It's an elite club.
Before you walk down to the crossroads to trade your soul for a pair of pants that will offer tough protection during the hike to the put-in and serious waterproof performance in the water, save yourself a soul by pulling the trigger on the Immersion Research Devil's Club Pants.
Named after the devil's club plant that lines a lot of of rivers in the Northwest, these pants were designed and built to take a beating in and out of the water, so paddlers can wear them with confidence as they walk into a remote river and still stay dry in the water. As far as materials go, the Devil's Club is composed of a tough nylon taslan shell with durable and breathable three-layer construction and fully sealed seams. A high back neoprene waistband offers extra protection, and the neoprene ankle gaskets form a highly water-resistant seal. Immersion Research even threw in a zippered front pocket where small pieces gear can be stashed during nasty portages or demanding multi-day adventures.
- Three-layer taslan nylon shell (30K/4K)
- Waterproof and breathable
- Fully sealed seams
- Low-profile, slim fit
- High back neoprene waistband
- Gusseted fly with snap closure
- Neoprene ankle gaskets with fabric over cuffs
- Water-resistant front zippered pocket
- Item #IMR001E
- Q & A
Bombproof and drier than I expected
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used these right after I received them; on a 3 day canoe trip in the Ozarks. 1st morning in high 30s, stayed warm. That afternoon 60s, still comfy. Lapped over calf high dry socks they performed like bootied dry pants.