Rainlegs are partial nylon leg coverings. They stay conveniently tucked away around the waist. When the rain starts, you simply roll the coverings down to cover your thighs. There's no need to pull anything over your shoes for some protection against the cold and wet.
Rainlegs are available at retailers in the UK and Ireland. You can also order them online from elsewhere, running nearly $50 plus shipping for a pair of rainlegs.
I missed it when Cleverchimp mentioned Rainlegs two weeks ago, though he has excellent commentary about the product. I saw it first at Treehugger.
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