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Rab Bergen Pant SPOTLITE Review
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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Rab Bergen Pant SPOTLITE Review on 07/23/2008 00:07:15 MDT Print View

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Rab Bergen Pant SPOTLITE Review

Jim Muller
(muller_jim) - F

Locale: Upstate NY
Pant length comment on 07/24/2008 05:27:14 MDT Print View

I liked your review but I do not believe 33" inseam qualifies as long legged or a tall size. Long or tall sizes are usually reserved for inseams of 35" or greater.

Christopher Chupka

Locale: NTX
Scotland on 07/24/2008 06:29:39 MDT Print View

In Scotland the 33" is probably extra tall.

Mike Klinefelter
(mjkline) - F

Locale: Southern California
Problem on 07/24/2008 08:54:29 MDT Print View

Nice review, problem is you can't buy these pants anywhere. Ive been looking to get a pair of these for quite awhile and there's none to be found here in the US, unless you can fit into a small, in which case Prolitegear has only smalls left. Jackson Sports in the UK would ship to the US, but they list the pants as "Discontinued". It's a shame it takes BPL 6 or 7 months from actual field testing to printing an online reveiw, especially given how fast the market changes. How long does it take to write up a thin 800 word review?

Christopher Chupka

Locale: NTX on 07/24/2008 08:59:07 MDT Print View

Try Tower Ridge in the UK. I have ordered their stuff before and usually have it in about a week. They are also decent on responding to emails.

You get the price minus the 17% VAT. I have ordered from them twice and never had to pay any customs fees.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Re: on 07/24/2008 09:50:25 MDT Print View

I ordered the Rab Bergen eVENT pants several months ago from Their service was good despite the fact that I live in Virginia (USA). At 6'6" with a typical 36" inseam, I didn't have a problem with the length.

Mike Klinefelter
(mjkline) - F

Locale: Southern California
Thanks on 07/24/2008 10:55:38 MDT Print View

Thanks guys, I'll check out Tower Ridge. I really like the length of these pants since I'm 6'6" with a 36" inseam too.

James, any idea about the shipping costs?

Edited by mjkline on 07/24/2008 10:56:32 MDT.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Re: on 07/24/2008 12:26:49 MDT Print View

Actually, I found the receipt so I can be exact. I had purchased a Rab Super Dru and the Bergen Pants. Shipipng ran $20, which I believe was in pounds, so somewhere in the neighborhood of $39.70 in ole American bills. Keep in mind though, I had purchased two items, so your cost will be less. In case you were interested, I like the Rab Bergen pants, although I wish they had pockets and the nearly full length zipper seems a little unnecessary. When I purchased them, I didn't look too hard for other options but other vendors are now stepping up. I really liked the Rab Super Dru jacket too, but I ended up returning it because it was too snug on me and wouldn't allow me to layer anything underneath. European manufacturers seem to allow very little space under the arms as I tried at least 5 different eVENT jackets from European manufacturers and they were all uncomfortably tight under the arms even without layers.

I also had some luck with another European website in case you wanted to look around:

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
New Item Lust! on 08/03/2008 11:41:06 MDT Print View

I really "need" these pants to go with the Integral Designs Thruhiker eVent rain parka that I also "lust after in my heart". (sigh!)

But since I already have a set of GTX PacLite parka and pants I'll stick with them. (Anyonw wanna buy them at a reduced price?


Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Re: Rab Bergen Pant SPOTLITE Review on 08/18/2008 22:01:28 MDT Print View

I like the long zipper length with double sliders, my old goretex pants have them. That much vent makes them usable for high exertion such as uphill snowshoeing, whereas my Reeds are horrible (!) unless very cold or strolling. I don't use gaiters ever so the longer length is welcome, and I'd consider attaching a stirrup cord to the hem for postholing.
Around here, you often see soft-shell pants paired with a slightly large parka - we get showers not rain.