A good reasonably priced pair of out door walking trousers capable of meeting extreme cold conditions if used with liners - used in extreme temperatures with a pair of liners and did not feel a thing. will and have recommended them to several of my colleagues
But doing a search for Hiking Trouser Liners doesn’t come up with anything - are they a thing? Do they mean long johns?
They look huge Omah I don’t think my trousers would fit with them on as well. They look like they are designed for cotton army type trousers too? (Which wouldn’t offer much protection from wind/water, hence these might be better for those types of trousers.)
The trousers I’ve got have some sort of coating to protect from wind (and water) so I was thinking a thinner liner might be ok. (I’ve worn my trousers up pen-y-fan in the wet cold and they were fine, but I wanted to try liners as well, especially if there’s a risk I might get stranded)
Thanks Omah, that’s just what I was looking for - and I’d agree with their closing statement, a thinner more breathable layer would be best. For me that would be one of the natural materials, merino wool, cotton, or silk - maybe something like this:
I may be remembering this incorrectly. But I remember a friend who served in the Royal Marines saying about that too. He did special duties in Northern Ireland & part of the job was long periods of observation & he said he wore women’s tights under his clothing. As they were thin, comfortable & warm. And that spending a few days stuck inside a bush was bad enough. But being too bulky, or cold made it even worse.
He also said he used to have nightmares about being shot whilst wearing them & ending up in hospital.
Jeans can be worn for very short walks but are not recommended for longer hikes. Wearing jeans can cause chaffing and they absorb water. Rain, puddles and even your own sweat will be held by the denim, increasing weight. Look for a pair of trousers made from breathable quick-drying fabrics for a more comfortable experience.