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Zpacks™ DCF Rain Kilt


DCF Rain Kilt - $59


Regular Waist: 1.9 oz (54 g) / Fits up to 38" (97 cm)

Large Waist: 2.1 oz (60 g) / Fits up to 50" (127 cm)

Length: 27" (68 cm)

Width when opened flat: 52" (132 cm)

Clothing items are made to order and are currently shipping in about one week. There may be lightly used gear in our Bargain Bin!


The Rain Kilt provides ultralight waist to knee rain protection. Combine it with a Vertice Rain Jacket, or Poncho.

We also offer a waterproof-breathable Vertice Rain Kilt, which is a little bit larger and heavier, and fully opaque.

Reviews and Customer Testimonials:

Please email us with feedback (good or bad) if you have any!

Joe Valesko's Rain Kilt Review:

In 2012-2013 my wife and I thru-hiked the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. It was about 1,900 miles (3,054K) and it took us 120 days to complete.

For the sake of testing, I carried our Rain Pants, and a Rain Kilt.

It turned out that our New Zealand trip was very warm, the temperature never went below freezing in the four months we were there. The rain kilt really shines on warm days when it just too hot to put on pants. I had the choice of putting on rain pants or the kilt, and 95% of the time I found myself reaching for the kilt when the rain started. I really liked how quick and easy it was to get on and off, and I got plenty of airflow from underneath, so I never overheated. It kept my shorts dry, and that is all I needed when it was above freezing.

The zipper at the back was a great feature. I didn't have to worry about rain blowing in, or having it come apart. I also could unzip it just the right amount for my longer stride when taking big steps uphill.

If I were to go back and do the Te Araroa again I would leave the pants at home.

If I were doing a different thru-hike where I expected snow and sub-freezing temperatures I might opt for our Rain Pants.
"The Kilt was fantastic on my 6 day trip in Tasmania. It was easy to don, and easier to get off. I love this. It worked great and did its job to keep me dry from my knees up. The most value simply came from its wind-stopper capability. I hike in running shorts, which are very, very breezy. In windy, snowy 35-40F temps I lose alot of heat from my groin area. As soon as I put on the kilt the breeze was blocked and I began to warm instantly. I wore it climbing up mountains... you name it... and then some, to the point where I forgot I had it on. I had no issues with the stride length. Sometimes, when striding large, I just reached its maximum allowable stride. Unzipping about 10cm fixed everything. So I simply left the skirt unzipped about 10cm from then on and never had another issue."
-Jason Q. from Australia
"My rain skirt combined with my umbrella kept me bone dry on my very wet JMT hike. Best $60 I spent on gear. Lot of fellow hikers wetted out in pretty good rain gear. -Eric K.
"I've had a chance to use the rain kilt and I love it! It works great and keeps my legs cool while hiking. My legs get so hot in rain pants. Thanks Joe." -Rich S.