Regatta Pack-It Overtrouser (2014)

At just £15 the Regatta Pack-It is ideal for beginners, those on a tight budget and anyone who keeps their overtrousers in their rucksack most of the year rather than wearing them every trip. The technical specification is less impressive than higher-priced trousers but they’ll still keep you dry. The material is polyester with Isolite waterproof and breathable treatment but there is no mesh lining, so they aren’t as durable or comfortable as other costlier options. You get an elasticated waist without a drawcord or zip fly, and no side zips to the legs, so getting them on over boots is very tough and they may not stay up as well as more elaborate waist designs. The ankle cuff has a press stud so you can cinch it in, but again this is a simpler design than pricier trousers. There’s a slit opening allowing access to undergarment trouser pockets, but no zipped pockets.

Material Isolite polyester
Sizes XS-XXL (men’s); S-XL (women’s)
Weight 158g (size men’s L)

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2014