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RPS Rock Pant
But mostly rock, right? That's what the Patagonia Men's RPS Rock Pant thinks. Polyester and nylon create a light and breathable environment during technical multi-pitch climbs, with articulated patterning keeping the odds in your favor. The pockets are constructed to lie flat and comfortable beneath your harness and placed for easy access. The waist and cuffs of the RPS can be adjusted according to desired bulk, streamlining your way to the top of every route.
- Lightweight pants for multi-pitch rock climbing
- Durable fabric is breathable and quick-drying
- DWR finish helps shed light rain during the approach
- Articulated design and gusseted crotch provide mobility
- Low-profile shock cord and lock let you cinch down the cuffs
- Patagonia was founded by climber Yvon Chouinard in 1973
- Item #PAT02C1
What do you think about this product?
October 25, 2019
Poor fit (for me), great quality
Super disappointed in the fit of these - was really looking forward to them. I'm a 28 in Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond and The North Face and never had an issue with sizing. The inseam was perfect and the elastic for rolling up the legs is awesome but the crotch was way too short. No matter how I positioned the waist the seams were literally pressing against the old boy and was uncomfortable. The amount of stretch is also not as significant as expected. I tried mimicking certain moves at home and there's no way these would be good during actual use. Most of the reviews for these are excellent so YMMV but for me they did not work out. As usual the construction quality is excellent and I really wanted to rock these.
May 29, 2019
One of Many
The most rad pants I have ever owned! The fit is perfect around the waist, no belts no problem, and the length is on point. So glad they included pockets in all sorts of places that you can reach with ease, with really well made zippers. I have used these mainly for backpacking as the DWR is a game changer and these pants are perfect for the duration. Though these work perfect for climbing too , those great pockets and the adjustable leg cuffs come in handy. Stellar pant that will last, thanks Patagonia!
April 1, 2019
Lightweight, comfortable, stretchy pants
I primarily boulder, and was looking for a new pair of synthetic pants for climbing. After reading reviews and talking to my fellow climbers, I pulled the trigger on these pants. I am a tough fit for most pants (I wear size 28 x 34 jeans) I ordered a size 28 and I would say that the waist fits true to size, the length is probably somewhere around 32 inches. I generally cuff the ankles of my pants while climbing, so the lack of length here doesn't matter to me. The adjustable ankle is nice and seems to be a well thought, yet simple system. I generally require more room in the seat a thigh area, and these pants fit comfortably in both areas. The pants are very light and stretchy; they don't prohibit my mobility at all. The pockets lay flat when nothing is in them, and they have ample space for an IPhone 8+ and my wallet in the front. The additional thigh zipper pocket is nice and looks quite snazzy. The only thing these pants are missing would be a small loop for a brush. All in all, I am very satisfied with my purchase. UPDATED: I've had the pants for a few weeks now and had the time to really put them through their paces. The drawstring ankle system is easy to operate and doesn't come loose while climbing. Though the material is light, I have found it very durable. I don't even worry about sliding across a rock or placing a knee bar, even though the area I climb is generally regarded as quite sharp. These have become my favorite pants for nearly everything. I love that I can wear them to class without sticking out and then walk to the gym and hit a workout or climbing session without having to change. If you're thinking about picking up a pair, stop thinking and pull the trigger!
March 30, 2019
Great climbing pants
I gave these as a gift to my brother, here are his thoughts: "Really good technical pants, nice breathable material that is very elastic making it perfect for climbing and hiking. While I have not had them long enough to give a detailed durability review, they have not shown any sign of deterioration from indoor climbing. The cinch belt works well and keeps the pants on tight."
December 3, 2018
Butt slappin' pants
Have you ever put on a pair of pants and thought to yourself, "Dang, my butt feel good! Let me just give myself a nice little love slap?" If not, you are missing out and should buy these pants. Oh, and there's a genius cinch at the heel to give your ankles the hug they deserve. They also seem to be as unbreakable as Kimmy Schmidt. Whenever I put these on I do a little dance to celebrate the perfect fit. They are so brilliant I bought two pair and will likely buy another (And I thought Nelly was crazy for telling us to give him two pair). Get them before they change them!
November 10, 2018
Great quality, well made pants.
These pants are very lightweight and comfortable. They have been great hiking and have held up nicely sport climbing. The only down side that I have found is that the built-in adjustable “belt” doesn’t want to stay tighten where I put it. It’s not a big deal because they still fit pretty well but I will notice they feel like they are sagging just a little under my harness while I’m climbing and it’s difficult to adjust with a harness on.
November 12, 2018
Hey Phillip! Thanks for the review. I've been looking at these pants for a bit and I may have to grab myself a pair now!
