Men's Vertice Pants

13 Reviews
$149.00 Weight 3.7 oz / 105.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 1-2 Weeks

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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william g.
United States United States

Customer service

Haven’t had a chance to field test my new rain gear but the customer service was excellent and quick when I had to return my jacket for the next size up. Hoping for a rainy day soon!

Robert W.
United States United States

misleading sizing, poor value for the price

Value for the price is not proportionate. Too expensive for what you get. Also the sizing of the item is incorrect. Purchased a large but it fits like a medium. Had to return the item. Customer service was very good however.

Chad C.
United States United States

Best lightweight breathable rain pants out there!

These are crazy light and just as unstoppable against wind and rain, they don't sweat out and actually breathe, I wouldn't have thought these were real and yet they do all the above and fit in half a one liter side pocket. These are amazing!

Anita B.
Netherlands Netherlands

good enough

a super lightweight raincover. It was a puzzle what size I needed. I am not a small woman and 1.74 metre long. I choose a men's trouser size XL. Easy to put on; but to short. The rain is running inside my shoes. It's just enough when hiking, but definitely not long enough when on a bike holiday. A little piece of velcro or elastic to tighten the pipe ends would help to prevent the pipe ends rubbing during walking.

Karsten A.
Denmark Denmark

Great Pants and very light.

Great fit and great Breathability. I have no problems with sweat underneath anymore.