Two types of stretch – Outdoor trousers guide for nature lovers  

Full stretch, no stretch or stretch panels? Ventilation or no ventilation? Snap fastening or Velcro? With so many functions and options, shopping for men’s outdoor trousers and women’s outdoor trousers can be tricky, especially online. Don’t worry, with our outdoor trousers guide, finding the right pair will be a breeze!

Finding the best outdoor trousers

The trousers in Fristads Outdoor collection are both multifunctional, flexible and comfortable but there are also some key features that set them apart. When we developed our outdoor trousers, stretch fabrics were a given part of the construction  but we work with two different types of stretch to give each model its characteristic fit and feel. We also equipped each with slightly different functions and pockets. So, which are the best outdoor trousers for you? Only you and your personal preferences can tell. We created this guide to help you decide by comparing our styles side by side.

HELIUM – FULL-STRETCH OUTDOOR TROUSERS

Flexibility and freedom of movement took centre stage when we developed Helium, our full-stretch outdoor trousers that come both in a men’s and a women’s model. Fully loaded with all the functions of a regular pair of outdoor trousers, they are as comfortable as your favourite pair of joggers. Since the fabric stretches in all directions, it makes for an exceptionally flexible fit. The material is made of polyester from recycled PET bottles, which saves natural resources during the production. The trousers are lightweight and reinforced with ripstop stretch in areas that see the most wear and tear. Helium are great all-round trousers that work for most types of outdoor activities but especially those that require flexibility and breathability.

CARBON – SEMI-STRETCH OUTDOOR TROUSERS

Durability is the hallmark of our Carbon trousers, which are mainly made of a mix of recycled polyester and organic cotton. While Helium is made of 100% 4-way stretch material, Carbon are semi-stretch outdoor trousers with stretch panels at the front, sides, crotch, back yoke and thigh to maximise flexibility. Key areas are also treated with a PFC-free water repellent to keep out moisture and light rain showers. Carbon trousers are a great choice for most outdoor activities, like hiking, camping, paddling and more. The knee pockets make them especially well-suited for activities that put a lot of pressure on your knees, like climbing or even yard work. Combine with our kneepads for extra protection.




Stretch                                                                               
Full 4-way stretch
Stretch panels
Stretch in waist
Material                                                           
Recycled polyester                         
Recycled polyester and organic cotton
Ventilation        
DWR
Inside of leg ends
Front thigh, seat and lower leg
Pockets
6
4
Knee pockets

Reflective details                                                                                      
Adjustable leg ends
Boot hook
Colours
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Shorts

Recommended for
All-round, hiking, camping, paddling, cycling, dog sport
All-round, hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, dog sport

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Helium
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Carbon      

Stretch
Full 4-way stretch
Stretch panels
Stretch in waist

Material
Recycled polyester
Recycled polyester and organic cotton
Ventilation
DWR
Inside of leg ends
Front thigh, seat and lower leg
Pockets
6
4
Knee pockets
Reflective details

Adjustable leg ends
Boot hook
Colours
♦ /
♦, /, /
Shorts


Recommended for
All-round, hiking, camping, paddling, cycling, dog sport
All-round, hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, dog sport

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