Whether you get bad chilblains, don't like getting wet legs or need to protect your trousers when working on the yard, here is the our pick of the best over-trousers currently on the market
If you’re looking for the best overtrousers to wear at the stables this winter, we recommend you choose a pair that offer an excellent level of water proofing. If you want extra warmth as well as being able to stay dry, look for padded versions that aren’t too bulky as you won’t want your movement to be restricted. It’s hard enough wading through mud or snow without being held back by your clothing! It’s important that overtrousers are easy to take on and off, regardless of the footwear you have on at the time, so fastenings to open the leg at the bottom are a real asset. Also consider whether you need pockets that are easy to access, or not, and whether you would like to wear a belt, in which case belt loops are a must. Some overtrousers are designed to be suitable for riding in, so if you do need to get in the saddle, look for a pair with added grip on the seat or inner knee, depending on your preference.
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Equetech Extreme waterproof over-trousers
These practical, lightweight, unlined, full-length waterproof over-trousers are ideal for yard duties. They feature double zip pockets to the front, an outer zip from the cuffs up to the knee to make them easy to take on and off, an adjustable elasticated high-back panel to the waistband for comfort and added warmth, plus belt loops, knee patches and an Equetech reflective logo to the back.
Alan Paine Richmond men’s overtrousers
These water repellent trousers have a durable waxed cotton outer and are lined with polyester. The trousers have an elasticated waist and side slits for easy trouser access.
Euro-star ESX Ri 1 Allweather pants
Thermo insulating, water resistant, reflecting pants with full grip seat insert.
Horseware H20 waterproof trousers
These urban cool designed pull-up waterproof trousers will take you fashionably from horseback and country walks to festival fun. Made from completely waterproof and breathable fabric complete with taped seams, this new collection from Horseware is all you will need to protect yourself from rain in any season.
Toggi Severn over-trousers
These immensely practical trousers are waterproof, breathable and machine washable and fit easily over jodhpurs or jeans to keep the rain and mud at bay. They include a half-leg zip on the outer for ease when putting on and taking off. Features include a waterproof lower leg lining, zipped pockets, part elasticated back and waist with higher waist panel for additional warmth and protection.
Dublin Thermal waterproof over-trousers
These are ideal trousers that can be worn all day in wet conditions to keep you dry and warm. They feature a silicone knee patch for grip and are easy to put on with ¾ zips on each leg as well as a front zip and popper fastening. A popper fastening at the foot ensures a snug fit, with two zip side pockets offering storage and a quilted nylon lining providing additional warmth, making these over trousers ideal for cold or wet days.
Alan Paine Cambridge men’s over-trousers
Crafted from a robust soft polyester moss suede, these lightweight over-trousers have a water repellent outer, are fully waterproof and breathable and will keep you comfortable in the most testing of conditions. The trousers have an elasticated waist, an adjustable draw cord fastening and side slits for trouser access, making them very easy to pull on and off.
Harry Hall Lowthorpe over-trousers
Lightweight, fully lined and waterproof, these navy over-trousers feature a PU seat and articulated knees for easy movement. The waist is part elasticated but has belt hoops, and there are two-way leg zips, taped seams and underfoot elastic plus zipped pockets. These are a really useful addition to your wardrobe.
Toggi USK over-trousers
The Toggi Usk fully waterproof and breathable over-trouser has been specifically designed to be worn over your breeches. Featuring a stretch panel at the ankle for ease of donning and doffing and comfort under your boots. A high back waist panel provides additional warmth and protection.