These waterproof trousers from Regatta are a good fit, thanks to a part-elasticated waist with drawcord, press stud and belt loops. One of the heavier styles, but the tough polyamide fabric keeps the rain out and breathes well. Full-length two-way zips are great for taking on and off, venting and accessing trousers underneath, but practice is needed for optimum use. Elasticated non-slip rubber hems are a good idea, but could ride above your boots.
Verdict: A very innovative style, made from a hard-wearing fabric. With a couple of design tweaks they’d be hard to beat.
Features: part elasticated waist, tough polyamide fabric, elasticated rubber hems
Contact: 0161 794 1313; www.regatta.com