Fear not, something has been lost (or possibly gained) in translation here. These are not actually knickers, but highly practical 3/4-length trousers of the sort that were known as 'pedal-pushers' in the 90s, 'breeches' in the 70s and 'plus-fours' in the 20s. Whatever you want to call them, you genuinely won't find a better pair than these ones from Klättermusen. Rugged and lightweight, they're cut with pre-bent knees and adjustable elastic hems. The fabric is Klättermusen's abrasion-resistant WindStretch softshell material, and there's added reinforcement on the seat and knees. The Misty 2.0 knickers are breathable, quick-drying, wind-resistant and water-repellent, and they feature zipped back and leg pockets. They're aimed primarily at climbers looking for freedom and mobility on long ascents, but we reckon they're also a great pick for hikers.