A. When hiking you need a trouser which is lightweight, comfortable and durable- jeans will generally not be suitable. Whether it be long trousers or shorts make sure they allow you to move freely. Zip-off trousers are ideal when you are unsure of how the weather will be for the duration of the walk. Some of our trousers have anti-mosquito treatments within the fabric which will keep biting insects away when you are on your hike.