Our Stretch Bags offer the tried-and-tested design of our Bags trousers - but with increased versatility by incorporating the performance benefit of a stretch fabric.Read more…
One of the toughest tasks we've given to our designers in recent times was to develop a more ‘active’ version of our classic Bags trousers.
We asked them to create a pair of trousers which offered greater freedom of movement for adventurous walkers and trekkers.
The brief was to stay true to the original Bags design concept and create protective, packable, mountain expedition legwear retaining all the key signature features such as the pocket layout, an accessory D-ring, the side expansion panels for extra pocket capacity and comfort, and the reinforced knee and seat panels for durability.
We've used a tried and tested material from our trouser range - a super-tough technical fibre with elastane and Dynamic Moisture Control™ - and used it to make our new Stretch Bags.
They’re still highly wind resistant, high wicking, quick drying and offer a UPF 40+ sun protection* but the stretch now allows a greater freedom of movement enabling them to handle just about any activity you can throw at them.
*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.
MultiFlex Light™(94% polyamide, 6% elastane) with Dynamic Moisture Control™
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.
DMC™ is a wicking treatment that rapidly spreads the moisture our bodies create across the surface area of a garment. This can be achieved through the technical construction of the garment or by a performance coating and ensures that the garment dries more quickly, encourages evaporative heat loss and helps you stay cooler and more comfortable for longer.
This garment has been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection – and has been awarded a rating of UPF 40+. The protection offered 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.
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I really like these trousers for the warmer weather. They are a neat shape, comfortable and have been easy care. The pockets are great. I have found the perfect place for my mobile is in the rear pocket which originally was too big but I've stitched a vertical line at a sensible spot to keep the phone from moving horizontal and at my side so it doesn't interfere with sitting down.
I love all the pockets in the stretch bags - I can carry all the basics without straining my shoulders and back with a handbag or cross shoulder bag. They are comfortable for walking and general active living too.
These have straight legs and fit my big calfs. Plenty of stretch all round without looking like maternity trousers . Lots of deep pockets. Will be buying more in different colours
I am now the proud owner of just about every colour of stretch bags except the purple colour (I don’t like purple)! But like Catherine, one of your other reviewers, whose advice I took before ordering online, beware the sizing of the taupe colour. They do come up small. I normally take a size 8, but following the advice ordered a 10.
They are only marginally larger than the 8’s that I possess, and are an excellent fit. So.... apart from the caveat on the taupe sizing, 5 stars as usual for a Rohan quality, delivery, and customer service.
Just taken advantage of the current offer to purchase my second pair of stretch Bags. I already have the 'ink' colour from last year, in size 12. However the new season's colours: acai purple and taupe, are running small and I have had to size up. It might help to note that. I can't mark the size on your review because the ink colour is consistent with your other women's trouser sizing. Staff in the store warned me about this size difference only in the Bags and it would be helpful to have a note so that people order the size that fits!
I saw these trousers on the Rohan website and decided to check them out at the Oxford High Street store.
The staff were exceedingly helpful, going out of their way to get the right size and fit.
Normally I wear a size 10, but the size 8 short is just right. The material feels lightweight and easy to wear - just right for long-haul travel, as well as walking