Waterproof trousers and overtrousers are an absolute must-have for any outdoor worker or walking enthusiasts who wants to stay protected from rains showers to downpours and general poor weather conditions.

Although waterproof jackets will be front and centre of your countryside rambling wardrobe, waterproof trousers should never be overlooked - particularly if you're someone who has suffered the discomfort of a bad weather hike in jeans.

Waterproof trousers work by using special layered fabrics or a membrane to shield you against the dampness caused by precipitation, heavy rain, hailstorms, sleet and even snow. They're also a lot comfier to wear than most everyday trousers, providing you with a more lightweight and non-restrictive feel, and in some cases, offering added stretch and additional practical features such as waist adjustment, ankle expansion and even cargo pockets and pouches.

In our latest blog, Waterman's Country Supplies will guide you through some of the very best waterproof trousers for men and women, from trusted brands such as Hoggs of Fife, Target Dry and Regatta.

Hoggs Culloden Lightweight Waterproof Trousers - Fen Green

Equipped with an array of side and back pockets, the Culloden Lightweight Waterproof Trousers come with EN343 3:3 waterproof and breathable properties, a mesh lining along with waist and ankle adjustability.

Target Dry Men's Lyon Waterproof Overtrousers - Black

Great for any adventure. Keep clean and dry with these incredibly practical, comfortable and cosy overtrousers from Target Dry. Fully lined with a peached microfibre finish, these overtrousers are waterproof, breathable and windproof, protecting you from whatever the weather throws at you.

Target Dry Horizon Unisex Waterproof Ripstop Overtrousers - Black

A versatile all-rounder crafted from tough ripstop woven fabric, and blended with waterproofing technology, the Target Dry Horizon Overtrousers are great for any countryside enthusiast. As well as being fully waterproof and windproof, these unisex waterproof overtrousers are also teflon coated, so you can really put them through their paces.

Target Dry Horizon Unisex Waterproof Ripstop Overtrousers - Black

Target Dry Ladies Odyssey Waterproof Trousers - Liquorice

Whether you're walking or camping in bad weather, the Odyssey will make any adventurous journey a more comfy and enjoyable experience. Providing you with insulation, waterproofing and breathability, you'll also benefit from fully taped seams for extra reliability in harsh weather, an elasticated waist with drawcord, all in a beautiful 'liquorice' colour.

Regatta Action Work Trousers - Green

Great for the working professional, these Action Work Trousers are tough and water resistant, making them suitable for transitioning between indoor and outdoor environments. The durable, water repellent design also comes with an array of handy pockets to suit practical work in any field, from farming to maintenance and tradesperson jobs.

Post By Ed Mason