Hikers wearing shorts
Photo: Kraichgau-Stromberg Tourismus e.V./Fotostate
If you have to be prepared for wet weather, rain trousers are a good idea. In case of a rain shower, you simply put them on over your hiking trousers. Ideally, you buy your rain trousers one size larger.
If you are only afraid of getting wet from below – i.e. walking through muddy terrain, wet meadows or snow – gaiters are an excellent alternative to rain trousers.