I just want to do a review on something simple, trousers that are completely waterproof. These are made by many Companies, and mine have lost the tags, so I have no idea who made them. I have owned them for many many Years, and although they have not been in daily use, when they are needed, they are fantastic.
I got then for use on my Bicycle, but of course they have a lot more uses than that. I have used them while camping, Fishing, working outdoors in the rain, in fact quite a few more occasions where I stayed dry, and without the trousers I would have been drenched. These are very good at keeping the wind at bay too.
We all own a waterproof coat, that goes without saying, but we just do not give enough thought to trousers. Remember to wear them with decent boots, or they will just channel the water into your shoes.
My trousers came as a set, complete with a coat. The coat has a hood, drawstring, and zip, covered with a flap secured with press studs. The trousers are a good fit, have an elasticated waist, and also have press studs on the legs, so you can secure them tight to your ankles. The material is one of the modern Man made fibres, and they are a dark blue, they are also very light, and can be rolled up very tightly, so they take up little room, and the weight is virtually nothing. This means you are more likely to take them with you, just in case.
It is important to put these on before you get wet, I know that sounds obvious, but so many people are walking along, in just a light shower, and they keep putting off the decision to wear them, until they realise they are soaking wet. There is nothing wrong with being wet, as long as you are warm, but unfortunately, rain tends to come with cold.
I am a big believer in these, and I am sure a lot of people who go Hill climbing, do not carry them. They are part of your Emergency Kit, and are just too useful not to have them.
I keep them in the boot of the car in Winter, because you never know when you may have to walk home or change a wheel. If you have this kit at the ready, you can do anything, in any weather.
So, just in case I forgot to mention it, I recommend these to all.