These waterproof trousers from Lowe Alpine are a great fit – ideal length and waist and the legs are tight enough without being restrictive. The Triplepoint fabric is very soft and rustle-free. Light enough to throw in a pack, yet able to withstand some pretty foul weather. Leg zips are a little short for easily pulling over boots.
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840, www.lowealpine.com
Verdict: Best of the lighter options, but slightly flimsy for heavy use and expensive compared to the top two.