All Weather Pants
One of the best presents I have ever received.
I use them mainly for cycling to work. They keep me dry when it is raining but I mainly love them because of the great fabric which does not make you sweat - who hasn't had a cheap pair of waterproofs and the trousers were wetter on the inside than the outside? Not with these great trousers.
I am got them in XS (usually I am an S) and they are perfect. Great fit. Not your usual waterproofs which make you look ridiculous, so you can leave them on when you pop into the shop but the long zip also makes it easy to take them on and off when you have got shoes on.
Love the velcro on the bottom, so the trousers don't get caught in the chain.
I also used them for walking in with leggings underneath. Really comfortable.
I don't have anything negative to say about them. Worth every penny (even better when you get them as a present)
July 5, 2014
Odd fitting - definitely not for shorter legs
I really wanted to love these - great idea. However the sizing was way off for me. High wasted and if I wanted to have the knee covering in the correct place I would have had to hike the waistband up to my rib cage. Perhaps a petite version might be better. I am 5" 6', not that short, but legs on the shorter side...
August 7, 2014
Finally - flattering waterproof trousers
At long last a pair of flattering water proof trousers that actually look good and don't make you look like a Michelin man! They are completely waterproof and well worth the money. Whether you're doing boot camp or just walking the dog, these are a must have for all ladies who are doing any outdoor activity, especially with the UK weather.
May 30, 2014
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