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Men's Stretch Bags Walking Trousers

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Our Stretch Bags offer the tried-and-tested design of Bags with the versatility associated with a soft-shell fabric.

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The Full Story+

One of the toughest tasks we've given to our designers in recent times was to develop a more ‘active’ version of our classic Bags trousers.

We asked them to design a pair of trousers which offered greater freedom of movement for adventurous walkers and trekkers.

The brief was to stay true to the original Bags design concept and create protective, packable, mountain expedition legwear retaining all the key signature features such as the pocket layout, an accessory D-ring, the side expansion panels for extra pocket capacity and comfort, and the reinforced knee and seat panels for durability.

We've taken a tried and tested material from our existing trouser range - a super-tough technical fibre with elastane and Dynamic Moisture Control™ - and used it to make our new Stretch Bags.

They’re still highly wind resistant, high wicking, quick drying and offer a UPF 40+ sun protection* but the stretch now allows  a greater freedom of movement enabling them to handle just about any activity you can throw at them.

*A Note on Sun Protection

All Rohan garments which carry our sun protection icon, have been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection. As a guide to the level of protection offered to covered areas, garments are awarded a rating of UPF 40+. Protection may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet; the reduction of associated health risks will vary with other factors such as skin type or individual medical history.

Fabric: Multiflex Light™ (94% polyamide, 6% elastane).

Imported

 
Lightweight - Weight: 355g
Lightweight - Weight: 355g

We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.

Packable - Pack Size: 880ml
Packable - Pack Size: 880ml

Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 6 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 6 hours

All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection – and has been awarded a rating of UPF 40+. The protection offered may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet. Any associated UV risks will vary according to individual skin type or medical history.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Features at a Glance+
  • Classic bags styling in a technical stretch fabric
  • Fabric: Multiflex Light™ (94% polyamide, 6% elastane).
  • Dynamic Moisture Control™ wicking treatment.
  • Highly wind resistant.
  • Sun protection UPF 40+ (protection may be reduced with wear or if stretched or wet).
  • Stretch fabric for improved comfort and freedom of movement.
  • Two large zipped front pockets.
  • Two large hand pockets.
  • Accessory D-ring for keys or accessories.
  • Two large rear zipped pockets.
  • Reinforced seat and knee panels.
  • Side expansion panels.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High-wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easycare.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies+

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection – and has been awarded a rating of UPF 40+. The protection offered may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet. Any associated UV risks will vary according to individual skin type or medical history.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Size Guide+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Short leg length 29"/74cm
Regular leg length 31"/79cm
Long leg length 33"/84cm

Mens Stretch Bags

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Mens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

★★★★★
★★★★★
This product has a Rating of 4.2 / 5

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OneGramBiker
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Bike-packing
Length you've had item: 9 months

Great garment with interesting drying properties

★★★★☆

I purchased my first Rohan-wear in the early 1980s (Rohan Bags designed for rock climbers). I have recently returned from a 2200+ mile, 10 week bike packing/touring trip from Lands End to the north of the Shetland Islands. I purchased Rohan-wear for the trip because for almost four decades I have known it to (uniquely?) combine properties that are critical to me (far more than style or fashion) robustness, packability, low weight and drying speed.

The Rohan stretch bags did exactly what they were designed to do. Great for both on and off the bike. I wore them every day for most of the 10 weeks. It was not a warm or hot summer for a cyclist this year.

On the trip I discovered , for the first time in four decades, the peculiar drying properties of Rohan synthetic based garments (I took several with me) which frustrated and delighted me in equal measures. I still cannot decide whether my delight is more than my frustration or visa versa. I think it depends on the garment.

I refer to the fact that the Rohan stretch bags (and other garments) have awesomely quick drying times when I wear them. I could cycle into rain knowing that although the trousers would almost immediately wet out, they would be dry within 30 mins (or sooner in warmer weather) of the rain ending if I kept cycling. This is delightful.

What I found frustrating was that when doing a laundry session at a camp site or hostel, my attempts to quickly dry the bags or just speed up the drying of the bags (or other Rohan synthetic garments) by using the hand dryer in the gents washroom, met with total failure. At best the dryer simply forced a spray of water from the bags up into my face. I eventually gave up in trying to make these garments dry any faster than they wanted to dry, and would sometimes wear them damp (they didn’t dry over-night in a tent) knowing they would dry in 30 mins if I tolerated the evaporative cooling (it is quite cool in the Shetland islands) while cycling or going walkabout.

This is not a complaint. I assume the physics of garments means they either dry quickly one way or another, but not in every way. It would be fascinating to know more about how garments dry and how and why the drying (or non-drying) properties of Rohan synthetic garments compares and contrasts with, for example, Marino wool or cotton .. which while having longer drying times on the body or when hung out to dry, have awesomely quick drying times when shuffled under a hand dryer.

I like these trousers (for the stretch) and am considering purchasing a second pair for my next bike-packing trip, which will probably be to the Artic Circle and back. In cool and cold climates I need a second pair of long trousers to wear when one pair is still damp from washing it.

Ian
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Every day wear
Length you've had item: 1 year.

Men’s stretch bags

★★★★★

Bought two pairs, stone and green. They are excellent, comfortable with good stretchability and a narrower fit in the legs than regular bags. This means that they don’t flap about in windy conditions and have a fair degree of wind proofing. An excellent buy.

Steve Bell
Age: 41-45
Purpose: Hiking and trekking in mountain areas.
Length you've had item: Had these trousers for a couple of weeks - have used them and am happy with them.

Very Stretchy Trousers

★★★★☆

The Stretch Bags are incredibly stretchy trousers – the material’s mix of polyamide and elastane offers a lot of freedom when doing action-based activities such as walking on uneven surfaces or mountain trekking. At about 350g in weight they can be packed easily into a bag or suitcase, and can be washed and dried in three or four hours with no ironing required – very handy when travelling.

There are many storage options, with two zipped pockets at the front, two zipped pockets at the rear, two hand pockets and side expansion panels which offer extra storage space. Also, there is an accessory D-ring which can hold keys. The pockets hold a surprising amount of items – very functional, especially when doing a long day of hiking or trekking.

I have only had these trousers for a couple of weeks, but they seem to be very tough and durable with reinforced seat and knee panels to make these areas stronger. I used them for two days of mountain trekking in South Sulawesi, Indonesia - the material was breathable at lower altitudes where it was warmer (although at times the trousers did feel a little hot), and also provided very good wind protection in more exposed areas when higher up the mountain.

The Escapers Trousers have been my favourite Rohan trousers for a long time, and I rate them a little above the Stretch Bags. The Escapers have slightly thinner material (which is more breathable in hot and humid conditions such as in South East Asia), and they can be worn for relatively formal occasions such as restaurants and the theatre – probably not the case with the Stretch Bags as they are designed more like cargo pants.

Steve Elms
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Casual wear only
Length you've had item: Brown ones are just a month old but the blue ones look like new and are 18 months old

Stretch Bags

★★★★☆

I have two pairs (blue and brown) and because of the stretch find them a better option than the original bags which are far less forgiving. Like them a lot; just that bit smarter than my Amblers and exceedingly comfortable.

Stuart Rowbottom
Age: 46-50
Purpose: Travel, dog walks, daily life.
Length you've had item: Over a year or so

Not disapointed

★★★★☆

comfortable pair of trousers. Good amount of stretch. I prefer these comfort wise to the original Bags. However, not as hard wearing. I wore often and used them very hard, don't look as well as the similar aged and used Bags. But I prefer these just for the comfort rate. Not a stylish option, but they are not meant to be.

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