Scuffer Trousers

£79.95 inc VAT

Heavy-duty softshell trousers, with a four-way stretch, offering durability, comfort, breathability and reassuring protection from wind, showers and snow.

The perfect choice for hillwalking and backpacking.

Product weight: 544g


Leg Ventilation

If you find yourself overheating, the Scuffers have side ventilation – just open and close as needed!

Stretch Fabric

The stretch fabric means that you won’t find yourself hindered while you’re out and about


Belt and ankle adjustments mean you can make sure the Scuffers are the perfect fit for you


  • Heavy-duty softshell trousers
  • Regular Fit
  • Four-way stretch for freedom of movement
  • Water-repellant
  • Wind resistant
  • Highly breathable
  • High wicking
  • Two zipped side pockets
  • Additional security pocket inside side pocket
  • Rear pocket
  • Side ventilation zips
  • Reinforced seat
  • Ankle reinforcements
  • Zipped front fly with snap fastening
  • Adjustable ankle zips with hook-and-loop tab
  • Removable webbing belt


Outdoors Magic – “OM editor Will finds an impressive simple reliability in the Scuffer trousers from Scottish brand Keela”

“I wore these most days while out on our fortnight-long Outdoor 100 shoot in Snowdonia and I was really impressed by them. I like the fact that the fit is relaxed around the thighs and backside, basically bucking the current trend for figure hugging cuts. Most of the time, I kept the ankle cuffs nice and close around my boots but on the warmer days, I’d loosen these up to create a bit of extra airflow.

The water resistance was good enough to see out light rain though in heavy stuff the trousers did eventually saturate. The drying time is good though. With a bit of wind on a warm summer days these should go from saturated to dry within an hour.

That durability you want from a pair of outdoor trousers is certainly there. It’s not a particularly thick weave but the stretchiness to them does make them very abrasion resistant.


Advnture – “You certainly don’t need to be too precious about these pants – they will look after you on tough and technical terrain more than you need to look after them.”

Made with thick and fairly heavyduty materials, the Scuffers will – as the name suggests – take a fair beating on rough, rocky surfaces and still come back for more. You certainly don’t need to be too precious about these pants – they will look after you on tough and technical terrain more than you need to look after them.

The Scuffers come with a belt, but the waist (which does up with a popper) is also elasticated, so you can dispense with the belt in most circumstances, so long as you have got the correct size. There are three pockets – two on the sides and one on the bum, all of which are zippered for peace of mind when you’re carrying something vital in them. The leg ends open and close right up with a zipper and Velcro fastener, so you can fit any kind of boot on no matter how chunky it is.

The thermal properties are good on these trekking pants, but if things get a little too warm there is a mid-sized vent on each thigh, for dumping heat and letting in a breeze – and these are backed with mesh so your skin isn’t exposed. Made with a fairly large amount of spandex, they stretch impressively to give you a full range of movement when you need it.


Live for the Outdoors – “I’ve had a pair for years and they are the hardest-working legwear item I own.”

I absolutely love my Scuffers: thick, tough, go-anywhere, through-anything companions that I’ve been grateful for many times. I’ve had a pair for years and they are the hardest-working legwear item I own.

Let’s get the negatives out of the way: they weigh a lot, and some will find the fabric scratchy. At 569g they are the heaviest pair here, but do a mile in them and pretty soon you won’t notice the weight at all. What you will notice is their sturdiness; the reinforced seat and the toughened patches around the hem that protect against nettle, thistle, igneous rock, Yorkshire heather and Sussex gorse. You’ll rejoice in the easily adjustable Velcro cuff that gives you the perfect fit around your boot, and the hip pockets that are deep enough to actually be useful (including a secret security pocket).

They can get hot on warmer days, but at least you get vents up the thigh to help with that. There’s also plenty of stretch through thigh and calf. They are by no means slimline, but if you don’t need an athletic look, you can’t go wrong with these – especially at this price.


BBC Countryfile – “These are true heavyweights”

While the outer surface is abrasive, these trousers are nevertheless soft next to the skin. These are true heavyweights – sharp rocks, bramble-choked paths and gorsy slopes are their friends. Windproof, waterproof, warm, stretchy and robust, they are perfect for rough days in wild weather.

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