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Didntwanttochangemyname Wed 22-Jan-20 16:19:56

I've seen lots of adverts online recently for this company and I'm so tempted to try their weatherproof thermal trousers. I spend my life walking the dog and getting soaked so it would be nice to do it in a bit more style, but am I being fooled by pretty photos?
Has anyone here tried the trousers? I don't know anyone in RL that's tried them and it's £80 for a pair, so an expensive mistake if they are rubbish!

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ChachyFace Wed 22-Jan-20 16:35:39

I've got the non- thermal version for hiking/ walking. They're great- very stretchy. Quick drying and breathable. One pocket has a zip- great for keeping your keys secure and a bit of cash.
I'm liking the look of their base layer too.

toomuchlikemyusername Wed 22-Jan-20 16:41:08

I have the thermal skinny outdoors ones and love them. Really comfortable and they look smart. Can't comment on if they stay like it, as they are a relatively recent purchase.
Very good customer service, I got a free exchange service which gave me confidence to buy as I struggle with online trouser shopping.
Can't wait to buy a second (and third!) pair over the coming months.
Definitely worth a try.

Shockers Wed 22-Jan-20 16:43:54

I have the water resistant, skinny ones and the thermal leggings. Both are great. I’d recommend them!

FruityWidow Wed 22-Jan-20 17:09:55

I have a non-thermal pair and after a few years the stitching has started to come loose but nothing I couldn't repair myself. I am a bit short so the leg is a bit long on me but I'm not bothered by a turn-up cuff. I'd like to get a pair of the thermal trousers too but can't really justify the price when I have a perfectly ok but totally unstylish pair of craghoppers that do the job just fine.

Didntwanttochangemyname Wed 22-Jan-20 17:14:02

Oh brilliant, I'm so glad they are getting good reviews! I think I will save up and buy a pair next month.
Any advice on sizing? I'm 5'8 so assume I'll need the longer length.

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toomuchlikemyusername Wed 22-Jan-20 17:36:40

Re sizing. I'd say pretty true to size. I'm between sizes and ended up with the smaller size as they have so much stretch in them. I'm a wee bit taller than you and opted for the long length. They are a tad too long but I'd rather that than too short especially as I wear them with regular footwear, not just boots or wellies.

BrownStripePJ Wed 22-Jan-20 21:17:59

They are really tight!

Make sure you go up a size. I'm ALWAYS a 10.. but had to exchange for a 12 as couldn't get them over my butt.

But they are baggy around the crotch!

Also not waterproof.

Just shower proof-ish

I've worn my once and tend to stick to my crag hoppers (which dont look good but are waterproof)

AlannaOfTrebond Sat 25-Jan-20 09:50:28

I've got the thermal, mid weight and the light weight ones. My thermal ones have had loads of wear and are still in great condition. I would agree that they aren't totally waterproof, but it has to be torrential for anything to get through, and on the odd occasion it has I haven't noticed whilst I'm out as the fleece lining means they still feel warm. It was only when I got home and changed that I realised my knees were wet.

Fit wise, I would say they are true to size, but doubt you would need long. I'm 5'10 and the regular length are more than long enough on me. I personally find them very flattering, no bagging anywhere.

Shockers Sat 08-Feb-20 09:53:40

I’ve just bought a pair of their water resistant hiking shorts. They are quite a big fit, so I had to send them back (easiest returns process ever!) and get the size below. They’re great and I’m looking forward to wearing them for hiking and kayaking in the summer.

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