Will Renwick compares seven of the latest overtrousers on the market. On test here: the Nimbus by Didriksons

These Nimbus rain pants from Didriksons are a very simple garment with a basic design. They’re made-up of three layers: a polyamide weave shell, a waterproof coating and then an inner polyester lining. I found after a prolonged spell in them in the rain they were waterproof but they wetted-out quite quickly and this lowered the already fairly low breathability. The outer fabric does make them quite durable though. The features are minimal: Velcro pockets with storm flaps and an elastic waist with a drawcord. The biggest issue with them is that they are difficult to take on and off as there is no zip at the bottom of the legs, just a Velcro fastener.

Reviewed: January 2016