Will Renwick gives his verdict on the British brand’s waterproof overtrousers

These waterproof trousers by Keela have a similar design to the Sprayway ones (reviewed here). There are two layers: a thick polyurethane-coated outer layer and a soft nylon inner. The shell fabric looks and feels like it shouldn’t hold up to water but when tested I found it shed moisture well. However, there are numerous points that I think would be likely to let water in during wet and windy weather. Firstly the pockets are the main weakness, they’re sealed by just one popper and the flap is very narrow. In any windy conditions, rain will be highly likely to get blown through them. Secondly, the knee-length zips are only covered by a very loosely holding flap and this easily blows open to expose them.