Later that day finds me on the Internet, striving to find a long raincoat, a coat long enough to cover my trousers and hang over the wellies. What do you search for? A raincoat? A full-length coat? A trench coat? But I did find one: a wax cotton full-length Drover's coat by a well known brand ("sounds like" male hairdresser), and it cost me a fair few quid.
I used this long trench coat for a year of dog walking.
I wore it to work a couple of times as well, with the cowboy hat I got for my birthday. It was all a bit much really for herding a lone Lurcher. With the hat on - the horse-humour would come thicker and faster than stampeding Bison.
I wanted to like this particular long coat, but we did not get along. It was fine without wind but, once the branches were moving, that coat would open up and the rain would once again pay visit to my thighs. Yes, I know it has some weirdo-fun leg-straps but, honestly, they did not do it for me.
This raincoat was an expensive mistake and the recompense from Ebay would feed a hungry Lurcher for less than a winter month.
Dog walking in the rain. The search for the ultimate long raincoat continued. Next... Jack Murphy...