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HowlsMovingBungalow · 29/02/2020 15:14

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 · 29/02/2020 15:14

*bunged

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 29/02/2020 15:45

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

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mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork · 29/02/2020 15:55

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.

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WoofAndWhiskers · 29/02/2020 16:02

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

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HowlsMovingBungalow · 29/02/2020 16:03

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 · 29/02/2020 16:04

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

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cyclingwife · 29/02/2020 16:40

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

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MoaningMinniee · 29/02/2020 16:50

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.

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adaline · 29/02/2020 17:51

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.

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pigsDOfly · 29/02/2020 18:21

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.

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MoreOfADogPerson · 29/02/2020 18:29

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

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adaline · 29/02/2020 18:31

@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 :)

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MoreOfADogPerson · 29/02/2020 20:41

Thanks! Will give them a try.

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adaline · 29/02/2020 20:43

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

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Wolfiefan · 29/02/2020 20:46

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

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adaline · 29/02/2020 20:59

@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

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Wolfiefan · 29/02/2020 21:01

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

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adaline · 29/02/2020 21:06

@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 :)

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.

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Wolfiefan · 29/02/2020 21:16

Thanks so much @adaline.

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phyllidia · 01/03/2020 05:36

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.

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HowlsMovingBungalow · 01/03/2020 06:50

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 · 01/03/2020 06:53

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

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Wallywobbles · 01/03/2020 07:06

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

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phyllidia · 01/03/2020 08:40

@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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FLOrenze · 01/03/2020 09:50

I wear Helly Hama sailing dungarees. They are brilliant.

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