- A soft handle finish to the fabric with water resistant finish, which does wash out in time unless you reproof the trousers
- A redesign of the pockets
- A new tunnel waistband with adjustable internal elastic to give a better fit, which can be adjusted for tall, slim youths who want the length but not the extra room in the waist
- A straighter leg to make alterations easier.
- Belt loops have been made larger to allow for the new Scout Belt which can be easily slipped off without removing the buckle.
- The mobile phone pocket included inside the left leg cargo pocket has also been moved higher, for easier access and trouser length alteration.