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Comfortable softshell trousers

Made from a similar softshell to the Berghaus, Royal Robbins and Mammut trousers the Jannus perform much the same. The fabric is comfortable, breathable, warm and fast drying and resists light rain and drizzle. It’s not windproof so overtrousers will be needed in severe winds. Being four-way stretch the fabric moves with you, aided by a crotch gusset and shaped knees. The fit is on the loose side too.

The pockets are roomy with wide openings and so easily used when wearing gloves. An unusual feature are lower leg zips that stretch almost to the knee. This means the trousers can be opened up to fit over big boots and also pulled on and off overboots. These zips are a problem for me as there’s only one leg length and it’s too long. There’s no draw cord to pull the material in and bunch it up so I have to roll the bottom of the trousers up. Shortening the legs would be very difficult.

If the leg length is okay these are good trousers but that zip does mean it has to be.

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Overview

  • Overall: 3-5 out of 5

Pros: comfort, pockets

Cons: not windproof, only one leg length

  • Price: £80
  • Weight: 442g
  • Fabric: double weave softshell 93% polyester 7% spandex
  • Pockets: 2 zipped hip, 1 zipped thigh
  • Waist: belt loops
  • Ankle: zipped gusset
  • Vents: -
  • Sizes: men 30-38, women 6-18
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