Men's Rain Pants

The endeavour to stay dry during wet weather presents a constant challenge for hikers and outdoor fitness enthusiasts. Fortunately, times have changed since one-size-fits-all rain gear was the order of the day, and the new generation of explorers, adventurers and savvy shoppers have an entire wardrobe of wet weather clothing options to choose from. With Mountain Designs clothing, including the range of men's rain pants, there are limitless ways to enjoy the outdoors, no matter what's happening overhead.

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What are the best men's rain pants?

This will depend on the places you go and things you do while wearing rain pants. Rain pants can be lightweight, packable, minimalist, and include stretch, close-fit fabrics or extra pockets. There are various qualities of men's rain pants you may like to consider before purchasing that include:

Lightweight - This is an important consideration. Regular jeans or cargo pants will weigh you down and slow the entire journey, and once they get wet, they are a burden to carry for the rest of the trip. Lightweight rain pants are designed to slip over lightweight hiking pants or shorts without adding much weight.

Cold-resistant - If you are heading on a winter getaway, check out the Mountain Designs cold weather rain pants for quality rain pants that are comfortable and super-effective. It's also worth exploring Mountain Design Merino products for additional layers of protection against the cold and rain.

Biking-friendly - If you enjoy mountain biking or trail running but are slowed down by poor fitting wet weather gear, look no further than Mountain Designs. Rain pants can be a simple waterproof barrier or a complex construct with multiple waterproof layers made from breathable material.

Hiking-friendly - Explore men's rain pants options for hiking, including those with an additional pocket for waterproof storage of valuables. Hiking rain pants allow you to stretch and bend as you traverse all kinds of terrain.

High visibility - There are occasions when high visibility is essential. Health and safety is prioritised in today's society, making high visibility rain pants, vests and jackets important additions to the hiking/camping/working wardrobe.

Are men's rain pants appropriate for cold weather?

Some rain pants are specially manufactured to combat cold weather and are made using materials such as GORE-TEX® to keep rain and chilly air out but let you breathe. Often, rain pants also include side zips for easy on and off during changeable weather. Men's rain pants are packable, lightweight and fast to dry, making them a worthy addition amongst other backpack essentials.

Which men's rain pants are waterproof?

Lightweight rain pants solve many outdoor clothing issues, and Mountain Designs are the outdoor specialists. Quality rain pants from well-known brands are breathable, seam-sealed and waterproof. Adjustable waist and leg openings help you keep wet weather out, while stretch fabrics reduce bulk and boost stability. Rain pants used by elite athletes use weather mapping technology for diverting water flow away from critical seams for enhanced protection.

Can you wear rain pants hiking?

There is nothing better than having nature all to yourself, unless a rain storm blows in and you get drenched to the bone. Hiking rain pants are in vogue for all the right reasons, with features that can include:

  • Ripstop nylon for durability
  • Water resistance through a water repellent finish
  • Elasticized waistband and internal drawcord for fit
  • Articulated knees for optimum flexibility and mobility
  • Handwarmer side pockets with mesh bags and storm flaps and
  • Water-repellent side zips and snap tab closure.

Which rain pants are lightweight?

Quality rain pants are usually lightweight, unless specifically designed to be ultra hard-wearing, as required by some emergency services and military personnel. Mountain Designs rain pants for hiking, biking and trekking are lightweight and conveniently carried, yet surprisingly durable and long-lasting. There is really no excuse for letting a little bad weather ruin your next camping or hiking adventure.

Are men's rain pants breathable?

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors will appreciate breathable waterproof pants. Shielding yourself in old-fashioned plastic may be good for a minute or two, but then the sweating begins. If it's humid, you will drip with sweat under plastic raingear and become increasingly uncomfortable. Breathable rain pants with elastic or full zip seal are the answer, and Mountain Designs have a selection of quality rain pants and other weather-resistant clothing options worth serious investigation.

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