October 28, 2018
Love these. They fit very true to size, I wear a 30 and got a 30. They move incredibly well. And the DWR is amazing. Highly recomend
October 29, 2018
Thanks for the feedback man! Glad you like them!
September 26, 2018
Great all around outdoor pants. First used them on hike through Glacier NP and loved them. Light but tough. They dried quickly. Good fit. Like the draw string bottom to use when climbing.
June 19, 2018
Quality material but too tight in places
I sport climb and boulder (in and out of doors) in the central Texas area. I bought these pants hoping I’d find my go-to climbing attire for the chillier months, for eliminating a few shin scrapes, and to add a layer between my sweaty legs and the rest of the world. These pants would probably have done the trick, but after trying them on (and performing mandatory toe hook demonstrations on various door knobs and tables around my house as well as doing some quality lunges in the living room) I quickly realized a major issue for me: the saddle region (er, um, the groin area) was seriously tight and restrictive. I concluded that I just couldn’t have my junk all bound up like that on the regular (think: casually having these pants on almost compared to having my junk all scrunched up in a climbing harness on the wall...). In the end, I decided to return the pants. I’ll keep searching! P.S.: I love Patagonia gear and I hope I find something else that fits my needs a little better.
May 31, 2018
Best hiking pants/do anything in pants!
I love the cooling material. The adjustable waistband is great too! Now Iâm waiting on another sale so I can get another color in these! Thank you, Patagonia itâs a homerun!!!
December 13, 2017
Patagonia RPS rock pants
Liked the pants except they were marked as size 30 when in fact they were size 32! I had the length shortened before I discovered the size error. They wouldn't stay up with a belt. I ended up giving them away. Would suggest that you measure your purchase as soon as you receive it to determine the correct size. Patagonia need better quality control wherever they have these manufactured.
September 28, 2017
I look good!
I look so good in these pants. I love the fact that they feel like pajama pants, but look like I'm getting ready for business. They are so comfortable!!!!! If you have any questions about this or any other gear shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 801-523-4053
July 27, 2017
The first thing I will say is that these are more durable than the description lets on. They're my new go-to over my Venga pants also from Patagonia. The breathe very well and the cut moves with you in a way that they go unnoticed, unlike my Vengas which keep moisture and stick to my legs in big moves. I'd say an overall out of the park home run on these, Patagonia.
July 20, 2017
I used these pants during a climbing expedition in Colorado, and they were marvelous! The quality is top-notch: comfortable, and dependable. These pants withstood rocks, water, and glissading -- no rips or tears, and kept me dry.
July 9, 2017
Differences in sizes
Buy this pantalon in blue (31), which I thought perfect, after buying the black (31) same but the latter is bigger than normal and when it is adjusted wrong.
June 5, 2017
Climbing Jesus would be proud
On the fifth day climbing jesus was resurrected wearing these pants and was ready to ascend every pitch that these heathens dare claim un-climbable. The comfort this garment provides often leads me into situation where I am no longer wearing underwear and simply going commando. The cinch cuff is great if you wanna show off those ripped calves and look like 80's Kurt Russell in his full glory. I feel like the pants will last quite a long time, which is cool because the material is (as I mentioned before) quite comfy and is still resistant to any tears or scrapes you may encounter on the wall. I also used these pants on the river after I encountered 3rd degree burns from the pain orb after a long day of rowing. They dry pretty well so take that for what it is.
August 8, 2018
Childish post, grow up...
May 2, 2017
Comfortable and functional
These pants fit great on me, which is rare because I have pretty big thighs. They're great for climbing and most activities you would do outdoors. They dry quick, and the cinch cuff is super nice so you can pull them up to your calf or even your knees if you need to.
April 18, 2017
Adjustable waist slips
I really wanted to like these pants. They get good reviews and I generally like Patagonia gear. The adjustable waist slips on my pair of pants, so within a couple minutes of walking I'd need to tighten it again. I'm generally about a 29" waist , but ordered 30" since they don't make a 29". I figured I'd cinch up the excess with the adjustable waist. These also seemed to fit a little tight in the thighs. Not a major issue, but given the other fit issue I think I'm going to return them and look for something else.
April 12, 2017
wish they were longer
A problem I've had in my life is having a longer inseam than waist size. These pants only come in set inseam lengths. This makes these floods on me when the waist fits and even though it's not a huge deal it looks funny. Other than that they are a nice material that performs well and the pockets are functional.
D Trent Childs
October 13, 2016
These pants are absolutely incredible for climbing. The adjustable waist and cinch cuffs are perfect for getting just the right fit. The mobility is invaluable for being comfortable through the variety of moves climbing can require of you. I climbed Fine Jade and Honeymoon Chimney in Castle Valley in these pants and they were perfect. From thin face , to offwidth and chimney climbing, these pants were perfectly comfortable for all of it. These are my go to for any big climb.