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Chilkoot [Mens] softshell trousers

Men's highly wind resistant softshell trousers with a DWR coating to shrug off the drizzle

Chilkoot Softshell Trousers
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Super stretchy comfortable softshell trousers, our Chilkoots are a classic all-rounder for whatever outdoor activities you’re into.

Striding out across Kinder, kneeling in your open boat or bridging across a rock groove, the Chilkoots will work with you – not against you. The fabric is super stretchy, so your moves are unhindered, and with a DWR finish they’ll shrug off the odd bit of drizzle (or spilled brew!). The fabric is highly wind resistant, and the double weave construction helps wick moisture away from the skin, making the Chilkoots suitable for year round use (unless it’s really hot, in which case check out the Faro shorts).

There are plenty of pockets to stash your stuff. On the front - 2 YKK zipped hand pockets, one of which has a clip loop sewn in. On the thigh a zipped pocket with an internal security pocket (fits iPhone). On the rear there is another zipped pocket.

Inside leg 31.5" with a deep plain hem so you can easily make length alterations.

Key features
  • Stretchy, wicking, wind resistant softshell
  • Diamond crotch for articulation
  • Double stitched critical seams for durability
  • Technical semi-slim cut
  • Deep plain hem (for easy length alteration if required)
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  • Mens-chilkoots-1 - Stefan wears the Chilkoot in medium, and he has comfy legs as a result!
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  • Mens-chilkoots-3 - Belt loops
  • Mens-chilkoots-4 - Two zipped hand pockets
  • Mens-chilkoots-5 - Zipped thigh pocket
  • Mens-chilkoots-6 - Deep plain hem for easy length alteration if required
  • Mens-chilkoots-7 - Rear pocket
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Vital stats

Weight: S: 331 g, M: 344 g, L: 356 g, XL: 364 g
88% nylon
12% spandex double weave
166 gsm
UPF 50+

Origin: China

Size chart
Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.

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What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Solo Hiker
So far so good

I initially ordered the large size ( the size I normally take ) but found them to be to big and I exchanged them for a medium which fit me well.
What is not in the decription is the fact that there is a part elasticated waistband.
I have only worn them twice but so far I am pleased with the fit and quality of the trousers.

Neil Cottam - Chase the Rainbow
Chilkoot? Tougher than a Chinook!

Just like the Faro shorts I have hammered these during the last two months in Nepal. Alpkit constantly outperform my expectations with their kit (and my expectations are high!). These trousers are comfortable (the fleece lined waist band is ace) and are cut perfectly for outdoor abuse. Tough and hard wearing against all that the Himalaya had thrown at them. Windproof enough to get me over Thorong La (5413m) coupled with a merino long john, yet light enough not to overheat on less demanding routes.
I can't praise them highly enough. Great product, great price, great performance. I love them smile

Pants are fantastic

I've just been up onto Kinder in biting cold blasting wind and really like the weight, stretch and protection. Great trim fit.

Jem Coady
Versatile and comfortable

I bought mine about 4 months ago and I've found them excellent for low level walking, cycling and travelling, for which the secure pockets and quite smart appearance (compared with jeans, anyway) are perfect. They feel soft next to the skin and more windproof than the light, stretchy fabric would suggest. I'd agree with another reviewer that they're probably not as warm as the advertising copy implies - I wouldn't dream of using them for winter hill walking. However, that's not a bad thing, as it means they're remarkably comfortable in most conditions, indoors and out.

Plenty of pockets - and very stretchy

Bought these for year round use in the Lake District and they have not disappointed. They are highly wind resistant which means they are warm when you are walking/cycling etc but thin material so not insulated if you are standing around in the cold. Very stretchy and full of zipped pockets which add slightly to weight and bulk. So far have washed 4 times and they have washed well.


I wear these everyday glacier guiding in nz and they do not disappoint! Super comfy and have put up with day in day out abuse. They dry super quickly, don't restrict movement and are great!! All I ask is could you guys do a version with reenforced knees and inside legs; my pair have suffered quite a few crampon stabs.

Nick H
Very comfortable

I just received these trousers and was able to test them in snow, sleet and rain.
As has been mentioned by other reviewers, I wouldn't say these are year round trousers without a thermal layer underneath.
I wore a pair of full length bib tights underneath and went for a mountain bike ride.
On the way up the mountain I was surprised as to just how stretchy the trousers were, they didn't restrict any movement and the elasticated waistband really makes these extremely comfortable. They shed rain, sleet and snow extremely well.
On the way down I was able to see just how windproof they are. 1 hour in to the ride and the DWR coating was still doing its job well.
I got home after 90 mins and there was just a slight amount of moisture on the inside so very happy with their performance.
Size wise I'm 6 foot tall (183cm) with a 32inch inseam and 36 inch waist (measured where the trousers sit) and the size M fits me very well. The length is actually probably about 1/2 too long but nothing to worry about.
All in all these seem like they should tick quite a few of my outdoor activity boxes so very happy with my purchase.

Nice breeks

Bought these after literally years of using jeans, mountain-biking tech trews and jogging bottoms for my Scottish hillwalking adventures. What a difference! As usual having decent kit makes things better, and these trousers are ideal for me.

The stretch fabric gives great freedom of movement whilst the assorted pockets are about right and have sensible detailing (you can put your hands in your pockets without the zips chafing your wrists for example.)

I have found the fabric to be quiet and non-flappy, which I like. Haven't tried the water resistance - and the trousers aren't described as waterproof anyway so my expectations in this specific area are limited.

Care and maintenance is refreshingly simple - ordinary non-bio or soap and machine wash at 30 is ideal. Nikwash etc not required - Hurrah!

Down-sides? Well the description on the website made me think they would be warmer than they are and I'd say they are 3 or even 2.5 season. This isn't a problem, particularly if you are 'dressing for the second mile' and planning an active day, but more leisurely activities or use whilst camping etc might require some kind of extra insulation. The other thing is how well they will resist snagging and getting pulled by thorns etc. I haven't had any problems so far, but I haven't been pushing through the gorse that much either!

Overall I'm very pleased with these, and it is great to have a decent pair of walking trousers. Recommended.


Just received and after first walk.... close fitting with stretch and great comfort. Pockets with zips fab too. A tad long (I’m a 31” inside keg) but no worries as I tend to walk in waterproof shoes and socks for lightweight hiking. Not tried in a shower yet so yet to be convinced of DWR but I bought them for fit and comfort and they excel. Good price too and a company worth supporting I think!

Michael Nottingham
Disappointing fabric weight

Excellent cut and fit but the fabric just seems too light weight to me. I was wishing I'd worn something underneath them on a fairly average autumn day out climbing in the Peak District.

Fabric bobbles

Nice fit, comfortable, let down by fabric bobbling

Very comfortable but material bobbles quickly

I bought these in Dec 2106 having read the good reviews. The quality is good and the fabric feels great to wear. They are windproof and do shed the rain. However, I noticed that they very quickly became bobbley on the thighs and seat area. I thought this may caused by zips etc, but the area is below jacket level and they have not been washed with velcro items. Having phoned Alpkit I was told it was OK to remove the bobbles. I'm disappointed that a £60 pair of trousers does this.

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites


WalkHighlands Take the Chilkoots for a Ramble

These are excellent and versatile trousers suitable for all but the warmest Scottish days.


WalkHighlands June 2018 - Helen Webster


OM Reviews 2016/17 New Product

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