Short leged trousers are difficult to find especially for outdoor clothes. I was pleased that there is a limited, but suitable range avaiable at exceptionally good prices. I walked 18.5 miles in extremely wet, windy conditions, the trousers kept me dry. I could move suffuciently to clamber over stiles, and up and down cliffs.And fabric seems tough and didnt rip when clambering up rough ground. the waist band is also wide which helps to keep layers tucked in and me warm. The technical fabric does as it says, so sweating inside the garment is limited. the only negative point, there are no pockets. much needed to ensure you don't have to 'undress' to acess keys, phone etc. I'd certainly by another pair.