Gear Review

5 5

Bought for hiking trip

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this for a planned hiking trip in New Zealand (Milford Trek) which spans 33 miles over 5 days. I used this during a downpour while watching the Cincinnati WEBN fireworks over Labor Day weekend 2012. I had the pants and also the North Face Venture jacket ? I was completely comfortable and dry. I am looking forward to combining these with my Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters & NEOS Trekker OverShoes to keep me from getting soaked through the river and rain of New Zealand! Because of the side zip, I can put these on over my TNF Paramount Convertible Pants without making a mess (I'm a clean freak) and so far I have not experienced any issues with the zipper and water seeping through.