These pants fulfill their goal to keep you dry on a rainy day. The pants fit well and look good. On the negative side, they have a swish as you walk. Definitely, wouldn't wear them unless the weather was miserable.
On a five day backpack trip every oz. counts. When these came to my house I was very happy to find out that these are so comfy and breathable I can wear them all day. Great news because I was able to eliminate some pants from my pack and take these for my rain pants and for cool day/evening pants! I only had to take some convertible pants, shorts, and these, I was all set! Very durable feeling, kept me dry in a thunder storm and warm at camp.
"Wonderful pants to use in the winter in the mid-atlantic"
I have been looking for a nice pair of pants which I can use during the awful winters in northern Virginia and upon browsing the Moosejaw website I was finally able to find them. I am indeed happy to have a pair of outer pants that will allow me to walk my dog as well as participate in outside activities and staying dry at the same time. I am simply awaiting the arrival of the best or worse winter this area has encountered so that I may try out my new purchase.
I use these backpacking, belaying, and during rainy football practices. They have kept me dry through several downpours. Very dependable there. And they look great. But the design of the crotch gusset needs improvement. Or maybe its the inside mesh. Dunno. Either way, I cannot do anything that requires stretching in these pants, like climbing. They bind from the crotch to the knees restricting movement.
I bought these pants for my boyfriend, cause he wanted waterproof pants. He loved everything about them, and so do I, he however wanted bungees on the ankles instead of velcro, so I had to return them...bummer. Anyway as to not waste a good review, I have to say that these pants are really nicely made. The inside is lined with a mesh type material that is pretty breathable. He said they were comfortable, sized true to fit, just didn't like the velcro at the ankles. Personally I think he is an idiot for returning them...but thats just me.
These pants do what they are supposed to do! Definitely keep the water out and add a layer of insulation. Very light so they are perfect to throw on over whatever else you are wearing when the rains come. I have used them many times now and continue to be happy with how dry they keep me