RAB's Fuse Pants use Pertex Shield+ to create a lightweight, minimalist waterproof overtrouser with knee length zips and cinchable ankle hem.
Rab says: The Fuse Pants are our lightest-weight waterproof pants, in a Pertex Shield+ fabric, designed to offer light-weight and packable all round protection.
Key features include ½ length YKK reverse coil size zips for easier use, knee articulations for greater freedom of movement, and an elasticated waistband for added comfort. Weighing only 205g (Large), the Fuse Pants are designed to take up minimal space in your pack, yet offer complete protection against the rain, and are ideal for hill walking and general use in wet conditions.
These pants are designed in a regular fit. giving you the option of wearing them as an overtrouser on top of a baselayer.
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RAB's Fuse Pants are made using Pertex Shield+ Fabrics which have an excellent reputation for waterproofing and breathability, therefore their performance will be easily comparable with other products in this category.
Feature-wise the use pants are fairly minimalistic in order to keep the weight down, there's no zip fly or pocket openings - they are a simple pull on, pull off pant with an elasticated waist and cinch cord. The do feature knee length zips however which will allow you to get them on over lightweight footwear.
Overtrousers like this are ideal for trekking applications in areas where you expect moderate use - so, if you were going to northern Scandanavia where it will rain a lot then you may want something tougher and easier to get on and off as you could be wearing the everyday. If however you're doing the Pennine Way in the summer - then this type of product is ideal - light enough to carry around when you don't need them, with a performance level that won't let you down when you do.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear