Women's Trailblazers Trail Walking Trousers

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Rugged, protective and unbelievably comfortable, our Trailblazers are the ultimate trousers for the trail walker.

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Colour: Blue Shadow
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The Full Story+

Our high performance, versatile expedition trousers are lightweight and feature built-in stretch and articulation darts to provide a really comfortable fit with greater freedom of movement.

They feature a removable belt and four zipped pockets – two on the hip and two on the thighs. In short, there’s plenty of space for everyday essentials for any trip or trail.

Insect Shield® technology provides long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection against most pesky bugs. It's bonded tightly to the fabric fibres and will retain its effectiveness through the life of the product. Add Sun Protection UPF 40+ and Dynamic Moisture Control™, and you’ve got the perfect hot-weather trouser.

The Trailblazer fabric's advanced fusion of tough polyamide and stretchy elastane offers an unbeatable combination of freedom of movement and great long-term durability.

All this technology has combined to create a pair of versatile trekking trousers or shorts, that’ll stand up to any challenge, be it a five day trek in the Picos de Europa or an afternoon ramble along the Pennine Way.

Fabric: Multiflex Light™ (94% polyamide, 6% elastane) with Dynamic Moisture Control™

 
Lightweight - Weight: 350g
Lightweight - Weight: 350g

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: 950ml
Packable - Pack Size: 950ml

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 hours
Fast 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.

INSECT SHIELD®

Insect Shield® technology converts clothing into convenient, comfortable and effective protection against biting insects. Each garment is treated with permethrin – an invisible and odourless ingredient that helps protect against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized 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.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

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.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Features at a Glance+
  • Fabric: Multiflex Light (94% polyamide, 6% elastane).Multiflex Light™ (94% polyamide, 6% elastane) with Dynamic Moisture Control™
  • Weight: 350g.
  • Pack Size: 950ml.
  • Drying Time: 4 hours.
  • Durable, insect repellent, stretch trekking trousers.
  • Insect Shield® protects covered skin by reducing insect landings and bites.
  • Sun protection UPF 40+ (protection may be reduced with wear or if stretched or wet).
  • Dynamic Moisture Control™ wicking treatment.
  • Stretch fabric for improved comfort and freedom of movement.
  • Two zipped hand pockets, two zipped thigh pockets.
  • Articulation darts create an ergonomic fit.
  • Tri-ring inside hand pocket for keys or accessories.
  • Detachable, adjustable webbing belt with quick release buckle.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies+

INSECT SHIELD®

Insect Shield® technology converts clothing into convenient, comfortable and effective protection against biting insects. Each garment is treated with permethrin – an invisible and odourless ingredient that helps protect against insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.

SUN PROTECTION UPF 40+

This garment has been tested in accordance with recognized 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.

DYNAMIC MOISTURE CONTROL™

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.

4 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Size Guide+
Blue Shadow
Short leg length 29"/74cm
Regular leg length 31"/79cm
Long leg length 33"/84cm

Womens Trailblazers

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To fit hip
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Womens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

★★★★★
★★★★★
This product has a Rating of 2.9 / 5

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True to Size
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Failed to meet expectations
Exceeded expectations

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Judit
Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: Hillwalking
Length you've had item: 1 month
Reviewed: October 2020

Trailblazers

★★☆☆☆

I have two pairs of the old style trailblazers with cargo pockets which are superb. The new style pockets are dreadful. They are difficult to open and shut and contents fall out. Why change a style for the sake of change? Please bring back the cargo pockets and I’ll buy again. But not until then.

Hi Judit, thank you for reviewing our Trailblazers. Here at Rohan we strive off evolving and improving the overall designs of our products and importantly their features. However, in doing so we understand that these changes may not always suit everyone’s styles and requests. We have some new Pioneer Trousers in our Spring Summer 2021 collection that may just grab your attention.

