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lighter full zip rain pants?
What are some of the lighter full zip rain pants out there?
I have just bought the Berghaus Paclite over trousers. They come in at 195g for large.
It can actually be 3/4
Most light (~200g) options seemingly using shorter zips than that.There's some evidence online (a press release that google throws up) that RAB could be planning something fractionally lighter than those Berghaus ones in the lightest pertex shield. Should know for sure soon enough I guess.Thats a very light base fabric so I don't think you'll get lighter than that with 3/4 zips. Of course if prepared to drop the zip requirement a bit then can drop down to ~120g for a 1/4 zip thing in the same material (Montane.).
I sewed my own from a Thru-Hiker Liberty Ridge pants kit. The zips go from the cuff to the knee. Mine weigh 2.45 ounces. The material is semi-water resistant and semi-breathable.--B.G.--
I wear size 14 or 15 so I do need the 3/4 or full zips just to be able to put them on without taking my sandals off.
Hi Brett,My Winter boots are a US 13 so use 3/4 Rab Bergens most of the time, they weigh about 300g though.Cheers
The Rab Bergens are what I have also and for an XXL they weigh 13oz. Nice construction though but a bit too much for me outside of winter.
llbean makes (i assume they still do) the ridgerunner series.lightweight with full zips and velcro adjustments both top and bottomeasy come, easy goi used them on my thru and they've since become a mainstay for various other athletic and/or outdoor endeavors.
Thanks Leslie but I couldn't find them on their site.
brett~call ll directly.800-441-5713this was 2000, so there's a chance they (sadly) don't make 'em anymore.should that be the case--ebay?best.
LLBean does have their Showers Pass Storm Pants in the Cycling Section, $59 & free shipping. No idea on the weight. Nylon, so waterproof: yes, breathable: no.
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