One of the toughest tasks we've given to our designers in recent times was to develop a more ‘active’ version of our classic Bags trousers.
We asked them to design a pair of trousers which offered greater freedom of movement for adventurous walkers and trekkers.
The brief was to stay true to the original Bags design concept and create protective, packable, mountain expedition legwear retaining all the key signature features such as the pocket layout, an accessory D-ring, the side expansion panels for extra pocket capacity and comfort, and the reinforced knee and seat panels for durability.
We've taken a tried and tested material from our existing trouser range - a super-tough technical fibre with elastane and Dynamic Moisture Control™ - and used it to make our new Stretch Bags.
They’re still highly wind resistant, high wicking, quick drying and offer a UPF 40+ sun protection* but the stretch now allows a greater freedom of movement enabling them to handle just about any activity you can throw at them.
We believe our Roamers are the most comfortable and functional walking trousers around. They’re our best-selling women’s trousers - by a country mile.
And it’s no surprise.
They’re made from a sophisticated blend of polyamide and stretchy elastane so, naturally, they’re tough, wind resistant and durable. But they’re also light, highly breathable and supremely comfortable.
They’ve got a nice, understated appearance too - they don’t look too ‘technical’. So, whilst they’ll go the distance on the toughest treks they don’t look or feel out of place when you’re bobbing around town or enjoying a meal in a posh country pub.
They feature two hand pockets and two security pockets - one hidden inside the right-hand pocket and one in the right leg seam. They’re not large but they’re perfect for keeping small valuables and travel documents safe, secure and close at hand.
Essentially, Roamers are a mild-weather alternative to our hugely popular Striders and, although not quite as warm, they’re more versatile - if you’re walking in Britain from Spring through to Autumn, you’d be hard pressed to find a better choice. And, if you’d rather not stretch to a second pair of trousers for the winter, layering our Roamers up with our Superfine Merino 150 Leggings will extend their usefulness well into the colder months.