Maier Sports guide Why choose outdoor pants?
Half the hiking enthusiasts you see out and about still seem to be wearing jeans or other everyday pants. But functional hiking and trekking pants offer in many ways greater comfort, freedom of movement and weather protection. Special hiking and outdoor pants make life easier and hiking a lot more enjoyable.
Preformed knees: preformed knees also play a large part in having a perfect fit and complete freedom of movement. Special darts in the knee area make the pants legs look “crooked” when the pants are hanging on a clothes hanger or held up. These preformed knees improve the fit and aid movement while walking, especially when bending the knees. Because when you walk, your knees are rarely straight, instead they are usually more or less bent.
Waterproof finish: good outdoor pants provide weather protection. All Maier Sports pants, therefore, have an appropriate waterproof finish. It repels rainwater and hikers are perfectly protected from downpours. All of our stretch outdoor pants now also have an environmentally friendly PFC-free waterproof finish, i.e. free from perfluorinated or polyfluorinated chemicals. This very permanent waterproof finish is still effective after frequent washing and can be reactivated by heat e.g. in a dryer.