Abacus Tralee Trousers Review

In this Abacus Tralee trousers review, we offer our verdict

Abacus Tralee Trousers
(Image credit: Michael Weston)
Golf Monthly Verdict

Super smart and comfortable. Once you’ve bought one pair, you may well go back for a second – they’re that good. If you do, get a navy pair, which gives you more outfits to match up with.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Smart, stretchy and extremely comfortable

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Only water repellent

  • -

    Pockets have that mesh lining, and sometimes this can pierce easily (think tees and pitch mark repairer)

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Let’s make one thing clear: it’s imperative that you can rely on a decent pair of golf trousers. Fortunately, no longer do we have to make do with a pair of chinos from a high street store. The best golf trousers offer quite a bit more, and designs such as Abacus’ Tralee trousers combine style and functional design. 

We chose a chilly morning to go out and play to see how these premium trousers performed. As it happened, the heavens opened round about the turn – so how did they get on?

How tall am I/what is my build?
6ft 1 inches, slim build.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
34/32 normally fit perfectly, with no ankles on show and just the right amount of room to move comfortably in without being baggy.

Abacus Tralee Trousers

(Image credit: Michael Weston)

How did it fit/feel/perform?
These trousers were the perfect size.The fit is such that they aren’t too tight, but they’re certainly not baggy – as was the style maybe 20 or so years ago.

When it started to rain, small beads formed on the material, and whilst you won’t get wet straight away, they’re not designed to keep out heavy downpours. However, they are water repellent – so you should have nothing to fear if the odd shower is forecast.

Any extra details you notice?
The pockets are not the best. Both the two side and two rear pockets have a mesh lining inside, so you need to be careful what you carry. Sharp objects, such as tees and pitch mark repairers, may well pierce a hole over time – which is something to bear in mind.

Abacus Tralee Trousers

(Image credit: Michael Weston)

Can you wear it off the course?
Even though they are really smart, they're not like chinos. They have a totally different look and feel, so they're not really a style that works away from the golf course. 

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
You need to take the advice on the label – and the guidelines are pretty thorough. If you put them on a 30° wash, they’ll be fine, and they’ll dry very quickly. Ironing isn’t really necessary – which is a bonus.

Michael Weston
Contributing editor

Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.