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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Lightest waterproof breathable pants? on 02/02/2012 13:22:34 MST Print View

Thoughts?
I currently use Sierra designs hurricane pants at about 7 oz for rain/wind protection. Seems like there should be a lighter option.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Lightest waterproof breathable pants? on 02/02/2012 13:25:15 MST Print View

The discontinued GoLite Reeds are among BPL lore for this. 4oz.

Someone (Montbell?) is releasing a ~4oz WPB pant for Spring 2012. That typically means Feb 1 or March 1, though stock doesn't always get into the hands of retailers at that time.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Lightest waterproof breathable pants? on 02/02/2012 15:05:42 MST Print View

Dri Ducks? Tyvek pants might fit the bill if the seams are sealed.

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Lightest waterproof breathable pants? on 02/02/2012 15:10:18 MST Print View

Marmot Essence Pants are listed at 5oz, or approximately 141.7 grams.

Edit: Although my size Large weigh 6.1oz.

Edited by csteutterman on 02/02/2012 15:25:03 MST.

Daniel McKinney
(ClemsonHiker) - F
O2 rainwear on 02/02/2012 15:26:47 MST Print View

O2 rainwear has theirs listed at 3 oz. I don't know how durable they are but I am looking for a new pair of rain pants too and was thinking about giving these a try. http://o2rainwear.com/2011/03/original-pant/

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Lightest waterproof breathable pants? on 02/02/2012 15:47:11 MST Print View

I sewed the Thru-Hiker Liberty Ridge Pants kit using a fabric that is fairly waterproof and fairly breathable. The finished weight was 2.45 oz.

--B.G.--