Trail Time with Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers

I recently spent a long weekend in the Colorado backcountry, hiking daily on trails and through meadows with a group of friends. The days are still warm in the sun, but nights have grown chilly with the approaching change of seasons.

Sure, I could have worn yoga pants for stretch and freedom of movement. But when you snag your yoga pants on a branch, you realize just hot delicate they are, and maybe they’re not the ideal clothing to wear on every single hike. I wore my Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers, instead.

Made for women who prefer clothing that fits their curved bodies, the trousers are designed for flexibility as well as durability. They’re made from stretch fabric (63 percent polyamide, 26 percent polyester, 11 percent elastane) and Fjallraven’s special G-1000 Eco fabric (65 percent polyester, 35 percent cotton). G-1000 Eco is densely woven, resistant to wear, windproof, well ventilated, UV safe, and when treated with Fjallraven’s Greenland Wax—water resistant.

The stretch fabric is sturdier than traditional yoga pants, and the G-1000 fabric covers areas for which you’ll likely need a little more protection: fronts of legs, booty, and calves.

There are two traditional jean-style pockets in front, and two spacious leg pockets with flaps (one of them has an inside mesh pocket). When you need to make personal temperature adjustments, the generous ventilation zippered openings along thighs and calves are more than enough. There are also detachable strap adjustments at leg endings, book hooks, and loops for stirrups.

If you’re not curvy, no worries. The original Keb Trousers come in a straighter version, too.

Fjallraven Keb Curved Trousers for women some in black/stone gray, deep forest/laurel green, dark garnet/plum, and all black. They list for $225 on the Fjallraven site. Greenland Wax is an extra $10.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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