Regatta Geo V Zip Offs Lightweight Walking Trousers for Men
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Regatta Geo V Zip Offs Lightweight Walking Trousers for Men Regatta Geo V Zip Offs Lightweight Walking Trousers for Men
Geo V Zip Offs Lightweight Walking Trousers for Men

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Clay, Seal Grey, Clove

Sizes:
30-44 (available in short, regular and long lengths)

SRP:
£30.00

Features to Note:

  • Venture-Tech Extra - 100% polyamide
  • Sunshade - UV Protection of (SPF) 40+
  • Teflon stain resistant and water repellent finish
  • Quick drying
  • Part-elasticated waist Reinforced seat and knees
  • Drying loops
  • Zip-off legs - converts into shorts

In-use Test:

My initial thoughts after my first outing in the Geos was that they are actually a little too heavy for use in really hot weather.

I also found that the proportions/sizing of these trousers didn't suit me very well at all. I'm 5'10" and was wearing waist=36ins, leg length=32ins - my normal trouser size. I walk a lot so it's true to say that my leg muscles are quite well developed. This may explain why I found that the Geos were a little too snug around my thighs. This meant the freedom of movement when squatting or lifting my legs was definitely restricted - which I would find of concern when doing anything other than quite low-level walking. In contrast, though, I found the waist band rather too generous - I could slip the trousers down without opening them! Although adjustable, I also thought the ankle cuffs were far too wide and were a bit of a nuisance in the wet.

The Geos convert easily to shorts but I found that the zip-off point was rather too bulky and I was very aware of it all the the time.

On the plus side, the fabric did repel water for a short while in quite a heavy shower and did dry very quickly.

There are also a number of various -sized pockets. There is one side unzippable pocket at each side - the right of which also includes a smaller pocket with a zip which is large enough for change or other smaller valuables. There's one zipped pocket at the back plus a cargo pocket and a lower leg smaller pocket also with a zip.

Buying Advice:

Whilst the Geos may be OK for warmer spring or autumn days, there are better, lighter options if you do a lot of summer walking. If you're new to walking and need a good value pair of trousers/shorts to start you off, then have a look at these. IMHO the sizing is a little eccentric so do check that carefully.


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