- Waterproof guarantee - stay dry all day long with super-light Gore-Tex Paclite shell fabric
- Paclite technology enables the fabric to fold down into a handy ‘stuff sac’ - it’s there when you need it and isn’t a burden when you don’t
- 100% Nylon
- Long (33 Inches)
- Elasticated waist provides a more comfortable fit
- Made with bluesign approved planet-friendly fabrics
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- Product Dimensions : 44 x 37 x 1 cm; 185.97 Grams
- Date First Available : 26 Feb. 2014
- Manufacturer : Berghaus
- Item model number : 32373
- ASIN : B00I3HSLZI
- Department : Men's
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,689 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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Paclite Gore-Tex Pants
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Most if not all waterproof trousers make you sweat, therefore the trousers you have on underneath your waterproofing are usually wetter than they would be if you weren't wearing any waterproofs. Not with these, they are highly breathable. They can be zipped open all the way on both legs but I haven't found a need for this. I've been mountaineering in them many times and even worn them over my thick textile motorbike trousers when on a tour of Scotland. I comfortably rode and stayed dry all day long. I have used them on the bike in heavy rain for long periods and haven't come across any leaks apart from where the berghaus logo is on the knee. There was a slight leak there but nothing major at all. I don't think this would be an issue with general use but on the bike my knees are bent and driving into the rain for long periods of time. I would highly recommend these to anyone, they can be expensive but I believe in the fact that you get what you pay for.
If you recognise this feeling then these are for you.
They come in a little pouch that compacts them to the size of a large grapefruit. They weigh so little it's hard to believe that they are so completely waterproof. I wore these on a 24 mile walk around the New Quay Wales coast in pouring rain (non stop all day) in combo with a Marmot gore tex minimalist jacket and gore tex leather boots. The jacket (2.5 later traditional gore tex material) is excellent and weather proof, but not fantastically breathable so yes, I did sweat in it which eventually causes damp sweat patches on clothing underneath outside of all but the coldest days.
The trousers? Well, these are made of a single layer of high intensity gore-tex and so the breathability is much higher whilst the weight is much lower. I wore them over heavy O'Neill canvas outdoor trousers in late summer (prob 18 degrees) and I swear I didnt know that I was wearing them. They glide beautifully walking any terrain and make walking in the rain an absolute pleasure.
The breathability really is incredible... to the point that the very decent but hot Marmot Jacket will be reserved for a decent (Winter only) hard shell, whilst a Berghaus Minimalist jacket will take its place for a waterproof but totally cool and breathable hard shell for the warmer months in due course.
The trousers have a zipper running the full outer length of each leg which makes them a doddle to pop on and off even with boots encrusted with mud, whilst the zips can also be undone from hip to knee level to increase breathability.
I didnt need this but tried walking in the heavy rain with them down just to see if water ingress would occur. The truth is that it does a little, but you still remain largely dry as the water continues to seam down the outer material rather than into your trousers underneath.
I have no doubt given how incredibly lightweight they are, that despite the rip stop fabric they will tear in time from a branch, a trip or barbed wire or even a slip and fall, but I equally believe that they will be easily repairable for the most part with waterproof patches or tenacious tape... meaning they may get tatty after years of use but will continue to work well whilst remaining light and breathable.
Incredibly impressed and fabulous to look forward to my walking even when its throwing it down.