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Men's GR Explorers Hiking Trousers

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Manufactured with bonded seam construction and with hidden elasticated waist, these lightweight, durable trousers are super comfortable for those big, long mountain days.

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The Full Story+

With clever bonded seam construction reducing bulk and weight, these rugged trekking trousers are super comfortable and will considerably reduce chaffing allowing you to go for longer.

Seam construction bonds the two faces of the fabric together allowing a continuous bonded joint to replace the thousands of tiny holes created along a conventional seam. This means less bulk in the seam, resistance to water ingress and a neater profile. This translates to greater comfort particularly in hot sticky conditions where chafing can occur with a stitched seam.

Backing up the technology in the GR Explorers is the usual Rohan attention to detail which includes three secure outer pockets, easy grip zip technology, anti-scuff fabric on the hem for longevity, a comfortable stretch fabric, hidden soft elasticated waist and a UPF 40+ protection rating.

You’ll be hard pressed to find lightweight yet rugged trousers as comfortable and resilient as the GR Explorers.

*A Note on Sun Protection

All Rohan garments carrying our sun protection icon have been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection. Garments are awarded a rating of UPF 40+. Protection may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet. Any associated UV risks will vary according to individual skin type or medical history.


Fabric: 94% polyamide, 6% elastane.
Weight: 280g
Pack Size: 750ml
Drying Time: 4 hours

Features at a Glance+
  • Fabric: 94% polyamide, 6% elastane.
  • Weight: 280g.
  • Pack Size: 750ml.
  • Drying Time: 4 hours.
  • Lightweight, tough trekking trousers.
  • Dynamic Moisture Control™ wicking treatment.
  • Sun Protection UPF 40+ (protection may be reduced with wear or if stretched or wet).
  • Stretch fabric.
  • Two zipped front pockets.
  • Rear zipped pocket.
  • Easy grip zip pulls.
  • Bonded leg seams.
  • Soft hidden elastic at waist.
  • Belt loops.
  • Anti-scuff tape inside back hem.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant.
Elemental Protection
Heat - Keep CoolHeat - Keep Cool

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.

Sun - UPF 40+Sun - UPF 40+

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+.

Functional Features
Secure Pockets x3Secure Pockets x3

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.

Our Technologies
Dynamic Moisture ControlDynamic Moisture Control

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.

Fundamental Principles
Lightweight - Weight: 280gLightweight - Weight: 280g

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.

Packable - Pack Size: 750mlPackable - Pack Size: 750ml

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.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hoursFast Drying - Drying Time: 4 hours

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.

Size Guide+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Short leg length 29"/74cm
Regular leg length 31"/79cm
Long leg length 33"/84cm

Mens GR Explorers

To fit waist
Mens Size Guide

What People are Saying

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Jerry Whitmarsh
Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: Pennine Way!
Length you've had item: 6 months

Best Rohan walking trousers yet?


Bought a pair of these in a sale earlier this year and found they were very comfortable to wear. On a whim, and because they are actually very light - under 300g - I wore them on my recent Pennine Way travels. In the end I wore them for the walk every single day (they were washed, a couple of times!) and at the end, they looked as smart as the day I set out. Comfortable, light, dry very quickly after rain or washing .. good stuff. They are true to size but if you expand an inch, they will cope. As such, a better alternative to the fusion or chino in my opinion, but just as smart ..

Age: 51-55
Purpose: Hill walking
Length you've had item: 1 week

Great summer trouser


Just bought these, went up the Cuillins in Skye in them, great, you could forget you were wearing them, no rubbing or flapping. Recommended for the hills.

Dave Burges
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Walking and birding whenever and wherever it isn't freezing cold.
Length you've had item: This greystone pair a couple of months, others for a year or so.

Men's GR Explorers


Easily the best all-round trekking trousers Rohan have produced - and I've tried many of them down the years! Lightweight, stretchy and not overburdened with too many pockets - that's what a rucsac is for! Comfortable in a wide range of temperatures too. So comfortable in fact, I find myself wearing them for pottering about in town too. Excellent product.

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