/ waterproof trousers
I have no luck with 'waterproof' aquaguard zips & 'rain drains' which are neither robust or waterproof (unless someone actually has found them to be so?
Preferably in some sort of very breathable fabric (Gortex Pro? Event?)
Nice a bad cost either.
Any ideas? Its avoiding the silly zips thats got me stumped...
If you don't mind me hijacking this thread a bit. Are there any waterproof trousers that give decent freedom of movement? All the ones I have ever had are a bit restrictive for just walking up steep hills, and you can forget about climbing!
What I want is the cut of something like a troll omni or montane trousers, but in goretex.
The old Mammut Nuptse had full storm flaps.
Klattemusen Freke has.
Most things in a surplus shop do (Austrian or German gore-tex troos have baffles).
I have never had zips on trousers leak, but anything with RIRI zips will be very watertight (I think Crux, ME and possibly Berghaus are doing these now), silicone coated YKK simplex zips have hoofing great big holes between the coils.
Sure I'll trade for info on properly sipped & baffled gortex pro - what'a ya got?
RiRi zips are still "water resistant and I've found non to be as simple and straightforward as proper strong (but holey) zip and a proper full velcro baffle.
The reason no-one makes them like this any more is that the manufacturing process (complex machine sewing to create the baffle) is much easier & quicker with the new zip types saves money in costs and they carry on charging the same for a cheapening product...
So I need some baffled trousers anyone still make them?
Still silly zips... sorry mate, any other ideas?
Tough, very heavy, very expensive.
Wow amazing! They are seriously engineered - I think I'd die for heat exhaustion! But I can always dream...
I was thinking of old style Lowe/Marmot/ME/ even NthFace top of the range stuff which I'm just running out of...
Thanks. I will look them up.
Ouch and again silly zips - not willing to actually make a proper storm baffle...
If you get hot, pop the zips and let the air flow. Didn't have any real issues in the rain (and we had a lot of rain) although they seem to wet out quite quickly which was a bit shit. I can attest to their toughness they are incredibly bomber and designed for abuse. The only real downer is they only have standard leg lengths.
The Eitre has the same fabric, just without all the kevlar and I guess a closer fit, but even so the Freke is pretty trim.
Nice shot - is that a butt in your crutch [phnaar]... ;-)
Properly storm proof, and I mean a full days worth of driving rain. Zips haven't let a drop of rain in anywhere. I also climb in them and don't find them restrictive. Tough as well. I wear them as a winter trouser with ronhills underneath.
My sub-£40 Berghaus waterproof trousers have normal zips and storm flaps with poppers...
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/forclaz-300-rain-trousers-id_8210235.html Full lenth zip, reasonable price, quite heavy.
I would stay away from event for full on winter use - I have a pair of rab latok waterproof trousers, or to use their accurate name, rab latok trousers. Totally not durable or waterproof enough. Picked up loads of tears from relatively minor scratches, and the inside lining has been totally shredded from abrasion on boots. Thighs wet through from legs constantly touching when walking/stepping up. They don't even seem to breath particularly well.
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