Stay prepared. Stay dry.
The Showers Pass Men’s Storm Pant offers an affordable, lightweight, fully waterproof piece that can be easily stowed in your pack so you’re always prepared for inclement weather. The Storm Pant is made with premium water-resistant material and features fully taped seams to keep you dry. The elastic waist with drawstring and cord lock secures a comfortable fit, and two angled hook-and-loop hem straps keep your pant legs out of the drivetrain. Showers Pass includes a zippered back pocket for small items, and reflective trim for added visibility.
- Water-resistant material with fully taped seams
- Elastic waist with drawstring and cord lock
- Angled hook-and-loop straps
- Zippered back pocket
- Reflective trim
- Mesh stuff sack included
- Item #SHO0012
- Q & A
Good bang for the buck
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I live in Portland, OR and commute year round by bike. My commute is about 20 minutes and these pants do the trick. Easy on and off with minimal features.
They aren't super breathable and I wish they were a tad longer but overall they are a great deal. It's hard to stay totally dry riding in the rain, but these work great.
Storm pants are water resistant or water...
Storm pants are water resistant or water proof? In my experience, water "resistance" doesn't keep you dry in a storm.
I think that might be a mistype on backcountry.com's part, on the Showers Pass website they say they are made with "waterproof construction"... you might want to investigate for your self though if it's very important to you that they be waterproof. Below is a link to the Showers Pass website:
If you want a truly 100% waterproof pant you probably want to look at pieces made from Gore-tex or eVent materials... yes they are expensive, but that is the stuff that will keep your dry for hours of slogging through wet weather.
Gore's ALP-X GT rain pants are excellent for rain protection. Keep in mind, most 'rain-gear' are usually shells only; not providing warmth (there are some exceptions). Look for 'seam-sealed' in the items description, as well. These pants here are best worn over a base layer.
When looking at item descriptions: water resistant is just that...NOT water proof.
Hope this Helps!