88sport wrote:I'm looking into a pair of rain pants and I was wondering how you liked the REI pants and how well they perform. We've been getting rain the past 2 weeks almost solid, and my pants have been soaked.
In all honesty, I've never worn them beyond walking the dog and "camp" pants. They pack so small that they're good insurance if the weather turns. I do not think that they are durable enough to be your main "trail" pants. Also, being a laminate water-proof article of clothing, you really need a baselayer between you and the fabric to avoid getting all sweaty and sticky underneath. Working within these confines--they are great pants for what they are. I don't like packing extra pants, so it's nice to have something quick and comfortable to put on around camp in case my main pair get sopping wet (stream crossings, morning dew, sweat) and need to dry out.