£79.95 inc VAT
Heavy-duty trousers that can take every- thing nature can throw at them.
The fabric offers 4-way stretch for comfort, plus a reinforced seat area and ventilation zips.
If you find yourself overheating, the Scuffers have side ventilation – just open and close as needed!
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
- Water repellent
- Wind resistant
- Highly breathable and wickable
- Quick dry 4-way stretch fabric allows for ease of movement
- Two zipped side pockets with security pocket within pocket
- Two side ventilation zips
- Zipped front fly with snap fastenings on waistband
- Zip and hook and loop tab at ankle for adjusting
- Back pocket
- Reinforced seat area
- Reinforced inner ankles
- Belt included
A lot of walking trousers on the market these days tend to be on the skinny fit side, but these from Keela, on the other hand, are keeping things baggy and loose, and we like that.
That’s not to say these are going to be flapping about your ankles and trailing down to the bottom of your boots either, because you get handy Velcro tabs on the ankles to allow you to bring the volume in if you need to. The softshell material they’re made from is on the thin side, but it’s stretchy and very durable and it’ll block wind out well.
Features and details on the Keela Scuffer walking trousers include a webbing belt that can be removed, two zipped handwarmer pockets with a security pocket within one of them, a zipped fly, a reinforced backside and a laminate on the ankles to prevent any crampon abrasion. You also get useful side zips on the thighs for ventilation.
Will Renwick, editor of Outdoors Magic
“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.
“When I needed to, I could get my waterproof overtrousers over the top of these without feeling squeezed in. I also found I could comfortably wear a thick pair of insulating leggings underneath them too. And on that note, yes, they’re not the warmest of trousers and you’ll need to combine them with other layers for winter use. But they’re perfect for three-season use."
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.
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.
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.