With the new year well underway, it’s time to overhaul your travel kit for any upcoming adventures in 2017.
In our latest gear reviews, we cast an eye over a selection of clothing and equipment, from boots tough enough to scale slippery glaciers to a jacket impervious to the elements.
Thunderbolt Sportswear jeans
For active travel in cool climates Thunderbolt jeans are an excellent choice. Despite the ‘jeans’ tag, they’re not denim, but a technical fabric which is wind-resistant, water-resistant and dirt-resistant on the outside while comfortable on the inside thanks to its soft lining and four-way stretch. So you can wear them all day, sightseeing in the city or hiking in the hills, and they still look good when you go to a bar in the evening.
When testing these trousers, we found the material in front of the fly zip did not hold its shape; depending on your build and waistline, a belt may be required.
- Plus points: durable, comfortable, weather-resistant; male's sizes only
- Worth noting: one rear pocket has a hidden security zip, useful to guard against pickpockets
- Cost: $200
- Rating: quality 9/10; practicality 9/10; value 8/10
- More info: thunderboltsportswear.com