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Stuff The North Face Venture Pant into its own pocket, toss it in your pack and have a pair of rain pants handy in case the sky opens up. Waterproof breathable HyVent fabric keeps you bone dry and extra comfy. With a classic, minimalist design these pants protect you in the outdoors from early spring through late fall.

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Just Like the jacket!

    Just Like the jacket, water just bounces off of these pants. I went into this purchase blind because I love the jacket so much. As it turns out these were a great buy! They seem like they might run a tad bigger than the jacket, I got a Medium, and am wondering if the Small will do. But they are made to be worn over something, so not a huge deal.

    I want to get one of these, but not sure...

    I want to get one of these, but not sure about the size...Am a 32 waist and 30 for the legs, 160lbs, should I get S or M?

    You're a tweener as far as size goes. A 32 waist corresponds with medium but your inseam is going to be a tad short with any of the regular lengths, which are 32" for M and 31.5" for S. The pants have a velcro closure at the cuff which may help with the length.

    I would go with M reg, or Med short, if you can find it. Best of luck!

    What size pant would you suggest for 32...

    What size pant would you suggest for 32 waist, 5'8" 175 lb athletic build?

    Can the bottoms of the legs be cinched in...

    Can the bottoms of the legs be cinched in for bike riding?

    If I'm normally a 34 in most sizes...

    If I'm normally a 34 in most sizes (sometimes a 35 and rarely a 33) what size should i get for a comfortable fit? Thanks in advance!

    You are right on the border between medium and large, but I would suggest going with a medium. They are a fairly loose pant with a stretchy elastic waistband that will accommodate whatever layers you have on under them and also varying sizes of waist. If you think you might have something a bit bulkier under them (like thick fleece pants or heavy canvas pants like carhartts) then go with the large.

    I am a 33 waist and like my pants 33-34....

    I am a 33 waist and like my pants 33-34. Are the mediums here big enough to fit properly over hiking pants? or do people generally size-up for raint pants such as these?


    These are designed to loosely fit over what you're wearing, as long as it's not a heavy pair of insulated pants. The elastic will compensate nicely. Stay with the medium. If you don't like the way they fit, exchange them, but sizing up isn't generally the norm for rain pants.

    Do these have a side zip on the leg so...

    Do these have a side zip on the leg so that I can put them on over my boots?

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    Hiya Rick,

    Yeah, these have a velcro closure at the cuff and a 1/2 zip that's about knee height-ish.

    I like hyvent, maybe even slightly more than Gore Paclite. It takes some pretty good abuse and keeps you dry for a long time. I still have an old TNF Hyvent jacket that I can't even remember the name of from years ago, it still works amazingly well, and I've never even reconditioned it once. I like that kind of stuff.

    Stay dry!

    I should add: if staying really dry in harsh stuff, for long periods of time is what you need to almost absolutely do, move up in quality. If you want good all around pants for your pack that will keep you dry in most conditions,most of the time, maybe until saturated and overwhelmed, this is definitely a good place to start. But remember that these are just $80 pants. With all this lightweight material, hyvent, paclite, event...your butt gets wet when you sit on a rock or a log and try to make a fire or cook. There's some science behind it, but it's just the way it is. Oh well.

    is it guareented waterproof for lfe

    is it guareented waterproof for lfe

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    The material is waterproof. It would be covered if it became non waterproof. That would not happen. If it ripped, was torn, a hole wore through it from use, this would fall under normal wear and tear and would not be covered.

    Unfortunately no piece of gear stays waterproof the entirety of it's life. You have to take care of your gear to ensure it stays water proof, so just wash it with some tech wash and care for you gear and it will last much longer! Don't just toss it/send it back once the waterproofing starts to go, just needs some TLC