I scored myself a pair of these very versatile wet weather pants from naXsaX. Had them for about a year now. http://www.naxsax.com.au/ These are wet weather pants that you can put on in under a minute without lifting your feet off the deck and without taking your boots off. It is a little cumbersome the first few times, so practice a half dozen times in the garage and you'll see that the speed of fitting them on goes up markedly. There's even a youtube clip to help you. Given its design, the pants do have a bit of bulk so they aren't suited to a sports bike tail bag, but anyone with a decent venture bag, top box or decent panniers and who values being able to go from exposed draggins to weather protected draggins in minimal time, will love this product. I don't know why the designers have done this, BUT, the top part doubles as a kidney belt so gives long distance touring support... well, maybe that's why they did it. It seems like an extraneous feature to be honest. I can confirm that they are pretty water tight but I have not worn them in a serious heavy down pour. I can also confirm that when they are properly fitted, the wind chill is all but removed. Since we are heading into the midst of winter, I thought I'd share. Naturally YMMV, but I'm a fan.