Beating and rough shooting in East Sussex are hard on overtrousers and my quest for something that will keep out the rain, and stand up to brambles, is ongoing. Step up these cordura chaps from Fortis Clothing (previously Country Covers). Unfortunately, the size sent was too wide in the leg for me, so I passed them on to a Gun on our village rough shoot and they are standing up to our brambles very well so far! The cordura material is tough yet flexible, which is really important when your day involves walking and climbing. The chaps are also good value for money at just £39.50.