Sometime ago we reviewed a shirt by ShooterKing® and were so impressed by the quality of their clothing we said we would be back for more. Well we have, and this time it was their Cordura Trousers, not the waterproof ones but the hard wearing, everyday version, and once again we were very impressed.
The main body of the trousers appears to be made from an extremely tough cotton or canvas which feels similar to the old Barbour wax cotton jackets but it isn't waxed and just feel bullet proof. The seat and knees has stitched in panels of an amazing 'stretch cordura', and as soon as you put them on and start to move around in them you feel very comfortable. When kneeling, bending, crouching or crawling there is no resistance in the knees or seat at all, it just feels as though you aren't wearing trousers at all!
As for functionality there is no disappointment there either. These trousers come with no less than eight pockets, all trimmed with leather. Two rear pockets with zips, two deep front pockets on a slant, two leg pockets with double stud fastening, an extremely useful deep knife pocket and what is described as a phone pocket above the left hand side leg pocket which is big enough for the largest smartphone, again with a zip
Although this version is not waterproof they have now been soaked through in the legs by walking in wet vegetation and crossing steams several times whilst tracking and training but I'm impressed how quickly they do dry out, so you're never uncomfortable for long. Added to that the fact that the tough fabric they are made from almost makes it a delight to walk through fierce stinging nettles without getting stung.
One last thing - quality. The finish on these trousers as with the shirts and all ShooterKing® clothing is first class. The stitching and attention to detail is faultless. Dare I say it, but move over the likes of Harkila, ShooterKing® is now our number one choice for outdoor clothing..
Check them out at: www.shooterking.co.uk