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    Waterproof trousers

    Am looking to buy pair of waterproof trousers that meet FRA standard any recommendations be appreciated thanks in advance Martin

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    I use a pair I bought from a cheap highstreet outdoor shop. They were about £20, but had taped seams. I looked into getting some of the really light ones, but they were 50g lighter and £80 more expensive. I figure 50 grams is neither here nor there.

    I guess it depends how much you're going to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    I use a pair I bought from a cheap highstreet outdoor shop. They were about £20, but had taped seams. I looked into getting some of the really light ones, but they were 50g lighter and £80 more expensive. I figure 50 grams is neither here nor there.

    I guess it depends how much you're going to use them.
    Same here. I think mine were from a cheap outlet in Keswick and cost less than £20. Taped seams, breathable and pack down reasonably well. A bit heavier than top end stuff but I think I've only worn them a handful of times in all the years I've owned them so can't justify the cost of OMM etc. Waterproof jacket is a different matter of course - OMM kamleika smock.

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    Thanks I'll look at them

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    Same here. I think mine were from a cheap outlet in Keswick and cost less than £20. Taped seams, breathable and pack down reasonably well. A bit heavier than top end stuff but I think I've only worn them a handful of times in all the years I've owned them so can't justify the cost of OMM etc. Waterproof jacket is a different matter of course - OMM kamleika smock.
    Which shop was it Pete I'm going Keswick Saturday . Don't think I'll wear them often so needn't pay top dollar. I've got inov8 jacket

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    I bought them quite a few years ago and the shop has since closed down. There are quite a few other candidates though!

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    Yeomans for kit check, lightweight Goretex are around £90 if youíre going to wear them. My kit check pair have never been unpacked. Goretex are ME and a good cut. Best out of maybe three or pairs Iíve had over the years. Slim so donít flap and they stay up

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    Mrs P was fed-up of her OMM waterproofs not being long enough so has just bought a pair of the latest Montane Atomics. Massive improvement on the old model [which I have], only slightly heavier that the Minimus but really good fit and with thigh-length zips. Perfect for getting them on in crap conditions without removing shoes. Zips are two-way, so you can vent them too if the need arises.

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