Compare Waterproof Rain Pants & Trousers

There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right pair of waterproof rain pants and trousers for your needs. Ultimately, many of the features will be a personal preference (for example, elasticated waist, side zips etc) but many of the fabrics used will make a difference depending on how you intend to use them. You can use our comparison table below to look at the products in our main guide side by side, to help you make an informed choice, looking at fabrics, waterproofing, pricing and various other factors.

Editor’s note: This article is part of our buyers guide to waterproof rain pants. See other articles in this series: 

Looking for other waterproof gear? Check out our buyers guides on waterproof hiking shoes and waterproof rain jackets

Product
Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Pants
Marmot Minimalist Pant
Outdoor Research Helium Pant
Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant
Mamot PreCip Eco Pant Full Zip
The North Face Men's Antora Hiking Pants
Rab Downpour Eco Pant
Columbia Rebel Roamer
Showers Pass Transit
Mountain Hardwear Women's Stretch Ozonic Pant, Black, Small
MARMOT Men's Minimalist Pant, Black, Medium
Outdoor Research Women's Helium Rain Pants – Breathable & Weatherproof Pants Black
Arc'teryx Beta AR Pant Men's | Versatile Gore-Tex Pro Pant for All Round Use | Black, Large
MARMOT Women's PreCip Eco Full Zip Pant | Lightweight, Waterproof Pants for Women, Ideal for Hiking, Jogging, and Camping, 75% Recycled, Black, Medium
THE NORTH FACE Men's Antora Rain Pant, Vanadis Grey, Medium Regular
RAB Men's Downpour Eco Pants Waterproof Breathable Rain Pants for Hiking & Trekking - Black - Medium
Columbia Men's Rebel Roamer Pant, Waterproof & Breathable Black
Showers Pass Men's Transit Waterproof & Breathable Ultralight & Packable Waterproof Rain Pants - Black Color - Size XX-Large
Buying Options
Our Award
Women's Performance
Women's Best Lightweight
Men's Performance
Women's Best Rain Pant for Hiking
Men's Best Value
Men's Best Cycling
Weight
8.68 oz
11 oz
5.86 oz
18.3 oz
11.28 oz
4 oz
7.9 oz
12.5 oz
11 oz
Waterproof Fabric
2.5L Dry.Q Stretch Ripstop
2.5L Gore-Tex with PacLite Technology
2.5L Pertex Shield Diamond Fuse
Gore-Tex Pro
Nono Pro Eco
2L DryVent Seam Sealed
Pertex Shield Membrane
Omni-Tech Waterproof/Breathable
Nylon
Face Fabric
100% Recycled Polyester
100% Polyester
30D 100& Nylon Ripstop
N40r-X Gore-Tex Pro
100% Recycled Nylon Ripstop
100% Recycled Nylon Ripstop with DWR Finish
Artex 3-Layer
70D 100% Nylon
Artex 3-Layer
Pockets
1
2
0
1
3
2
0
0
0
Side Zip Length
3/4 Length
1/4 Length ankle zips
1/4 length ankle zips
Upper thigh vents and 1/4 ankle zips
Full length side zips
Lower-leg zip
Ankle
None
Ankle
Waistband Fastening
Nylon Belt + Elastic Band
1/2 Elastic
Elastic with drawcord
Zip fly with integrated belt
Elastic + shock cord
Elastic with drawcord
Elastic waist + internal drawcord
Elastic + shock cord
Elastic waist + internal drawcord
Fit Over Hiking Boots
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Packable
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Cost
$110.98
$184.95
$129.95
Price not available
$101.42
$60.12
$105.00
$60.00
Price not available

Conclusion

We hope you’ve found our comparison table useful when making a decision about the best waterproof rain pants for your needs outdoors. As you can see, there are a whole range of option available at really varying price points. We’d generally suggest going for the best option based on your budget (you can read more about how to make that decision based on features to price ratio in our buying advice article here. Ultimately, your purchase will be a choice decided by where you plan to use them the most and what you plan to do.

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