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  • Full side zipper for trailside layering and ventilation
  • Waist drawcord and back elastic create a comfortable fit
  • Lefthand zip pocket doubles as a storage pouch
  • Cuff drawcord seals out the elements
  • Hem drawcords seal out debris
  • 4-way stretch
  • Windproof to 60+ MPH


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Best Use Hiking
Fabric Polyester
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating Unavailable
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing 2.5-layer REI Elements waterproof breathable laminate
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Packable Yes
Pant Rise Mid
Inseam (in.) 32 inches
Gender Women's

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Sizing notes

Some women's pants are available in petite and tall sizes. Typically petite sizes fit women 4'11" to 5'3". Regular sizes fit women 5'4" to 5'8". Tall sizes fit women 5'9" to 5'11". PETITE: Generally, as compared to regular sizes, petite sizes are 2.5 inches shorter in inseam and ¾ inch shorter in total rise. TALL: tall sizes are 3 inches longer in inseam and 1 inch longer in total rise.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable! So far I've worn these once, on a rainy day doing some navigating through thick brush and blow downs in the mountains of WA. They were great! I stayed dry and comfortable even though I was working up a sweat underneath with a pair of soft shell pants (REI Activator pants, so awesome). The only reason I'm not giving a 5 star review is because these pants feel baggier at the bottom than they need to be. Not too long, just very wide at the bottom. I guess that will come in handy when wearing snow boots? I also like that these pants are not "crunchy" like other rain shells. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit, comfortable, tough Used them for a Mt Whitney day hike. Kept me comfortable during all the changing temps and wind. Easy on and off. Had a fall and the pants protected me from rocks on trail and did not tear. Excellent product. Tough. Breathable. ⭐️
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me dry in rainy Alaska I bought these pants in advance of a trip to Alaska and am so glad I did. They kept me dry on several rainy days and fit easily over my pants (even baggy jeans). I love the full zippers on the legs and the pockets.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Use in snow I have used these once in mountains of Colorado, short snow shoe hikes, gathering fire wood. They kept me warm and dry but I do wish bottom of pant wasn't so wide, took some doing with bottom elastic to get them close to my snow boots but once I did they seemed to work fine.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good quality, but two design flaws. These pants are made with high quality, performance material which allows for breathability while keeping me dry in moderate conditions (they are not goretex and heavy rain will eventually overwhelm their ability to keep dry, as expected). I have two complaints about the design which makes them frustrating to use for hiking. I sought out rain pants with full side zipper so I can easily get them on over boots, and for the ability to vent at the sides. But these do not allow me to vent the side, because the closure above the zipper is velcro, which pops open when I vent the side and the pants fall off! My last pair of rain pants had a snap at the top. Velcro was a poor choice. To vent these pants, I have to take off my gaiters and vent from the bottom. When the pockets are in the closed position, the pull is up on the hip. To fit my backpack hipbelt over the pants takes some adjusting to ensure that the pull is not under the strap, uncomfortably pushing into my hip. This is a problem that would be easily solved by having the pull down in the closed position. Or, better yet, placing the pocket on the thigh.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible pants I purchased these pants for a trip to China. I bought them because they were advertised as breathable and light. They were not only not breathable (very hot), but they are lined with a latex material that caused me to have hives. I spent my trip wearing the pants inside-out. Not a good experience.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps one warm and dry Wore in Iceland where weather changed frequently and kept me comfortable with great fit
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Weather Pant Needed a shell pant for rain and snow climbing and these have really shined! They've kept me super dry and warm through pouring rain hikes and blizzard conditions on Hood. Definitely recommend them. The drawstring at the bottom keeps them tight around your boot and the zipper allows easy on and off access for getting to base layers. They fit a fleece layer and long-underwear under them without being lose or baggy. I'm absolutely loving them so far!
Date published: 2017-03-23
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Ho much do these pants weigh?

Asked by: ROGymnut
​The Talusphere Full-Zip Pants weigh 14 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-19

Should I order a size larger to wear over pants or shorts?

Asked by: cmwags
These pants are a full fit, so we recommend ordering your normal size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

These look like exactly what I want for cross-country skiing. Any chance you'll be offering them in Women's Tall anytime soon?

Asked by: Msjgrant
As of February 2017, we do not have plans to carry this in a tall.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-18

Are these breathable?

Asked by: Sweaty hiker
​The Talusphere Full-Zip Pants are breathable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-28
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