5 OF THE BEST WATERPROOF TROUSERS 2017

09/10/17

5 OF THE BEST WATERPROOF TROUSERS 2017

Autumn is upon us and with winter only round the corner it's time to brace yourself for challenging weather conditions. While a cold, overcast weekend of wind and rain might not sound too appealing, studies have shown that fresh air can boost your immune system, lower levels of stress and energise your body. So to gain the most benefit from your wet weather excursions, we've put together five of the best waterproof trousers...



Inov-8

Men's Race Pant


Inov-8 Men's Race Pant

  • 2.5 layer waterproof fabric with four-way stretch for mobility
  • 10,000mm hydrostatic head and 10,000g/m²/24h breathability
  • Comfortable next-to-skin
  • Fully taped seams
  • Waistband with elasticated front and flat back
  • Knee length AquaGuard zips for easy on/off
  • Stows into pocket
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Race ready: suitable as part of mandatory kit when a waterproof trouser is required under race rules
  • 175g (M)


The Inov-8 race pants are ideal for runners who don’t want to let a bit of adverse weather stop them in their tracks. Made from a 4-way stretch material with an elasticated waist and hem, the pants allow your stride to flow while the 2.5 waterproof fabric keeps you dry and comfortable.



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The North Face

Women's Venture HZ Pants


The North Face Women's Venture HZ Pants

  • DryVent 2.5L is waterproof, breathable and seam sealed
  • Elasticated waist with drawcord
  • Zipped hand pockets
  • Knee length side zips
  • Velcro adjustable cuff tabs
  • Stows into pocket
  • Relaxed fit goes easily over layers
  • Inseam:77cm/30.5"
  • 230g (M)


These waterproof pants ‘do exactly what it says on the tin’; they keep you dry and comfortable. A DryVent 2.5 fabric allows moisture to escape, regulating your temperature, while providing an effective barrier against water entering.

The relaxed fit allows you to wear them over a hiking pant or baselayer (in winter) and when it (hopefully) stops raining, knee-length zips aid quick removal and storage.



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Mountain Equipment

Men's Firefox GORE-TEX Active Pants


Mountain Equipment Men's Firefox GORE-TEX Active Pants

  • GORE-TEX Active gives exceptionally breathable, waterproof protection
  • 30 denier fabric is light, compressible and aids breathability
  • Elasticated waistband with drawcord
  • Gusseted crotch for unrestricted movement
  • ¾ length water resistant side zips with internal flap
  • Semi-elasticated ankle cuffs
  • Active fit, they have a slim profile with articulated knees for full mobility
  • 259g (L)


Lightweight and protective, these GORE-TEX Active pants from Mountain Equipment are a brilliant choice for those who are looking to move fast in challenging conditions. An active fit, articulated knees and a gusseted crotch all aid movement while GORE-TEX Active protects you from the rain and overheating.



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Arc'teryx

Women's Beta SL GORE-TEX Paclite Pants


Arc'teryx Women's Beta SL GORE-TEX Paclite Pants

  • GORE-TEX Active gives exceptionally breathable, waterproof protection
  • 30 denier fabric is light, compressible and aids breathability
  • Elasticated waistband with drawcord
  • Gusseted crotch for unrestricted movement
  • ¾ length water resistant side zips with internal flap
  • Semi-elasticated ankle cuffs
  • Active fit, they have a slim profile with articulated knees for full mobility
  • 259g (L)


A combination of lightweight (245g), minimalist design and reinforced heavy duty GORE-TEX (in high wearing areas) makes for a versatile all-terrain pant. It has a women’s specific, athletic fit for comfort on long hikes and packs down into a small space-saving bundle.

The main portion of trouser is made from lightweight N40r Gore-Tex, offering excellent breathability while maintaining an effective barrier against wind and rain.



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Mammut

Men's Nordwand GORE-TEX Pro HS Pants


Mammut Men's Nordwand GORE-TEX Pro HS Pants

  • GORE-TEX 3-layer with elastane for optimum freedom of movement
  • Mammut Vertical Motion Construction for optimised alpine ergonomics
  • Mammut High Visibility Backer ensures visibility on alpine terrain
  • Detachable braces with flat closure system
  • Raised waistband with mesh insert for moisture management
  • Wide waistband adjustment for a perfect fit
  • Two-way zipped fly
  • Innovative drop seat
  • Hand pockets with waterproof zips are harness compatible
  • Rear pocket with waterproof zip
  • Two-way 3/4 length side zips for optimal ventilation
  • Dyneema reinforced patches protect against crampons
  • Mammut Gaiter Solution for a perfect fit with mountaineering or ski touring boots
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Regular fit
  • Inseam: 83cm/32.5"
  • 550g (34")


If climbing mountains is your passion, then the Norwand GORE-TEX HS pant is a great choice. Made from an elastic GORE-TEX® 3-layer material for comfort on high alpine pursuits, they offer reliable weather protection, breathability and an excellent durability to weight ratio.



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Posted by: Pete F Tagged as: Hiking,Walking