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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Editors' Choice Award    Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $122.46 at Backcountry
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$149.95 at Amazon
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$114.93 at REI
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Pros Among the most water resistant in the review, excellent mobility and fitMega stretchy fabric, feels like a softshell, best mobility and range of motion in the review, best breathability in the review, built in belt is the bombDurable, among the most weather resistant on the market, comfortable fit, excellent mobilityBy far the lightest and most compact pant in our review, great mobility, elastic waist band is extremely comfortable and functionalExcellent value, very compressible, slightly lighter-than-average, pocket doubles as a tight fitting stuff sack, solid weather resistance, nice and low profile waist belt works well with a pack
Cons Only one pocket, 3/4 zippers are not quite as easy to put on as other full-length zip modelsNot quite as abrasion resistant as other models, so-so weather-resistance, Velcro flaps come undone easily while wearing a packAnkle length zips, no venting options, no waist tightening/cinching options, no belt-loopsLess durable than most, hard to pull on over bootsLegs are wider-than-average which helps mobility but feel bulky, no real ventilation options, size run larger than average
Bottom Line Top-notch storm protection, articulation, and breathability, while still remaining light and compressible enough to bring on any trip.A fantastic all-around pant with rad stretchy fabric, which offers exceptional freedom of movement and the best breathability.A basic, few-frills Gore-Tex pant that offers fantastic storm protection and mobility; it sacrifices little convenience for weight, without giving up anything in the way of performance.Hard to beat for any trip where weight and packed space are at a premium - as long as there isn't too much off-trail travel, where their lower than average durability could be an issue.These are solid all-around rain pants and the best model you can buy for the price.
Ratings by Category Foray Pants Stretch Ozonic Pants Minimalist Pant Helium Pant Co-op
Water Resistance - 25%
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Comfort And Mobility - 18%
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Breathability & Venting - 18%
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Features - 5%
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Packed Size - 12%
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Weight - 17%
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Durability - 5%
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Specs Foray Pants Stretch Ozonic Pants Minimalist Pant Helium Pant Co-op
Measured Weight ( ounces/grams) 12 oz / 340g 10 oz / 283g 11oz / 292g 6.5 oz / 184g 11oz / 292g
Waterproof Fabric Material 2.5 Layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology 2.5 Layer Dry Q Active Stretch 2.5 Layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology 2.5 Layer Pertex Shield+ 2.5 Layer waterproof/breathable fabric
Face Fabric and Layer Construction 50D w/ Gore-tex PackLite Waterproof Breathable Membrane 40D Dry Q Active Stretch 50D 100% Polyester w / Gore-tex PacLite Waterproof Breathable Membrane 30D 100 Nylon Ripstop w/ Pertex Shield+ Waterproof Breathable Insert Nylon
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