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Got lucky when I got my old H.Lloyds the same way as "last years style" in yellow instead of lime green. I can live with that for 60% off.
You may find that skin.scuba supplies are also very useful, for instance thin "warm water" five-finger neoprene gloves, $10-15 at Walmart in warmer locations, complete with nubby grip bumps. 3x that much in a dive store of course. They won't keep your hands DRY in the downpour but they will keep you warm, and that's good enough for me. Lots of gore-tex lined thin winter gloves for skiers and such on the market these days too. And rubber divers booties that zip us the side, about 6-9" tall, make for real warm shoes. There are also neoprene socks sold, for fisherman to wear in waders, again WalMart can be a great chandlery.
Add some polypro underwear that stays warm even when wet, and dries very quickly, and a silk turtleneck as a top liner layer (also inexpensive) and there's a lot to be said for the progress in wet wx clothing these days, you should be able to stay warm and dry in almost any wx--on a budget.
Anybody questions my winterweight woodland camo GoreTex bid pants in the winter, and I just remind them that duck hunting is legal outside the three mile limit.