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Hiking Pants for PNW Cold Wet Weather

What are the best men's hiking pants for the cold and wet weather we get in the Pacific Northwest? I'm not talking about rain pants. Looking for pants that can shed light rain and not get soaked walking through wet foliage along the trail. Thank you.

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@morton17 thanks for reaching out with this question! Since it sounds like you're not interested in rain pants, your next most water-resistant category will be softshell pants - these will shed water well, as they are treated with a DWR, without being truly waterproof. They also have some stretch to them, which is great for walking and hiking amongst wet foliage! A few options you might consider:

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Hi @morton17 .

I'm in the mid-Atlantic region, and it gets pretty wet and cold around here, but maybe not quite as harsh as the PNW.  I'm a big fan of the Outdoor Research Ferrosi pants,  Water resistant, fast dry, and flexible.  They are, however, fairly thin, so if it's cold, baselayers underneath would be in order.

Good luck!

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