As good Tassie walkers we’re not fans of waterproof overpants except in extreme conditions. You don’t lose that much body heat through your legs, so we reckon you’re better off getting damp legs from time to time, then letting the inevitable next patch of sunshine dry you out. Here in Tasmania nearly every day contains all three weather genres – rain, wind and sun – sometimes even every hour.
If, however, you really feel the cold – or you’d rather be on a Karate-Kid-style regime (pants on, pants off) as the weather changes – we’ve got you covered with Reflex-fabric overpants. Lightweight, waterproof and windproof – and they pack, Escher-like, into their own back pocket.
These pants are also available to hire for $10.
Variable weather and strong winds are the great landscape shapers out on the Three Cape, so a pair of lightweight waterproof overpants can come in handy, especially if you tend to feel the cold or are walking in winter. It’s worth remembering that you don’t lose that much body heat through your legs, so – especially in the warmer months – if you’re not too fussed about a cool breeze about the knees you’ll probably be fine getting damp legs from time to time, then letting the inevitable next patch of sunshine dry you out.
Our Reflex-fabric overpants come from Macpac. They’re lightweight, waterproof, windproof and they pack tidily into their own back pocket.
We also hire these overpants for $22