Rebecca - Web Team
Mad Dog Lady
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Dog walking Dog Agility
Length you've had item: 1 year plus
Reviewed: October 2020

Zip pocket womens trailblazers

★★★★★

I absolutely love these trousers in this design. Fit is great and flattering. Performance is great , light weight , easy to move and sit comfortably, cool in hot weather, comfortable in the rain , dries quickly, durable, washes well and are easy to pack. I was gutted when the model that I had had for years that had zip pockets finally wore out (I wear a pair every day - best hiking trousers ever!!) was changed to one with open pockets and sadly returned my entire order. Fit was horrible because the pockets flapped open leaving me feeling and looking bulky and unattractive. Putting anything in the pockets made the trousers even more bulky and uncomfortable. I love the new design - please don't change back to open pockets - the existing zip ones are big enough for a phone, tissues, poo bags and dog treats which stay safely zipped in while running around an agility ring and for anything else I wear a small bum bag.

SMT
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item: 4 months
Reviewed: September 2020

Another sad case of badly fixing something that wasn't even broken

★☆☆☆☆

I read some of the previous reviews about the design change and thought they were being fussy. After all, the new style looked good and stylish and fitted me well in the changing room.

How I wish I had heeded the reviews. The new style is hopeless, the pockets are in completely the wrong place and barely hold anything. What they do hold makes it impossible to walk or sit down comfortably.

Really Rohan what is going on? This is the 3rd product I have bought in the last year that has been completely substandard, after 5 previous years of being 100% satisfied with every previous item I had bought (of which the number was in treble figures).

Please stop changing or removing tried and tested and successful lines.

And to you in the web team who are saying you are passing our feedback to the relevant design team, when might we actually start to see an improvement again?

Hi SMT, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on our Trailblazers. Sorry to hear that you aren't happy with your purchase. All feedback is genuinely discussed in more detail. Our design team work several seasons in advance so it can take a little time for amendments or new styles and colours to be introduced.

Rebecca - Web Team
JKF
Age: 41-45
Reviewed: August 2020

Style changes for the worse

★★☆☆☆

This is another classic case of numerous style changes and bad sizing in rohan trousers. You keep changing stuff that works! I have 2 pairs of the originals which are superb for summer and perfect. I took the new ones back. No good and bad fit, bad new design. Such a shame. You don't have to keep changing things. There are huge issues with trousers in general and bad design when originals were better. A great shame. Rohan need to listen to feedback and get the good designers back!

Hi JKF, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Trailblazers. I’m sorry to hear that you have been left feeling disappointed with the fit of our trousers. I shall make sure to pass your feedback onto the relevant department.

Rebecca - Web Team
Whisky neighbour
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item: A week!
Reviewed: August 2020

Oh the pockets!

★★★☆☆

Why oh why keep changing a design that used to work perfectly? These are excellent trousers ruined by a serious design flaw. Please listen to us. Horizontal zips please!

Hi Whisky Neighbour, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our Trailblazers. I shall pass your feedback onto the relevant department.

Rebecca - Web Team
JudeP
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item:
Reviewed: August 2020

Why the constant change of design?

★☆☆☆☆

I have several pairs of these trousers. The original design was perfect with two zipped hand pockets, a zipped rear pocket and two leg pockets. Then the design changed to lose the rear pocket and the zips non the hand pockets, which was a shame. The latest design brings back the zip on the hand pockets - good, but the leg pockets are now worse than useless. I lost something from one of these pockets because once you’ve managed to open them, fiddly to say the least, it is easy to pull out more than intended.

Such a shame that the original perfect design was changed.

Hi Jude, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Trailblazers. Sorry to hear that you aren't happy with the design. I shall pass this feedback onto the relevant team.

Rebecca - Web Team
Kim
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Everyday dog walking and longer hikes, all year round.
Length you've had item: 1 week
Reviewed: August 2020

My Review of Women's Trailblazers

★★★☆☆

I have bought these trousers before and after the design change. I also think that the latest pocket design is a negative development. They just aren't as practical as they were: they feel smaller because of the zip and the positioning is less accessible. I also prefer the previous belt loops. However, I continue to like the overall fit which is stylish and comfortable, and I like the Insect Shield protection.

