Trouser review: Held Frontino Gore-Tex

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.

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Rating: 3/5