Ultralight Adventure Equipment Rain Kilt

Silicon Impregnated Nylon
Weighs 78g (Medium size)
Code: OC3115
  • £38.99
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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 7 ratings.
January 13, 2018 | Felix Little
Hit and miss

The material itself is absolutely water repellent which is great as it lends itself to other uses, like creating a door on a tarp to stop the rain. As for intended purposes: the wind will try and snatch it off you, the lowest velcro will pop open from a strong gust or from constricting your legs - for me when in a serious downpour I have quite a quick gait as I'm keen for shelter however this seems designed in mind for a more leisurely pace, or shorter steps, it could also do with a tad more velcro to make it more secure in general or perhaps moving the velcro over to one side as rain can easily leak through gaps created from walking or from the wind. However, it is very lightweight, packable and breathable and when the settings aren't too harsh it performs well.

July 27, 2017 | Kelly den Haak
Now I definitely won't be going back to rain pants!

Ever since I took the rain kilt on a trip to rainy and cold Sweden, I know I won't be going back to rain pants. The rain kilt is light, easy to pack in and out, very quick to put on, it keeps the rain out and it has some nice colours. Combine the rain kilt with Gaiters if you want to protect your lower legs. Even in wind the rain kilt was still great, although it was flapping around quite a bit, it was never in my way. It does bring some movement limits, for example when you need to jump or make big steps. But overall it's a great, lightweight and super breathable item.

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