I'll say it from the start, these are a QUALITY pair of fishing trousers. You really do need to see them to appreciate them, so get along to a Fladen stockist and take a look.
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I've got lots of green and camo trousers I my wardrobe. You'd think I was in the army if you looked in there. However, this is the first pair I've owned that look like that were specifically designed with anglers in mind.
To start with, these are fully windproof and waterproof, always handy qualities to have in a pair of fishing trousers. It doesn't have to rain for us to come into contact with water.
They are quite a heavy-duty trouser, with extra reinforcement on the knees (not shown on the catalogue photo here!) and around the backside. Again, this indicates that they have been designed with functionality in mind, rather than looks.
The trousers are lined and both the lining and the trousers themselves have excellent adjustment and fastening at the base of the leg, using Velcro, zips and poppers, in order to ensure a good fit inside or over boots. The waist is semi-elasticated and has a belt included. There is no way these trousers could be uncomfortable, or not fit correctly!
There are two Velcro pockets halfway down the leg, one on each side, and also a concealed pocket on each side in the thigh/hip area. The latter has a covered zip, in order to ensure it stays waterproof, and a fleece-like lining, which would be handy for warming your hands up.
An excellent pair of hardwearing trousers, these Fladen Outdoor trousers should be available from all good Fladen stockists, or CLICK HERE to see them on Amazon UK, where they are currently listed at £64.60.
A camo version is also available.
Elton Murphy, November 2012