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A highly breathable rain pant that keeps it simple but sacrifices nothing.

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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4 5

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.

2 5

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.

5 5

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.

4 5

good over pants

easy to try on off, waterproof, not really ergonomic, fit nice. good price

3 5

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

4 5

Useful

  • 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.

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what type of biking do you do/

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I bought these to use for commuting on my road bike. They did a good job keeping me dry through this winter.

4 5

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).

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did you have any issues with the side pocket leaking?

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Nope, and I actually had my game ticket in the pocket and it didn't have any water marks.

5 5

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.

2 5

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.

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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.

1 5

good intentions, poor execution

The outer fabric soaks up water, doesn't leak through, but you're sure as hell not getting any breathability at that point. The cut is atrocious. The hip belt, fully tightened, didn't get close to keeping them up & just bunched up the fabric over the crotch.
Basically Stoic (as I assume this was a fully in house product, not a rebranded piece of gear) has/had not invested in quality R &D up to this point.
Love what the brand represents- quality outdoor gear at an affordable price, but it's hit or miss thus far.
This was a miss.

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

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

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Snow blows straight up the cuff into your boot unless you duct tape them tight. The fabric rips when you go for the pop the ski off with the other ski. No usable storage or vents.

1 5

Soaked through

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these pants to keep me dry. They failed. I got wet. Prepare to be returned.

1 5

Terrible, terrible "rain" pants

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

The fit is much too tight in the thighs/crotch and restricts movement. It's also ridiculously huge around the ankles. Feels like I'm wearing bell bottoms. But most importantly, they are BARELY WATER RESISTANT! Absolutely not water proof. The factory DWR finish does not repel water at all. I put them on, went outside, turned on the shower nozzle of the garden hose, and was shocked to see the pants instantly wet through and make my legs cold and damp. These pants will be returned ASAP and exchanged for something that is actually water proof, allows for freedom of movement and layering, and doesn't make me feel like a 70's hippy with bell bottoms. Please don't waste your money on these "rain" pants.

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I should add now, a couple hours later, that I was a bit harsh originally. While it's true that the cut/fit is less than desirable AND that the factory DWR is useless, I will say that the fabric as a whole does seem to be waterproof (just not the first layer). I stood in the shower for 30 minutes and came out bone dry :) I can't yet critique the breathabilty or durability of these pants, but I think I'll up my rating from 1 star to 3 stars.

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The thought of someone standing in the shower with rain pants on for 30 minutes is pretty funny. Were you wearing a jacket to compete the ensemble?

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