Spring’s hiking trails are all open (except those that still have some late winter snow), and there’s no reason you can’t get out there and see all the new life, from trees to wildflowers to the animals that make the great outdoors their home.
Why not hit all those trails in durable, comfortable hiking pants from Fjallraven—the Abisko Lite Trekking Trousers.
Made from the company’s G-1000 Lite fabric (65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton)—which is a lightweight, durable, four-way-stretch material—the pants are ideal for trekking in spring’s increasingly warm conditions, when you want to cover your legs for protection against brush and bugs. The fabric is also wind- and water-resistant, and its durability means you won’t have to get another pair any time soon.
The trousers have a technical cut with pre-shaped knees, which in combination with the stretch fabric lets you comfortably take full-length strides without pulling in any areas. There are long ventilation zippers from the hips to the knees for personal temperature control when you’re really working hard and need to release excess heat. There are plenty of pockets, including two hand pockets and zippered leg pockets. Secure the pants at the leg endings, which include strap adjustments and boot-hooks that prevent them from riding up.
Not only do the pants have great ventilation, but they also dry quickly, making them ideal to bring along on a trip and wash in your hotel sink. Left to drip dry overnight, they’ll be ready for a new trail the next day.
The women’s Abisko Lite Trekking Trousers come in sand, dark olive, dusk, and dark gray, and list for $170 on the Fjallraven site. The men’s version comes in the same colors and adds one more (storm), and lists for the same price on the Fjallraven site.