Hi Kim, thank you for your taking the time to review our womens’s trailblazers. Sorry to hear that you aren’t happy with the new design and in particular the pocket design. I shall be sure to pass your feedback onto the relevant department.

Rebecca - Web Team
Miriam Kletz
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Work/Walk/General
Length you've had item: 2years
Reviewed: July 2020

New Trailblazers

★☆☆☆☆

I am so disappointed that the leg pockets have gone, I have 3 pairs in the old design and, like others before me wanted another pair. No way, the pockets are useless, as I discovered on the Roamers where not only is the pocket useless but it's now on the left leg. As this is more of the same I won't be buying

Hi Miriam, I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this design and have passed your feedback onto our design team. If you wish to discuss this further then please feel free to contact customer services on 0800 840 1411.

Rebecca - Web Team
Christine Crowther
Age: 61-65
Purpose: Hill and mountain walking
Length you've had item: I've used them for more years than I care to remember
Reviewed: July 2020

Very disappointed

★★☆☆☆

I have been a fan of these for ages and generally buy at least one new pair every year. I couldn't believe it this year when I bought some and found you have changed the thigh pockets. Complete disaster as far as I'm concerned. To start with, not only can you no longer open and close the pockets single handed, it's actually quite awkward even with two hands. Impossible if you're out with a couple of dogs on leads. Also, the pockets can no longer be left undone as stuff falls out, and lastly, stuff has a tendency to fall out anyway when you're trying to open and close them. I was so excited when I saw you'd introduced a navy colour too, but sadly I won't be buying any more unless the pockets go back to how they were.

I do sometimes wonder if anyone at Rohan actually tries your gear out in any serious hill or mountain conditions at all...

Hi Christine, I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the design of our Trailblazers. Our products are tested during the design process but none the less I have passed your feedback onto our design team. If you wish to discuss this further feel free to contact customer services on 0800 840 1411.

Rebecca - Web Team
Walker
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Walking and travelling
Length you've had item: 2weeks
Reviewed: July 2020

My review on trail blazers

★★★★★

Love these trousers, prefer the new style pockets think they are an improvement

Bookworm
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Golf
Length you've had item: 5 years
Reviewed: July 2020

Quel dommage

★★★☆☆

I have a pair of the original design which are perfect for golf as they dry out very quickly after a soaking, and have great pockets to hold phone etc; however my pair are a bit on the large side as I have lost weight since I bought them. Came online to buy a replacement pair and saw straight away that Rohan have ruined the pockets. Why? Read the disappointed reviews of others who confirm my view that the new pocket design is not practical. I won't be buying another pair until they go back to the original design and sincerely hope Rohan take note of the feedback - particularly that two hands are needed to open the zip, and that sitting down means sitting on whatever is in them!

Sorry to hear you that you are disappointed with amendments. Please be assured we have passed your feedback on to our Design Team.

Rebecca - Web Team
RachelAA
Age: 51-55
Purpose: Walking, travelling and active holidays
Length you've had item: 6 months
Reviewed: May 2020

The perfect trousers, except.......

★★★★☆

I have to agree with other reviewers, these are my favourite trousers (I have three pairs now) they are perfect for travelling and active holidays. BUT, the constant change of design is not of benefit, but change for change’s sake. The horizontal pockets are so much better than the vertical ones. Please re-instate them for next season! I’d rather buy at full price and get something that is perfect. If they are in the sale, you should be asking why? The answer is, because they’re not as good as they used to be!!

Janet Walford OBE
Age: Prefer not to say
Purpose: Walking, travelling, sleeping on long haul flights
Length you've had item: Original ones, about 5 years. Latest buys, two years.
Reviewed: March 2020

They've ruined the pockets!!!

