Waterproof trousers

scholland

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ze3
I am fed up of leaking waterproof clothing, flexothane lasts no time at all. What's good, not to heavy, not too sweaty, hard wearing, comfy, and waterproof! Guy cotten? Strauss?
Thanks
 
I gave up on Flexothane a couple of years back , they were lasting no time. Tried Fore-Tex instead and much preferred that brand. Light , non sweaty and last much longer.

Also found when Flexothane got damp inside the trouser legs through sweat , they stank of damp! Horrible!
 

exmoor dave

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Location
exmoor, uk
I am fed up of leaking waterproof clothing, flexothane lasts no time at all. What's good, not to heavy, not too sweaty, hard wearing, comfy, and waterproof! Guy cotten? Strauss?
Thanks
i'm going to try a pair of waxed type water proofs from strauss.....don't know the page number, i'll look them up.
 

jade35

Member
Location
S E Cornwall
The only waterproof trousers that have lasted for OH so far are the NZ Seals ones that we bought from the SW Dairy Event a couple of years ago. I think they were from Dairy Spares. Not leaking yet:) They were worth the money:eek: just for the dry clothes. OH was given an old BT jacket, that is very good, whatever they use for waterproofing works well. When I washed it I had to put some small holes in the lining to let the water out:whistle:.
Trying to find another one as it is so good.
 
I found the Delamere trousers to work well. They will snag on barbed wire (like anything) but that is what are supplied to milk recorders etc.

I think the gore tex MOD ones may be a bit expensive (even if second hand).

I buy about 5-6 pairs of ex army combat trousers every few months to wear to work under my waterproofs. They cost me £5 each, are hard wearing and dry quickly so I can wear 2 or 3 pairs in a day if on different farms and they are clean and dry by the following day.
 

Mutch

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Location
Dorset
I found the sailing trousers made by Musto the best I've used warm waterproof and comfortable a godsend for outdoor lambing in April 2012!
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
I am fed up of leaking waterproof clothing, flexothane lasts no time at all. What's good, not to heavy, not too sweaty, hard wearing, comfy, and waterproof! Guy cotten? Strauss?
Thanks
I gave up on Flexothane a couple of years back , they were lasting no time. Tried Fore-Tex instead and much preferred that brand. Light , non sweaty and last much longer.

Also found when Flexothane got damp inside the trouser legs through sweat , they stank of damp! Horrible!
i have tried several types but still go back to flexothane, i normaly buy 2 pairs of trousers before calving time each year, as far as i can see they all get sweaty, ok some others may last longer but are too heavy n cumbersome
 

Poorbuthappy

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Location
Devon
I found the Delamere trousers to work well. They will snag on barbed wire (like anything) but that is what are supplied to milk recorders etc.
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+1 to these. Get through a couple of pairs a year, but find them better than flexothane or similar.
Fancy trying some goretex but can't afford to wreck a pair of them on fencing work.
 

scholland

Member
Location
ze3
I have ordered a set from guy cotten, the green Dundee bib and brace made of glentex, will report back next time it rains!
 

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