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Push through driving rain and torrential downpours while the waterproof and highly breathable fabric of the Men's Vaporshell 3L Pant keeps you bone dry and comfortable. Stoic used fully welded construction in order to improve overall durability and weatherproofing, and this construction allows for smaller seams that won't chafe against your legs. Furthermore, this three-layer rain pant features a gusseted crotch for supreme mobility, and the ergonomic cut keeps this pant close but comfortable—there's enough room underneath for your hiking shorts or long pants.

  • Vaporshell fabric uses a proprietary waterproof breathable urethane membrane that keeps you dry in wet weather
  • Membrane breathability allows sweaty vapor to escape from within
  • Vaporshell fabric has a shockingly high air permeability that allows air to move through the fabric so you fell cool, not hot and stifled
  • Fully welded construction further improves durability and weatherproofing
  • 3-D Ergonomic fit moves with you while you run, hike, or lug a pack over long trails
  • Crotch gusset ensures full range of motion when you need to step high
  • Elastic waist and adjustable waist-belt keep the fit nice and secure
  • Extremely compressible—plays nice with other gear in your pack
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decent for the sale price

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large

I unfortunetly bought a medium because according to the sizing chart they would fit me. The chart was wrong but they didn't have size small so I just stuck with baggy big medium. I would say that I would enjoy these pants a lot more if they were the right size. Wrong size aside they are pretty decent rain pants. I've worn them a couple of times in variable rain with thermal pants underneath and they kept my legs nice and dry. I use suspenders to keep them up high and they are very light weight and packable with is a huge plus. I thought they were rather noisy but when hiking next to a buddy with Gore-tex pants his were noticeably louder! overall I wouldn't pay full price necessarily but the biggest thing is GET THE RIGHT SIZE

- light
- Not too noisy
- Decently water/windproof
- basic
- Fit a little odd
- not sure about how durable
- get size smaller than you think because you can always adjust the waiste/

Not Waterproof

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I wore the pants while running in a cold rain and returned with my under layer wet. As mentioned in other reviews, the cut of the pants is atrocious so that you squeak and squish when running. The design of the belt prevents you from cinching the pants at the waist so you can not get them tight enough. As a result, unless I roll the waist down a number of times, the pant legs drag on the ground because the pants do not stay up on the waist.

Keeps lower dry

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I use these to commute to work on rainy days. They keep me dry and warm. They are super light and pack down small and fit in my bag. I am going to use them for warm days snowboarding this winter.

Wasn't so waterproof

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Size Bought: S

I am not sure if mine are defective, but during a typhoon, it didn't work so well. My lap were wet by the time I got on the bus. Maybe it is vapour produced.

good rain pants

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

i got these for backpacking in the rain, and they worked great.
I used them turkey hunting this last spring, and it was wet every day, but i stayed dry.
I recently used them on a backpacking trip. When the sky opened up and the rain started to fall, I dug these out and they kept me totally dry.
I had no problems with the wide legs, they fit right over my hiking shoes and were not tight with my other clothing underneath. I wear them for short periods of times, only when its raining, so the wide legs are a non issue for me. My last backpack trip, I wore them for a few hours hiking in the rain, and the legs and fit didnt bother me at all.

Way Way too wide legged!!

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

I just got these in the mail, excited but the dissapointed. I too bought these for backpacking and daily bicycle commute but I don't dare try. These babies seem to be made solid and WP, but there is no way I am going pedal or hike in them. Immediate return. Nice try but come on guys, did these ever get worn before sold? I would keep them if they were more narrow at the bottoms. And a peehole would be nice.

Work great but why so wide?

  • Fit:Runs large

I use these to commute on my bike to work in the rain. I get a little warm, so I just wear them without pants and change when I get to work. I stay pretty dry (except my shoes). I have a 33 sized waist and the large seems a bit big on me. Only thing I don't like that they are a little long and have a very wide leg. They almost feel like snowboarding pants.

I would fire your designer the cut sucks

    Basically I feel like a clown wearing bell bottoms, they don't run large in the waist or length, but are way to wide or baggy, the bottom of the pants drag on the ground, maybe if you were going to use rain pants for snowboarding they would be fine but why wouldn't you just buy snowboard pants? I can't understand why you would design rain pants baggier then snow pants from the 90's . Do you understand what I'm saying? In fact all your designers must be idiots or these were sown in sweat shops. I was looking for casual rain pants to walk around in the rain, but frankly I don't think they exist. Keep up the great work! Peace. Im so sick of crappy designs, I'm sure they are water proof but so are trash bags.

    Solid Rain Pant - No Frills Just works

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large

    Needed a new pair of rain pants, and to be honest I wanted something super light and not very expensive. I mean I don't like to go backpacking in the rain, but if you have ever been caught when you need a pair of rain pants and don't have them, well you know. So I found these on sale and really I love them. My only complaint is like all stoic the sizing is a bit weird. THey are big in the waist but fit well elsewhere. I will attest to the waterproofing and breathability. They work, I have been in the uintas and wind river range and put these to the test multiple times and I am always happy to have them with me.

