Rainy days aren't a problem anymore.
- 2.5-layer HyVent shell
- Fully taped seams
- Elastic waist
- Zippered knee gusset
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Two zippered hand pockets
- Item #TNF007R
- Q & A
Awesome EDC rain gear!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I bought these pants to go along with a North Face Summit Series rain coat. They're lite, but not ultra lite. By that I mean they have a durable feel to them. They compress into its own hand pocket. I have a few sets of rain gear and a problem I kept having was the waterproof coating would stick to itself and eventually rip/degrade. I have had these north face pants now compressed in my EDC pack for months with no signs of wear or degrading of the fabric. I've also used them several times for hiking/bushcraft, they also have worked great as lite weight snow pants! I have seen the grey version, I regret not getting those over black! Although I'm very happy with my purchase!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The other users complained about size, and apparently the fact that these rain pants had a "rain coat" feel and/or noise to them.
Firstly, I'm 5'9" 160ish lbs, I ordered a Medium and they fit perfect. They're just a little baggy in case I need to wear layers beneath, but they're fine if I'm just in my jams.
Secondly, they absolutely DO have a raincoat noise to them. Probably because they are rain pants.
My gf and I just spent a week in Alaska and it was raining 50/50. I had these guys one for two days straight in Seward, AK. I was completely comfortable and found myself for the first time appreciating rain gear.
I also wore them hiking for a bit, but we did a significant climb and it was only a minor drizzle, so instead of dealing with the heat of rain pants, I just wore my shorts.
- Size Bought: L
Attention North Face and all outdoor clothing manufacturers. . Just because I have a 36 inch waist and a 30 inch inseam does not mean that my legs are like telephone poles. These things were huuuge around the ankles. Comically large. I returned them.
The material is extremely stiff/noisy with an almost raincoat/canvas kind of feel.
Breathes well and blocks out the elements.
More than just rain pants
I love these pants. They are comfortable, completely wind and waterproof and the zippered ends makes it easy to put on over your boots. While they make a terrific rain pant, I prefer to use them as a snow pant over an insulated base layer. They don't weigh you down and I maintain flexibility. The elastic waist band does a good job of staying tight but I would prefer belt loops. Highly recommend!
Large reg vs long length difference?
The Large Regular has a 32" inseam, while the Large Long has a 34" inseam.
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