All Weather Pants
Wet and cold weather
These trousers are fab! They are lightweight and roll down to pack away easily into a small bag so are perfect for protecting from unexpected rain. I use mine as a way of keeping warm as well as staying dry.
In terms of fit, because of the tabs on the waist you can achieve a good fit but for me they are a little too roomy to start with and look a little odd on me when i am standing up. I am not that bothered about that however and I think their features more than outweigh this.
As with a lot of SB products, a lot of thought has gone into these trousers. The zip which runs 2/3 of the way up each leg is great. The zip can be opened/closed from the bottom or the top. This means that you can allow a bit of increased ventilation around the quads whilst cycling without having material flapping around the chain. You can also unzip them from the bottom which allows not only ventilation but makes it easy to take the trousers on and off without removing your shoes. They also have velcro on the bottom to bring the trousers in around the ankle, again to avoid any entanglement with the chain. I also really like the reinforced knees, it gives the trousers a bit of structure.
It would be great if they had discreet iluminous patches/stripes to make us more visible at night time which is when I wear mine for warmth.
March 21, 2014
Great fit and features, shame they aren't waterproof
I tried to write a review of these trousers over a year ago, when I first bought them (Sept 2012) but the review was 'rejected' - so trying again!
I'm actually on my second pair of All Weather Trousers. The inner lining of the first pair disintegrated after wearing them only a couple of times.
It took a little while but SB replaced them without much of a problem.
This second pair are beginning to go the same way, so it seems they just aren't hardy enough for long walks or cycling in... which is a shame, because they fit well, look good and have really nice features!
If you're looking for something to walk the dog in the damp - they will probably be fine.
January 15, 2014
Spendy but worth the price because it's flattering and it's so hard to find flattering rain pants.
February 18, 2014
Just the job in this wet weather
These trousers are perfect for cycling, coaching or other outdoor activities in wet weather. They are waterproof and stretchy, allowing movement. In a heavy squall I was able to keep my legs warm and dry while coaching runners and jogging around with them. The fit is good and not too unflattering for a garment doing this job. Particularly love the very long zips to enable you to take them off and put them on over heavy trainers. So glad I bought them.
February 16, 2014
Best wet weather trousers ever
Comfortable, stylish and super waterproof. Essential purchase for these stormy days
February 7, 2014
All weather trousers
Fabric works well and is waterproof withohe horrible bin bag feeling. Have been out in the rain twice and so far is doing the job! Keeps you warm also.
February 6, 2014
Perfect for walking and waterproof as promised!
I waited ages to get these as I gather there was a problem previously with the taping at the seams. However I've since worn them in pouring rain whilst out Nordic walking and they were excellent - no leaks, not too hot and sweaty. Not quite comfortable enough to wear on their own I'd say, but great with a thin pair of leggings underneath. They look good and they have some 'give' in them. Only complaint - I'd like a pocket in them! They're expensive but, as I'm an instructor and have to go out in all weathers, for me it was worth the price (just) as I like to have nice kit!
February 5, 2014
Brilliant versatile outdoor waterproofs
I have worn these for cycling to work, walking the dog and hiking in the mountains. They have kept me dry and warm and they are really comfortable. Unusually, unlike other waterproofs I have owned, these look good and are quite flattering. I also like the reinforced knees and high vis stripes on legs. All in all a v happy purchase.
January 7, 2014
Look great, performance poor
I was so excited about these trousers when they were delivered. I am a Nordic Walking and Fitness Instructor, and ALWAYS sing the praises of Sweaty Betty.
These trousers are meant to be waterproof, but on my first walk the seams let in the water. If you sweat slightly the material clings.too. I cannot fault any other item I have bought before, so this is such a shame.
November 3, 2013
Best waterproof trousers ever
These are brilliant - the best fitting, best looking waterproof trousers that I've ever tried. They're comfortable and have stretch which make them perfect for all bootcamp exercises. I was wondering how I'd get through a wet and muddy winter in the park - these are the answer :) They also have full leg ventilation zips for when you get warm while working out. I'll also be using these for winter walks and wet runs. My usual size 10 is a perfect fit.
October 31, 2013