Offering versatility without compromise, Escapers are the perfect choice whether you are walking, sailing, cycling or climbing.Read more…
The definitive lightweight summer stretch trousers, Escapers are ideal all year round, but excel in hotter climates.
Escapers are great general-purpose trousers. The tough, highly wind resistant, polyamide fabric features our high wicking Dynamic Moisture Control™. It’s durable yet lightweight, dries fast and packs down incredibly small. The low weight and low bulk construction improves comfort and breathability.
With a practical design and cut, they are ideally suited for active wear. The stretch fabric with articulation darts and specially shaped knees, allows full freedom of movement, for comfort in active use. Practical features include a zipped rear pocket, two front hand pockets, one with a handy tri-ring to secure keys, the other with a zipped security pocket.
94% polyamide, 6% elastane.
Pack Size: 700ml
Drying Time: 4 hours
Keeping comfortable in the heat can be harder than keeping warm in the cold. Comfort strategies are limited. We choose the right weight of fabrics, employ Airflow™ weaves and use Dynamic Moisture Control™ technology.
We pioneered the testing of fabric for UV penetration in the UK over fifteen years ago. The health risks are now, of course, more widely recognised. All Rohan fabrics for hot weather, that carry the sun icon, are tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor and rated UPF 40+.
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.
By painstakingly stripping out unnecessary fabric and avoiding the common practice of double fabric panels we gain many advantages. The clothing is lighter and less bulky as well as quicker drying and more breathable. And because our fabrics are super tough, functionality can be improved by stripping away anything that doesn’t really need to be there.
Our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish is a permanent, wicking treatment that rapidly spreads moisture, such as sweat, over a wide surface area of the fabric. This ensures the garment dries more quickly and you stay more comfortable - even in the hottest and most humid conditions.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
|To fit waist|
You must be logged in to submit a review
To submit a review, we need you to create a secure Rohan account. It only takes a few minutes.Register
Probably the best all-round trousers Rohan have produced, the Escapers can be worn for many purposes, including mountain hiking and trekking, city sightseeing, and are fine for any restaurant or theatre visit.
Very lightweight at under 300g, these trousers are highly breathable and comfortable to wear – even in hot and humid climates such as South East Asia. The elastane in the material allows the trousers to stretch – very useful for physical activities where a bit of give is required.
Two zipped security pockets (one at the side, one at the rear) provide two great places to store valuables. Furthermore, there are two side hand pockets for other items. Plus there is a tri-ring to attach keys so they remain secure. A lot can be stored in all of these pockets!
After washing, these trousers dry in a couple of hours – ideal if you need them in a hurry. And there is literally no ironing required. Take them straight from your suitcase, rucksack or wardrobe and they look perfect – no creasing whatsoever.
Having had more than ten pairs of Escapers over many years, I can vouch for their longevity and durability. They never seem to age, and a seven or eight year old pair looks relatively fresh and new. Overall, they are magical trousers – no negative points about them.
These are the most comfortable trousers I own. Extremely lightweight, they pack down really small and weigh very little. They are my go to trousers for long haul flights as te stretch fabric makes them supremely comfortable even when stuck in a plane for 12 hours.
When washed, they dry really quickly and need no ironing to look smart. Their light weigh also makes them perfect for hot climates. Recently returned from two months in Mexico and they performed exceptionally well.
If only the Escapers short were made to the same design!
These are great for all sorts of travel but especially hotter climates. Very lightweight and the stretch makes them supremely comfortable. Ideal for long haul flights.
We travel a lot in places like South America where the inclusion of a zipped front pocket inside the main pocket is an essential security feature.
When washed, they dry in no time and are incredibly hard wearing for such a lightweight product.
Great lightweight trousers for spring/summer/autumn use. I have three pairs of these and they are extremely comfortable and look smart. I wear them all the tine.