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    I have a pair of NorthFace venture pants.7.8 oz and they fit well,I am a 6'2".Also comfortable and inexpensive.

    http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/w...ariationId=001

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    gym shorts... keep a pair of clothes dry to sleep and rest in at shelters and in tent always... but as for when it rains...

    my experience is in rain pants and a rain jacket for that matter when it rains... whether its rain water or sweat... whatever it is... I get soaked either way...

    So lightweight quick drying gym shorts (nylon) and then next sunny day in 1 hour or so off good sunlight (hanging on the back of your pack) they are good to go...

    I hiked the AT last year with no raingear... I suppose I wasn't the most Orthodox hiker out there.

    Save money... go with old gym shorts is my opinion!!!
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    Every time this discussion comes up and people say you don't need any rain gear, I think back to the stalled "hurricane" that came to rest over southern Vermont in August 1979. A few days later I heard that 14" of rain came down that day, and much of it was obviously from 50,000+ feet as it was incredibly cold. While I had a poncho with rain chaps, I'm convinced that I would have succumbed to hypothermia if I hadn't been wearing something that kept me sufficiently warm. Of course, it needn't be rain gear, but other alternatives would be at least as heavy.

    In addition, there are many places up north where you might require wind protection, which rain gear can provide or you can go with lighter weight wind gear.
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    I don't ever hike in rain pants. I use the ULA rainskirt at 3 oz. If i can't get by in that I'm getting out of the woods ASAP
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    I don't wear rain pants in rain either, but in winter I often carry them as a shell for camp or in case the weather happens to turn colder.

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    For walking to class, I think I would just grab a big golf umbrella.

    As for hiking, I just normally go with shorts. If I'm walking in the rain, I'm just going to have to deal with being wet until I get to camp. I put more effort into keeping my sleeping bag and gear dry than myself.

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    Go to TheClymb.com...still a goLite sale going on...70 bux get u a nice pair or pants

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    i really like my first ascent storm shell pants, but i've only worn them in the cold so i don't know how well they breathe.

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    i didn't wear rain paints on the Trail, either. i generate enough heat hiking that as long as my upper body was relatively dry, i was fine. i still carried lightweight nylon pants along just to have something warmer to wear in cold weather and something to wear when i was doing wash in town. otherwise, really have no use for rain pants.

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    I've been wearing 2009 model Marmot Precip side-zip pants for two years now and have experienced no problems. Sure in a driving rain or in high-humidity environments I get damp, but I expect that really. I also have the jacket and hat, and they have also served me well.

    I'd have to admit that 90% of the time I've worn my Precip stuff it has been as a wind break or to cover a down insulation layer in really cold weather and not so much in actual rain. I didn't have any problems even when snow skiing. I did get damp from perspiration, but that is what happens when you're wearing a plastic bag. The pit zips on the jacket and the side zips on the pants do help quite a bit though.

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    I use torrentshell pant, great price, great quality, only the weight could be a little bit heavy.

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    I made "rain shorts", cut off a pair of rain pants, they are easier to take off and on, protect your crotch from cold rain(for heat loss prevention), and I can wear them as camp shorts in hotter temps than I could with rain pants.

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    The Arc Teryx SL and AR lines are your best bet.. The PacLite hard shell pants are supremely breathable and the theta soft shell pants are a different alternative

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    Go Lite Reed pants have been great, agreed, when it is NOT cold rain pants have limited value.

    Learned this from Nimblewill Nomad...............good enough for me

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    marmot precip full zip had them for years they work well just wash them now and then with powder detergent and dry them in the dryer dont use a dryer sheet in the dryer- you can do this about 10-12 times it restores the orginal DWR after that use a DWR product to restore the DWR

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    marmot precip full zip had them for years they work well just wash them now and then with powder detergent and dry them in the dryer dont use a dryer sheet in the dryer- you can do this about 10-12 times it restores the orginal DWR after that use a DWR product to restore the DWR

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