in black, dark gray, navy, deep blue, and glacier green. The men’s version comes in black, dark gray, and deep blue. Both list for $175 on the Fjallraven site.