The Norrøna Dovre pants, or the Dovre heavy-duty hybrid pants to give them their full title, fall within Norrøna’s
limited select Dovre range aimed squarely at ‘mountain hunting’. These trousers are identical to the ones found in Norrøna’s Svalbard (‘essential outdoor gear’) line, but in an outdoor green rather than other colours. UPDATE [May 2016]: Although the Dovre line still exists, these trousers are no longer being made. The new Svalbard version can be found here. For the purposes of this review, the trousers are identical except in colour and name. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here is what Norrøna have to say about them:
Durable all-terrain utility pants for all-purpose hunting. Breathable and tough woven polyamide 275 g/sqm fabric in these pants built for top tours, camping and hikes in the rough. Key to comfort is the soft ‘no-cling’ fabric, full thigh venting and flex™3 waterproof stretch in articulated knees and seat. Reinforced inside ankle panels. Fits suspenders.