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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and light I've worn these pants namely for blocking the wind and shedding rain, less so for hiking. They are very convenient to bring, fit well over other pants and add a substantial level of warmth in regard to wind and certainly repel water. They are about as lightweight shell as you can get when concerned about the weight of your pack. Nonetheless keep this lightweight in mind in terms of the kind of durability you need.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Baggy fit These pants are ultra light with no extras. The baggy legs may make pulling on over boots more likely, but I prefer less fabric and Velcro, or zippers. Orders online, returned, went to different stores with brick and mortar product to try each one on.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pant but not for cycling I have a Helium jacket and love it for it's weight, packability, and performance so I when my old cycling rain pants died I thought I'd give the Helium pant a try. I was very sad to find out that it wasn't going to be a good match for the intended use. The fit around the torso is great but the legs are too wide and too short to function well as a cycling pant. I'm debating about keeping them for other uses: camping, walking, etc as otherwise they are a great product.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect walking in the rain pants Great for walking in the pouring rain. SUPER lightweight and packs up really small in my backpack.
Date published: 2017-11-27
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Questions & Answers

Would these pants be appropriate for cycling -- over cycling pants?  If not, what would you recommend (lightweight and packable for bike camping)?

Asked by: Phyllis A
These rain pants are a fine choice for cycling as they pack down very small and are breathable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-11

Why doesn't the size chart list the sizes listed for adding these to your basket??? Is a Medium size 6-8?

Asked by: nativeplantnut
Thank you for calling this to our attention. A medium is approximately equal to a size 8. Alpha sizing can be viewed by scrolling to the right in our size chart.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-30

Is the sizing accurate? I'm a size 12 and would normally order a large. But these would be going on top of my hiking pants. There's no REI store in south FL for me to try them on.

Asked by: Nature Gal
These pants run true to size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-06

Do the Outdoor Research rain pants come in tall?

Asked by: Netta
​As of May 2017, we do not carry these pants in tall sizes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26
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