By David Russell
Published: Sep 07, 2015More by David
It would be daft and gimmicky to suggest ways to improve a simply great pair of trousers.
Wilderness Guide and photographer David Russell, shares his love and experience with a Gear Review: Haglofs Rugged II Mountain Pant.
I’ve been working in the Wilderness Scotland guiding team since 2012, and in the office team since early this year. Photography of the natural world is my main activity, but if I need to climb, paddle, boat or anything else to get the shot then I will. I’ve been into almost every natural environment that Scotland has at some stage or other.
From mountains to caves, forests to the sea. In some of those places you are depending on your skills and equipment to sustain your life if the weather gets bad – you wouldn’t last long in the hills in winter without being warm and dry – so having kit that is faultlessly dependable is hugely important to me. I am ruthlessly critical of any piece of kit that annoys me even slightly.