These waterproof trousers from Peter Storm are both light and compact, giving a good, close fit without impeding movement, aided by an elasticated/drawcord waist. Although lightweight, the nylon ripstop fabric seems robust. The long two-way water-resistant zips make them easy to get on and off, and also let you vent easily and access your trouser pockets underneath. However, the zips aren’t as smooth as they could be.
Verdict: Simple, lightweight and compact, these would be a good choice for walkers looking for an inexpensive pair of overtrousers for emergency use.
Features: ripstop fabric, drawcord waist, water-resistant zips
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