I was in two minds as to whether to blog about these but they are so good, I thought I would. The Mountain Equipment Kinesis trousers (I refuse to call them pants!) seem to be almost impossible to buy, but I was lucky to get some half price in a sale from Needlesports . They are incredibly lightweight at 225g for my size Medium. The outside material is a lightweight 30D nylon material, which, while not robust, doesn’t feel fragile either. They have a modest amount of stretch. The lining is a very lightweight fleecy fabric called Octoyarn. Combined, they are amazingly warm and windproof and very comfortable to wear.
They have two fleece lined hand pockets (they pack down into the right hand pocket) and separate leg vents, which are great to prevent overheating. The fit is quite slim with an elasticated waist band. I suspect will mainly use them as an insulation layer around camp, but in cold, windy weather they would be great to walk in, especially as they have zipped vents. They would also be comfortable to sleep in if necessary. I can’t wait to take them on a trip.