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Patagonia RPS Rock Pant - Men's

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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

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
Material
52% recycled nylon, 48% polyester stretch plain weave, DWR finish
Fit
regular
Leg Opening
adjustable
Pockets
2 hand, 2 rear, 1 zippered thigh
Waist
adjustable webbing, button closure
Fly
zipper
Gusseted Crotch
yes
Claimed Weight
10.5oz
Recommended Use
sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Great pants drawstring ankles perfect

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

I’ve climbed and lounged in these a lot and they are great for both. The material is strong and stretchy enough in all the right places. The drawstring ankles are really nice when climbing so they don’t slip over your heels or get caught on anything staying close to the wall.

I’ve
>Rating: 4

Runs small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
30
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

These are a great cut and lighter weight than the simul, but the fabric is NOT stretchy. The size 30 are oddly much smaller than the size 30 simul, which is very strange considering they're almost the same cut, just different fabrics. So size up!

>Rating: 4

Pants are great not sure about the websi

Interesting I ordered these pants about a month ago. They were on sale. No where does it say that it’s worn wear and they sell the product without disclosing somewhere. The pants are actually worn wear from Patagonia. I actually love worn wear but the website seems shady. Didn’t expect this from Backcountry. They are however very good at bombarting my email account with new products. Capitalism.

Interesting
>Rating: 2

Poor fit (for me), great quality

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 8"
Weight
145 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

One of Many

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
33"
Height
5` 8"
Weight
170 lbs

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!

>Rating: 5

Lightweight, comfortable, stretchy pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
28
Height
5` 11"
Weight
152 lbs

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!

I
>Rating: 5

Great climbing pants

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

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."

>Rating: 5

Butt slappin' pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

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!

>Rating: 4

Great quality, well made pants.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

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.

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!

>Rating: 5

Superb

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30
Height
5` 8"
Weight
147 lbs

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

Thanks for the feedback man! Glad you like them!

>Rating: 5

Great pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

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.

>Rating: 2

Quality material but too tight in places

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
30
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Best hiking pants/do anything in pants!

I love the cooling material. The adjustable waistband is great too! Now I’m waiting on another sale so I can get another color in these! Thank you, Patagonia it’s a homerun!!!

>Rating: 1

Patagonia RPS rock pants

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Size 30
Height
5` 4"
Weight
115 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

I look good!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34x34
Height
6` 2"
Weight
200 lbs

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 jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

I
>Rating: 5

Spot On

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Supreme Quality

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Size 33
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

Differences in sizes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
31
Height
5` 7"
Weight
150 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Climbing Jesus would be proud

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

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.

Childish post, grow up...

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and functional

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
33
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

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.