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PostWed Aug 04, 2021 2:57 pm 
Specifically when backpacking.

I have a pair of quick dry pants, but damn do I get cold in those when wet.

Looking for something that'll keep me dryer but also lightweight to carry.

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PostWed Aug 04, 2021 3:19 pm 
The old skool style is shorts +  thin long underwear bottoms + OR crocodile gaiters and some sort of lightweight rain pants or rain chaps.

For mosquito country,  the shorts can be convertible shorts for protection of the lower legs from the air force during favorable weather.

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PostWed Aug 04, 2021 6:30 pm 
There have been a number of discussion threads here on "rain pants":

Hiking pants discussion thread 11/14

Hiking Pants discussion thread 05/14

Rain Pants discussion thread 09/13

Rain Pants discussion thread 09/11


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HumpnoocheeGirl, on September 30, 2018 wrote:
What brand and style of hiking pant are you wearing? Those look snappy!

Fjallraven "Keb" trousers (* prices appear to be way lower from other online retailers *)

first review 10/16/13

second review 05/16/14

third review after a little brush-bashing in the rain 05/19/14

links to four previous discussion threads on pants


YouTube video showing features of another model (* there are a lot of videos of Fjallraven products online *)

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PostFri Aug 06, 2021 10:26 am 
I've wondered how this would work:

https://zpacks.com/products/rain-kilt

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PostFri Aug 06, 2021 10:28 am 
Astronaut Diapers..

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PostFri Aug 06, 2021 12:05 pm 
coldrain108 wrote:
I've wondered how this would work:

looks like williswall stuff wink.gif

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PostSat Aug 07, 2021 3:07 pm 
coldrain108: It worked FABULOUSLY! I used one on my 2018 PCT hike and it was super easy to put on and take off, and kept me dry from the waist down to the knees (didn't care after that) and the breathability!!! I usually sweat like a pig in rain pants, but NOT these! It WAS a bit pricey, at $50 then...don't know what it is now...

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PostSat Aug 07, 2021 4:34 pm 
Hoosierdaddy wrote:
It WAS a bit pricey, at $50 then...don't know what it is now...

$79!


I'm probably being pitifully naive, but it seems like you could rig up something like this using a leaf bag and some nylon straps at the waist and edges. Probably would weigh more than 2 ounces though!

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PostMon Aug 09, 2021 1:19 pm 
wet pants when hiking?  can't figure out what to do about it?  what a shame! maybe stay home..

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PostWed Aug 11, 2021 11:48 pm 
One thing you can do is lug a generator in there and hook up a hair dryer on HIGH Parr, make an attempt to get em dry.

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PostThu Aug 12, 2021 1:26 pm 
I have a couple pair of hiking pants that I wash in DWR treatment and only use when rain is likely. That works pretty well for light showers but just like rain jackets if you really get soaked it breaks down at some point. I also know some hikers who swear by lightweight umbrellas (never tried this myself). If you do get wet there seems to be a lot of hot air sarcasm in this thread - maybe you could find a way to use that to help dry things out?

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PostThu Aug 12, 2021 4:50 pm 
coldrain108 wrote:
I've wondered how this would work:

https://zpacks.com/products/rain-kilt

I like it. I wore an oilskin "halibut skirt" rather than rainpants when I was commercial fishing in Alaska and I was always dry. It gave plenty of ventilation and lots of room for movement.

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PostFri Aug 13, 2021 7:34 am 
Bowregard wrote:
I also know some hikers who swear by lightweight umbrellas (never tried this myself).

My wife and I are a couple of those hikers.  With the exception of windy conditions, umbrellas allow us to stay dry (for the most part) without sweating like crazy in rain gear.  Once in camp I can set up our stove under an umbrella if I want, and if I place our packs back to back, I can put the handle of one of the umbrellas down between the lift straps and protect both packs from the rain and dew.

We still bring rain gear for when we're not hiking, or if conditions get real windy and wet.

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PostThu Sep 02, 2021 5:14 pm 
coldrain108 wrote:
https://zpacks.com/products/rain-kilt

$79!?
How about an old footprint?

I hate rain pants in general as they don't help much. I usually wear light nylon pants in warm weather and then count on them drying fast.
My favorite rain gear for legs are just baggy coated leggings that tie to a belt. with a rain jacket that covers the butt these only need to come up to the bottom of the butt cheek and have the high point in front tie to a belt.

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PostThu Sep 02, 2021 6:32 pm 
Navy salad wrote:
I'm probably being pitifully naive, but it seems like you could rig up something like this using a leaf bag and some nylon straps at the waist and edges. Probably would weigh more than 2 ounces though!

A leaf bag might not be durable enough, but if you know someone with sewing skills, something like this could be done up with Tyvek or similar.

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