Women’s Paclite Pant TGO Best Buy

These have been my favourite overtrousers for years. Because they are so lightweight and compact, they are first choice for both expeditions and day walks (although there is now competition in the form of GoLite’s Tulamo!).

They fit over leggings or trousers yet are slim and neat, especially at the lower leg. The smooth-running, two-way, three-quarter length zip is laminated, with a narrow external flap to protect it from the driving rain.

The short leg length (74cm/29”) fits me perfectly, with two ankle studs for a neat fit around boot tops. The rise is high enough to avoid a hipbelt clash, with comfortably wide, flat elastic. A shockcord is adjusted from the right side; again, this is just high enough to avoid a hipbelt clash. Because of the sensibly high rise and articulated knees, the waist doesn’t dip while I’m walking and the overall sensation is of comfort, protection and minimalism.

Please don’t touch them, Berghaus: you can’t improve on perfection.

Likes: weight, side zips, cut

Dislikes: nothing

Score: 5/5

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