Paramo Asacha Cropped Cargo Lightweight Walking Trousers for Women
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Paramo Asacha Cropped Cargo Lightweight Walking Trousers for Women Paramo Asacha Cropped Cargo Lightweight Walking Trousers for Women
Asacha Cropped Cargo Lightweight Walking Trousers for Women

Paramo Parameta ®

Vital Statistics:

Guarantee:
Lifetime

Colours:
Pebble, Moss

Sizes:
8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Weight:
350gms

SRP:
£50.00

Features to Note:

  • Generous cut.
  • Reduced bulk via fixed, belt looped waist band.
  • Secure storage of passport and other valuables via a secure zipped secret pocket located inside the left hand cargo pocket.
  • Unrestricted leg movement and increased comfort from articulated knees.
  • Leg hem can be lengthened or shortened.
  • Female 'cut' through redesign of the waist and hip areas.
  • UV protection (SPF 50+).
  • Very quick and easy to wash and dry.
  • Average Weight: 350g

Paramo says:"Made from our rapid evaporation fabric, Parameta® A, the Asacha Cropped Cargo Trousers are a "go-anywhere" length travel trouser specifically designed by women for women. They provide protection from sun, wind and biting insects while actively cooling you."

In-use Test:

The material is very soft to touch, washes very well and dries quickly. I was really comfortable in the Asacha-s whilst travelling and doing a variety of low level walking in a southern German summer where temperatures were in the low 30s C. As you'd expect from Paramo, the build-up of wetness from perspiration just wasn't a problem. Also - despite the soft feel the fabric seemed undamaged even after the odd unplanned detour through hedgerow.

The fit was very good - I was wearing size 12, am 5'7" and these days!? am usually a pretty standard size 12. The lined waist-band doesn't stretch but the trousers do come with their own belt for a little additional flexibility in fit.

The freedom of movement when walking with or without poles was excellent - there's a slight vertical stretch in material.

Storage of mobile phones, keys, loose change etc was no problem. There are a plethora of various sized pockets front and back. Two back pockets plus a small one inside one of the cargos - are all zipped for additional security.

I've also been in the Asachas during a number of heavy rain storms - although there didn't appear to be any water repellancy in the fabric - they do dry very quickly - a 'must' for summer walking in the UK.

Finally - they are extremely easy to care for - ready to wear straight from the washing line!

Buying Advice:

These are a substantial, extremely comfortable and very practical pair of trousers - an excellent investment for both travel and leisure. /p>

Whilst I do prefer a full length trouser for walking if I'm likely to need full leg protection from insects, stinging nettles etc, where that's not a concern then these are a great option for low level summer walking. /p>

They are also perfect for higher energy activities such as nordic walking or cycling when the superb moisture management and cut of the Asachas comes into their own.




Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home


Find new Friends to go walking with
Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule
Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints
See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data
Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Walking Gear Tested by Walkers
Full Site Search