Features: My favorite feature of the Keb pants are the pockets. They’re right where you need them. with just enough accessibility for those items you need in a pinch. There’s also a few buttons, zippers and pockets-within-pockets for things you can’t afford to lose (keys, hunting license, snacks.).
The boot cuffs function as gaiters, and come complete with a hook for your boot laces and an adjustable ankle cinch with snaps to secure the seal. That made a big difference when I was sinking deep in unexpected mud on the trail.
Functionality: These are not just great pants for hiking, but also for cross-country ski touring in winter. While not advisable for a full-on winter alpine expedition, these are perfect for a snowy day exploring trails with the right layering underneath.
I often look to the Swedes and Norwegians for good design. Across the board, their products—like the Fjallraven Keb Technical Trekking Pants—tend to have the longevity, quality, and function forged by the specific needs of a northern climate. It means gear fits like it should and lasts for many seasons of adventure filled fun.
The Keb Technical Trekking Pants sell online for $200.