Outdoor Research's Helium Pants use high performing Pertex Shield+ fabric to produce waterproof over trousers that are incredibly light yet waterproof and breathable.
Outdoor Research says:
When the forecast is iffy, don't let it interfere with your plans. These rain pants are so light and small - they pack into their own pocket - that it's silly not to have a pair in your pack. It's just like the uber-compressible Helium II jacket, but for your legs.
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Outdoor Research's Helium Pants are made from 2.5Layer Pertex Shield+, which is one of the highest performing ultralight fabrics available, making them very waterproof and breathable despite the low weight.
The Helium pants have a shockcorded waist that's also half elasticated with a siliconised surface finish that will help stop these pants from working down, a similar finish to each hem should also stop the legs from working upwards as you bend and move.
There are loops for braces and calf length water resistant zips to help with getting on and off. There's even a zipped back pocket, which doubles up as a stuff sack.
Designed with multi-sports in mind the Helium pants have some features suited to snow sports, but remain an excellent all round over trouser.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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