The toughest trekking and hiking trousers: built to withstand the elements

We’ve collated and tested five of the best hiking and trekking trousers, selected for their hard-wearing attributes. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
All of the trousers we’ve focused on have reinforced sections or puncture-resistant outers, with added materials on the knees, buttocks and other weaker spots. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
built for the most extreme environments, the Klättermusen Gere 2.0 can withstand pretty much anything thrown at them. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Superior waterproofing make these the trousers for really disgusting weather. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Light, quick-drying and supremely affordable, these make the perfect introduction to trekking trousers. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Designed for those who crossover from the wilderness to the city, the 365 Fearless Pant is light, versatile and comfortable to wear all day. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Some of the toughest trousers on this list, the Fjällräven Keb are pricey, but you won't be replacing them in a hurry. (image credit: The Gear Loop)