Held Frontino Gore-Tex trousers £449
Miles covered/time: 3200/four months
What’s good? Like the matching Tortona jacket, this is a high quality piece of kit. The trousers are waterproof, windproof, all-day comfy and ooze durability from every expensive zip.
My 50mph crash test did wear through the Cordura in the arse, but I suspect only leather could have saved me.
What’s bad? The price. Whereas the Tortona jacket has so much superb new zip and pocket technology (I wasn’t surprised by the £549 tag), the trousers are merely very good trousers. I expected them to be under £300.
Contact: www.held-uk.co.uk or see MCN BikeShop section for dealers