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Rab Vapour-rise Guide Pants

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Retail Price £120.00

Colour: Black
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A versatile trouser for mountaineers, walkers, scramblers and campers needing year-round weather protection.

Extremely breathable, fast wicking and quick drying
Highly wind and weather resistant
High durability/abrasion resistance for its weight
Comfortable, lightweight and very packable

The Rab Vapour Rise Guide Pants are winter weight softshell trousers for windproof, breathable, high wicking and quick drying performance.

A micro-pile inner effectively wicks moisture away from the skin, and a Pertex® Equilibrium outer ‘pulls’ this moisture to the outside of the fabric where it quickly dries. The outer is wind resistant, and it's DWR finish sheds rain and snow.

  • Pertex® Equilibrium® (DWR treated outer)
  • Standard VR inner
  • 2 YKK ½ leg side zips, 2 YKK venting leg zips
  • 2 YKK handwarmer pockets, 1 YKK thigh pocket
  • Part-elasticated waistband with snap closure and belt loops
  • Zip fly
  • Articulated knees
  • Brace attachment points
  • Hem drawcord adjusters
  • Crampon patch at hem
  • Eyelets for threading under-boot cord
  • Reflective trim
  • Inside leg length 84cm/33inch (L)

Pertex® Equilibrium® (DWR-treated outer): highly breathable lightweight
double weave softshell fabric with high water repellency in key areas,
for durability and comfort: balances high wind resistance with fast wicking and drying.
During high aerobic activity, moisture is transported away from the skin to the outside of the fabric where it evaporates, hence creating body temperature ‘Equilibrium’.

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  • 5 out of 5
Great fit, 27 January 2016
By Jay (Motherwell)
Very pleased with these trousers. I have no fear of cool and damp days out walking now. They have a rainproof outer and a thermal lining inner. I've worn them while out walking 4 or 5 times now in very different conditions. In snow and sub zero windchill conditions you'll probably still want your own thermal baselayer on as well, in temperatures from 2 to 10C, they're great on their own. Definitely a trouser for late Autumn, Winter and early spring, they'll be too warm otherwise. When I wore them in deep snow they didn't absorb any moisture from snow melting on them, it beaded and rolled off which was excellent and meant I stayed dry. I've not been out in a downpour with them on yet so can't comment on heavy rain performance.
I'm a 32 waist and 6 foot and the medium size fits me perfectly. Zipped pockets keep everything secure and the heavy duty ankle hem protects against boots.

  • 4 out of 5
Good pants but mine were defective, 18 January 2016
By Gaz (Helensburgh)
I bought these as a treat to get back up them there hills. After 5 days (3 x 1hr walks), I noticed a hole just under the main zip. Looking closer I found that the stitching had come away. Not what you would expect for £108 pants.
Anyway. I took them back for replacement and am now waiting for my new pair.
During the few days that I had them, it was clear that these pants are worth the extra cash. Very warm. Very flexible and very comfortable which is the sole reason I am willing to try another pair and hope that my new pair last more than 5 days.
They also look the dogs so you look smart in the pub during that post walk Guiness.

  • 5 out of 5
great, 18 December 2015
By pip (finland)
I've been using them in Lapland for.winter 2015 so far. I'm finding them great! Breathable, very warm (though I have been wearing up to 2 pairs of merino long johns as I am outside usually at least 8 hours a day ) Iight and really fast drying. No snow has sneaked it's way into them yet. They're definitely worth every penny?

  • 5 out of 5
Brilliant!, 06 June 2015
By Chris
Easily the best pair of trousers I have bought. Definitely for use in colder weather, the fleece like my keeps wind and cold at bay. Good water resistance too. Only downside, and I understand it because these are designed for serious walking, is no back pocket! Would have been handy since through winter I pretty much lived in these! Excellent, practical and some handy features!

  • 5 out of 5
Rab Vapour Rise Guide Trousers, 06 January 2015
By Mr B (Gwynedd)
I was in between two minds before buying these trousers but I made the right decision...wore them today for the first time whilst walking Moel Eilio in Snowdonia and they are the best walking trousers I have ever worn...comfy, warm and a great design. Also, credit to the staff at Go Outdoors Chester for recommending them and actually taking them off the manikin as they were the last pair in my size!! lol.

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Size Guide

This size chart should act as a guide only.

Men's Size Chart
Chest Size - 37 40 43 46 48
Waist - 30 32 34 36 40
Inside Leg - 32 32 32 32 32
Arm Length - 33 34 35 36 36

Men's Size Chart
Chest Size - 94 102 109 117 122
Waist - 76 81 86 91 102
Inside Leg - 81 81 81 81 81
Arm Length - 83 86 89 91 91

Men's leg lengths:
Short = 30"
Regular = 32"
Long = 34"

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