Men's Vertice Pants

$149.00 Weight 3.7 oz / 105.0 g
Lead Time Ships in 7-10 Days

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.

  • 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.

1.92 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: 1.92 oz/sqyd (65 g/m²)

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

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in Japan.



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.
  • Tumble dry or line dry.

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Neil S.
United States United States

Vertice rain pants

The pants are light weight. The only challenge is they do not easily it over mid height boots. On my last trip, I was unable to get them over the mids I was wearing. If they were just a small bit wider at the bottom they would go over. These are great if you are using hiking/running shoes and not boots.

David L.
United States United States

Great pants - sizing is way off

I was pretty excited to pack rain pants since they are so light. I got them in the mail just in time. The plan was to wear my normal rain pants if it looked like rain all weekend. So it’s snowing in Yellowstone as we start to pack up to head buddy forgets his rain pants... so I end up wearing my new Zpacks rain pants. I put them on and they’re WAY too big. I end up cinching them way down and pulling them all the way up until the crotch is touching. As they work their way down at some point through the 20 miles that weekend they caught my heel or the ground and ripped. Saved me to have them in the nonstop snow, but I wish I had the right size. Their sizing chart is way off. I will contact them to see if they can help me out on my second pair. I had the large-tall, and I’m skinny 6’ tall, 165lbs. Usually wear ranging from 32-32 to 34-34 pants.

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Jonathan C.
United States United States

Nice Rain pants.

They worked well on my September Collegiate Loop hike in CO. They blocked the wind on the high ridges, helped with warmth on some cold evenings and mornings when worn over my shorts. They kept me dry and comfortable during three rainstorms I encountered. They breathed very well. No clammy wetness with regular hiking. On a steep climb over a 12,000ft pass I began to feel a bit clammy. However, understand that was a steep, long climb in partial sunshine just after the rain moved out. I wear size 12 men’s wide width trail runners and was able to slide the rain pants over the shoes both on and off. It was not super easy with my big feet, but it worked. Super light, DRIES VERY FAST, breaths well, packs down to nothing. Pleased with my purchase. Five stars.


Mostly Awesome, one gripe

I have a 34” waist, got a large, thinking bigger would help with moisture management. A bit baggy in the seat, but fits pretty well. Elastic cord and lineloc at the waist lets you cinch it to whatever size you need. Took it on a 300 mile section of the AT. Driving rain and wind in Grayson Highlands, but stayed warm and dry. Another day was 65 degrees, light rain and fog all day, didn’t overheat. In warmer weather I got hot in these pants but breathability is way better than most rain pants in my opinion. Light, compact, dry quickly. My gripe? Website says they slip over boots, up to a size 13. I had an awful time getting them over my size 9 mid top hikers. Ended up with mud from my boots all over the inside of the pant legs of the rain pants. I’d happily give up an ounce or two of weight to get an 8-10” zipper on each leg to help getting them on and off. Overall, highly recommend.

Maury “Deacon” H.
Vermont, USA

These pants saved me

"I just wanted to give some feedback on my new rain pants for my section hike of the AT from Rutland, Vermont to Mt. Katahdin this summer. When I left Gentian Pond Shelter in Maine on July 12th, the rain had started. By the time I got to the top of Mt. Success it was sleeting so hard it was cutting my face. The rain pants saved me that day and performed great. I was wearing shorts underneath, but the fabric did not stick to my skin. I also wore them climbing Katahdin on August 7th. Although it was clear, the winds were a steady 70 mph and around 50 degrees. These pants saved me on both days. Thanks for a great product."