Strictly-business waterproof protection.
The Outdoor Research Men's Rampart Pant offers no-frills performance in wet conditions and nasty weather. This two-layer pant features a waterproof Barrier membrane and fully taped seams to repel outside moisture when you're hiking and backpacking. Double separating side zippers facilitate easy removal of this pant without taking off your hiking boots. In addition, the back pocket doubles as a stuff sack for convenient carrying and easy organization within your pack.
- Waterproof Barrier (2-layer) membrane
- Polyester (75D) shell
- Fully taped seams
- Elastic waist with drawcord
- Double-separating side zippers
- Rear pocket doubles as stuff sack
- Compatible with accessory suspenders
- Snap cuff closures
- Item #ODR000J
- Q & A
middle range rain/tech shell
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
usage: rain and/or wind shell pants
- works well as a trail running/hiking/backpacking pant if - S*** gets real
- more wind/rain resistant than a softshell
- full length side zip
- ease button snap closures
- lightweight (more protection than the helium)
- packable (folds into its own pocket)
- not gtx or 3L
- no crampon/scuff guard
- not as UL as the helium, but see pros
I generally have a 29-30" inseam, the latter being for boots, so the sizing works well for me. Took this to Kilimanjaro and have had this throughout some trips to the Whites in NH. Seems like enough space underneath that you could wear mid/thin heavyweight baselayers and this on top. Fits fine with normal baselayer+softshell like the iceline underneath. No fancy fabric cuts or gusseted/articulated knees. Simple and slightly better imo than the Precip. Probably wouldn't take these chimney-ing since they'd probably shred like everything else.
How do these pants compare with the Marmot PreCip pant? Same type of material? Would like to see a March Maddness lightweight rainpant competition: Comparing and contrasting similar price point products, etc.