These, so far, seem to be more waterproof than the jacket at least! They don't however like being knelt in, which often forces water through on the legs. They also don't seal great around boots. I've actually come to realise I've not used my pair in so long because I always have a better option to hand. For the money, they are actually quite basic. They'll do a job, but I'm not sure I'd buy them again.