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HowlsMovingBungalow Sat 29-Feb-20 15:14:34

I'm getting fed up with my black jeans (with wellies) getting splattered up the backs during this 3rd WEEK of shitty wet weather. I've thought about buying several cheapo pairs of thick leggings that can be bung in the wash and dried quickly?
What do you wear trouser wise?

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HowlsMovingBungalow Sat 29-Feb-20 15:14:53


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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sat 29-Feb-20 15:45:48

Have you considered a pair of waterproof over trousers? Not going to win any fashion awards but they do the job

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Sat 29-Feb-20 15:55:35

You need GAITERS. I finally bought some a couple of months ago and they are brilliant - I no longer have to wash my jeans every 5 mins. I bought mine from Amazon (I think) but they are on Ebay too. The ones I've got are called Bluefield. They are a bit of bother to put on and take off but you get better at it (if there is a hook on them, that is meant to go at the front to hook onto your boot laces if you have any). I leave mine with the Velcro'd seam done up so I just pull them on and off my leg and only undo/do up the shoe fixings each time. They cost about £12-ish and I wish I'd done it years ago.

WoofAndWhiskers Sat 29-Feb-20 16:02:09

Craghoppers are great. I have a pair of lined waterproof ones (not overtrousers) and a pair of water resistant winter lined ones. Love them.

HowlsMovingBungalow Sat 29-Feb-20 16:03:26

Gaitors! ahhh good thinking, I will have a gander online! I think I've got a 20 yr old pair waterproofs somewhere - they remind me of awful school trips grin.

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Geoffreythecat Sat 29-Feb-20 16:04:06

I wear either uniqlo thermal leggings (quick to dry) or Acai walking leggings which are shower proof

cyclingwife Sat 29-Feb-20 16:40:42

I've got some Acai walking trousers, quite expensive but love them.

Alternatively I've got waterproof over trousers with a zip at the bottom so I can get them on over boots

MoaningMinniee Sat 29-Feb-20 16:50:13

I'm a pro dog walker. I live in thermal long johns and capri length technical fabric walking trousers at this time of year - for boots I use leather wellies, like Dubarry's but not so eyewateringly expensive. I can take them off very quickly if I need to enter a customer's house and walk on the inevitable cream coloured carpets! I also hate the feeling of flapping around my ankles that you get with full length trousers. The technical fabric repels most of the water and dries in minutes if it does get wet. My summer version is good walking sandals and lose the long johns and socks, as long as there aren't going to be nettles or brambles on my route.

adaline Sat 29-Feb-20 17:51:18

I'm a dog-walker.

I live in Rohan "troggings". Fleece lined, water-repellent and windproof. They dry within a couple of hours as well. Leggings don't keep me warm enough, nor do they keep the wind out, even if they are thermal ones. They're just not thick enough.

If it's REALLY wet I have overtrousers, but mostly the troggings do just fine an they're not too expensive either. £59 full-price but they're often on sale or have an offer on them.

pigsDOfly Sat 29-Feb-20 18:21:08

I second getting a pair of waterproof over trousers.

I bought a pair from Go Outdoors (other trouser suppliers are available) online for £30.

They have velcro and zips at the bottom, pockets on the sides, elasticated waist, so easy to pull on, and keep me completely dry and clean and help keep me warm as they're wind proof as well.

Pop them in the washing machine when they get too muddy and they come out looking like new.

As pp suggested, they won't win any fashion awards but I'm over the moon with mine, wish I'd bought some years ago.

MoreOfADogPerson Sat 29-Feb-20 18:29:47

adaline, what's the sizing like on the Rohan troggings?

adaline Sat 29-Feb-20 18:31:49

@MoreOfADogPerson they're pretty generous. I typically wear a 12-14 and mine are a 12 with a little space round the waist. The 10 would have been too tight though. They have different leg lengths too!

Rohan are really good with returns though so if they don't fit you can swap them pretty easily smile

MoreOfADogPerson Sat 29-Feb-20 20:41:36

Thanks! Will give them a try.

adaline Sat 29-Feb-20 20:43:17

No worries! They also have an elasticated waist which means they don't dig in when you're bending over to pick up poo grin

Wolfiefan Sat 29-Feb-20 20:46:24

They look really good. Expensive though so I won’t buy any until the puppy has stopped chewing holes in all my clothes. blush

adaline Sat 29-Feb-20 20:59:00

@Wolfiefan - wait until the sales! Honestly they often go down to £30 or so, or check out eBay.

I used to work for them so know how to get everything cheap grin

Wolfiefan Sat 29-Feb-20 21:01:25

Oooo @adaline that’s very tempting.
I’m fed up of freezing and being wet/rustling under overtrousers this year.
Pup is 20 weeks old and I have holes in ALL my clothes. I have special tatty joggers and hoody to put over anything like leggings she can eat through. blush

adaline Sat 29-Feb-20 21:06:57

@wolfiefan they have big sales twice a year, but in April they'll go into their mid-season sales and things are normally 35-40% off. If you sign up to their e-mails you'll find out the exact dates smile

But there's loads of old Rohan stuff on eBay and it goes for pretty cheap prices too - maybe around £10-15 which isn't bad.

Wolfiefan Sat 29-Feb-20 21:16:19

Thanks so much @adaline.

phyllidia Sun 01-Mar-20 05:36:59

For dog walking I wear Kiwi Craghoppers all year round in black.
In winter I put Mountain Warehouse black merino leggings underneath.

They're warm even when wet and windproof.

Both wash best 30oC no fabric softener and don't tumble dry.

HowlsMovingBungalow Sun 01-Mar-20 06:50:28

Thanks for your posts, DP has offered to treat me some new trews so will look into all your suggestions. Another wet week ahead, when will it bloody stop?

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Orchardgreen Sun 01-Mar-20 06:53:25

Agree re Craghoppers. I wear the Pro II. Comfy and wash and dry really quickly. I’ll look at the Rohan troggings though.

Wallywobbles Sun 01-Mar-20 07:06:14

Any of these options work for the large of arse and small of waist?

phyllidia Sun 01-Mar-20 08:40:51

@Wallywobbles I fit that description grin I nipped my Craghoppers Kiwi in at the waistband 2 cm on both sides on the sewing machine.

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