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Wet weather gear - recommendations?

Hi all,

For those who persist with gardening for extended periods (maybe professionally) in the rain, do you have any recommendations for waterproof coat and trousers?  Do you tend to wear something made of PVC, rubber, or otherwise a breathable synthetic fabric e.g. Gore-Tex?  Is yachting, fishing or mountaineering/hiking gear the best?  Any brands you can recommend?  Is it best to spend a bit of money, or just get throwaway/cheap stuff?

Many thanks in advance,



  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

    I use the stuff i bought for hillwalking. I found that some of the cheaper stuff stood up to wet weather just as well as the dearer stuff. Example - pair of waterproof trousers out of lidl/aldi bought for tuppence halfpenny lasted me for years,,,,,,,,,,,,,I bought waterproof jackets from a stack em high, sell them cheap store and they lasted for years as well.

    Up to you really as to how much you spend. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,461

    And a sou'wester.

    Last edited: 30 September 2017 09:52:07

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,461

    In that case you are excused the sou'wester.  Mine is bright yellow and a happy hat.  I don't know why, but wearing it always makes me want to grin.

  • Thanks all for your suggestions (and apols for the delayed response image)

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