    Nice...for a bit

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    This pant did fine the first few times out. They were beautiful, comfortable, and promised to be a very good companion in the outdoors. I used them several times for a light, breathable soft-shell pant while back country skiing. They seemed perfect. Then spring came, and I found myself climbing a ridge with heavy winds slinging horizontal wet snow against me. This was the first time their waterproofness was tested. Before long snow had melted and soaked through in spots. I'll grant that April snow in a 40-50 mph relentless wind will test the best of them, but it proved a bit too much for the Vaporshell.

    The next time I used the pants I hiked/skinned 6 miles in to a cirque for some skiing, carrying a light pack the whole way, and then skied/hiked back out. What was my surprise when, upon returning home and taking the Vaporshell off, I noticed an enormous hole worn into the pants just below the waistline in the back (roughly two inches in diameter). It's true that I had put three holes in one leg with crampons, on a climb just before the wet-ridge trip, but on this outing I had not fallen, not leaned against anything, not done anything to cause this new hole--other than wear a pack. I was disappointed that such common use could wear a hole that quickly. I sure was excited to get them, and was happy wearing them the first few times in ideal conditions, but I won't be buying anymore.

    Wow, Great Value!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I have two pairs of these now. These are sweet to keep tucked away in your pack in case there is a chance of rain. Very easy to put on over your boots. I went up to Seattle over spring break and these paired with my vaporshell jacket kept me dry while everyone else was soaked. Very impressed. I sized down due to the extra length in the large.

    good pants

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs large

    these seem to be WPB so far.

    however like others have said, they fit like bell bottoms. i assume to fit over ski boots. not a huge issue, but if your not skiing then they look a bit funny is all


    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    I bought these for riding my bike because bike specific pants like this are usually really expensive. As others mentioned, the cuffs are bell-bottomy but it's nice because it's easy to slip them on with shoes. The wide cuffs are not ideal for biking so I just tuck them into my shoe covers.

    I rode a few times in light rain and snow and they kept me dry while breathing enough to keep me from getting swampy.

    Performs as advertised

      Sat through a 4+ hour Steelers game in pouring rain and my under layer stayed dry. While the pant stayed dry, it didn't bead and appeared to soak in on the thighs, but as stated, my jeans remained bone dry. I've tried other products in pretty bad conditions at football games and these performed with the best(especially at the sale price).

      Excellent ultra lightweight pants

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:Runs large

      Needed a pair of rain pants as my previous ones someone disappeared. So I didn't want to drop a lot of $ on another pair as I basically only use them for backpacking. Had good luck with the stoic stuff before (Bombshell jacket) and thought I would try. These are great pants, perform as well as pants 3 x the cost. No frills (a fly zip would actually be nice) and will all stoic stuff watch the sizing. But I have had these in cold wet days n nights in the backcountry and they work. Breathe well enough to hike in them and also protect enough to use them as an outer layer for a bit of protection. And they weigh nothing so I take them with me on every backpacking trip now.

      Not as Advertised - LEAK

        Wore these in what I'd call light showers during a 2.5 hr, 8 mile hike under leaved trees, which cut down on the direct exposure to rain. They soaked through and worst of all, the "seam sealed" pocket leaked and ruined my cell phone. I had verified before the start of the hike that the zipper was fully closed, so I certainly wasn't expecting that to happen. Thanks, Stoic. I was wearing a OR Goretex rain jacket during this hike and my GPS and MP3 player stayed dry, for reference. These are going back.

        My legs stayed dry in these pants but I feel part of your pain. I lost a phone to the zipper as well. The zipper is water resistant but for all intent and purpose completely worthless. The pocket collects water if subjected to a steady flow and the pants would be much better without it. Use the pocket when your wearing them as a windstopper but stash your electronics somewhere else when the rain starts coming down.

        Can you use these for skiing? Or, why are...

        Can you use these for skiing? Or, why are these not ideal for skiing?

        Has anybody used these pants for biking?...

        Has anybody used these pants for biking? Would they be stretchy/flexible enough to handle that kind of leg movement?

        Michael - these would not be my first choice because they are straight leg and will likely get snagged in your chain eventually. If you search "Hincapie Sportswear Elemental Rain Pant" or "Craft Bullet Rain Pant" you'll see a couple of recommended options that are cut for riding and won't break the bank.

        Thanks Mark!

        I thought the straight leg would be an issue, but I considered using a leg band on my right leg (or both, depending on how big the pants are) to keep them away from the drive system. I try not to ride in the rain too often, and I need a dedicated pair of rain pants for hiking... so I was trying to see if these would cut it every once in a while. The price tag certainly beats any dedicated bike rain pants I have looked at.

        I normally wear pants with a 30" waist and...

        I normally wear pants with a 30" waist and a 34" inseam, what size would work best for me in these pants? are they trim or more baggy?

        Im usually a 30-32 waist. Which size would...

        Im usually a 30-32 waist. Which size would probably work best for me? I know Stoic gear sometimes runs a bit funny when it comes to sizing.

        I would argue that this is not true... I wear a 32 waist and ordered a pair of mediums... with a pair of underwear and light hiking shorts on under them I couldn't even tighten the waist belt enough for them to stay up all the way. I would assume the smalls might fit a bit better.