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Waterproof Trouser Guide: Choosing the Best Waterproof Trousers For You

Waterproof Trouser Guide: Choosing the Best Waterproof Trousers For You

10.06.2017 | Outdoor Buying Guides

Waterproof trousers, or overtrousers, are designed to keep your legs and regular trousers dry when out in the rain. When combined with a waterproof jacket, they offer the ultimate protection from the elements.

What Are the Best Waterproof Trousers?

The best waterproof trousers will be those which are most suited to your needs and the conditions you’re likely to encounter, the best waterproof trousers for walking won’t necessarily be the best for fishing. It’s important to understand the waterproof capabilities and features of our products before choosing waterproof garments. This guide will outline breathable waterproof trousers and common features to help you choose a pair of trousers from our range that’s right for you.

 

Breathable Waterproof Trousers

In order to stay dry and comfortable when wearing waterproof trousers, they also need to be breathable. Breathable fabric is permeable to tiny water vapour molecules allowing perspiration to escape.

Common Features

Adjustable Waist
Adjustable waist band for a comfortable fit.
Mesh Lining
Allows air to circulate, giving extra ventilation to help keep you cool.
Half leg side zip and poppers
Allow you to pull the trousers over your feet without needing to take off your shoes.

Adjustable Waist– For a comfortable fit.

Mesh Lining– Allows air to circulate, giving extra ventilation to help keep you cool.

Half Leg Side Zip and Poppers – Allow you to pull the trousers over your feet without needing to take off your shoes.

 

The Mountain Warehouse Range

Our IsoDry fabric helps prevent rain soaking through but allows perspiration out. The taped seams on our waterproof trousers also mean that water cannot enter through the stitched areas of the fabric as they would with regular trousers.

 

Downpour

Mens Downpour Watreproof Trousers

Mens Downpour Waterproof Trousers

These high performance trousers are well suited for serious walking or trekking in the rain.

Like our Spray waterproof trousers, our Downpour trousers are made from ripstop fabric to help resist tears. The zipped and buttoned expandable leg is a popular feature that allows these trousers to slip on over your boots with ease.

Our Downpour trousers can be worn on their own or over regular trousers and are available for Men and Women within our Waterproof Trouser range

Spray

Spray Mens Waterproof Trousers

Mens Spray Waterproof Trousers

The Spray Waterproof Trousers are hard wearing trousers. The ripstop fabric is designed for durability, so to resist snags and tears.

The mesh lining of the Spray trousers allows air to circulate to help keep you cool. Zipped ankles not only provide additional ventilation but means they can easily be pulled on over shoes.

Our Spray waterproof trousers are a great choice for travellers, hikers and cyclists. The waterproof rating is higher than the Pakka trousers, so they will keep you dry in showers or sharp downpours.

Our Spray waterproof trousers can be worn over regular trousers or on their own. They are available in two leg lengths for Men and Women and one length for Kids.

Pakka

Women's Pakka Trousers

Women’s Pakka Trousers

Our Pakka Waterproof trousers are our most lightweight waterproof trousers and pack away into their own bag, making them the ideal ‘just in case’ waterproof.

They are compact enough to fit into a small backpack so are great for fair weather walkers. They are designed to wear over your regular trousers or a base layer. The adjustable ankle opening means they are easy to slip on and off over hiking boots or shoes.

The Pakka trousers are lightweight and breathable and will keep you dry in light showers. They aren’t however suitable for seriously adverse weather over a prolonged period.


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