Best light weight rain pant?
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Aug 11, 2005 at 6:53 am #1216582Carol CorbridgeSpectator
@ccorbridgeLocale: Southern Oregon
I’m thinking of replacing my Marmot full zip rain pants (11.6 oz) with something lighter. I’m considering Montbell Torrent Pants (7.5 oz) $70. I want something more durable than Rainshield, DriDucks or Frog Togs, but not too heavy. I use Rainshield for my jacket since it takes less abuse than my pants and has held up well. My Rainshield pants on the other hand did not survive their first trip. It was a driving rain though and I had to scrabble around on rocks to get (2) tarps set up.
Also I wear my rain pants daily in the morning around camp over whatever I slept in for warmth.
Any suggestions?Aug 11, 2005 at 7:32 am #1340168Jeroen WesselmanMember
how about the GoLite Reed at just 4 oz. very light. They don’t have any zips so you have to take off your shoes to put them on. They compress to almost nothing so they take up almost no room in your pack. They are perfect for emergency backup.
The are plenty waterproof but do not breathe very well but for pants I don’t mind. I use them very little so for me weight is the most important factor in considering a pair of rainpants.
They are moderatly durable.
You should be able to find one on the web for less than $65,-.
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