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  • You'll forget they're stuffed in your pack or clipped to your harness until you throw them on to ward off a sudden mid-route downpour
  • Lightweight, waterproof, breathable and fully seam-taped
  • Elastic waist with drawcord for a perfect fit
  • Stuffs into back zipper pocket
  • Ankle zippers for easy on / off
  • Accepts accessory suspenders (not included)

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Fabric Ripstop nylon
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing 2.5-layer Pertex Shield waterproof breathable fabric
Packable Yes
Inseam (in.) 31 inches
Weight 5.4
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

All sizing is based on body measurements.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zipper on the leg is too short The only issue I have with these pants is that the zipper on the leg is too short. I wanted to use these as outer rain pants to keep in my pack until needed. However, the zipper doesn't even go past the knee. This makes them extremely hard to put on when wearing boots. This is problematic as taking off boots during a hike or climb is a pain, especially when gaiters are being worn. Definitely try them on when wearing your boots prior to purchasing to see how hard it will be to get them on and off while on the go. I still gave them a three star because they are well sealed and waterproofed and the material holds up to abrasion very well (repeatedly sliding on ice and snow).
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent rain pants I've owned a pair of these for years and am now ordering a second pair. I use them in the winter as a shell and as rain pants in the summer. They are light weight and the zippers along the legs are very useful for putting them on without having to take off your boots. If I'm overheating I can open the zipper near the top as well.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Durability disappointing They are very light and kept rain out beautifully the 1 time I wore them but unfortunately got a small hole during that 1st hike. I guess I need to look for something heavier duty even if it comes at the expense of weight. Really disappointed because the hole is right in the seat of the pants. I maybe sat down twice the whole hike and always had a plastic bag under me. For what it is worth they were comfortable. I did need to take my boots off to get them on so the zipper could have been slightly longer, but I knew that trying them on in the store. I chose comfort over some of the full zipper options available.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Zipper Too Short, Sizing Off These pants failed my first test: putting them on over boots. The zipper is just too short if you're wearing full-size or winter boots. It might work if you're wearing the lower-cut trail-runner type shoes. They also failed my second test: the sizing is problematic. To get a comfortable fit in the waist over regular hiking pants, I had to go up to a large size (but my waist is only 32-in). But since I only have a 30-inch inseam, the pants were about six inches too long. These are getting returned.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and simple These are a great "have in the pack" piece of gear. It's not gonna survive crawling through gravel for very long, and who knows what an alder thicket might to do them, but small holes can easily be repaired with K-tape, and OR has a generous lifetime warranty if you kill them. What they do best is not take up much space and don't weigh much easier. If you want durability, check out the Foray Pants or the Mentor Pants if durability is your key concern.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof & Super Light These pants are fantastic. They are super lightweight and very waterproof. Great buy!
Date published: 2016-10-19
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Is there a women's version?

Asked by: nativeplantnut
You can find the women's version here: https://www.rei.com/product/111419/outdoor-research-helium-rain-pants-womens
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-17
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