Author Topic: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers  (Read 248 times)

velosam

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Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« on: November 17, 2020, 01:03:09 pm »
I try and walk in all weathers. However I want something to wear that keeps me dry.

Any recommendations for either overtrousers or waterproof trousers.

It’s no more than say 1.5 hours of walking so breathe ability is not an issue

Cheers

robgul

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Re: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 01:22:36 pm »
I bought a cheap pair of nylon (?) golfing overtrousers from Go Outdoors or somewhere like that - pack up to nothing.   

They have subsequently been cut-down to sort of calf-length (Capri pants!) as they then work to wear over shorts when cycling in the rain - lower legs and feet get wet but I can live with that.
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Re: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 01:43:25 pm »
Mountain Warehouse is another cheap and functional outlet that have perfectly usable waterproof overtrousers.

I'm always pretty impressed by the staff in their shops too.
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citoyen

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Re: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 02:24:47 pm »
I got some waterproof overtrousers from Aldi a while ago - one of their Thursday specials. I think they cost around a tenner. They seem fine. I mainly use them for the cycle commute to the station, which is around 20 minutes. Not a regular stock item but look out for them as they come around occasionally.

One bit of advice I would give is to also get some gaiters, otherwise you'll find the water runs off from your legs onto your shoes, and you'll quickly end up with soggy feet.
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velosam

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Re: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 06:39:48 pm »
Thanks all will take a look

Re: Cheap waterproof over trousers or trousers
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 01:50:16 pm »
Decathlon also do adequate waterproof trousers.