Mens Winter Lined Trousers
Hiking & trekking on winter hills requires the right gear - and a decent pair of winter lined trousers that will keep the cold and the wind at bay are an ideal solution. Likewise, if you are an outdoors man who will be spending a lot of time in cold and frigid conditions then winter trousers are a must.
We stock mens winter lined trousers from the trusted outdoor brands Craghoppers and Regatta, selling the highly popular Craghoppers Kiwi Winter Lined Trouser and the Regatta Line Action II winter trousers amongst our range, also including stretch, technical and waterproof winter trousers.
Buying Advice for Mens Winter Trousers
We have assembled a great selection of winter lined trousers that use a variety of fabrics, technologies and design features to meet specific requirement for winter trousers. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the considerations and things to look out for:-
Lining & Insulation
The obvious thing that distinguished winter trousers from normal ones is the warmth they must provide. Most winter trousers achieve this using an addition insulating layer of material. This can be made of a variety of things, but often it will be fleece or pile fabric to capture warm air pockets and provided additional windproofing. This layering creates air pockets that can trap and hold in the warmth that your body generates, giving the trousers an insulating affect for superior thermal performance.
Stretch Fabrics & Softshells
Freedom of movement and ergonomic efficiency are characteristics many outdoor sports enthusiast, ramblers, hikers, hunters and woodsmen would naturally seek from their legwear. Manufacturers have introduced some excellent new fabric technologies in recent years to meet these needs – and two that standout are the use of stretch fabrics and softshells, which share similar attributes. This means these garments are often being breathable, treated with water repellent finishes and provided stretch panels of construction so your leg can go wear it needs to, regardless of the terrain or obstacles you are tackling. This creates a whole new class of outdoor winter activewear trousers that you may wish to give a try.
It is relatively easy to up the warmth and windproofing of a garment. However, if due consideration is not given to breathability you might end up with a sweat-soak soggy mess. That is why manufacturers have ensured that their winter trousers balance the needs of warmth and insulation with the need for your legs to breathe. As well as breathable fabrics, lining materials will often use microfibre technologies to aid wicking of sweat and perspiration away from your skin so the moisture can be evaporated as vapour through the outer shell/membrane whilst leaving you dry and comfortable.
Winter trousers are often coated with waterproof/water repellent finishes to help keep you dry. These finishes are generally suitable in light showers, drizzle and mist. These trousers will also usually be constructed from a high-wicking/quick drying fabric too. Some have superior waterproofing treatments and can be considered genuinely rainproof. However, if you need a higher degree of waterproofing then you probably need to consider a waterproof overtrouser.
When it gets really cold you may wish to consider padded waterproof overtrousers. They are ideal for wet winter conditions where the damp and the cold really bite and you need that extra protection from the chill.
Utility & Features
Outdoor trousers are characterised by their usefulness, usually having practical features such as zip security pockets, map pockets, reinforced knees and seats, heel tape and ankle drawcords, drying belt loops and so on. Well, expect nothing less from your winter trousers too. With winter versions of the Craghoppers Classic Kiwi walking trousers and Regatta Action II trousers you can be sure that your winter lined trousers will have all the pockets and features you need.