These waterproof trousers from Regatta are a good fit, with a functional drawcord/elastic waist and an easily adjustable Velcro tab at the ankle. The Isotex fabric is lovely and soft and they have a comfy lining, too. Not the best to pack, but offer good waterproofness and breathability. The Isotex fabric is tough.
Colours: Midnight, black
Fabric: Isotex (polyester)/polyamide lining
Women’s version: Amelie
Contact: 0161 749 1313, www.regatta.com
Verdict: Soft and comfortable but a little bulky. Ideal on those days when you set off in the pouring rain.