Ultralight Adventure Equipment Rain Kilt

Silicon Impregnated Nylon
Weighs 78g (Medium size)
Code: 3115
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In 2001 Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) was started by Pacific Crest Trail hiker Brian Frankle who saw a need for durable yet light weight backpacking equipment. Nine years later nearly half the hikers completing this arduous 2650 mile trail are carrying a ULA pack. Our reputation for quality innovation and customer service have given us a worldwide reputation that is second to none.  

The Rain Kilt is a simple solution for lightweight ventilated weather protection. More specifically it is a silicon impregnated nylon skirt that keeps the bulk of moisture off of your lower body while providing ease of movement and great ventilation. The Rain Kilt easily adjusts at the waist (24` to 54`) by tensioning the flat elastic band. 

A split center and velcro tabs allow for a range of adjustment. Also handy as a ‘modesty kilt’ when doing laundry in a re-supply town. Fellas…remember to cross your legs.  

For 'Our Verdict' we have to thank Niels (from Denmark) and Google Translate:

A very specialised piece of gear and you do not see many in the Nordic countries. It's really too bad, but if you get over its appearance I think it does the job. I do not know if you can see from the picture, I use the skirt as protection against the rain-soaked shrubs and trees, without a jacket because the route, more or less, was bushwhacking from time to time. The skirt was also used in the rain, but I have good reason not to have a picture of this as my camera is not waterproof.

 

 

'ULA Rain Kilt' in Danish we would probably say rain skirt. Why expose yourself to ridicule by your fellow walkers? There's actually a surprising amount of reasons

 

  1. Easy rain and wind protection
  2. Cheaper than the pants
  3. Far more breathable than any skalbuks
  4. Covering the "vital" parts you do not want to get wet
  5. Weighs and does not take up much compared to a skalbuks
  6. Super easy to put on and take off
  7. No typical weak points as zippers or other
  8. May be taken on without the usual shoe / boot dance
  9. Can also be used as a floor under a tarp or other shelter
  10. Is the perfect conversation starter when you meet strangers
  11. Your mood is always high, especially in the rain, because nothing can be worse than wearing a dress
  12. Can cover of when you change underwear or wash clothes

Can you think of more?  Greetings, Niels of backpackinglightdk.blogspot.dk

  • Medium:  2.9 oz -  28" length x  [adjustable] weighs 78g           
  • Large:  3.2 oz -  32" length x  [adjustable] weighs 86g
  • Length: 72cm (Medium)
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
April 4, 2016 |
Waterproof Kilt not for the Taller Person

I was intrigued so I purchased the large size Waterproof Kilt.
I have tested it out on a wet blustery day and found it not to be effective for a taller person.
Firstly it was just about knee length but what stumped me was that I couldn1t stride out without undoing the bottom Velcro tab. Great fun if you are climbing high stiles and on reversing down the stile you cannot see where to place your feet because of the flapping material. I am sorry not to be more positive

February 26, 2016 |
A dress the nation

this a great simple product that works. it did have an annoying habit if you over stretched of the velcro popping open, so i sewed it from top to bottom and now step into it like a tube instead of rapping it around.

perfect for warm weather backpacking through valleys etc.

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