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We review the Craghoppers Nosilife Trousers on a trip to Uganda, to test their hot weather travel credentials

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Best for...
Warm weather travellers looking for versatile items
Overall Score
Good warm weather protection - from bugs, sun and overheating
Material is a little flappy and saggy

Craghoppers have for years been nailing the balance between lightweight and rugged, which is often required by warm weather travellers. And their Nosilife trousers continue that trend.

Weighing only 250 grams, they'll be welcome in any traveller's suitcase, and their low-maintenance materials means they can be worn straight out of a rucksack.

The UPF 40+ sun protection really works too. We tested the Nosilife Trousers in equatorial sunshine, without the need for suncream. They even cope well with heat as the material is super-light and breathable, and is very effective in distributing the inevitable moisture.

Travel features include zipped and 'hidden' pockets and the back pocket doubles as a 'stow pocket' to fold the pants into for extra packability.

The only real downside to the Nosilife Trousers is the styling. Such lightweight material is bound to be a little flappy and saggy so it might benefit the Nosilife Trousers to be slightly more athletic fitting, and particularly trimmer around the lower leg. Combined with the colour options, the look does tend towards an older clientele...

But that's not to deny Craghoppers' heritage and domination of the warm weather/active travel market - and the Nosilife Trousers are a reminder of why.


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