Close-fitting stretch waterproof pants with unrivalled mobility and comfort.
Soft, stretchy & crinkle-free like softshell Fully waterproof and breathable like a hardshell Light and highly packable with small stuff sack The ideal protection for varying conditions
Fully waterproof, highly breathable, stretchy and comfortable, Rab Kinetic Alpine Pants could change the way you think about outdoor wear.
Made using Rab's Proflex fabric, they're soft and flexible like softshell, with the protection and durability of a hardshell - the inner quickly wicks away any moisture, while the outer protects you from the elements.
Ceramic print overlays at high wear areas increase durability and reduce the risk of snagging without hindering flexibility. The low profile waist adjustment, zipped expanding ankle closure and knee articulation all ensure high functionality for the mountains.
Proflex™ fabric with tough nylon face
Ceramic reinforcement on seat, knees and instep
High gauge knit wicking lining
Low profile drawcord waist adjustment
YKK® reversed fly opening
2 YKK® zipped handwarmer pockets
YKK® zipped expanding ankle closure
Webbing loops at hem for under-boot cords
Rab's Proflex fabric uses a waterproof PU membrane sandwiched between two high gauge knitted layers. The outer layer is very thin, soft to the touch, and super-stretchy; the inner layer maximises moisture movement to keep you dry when on the move.
Bought these early March and wore them in the subsequent March storms.
Extremely light & comfortable and can verify that they are indeed waterproof and windproof in horizontal rain. They are also very fast drying after a good soaking. Fit is true - I'm a 34 and they are a perfect fit. Initial impression is that they will be ideal for spring, summer & autumn, but suspect they may prove a bit chilly if the temperature drops to zero or below due to the thin fabric. Cannot comment on the durability as yet, but they seem to be a quality product.