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Craghoppers are grand, but they’re not as wind resistant as higher end trousers. In terms of durability, I’ve had mine for about a year and they’re not in the best of conditions. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a good trouser, but don’t rely on them to last forever.  I know so as I have 2 pairs of Craghopper Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers and a Convertible pair.

The Haglofs Mid-Fell pant are amazing… If you’re 6 ft 4″. They’ve a very long leg and don’t have a short option (Or they do and I’m just oblivious to this fact.) They are great trousers, but the leg length is 33/34. In other words, too long for use with climbing shoes unless you roll them up.

The Mountain Equipment Ibex pant are a slightly more expensive than Craghoppers but still cheaper than the Haglofs (unless they’re on offer… You’d think I’d know by now…). They are better than Craghoppers by a country mile. Venting zips, pockets, better, integrated belt, more wind resistant, better, warm, better. Did I mention they were better? They are also harder wearing. They’re a slim fit, so they’re a better fit and don’t catch when climbing with them.