Quite a loose fit but the Pakkas come in two leg lengths to help you get a good fit. The fabric has a good DWR coating so water runs off easily, but it doesn’t breathe as well as some and feels quite plasticky. They’re incredibly lightweight, though, and for only £15, they’re a great choice for fair-weather walkers who carry waterproof trousers only for use in an emergency. Unfortunately they haven’t got leg-zips so you’ll have to take your boots off to get them on. A good budget alternative.
Sizes: 10-20; leg – short, regular
Fabric: Polyester Isolite
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