Lightweight, unrestrictive and taking up the bare minimum of rucksack space, the Teleki Zip has been designed for the variable temperatures of summer hillwalking, alpine walking and multi-day backpacking.
- Tailored for freedom of movement with a neat cut and two-way stretch
- Zip-off legs and fabric weight is perfect for variable summer temperatures
- Lightweight, packable and easy-care for multi-day trips
Many summer walking trousers are either too flimsy or too restrictive for the rough and tumble of proper hiking. For the Teleki we’ve chosen a hard-wearing yet exceptionally lightweight fabric that provides an unrestrictive two-way stretch for high-striding hillwalkers.
The articulated fit we’ve used is tailored for long days of leg-lifting: up hill, down dale, up hill, down dale, up... phew! We hate all that irritating trouser-flappery you can often get on gusty cols and airy ridges so we’ve also reduced any unnecessary excess material.
Zip-off legs make the Teleki Zip very adaptable for the unpredictable temperatures of British summers or the cool starts and baking midday sun of Alpine walking holidays. They also save space when packing, roll up neatly into rucksacks (or panniers!) and wash through through easily on multi-day trips and cycle tours.
Nylon doesn’t absorb any water into its fibres and, because of the weight of the fabric, it’s very fast-drying and great at wicking away sweat. The nylon fabric is deceptively abrasion and tear resistant and the dense weave of the material also makes the Teleki highly wind resistant.
"Because of the fabric we’ve chosen, we’ve managed to avoid using any extra chemical finishes on the Teleki. We didn’t feel a Durable Water Repellent was necessary for a summer walking trouser this fast-drying, and wicking finishes can often cause early-morning dew to spread up the trousers to your knees – not what you want first thing in the morning!" - Ronnie, Design Manager
- Durable, wicking and fast-drying nylon/spandex fabric.
- Articulated fit for complete freedom of movement when walking.
- Two-way stretch for comfort, a flattering fit and unrestricted movement.
- Light, packable and fast to wash through for multi-day trips.
- Colour-coded zips make it easier to match the correct legs when re-attaching.
- Shorts inseam is slightly longer to prevent the zip from rubbing on your thighs.
- Mesh-lined hand and rear pockets and a zipped thigh pocket for a phone, compass or passport.
- Double-snap waist closure with belt loops.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 96% Nylon, 4% Spandex, 75 Denier, 135gsm
Sustainability and Product Care
How It Is Made
We always choose the most environmentally preferable materials and are moving our entire range to recylced wherever possible.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.
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Men's trousers size guide
How to measure
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.
Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Measure the inside of your leg from the crotch to the floor.
Close fitting designed to conform to your body.
Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.
A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.