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Out of stock - Rab Men's Vapour-rise Guide Pants

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

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Product code: 15897834 / 285490

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

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.

With high water repellency and breathability, 2 hand warmer pockets, half leg side zips, zipped leg vents, a part-elasticated waistband with belt loops and brace attachment points the Rab Vapour-rise Guide pants are ideal for UK winter mountain conditions, fantastic for use at altitude or on polar trips, where high levels of breathability are essential.

  • Pertex® Equilibrium® (DWR treated outer)
  • Light-weight Matrix™ knees and seat]
  • 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

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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XS 35.5" 28" 33"
S 37" 30" 33"
M 40" 32" 34"
L 43" 34" 35"
XL 46" 36" 36"
XXL 48" 38" 36"
XS 90 cm 71 cm 83 cm
S 94 cm 76 cm 83 cm
M 102 cm 81 cm 86 cm
L 109 cm 86 cm 89 cm
XL 117 cm 91 cm 91 cm
XXL 122 cm 96 cm 91 cm
Short 30"
Regular 32"
Long 34"
Short 76 cm
Regular 81 cm
Long 86 cm

Men's Rab Clothing Size Guide

Measuring tips

Take your actual body measurements as they are more accurate than measuring over your clothes or shoes.

CHEST: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, making sure to keep the tape under the arms and around your shoulder blades.

WAIST: Measure around the smallest part of your waist (natural waistline).

HIPS: Stand with your heels together and measure around the fullest part.

INSIDE LEG: Measure from the top of your inner leg, along the inside seam to the bottom of your leg.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating

4.00 out of 5
11 reviews
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4.00 out of 5

NOT Waterproof

These trousers are not waterproof. The are the vapour rise guide trousers. Nowhere does Rab description says that they are.

4.00 out of 5

a pleasure to wear

These are delightful to wear super comfy and light keep your legs ther perfect temperature, just so so comfy. By far the best pants I own

4.00 out of 5

Rab trousers

Terrible for money paid must be way better trousers on the market must be paying for the name offer no protection from wind and rain

4.00 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant

I have had a pair of these for years and i am very impressed at how warm and comfortable they are. I have used them in wind, snow and underneath waterproofs in rain. I find that the 3 pockets and all the breathe ability panels make them very adaptable. Great quality the same as all the Rab products i have purchased.

4.00 out of 5

A must have

For those colder days a good product for general trekking. They don’t claim to be “waterproof” as they aren’t pertex shield. Plenty of zips and pockets (except around the back) Comfortable and not heavyweight. For full description read the Rab label! Or ask a staff member? Then you should be happy with your purchase!

4.00 out of 5

Excellent Trousers But ...

Found these trousers to be an excellent and comfortable fit with some very handy features.
A quality product which is well made and wind proof.
But don't expect them to provide any real degree of water resistance.
On a wet and windy November day in West Yorks, my legs above the knee area were soaking wet and freezing cold within half an hour of setting off.
The product description of being "Highly wind and weather resistant " is misleading.
"Shower resistant" is a more apt description regarding the water resistance properties of this product.

4.00 out of 5

Great Product

I have used this trouser for two winter seasons. They're a perfect fit and very comfortable. The fabric is an excellent wind barrier and I have never had to put waterproofs over them for the sake of warmth in full winter conditions. Highly recommended.

4.00 out of 5

Best walking pants ever

These are the most suitable trousers for walking ever, light warm and very comfortable

4.00 out of 5


Amazing and warm , wear when out doing field work all day , fit perfectly and have a nice bit of flex to them . Would definitely recommend to those you like a more flexible but not as baggy fit to their trousers . Like all rab products these really do live up to the job

4.00 out of 5

Rab vapour rise guide pants mens

These trousers do not live up to the hype. Poor waist press stud fastening, material nowhere near as warm as manufacturers claim. Not a very good fit. Very overpriced for what they are. Paying a premium just for the Rab label. Better pants on market for less than half the price.

4.00 out of 5


These pants saw me through a week's hiking in Norway. Warm (excellent at eliminating wind chill), comfortable and waterproof.

Probably at their best sub-15 Celcius, although on an uncharacteristically warm day I didn't get too hot at 19C.

They are a touch on the expensive side but I don't regret the purchase.

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