★★☆☆☆

I love these trousers - the two front thigh zip pockets were perfect for travelling, especially to less salubrious areas. I am able to safely keep my wallet and passport in one pocket and my mobile in the other. Now those wonderful pockets are no more and instead there is a huge pocket down the side of one leg that is impossible to open with one hand, and is at the back of the leg so that when you sit down you are sitting on whatever is in the pocket. I was going to buy a couple more pairs of these in the new spring colours, but when I saw what they had done to the pockets I didn't even bother to try them on. WHY OH WHY ruin a perfectly good design??????? The ratings given are for the new design - the previous design would have got 5 blobs for both expectations and value.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have passed your comments onto our Design Team.

Customer Service
Chris
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Hiking, travel
Length you've had item:
Reviewed: February 2020

Trailblazers are still good, but they used to be perfect

★★★★☆

Before I start on my complaints, let me tell you the things that are great about these pants. There is a snap on the right side of the belt to keep it in place on the pants. This means you can secure something between that snap and the side loop--a compact camera case, eg-- and it will not fall off when you undo your pants. The stretch is great for hiking and clambering and the insect shield really works to keep those biting insects away.

I have 4 pairs of the Trailblazers in the old design, where you can easily slip your mobile phone in the cargo pocket without even bothering with the zip. This is a great feature for hiking when you want to use your phone for a quick photo, without slowing down the group. Unfortunately, this year I needed to size up. I agree with other reviewers that the pockets on the newer style are not nearly as convenient as the previous design, and hope that Rohan will return to that since they really were perfect hiking pants. I was able to buy these in the sale section, but doubt I would pay full price for those with the less user-friendly pockets. Please, Rohan, these pants used to be perfect. Bring back the east-west cargo pockets and ditch the north-south pockets on the thighs.

Pottermiss
Age: 56-60
Purpose: Walking, winter wear, summer wear
Length you've had item:
Reviewed: January 2020

Style changed for the worse

★★☆☆☆

Trailblazers WERE the most comfortable and practical trousers I've ever worn. Great fit, no rustling sound, comfy waist and excellent pockets....

UNTIL.... this season Rohan changed the zip pockets so they now run down the leg which needs a contortionist to access and as soon as you open it the contents fall out.

I was all set to buy this season's colour until I noticed this when I tried a pair on in my local store, and promptly put them back. So disappointed.

Why have you done this Rohan, please give us back the old pockets that worked so well - one for a mobile and one for a map, with no risk of either falling out.

Sorry to hear you that you are disappointed with amendments. Please be assured we have passed your feedback on to our Design Team.

Customer Service
Katrine Hinckley
Age: 46-50
Purpose: Walking
Length you've had item: 1 month
Reviewed: December 2019

Disappointed with the colour

★★★☆☆

I have had the willow trousers before and they had a lovely green tinge. These however are the exact same shade as the roamers, but more expensive. Very disappointing.

Carla1966
Age: 51-55
Purpose: Walking/Kayaking in "Sunny Insect Terrain"
Length you've had item: 2 months
Reviewed: September 2019

Fantastic - ticks every box

★★★★★

I recently travelled through Brazil and these trousers performed brilliantly, super comfortable, the multiple zip pockets are large enough to hold a compact camera and glasses. Enough stretch to climb in and out of jeeps and boats, washed and dried with ease and so quick! and never got bitten once! Comfortable waistband with no digging in and a decent belt to add a dash in finesse...

Outdoor Girl
Age: Over 70
Purpose: Walking and travelling
Length you've had item: Several years.
Reviewed: May 2019

Style change!

★★★★☆

Have worn these trousers very happily for three summers now. The most comfortable trousers I've ever encountered even more so than the Roamers and that's saying something. Perfect, easy to launder, pack, no drag, comfy waist, great pockets.... BUT.... this '19 season you've changed the pocket to a zip at the back! Why? You did this to the Roamers (of which I have several pairs)and makes accessing them a contortion, especially when sitting down thus causing the contents to fall out. Not good if it's your phone! You've also made them very hippy. So, I bought the 30" men's version instead which still has the sensible pocket with the zip at the top. So, a partial redemption for a long time Rohan devotee!

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