Vertice Rain Pants - Men's

38 reviews
$149.00 Weight 3.0 oz / 85.0 g

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Kept me dry in a heavy downpour and they are so small I can pack them along just in case.

– Kevin K., ★★★★★

Master the elements with the Men’s Vertice Rain Pants. Gone are the days of getting soaked with hot, humid and unventilated rain gear. Our Vertice Rain Gear material is optimized to be lightweight without compromising on durability, and it is among the lightest possible choices for waterproof hyper-breathable rain gear.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Vertice Rain Gear.

  • Adjustable shock cord at the waist. The shock cord can be cinched down to any minimum.

  • Wide ankles will fit over most shoes up to US Men’s size 12.

  • Dual adjustment ankle snaps.

  • Packs up tiny as shown. Roll the pants up and secure them with the waist elastic. No stuff sack necessary.

  • Repair tape sticks extremely well to the inside of the material so repairs in the field are a cinch. Tape will not stick to the exterior.

  • Combine these pants with a matching Jacket and Mitts for a super light rain suit!

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

1.50 oz/sqyd Vertice Waterproof Breathable Fabric

This three-layer material has a tricot lining to wick moisture away from your skin, a waterproof vapor permeable membrane in the middle, and 7 denier ripstop nylon on the exterior. The outer surface is treated with a durable "C6" water repellent. The Vertice fabric boasts an incredible breathability rating that blows away most other rain gear, including our previous generation fabrics.

Weight: 1.50oz/sqyd (51g/ m²)

Vapor Transfer (JIS L 1099 Method B1): 56,000+ g/m^2/24hr

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O



Use a string or cloth tape measure to measure around your waist and compare that to our "Fits Waist" measurement. Don't rely on your "pant size" as the waist varies from brand to brand and may not actually correspond to inches.

There is no zipper, so our pants are built with the waist line loose enough to come up over typical hips and fit over your normal hiking pants. There is an elastic waist band to cinch them down to any minimum size. Women with large hips may need to size up a waist size.


The inseam length corresponds to normal US Men's pant inseams.

  • Rain gear should only be washed as needed, after a few trips or if you notice that the DWR is not as effective as when new.
  • Machine wash with Grangers Wash+Repel or similar product.
  • Air or line dry. DO NOT dry using a dryer.
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Mark R.

Vertice Rain Pants

After seeing my friend extolling the virtues when walking in the Western Arthur Ranges (Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia) and my 'cheap' rainpaints failing when slipping down (inadequate belt tie) and excessive condensation I decided to purchase Vertice Rain Pants. I tested them on the northern tablelands gorge country of New South Wales (Australia) in the Austral winter. Though the weather wasn't as inclement as Tasmania it was cool and wet and and I found them so light, comfortable and most importantly breathable. They pack so small and look forward to testing them in the the wet Scottish winter next year when backpacking in Europe. Due to the expense I wouldn't wear them in off-track thick bush or rainforest where thorns would likely tear the light weight fabric. Though it would add weight and bulk some means (zipper or velcro?) to open the lower leg so that they can be taken on and off while keeping walking boots on would be advantageous as weather conditions change. Thoroughly recommended and they are the best rain pants if you want light, compact and breathable wet weather gear. Cheers, Robbo

Beau W.
United States United States

Rain pants

Only used a couple times for short periods of time. For this they worked awesome. Light and easy to put on over boots and clothes. Did not hike through brush with them

Gregory P.
United States United States

AT 2022 Thru-Hike

These rain pants were fantastic for my thru-hike of the A.T. This year. I used them for both rain and big protection. I found them to be comfortable up to the mid 70’s for wearing all day in the New England states to help protect me from mosquitoes, black flys, and ticks. At just 3 oz, I could barely tell that I had them on. These worked so well that I sent my hiking pants home and just wore these over my shorts. I would highly recommend for thru-hikers looking to reduce their pack weight.

Richard W.
United States United States

So far so good

I bought the Pack rain suit for my upcoming Cycle the Erie Canal bike ride. Haven’t had any biking in the rain yet, but on a trip to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland the jacket was both warm and dry in the cold drizzle. Hopefully it performs as well on the bike ride

Brian S.
United States United States

Great product. Great company!!!

Best customer service experience I have ever had.