Waterproof Breathable Pant (#B216)
Best Rain Gear I have Ever Had
I work all over the Pacific Northwest, and I purchased my pair of these rain pants 2 or 3 years ago. Now I can't speak for this new generation of waterproof breathable pant, but the pair I have has been put through rigorous 10+ hour beatings in the woods, rain, snow, and sometimes shine, and I have never been wet once other than a little ring around the boot line which can be solved with a gaiter. The rain gear does get a little heavier when wet, but thats a given for any wet material. As for windproof, I can attest that at 70 mph in the rain, you don't feel a thing. My only gripe with these pants is the elastic waist band. Carhartt, if you aren't going to make a bib version of these please put belt loops on the pants. Regretfully, I will have to get a new pair for the seams finally ripped on the inside at the knee on both legs. Again, Carhartt I believe you can remedy this problem by extending the double leg around the inside of the knee as a friction barier for the seam. In the end it was money well spent.
October 15, 2011
I was very pleased with the quality of this jacket and the pants as well. I bought them primarily to use when riding my motorcycle and have been caught in a couple downpours. They kept me completely dry no problem. I choked a little bit at the combined price of them, but they are very well made, work well, and I consider them worth the money.
September 16, 2011
Just what looking for
Finally found exactly what we were looking for. Very thankful for the carhart.com website.
February 6, 2011
My wife and I have a pair each. We love them they keep us nice and dry. I can wear them all day without getting wet for sweat or rain. I have used them in the snow they work good but you need to have layers on. I use them for hunting, riding ATV, working, and most anything outside in the weather.
January 8, 2010
I got these to wear for snow removal work. they are baggy and a little long on me but i rolled these down at the waist and they fit great. the knees have not given out on me yet and I wear a pair of polar fleece pants underneath and they are perfect for the sierras cold that we get. I am confident they will hold up for some time yet and plan to purchase another pair after they wear out.
December 6, 2009
nice addition to gear already owned
Purchased the pants to go along with the waterproof jacket my husband got. He delivers oil, no matter the weather so he needs the best protection we can get. So we got the Carhartt gear to try and he loves it. We will buy them again when the wear and tear breaks them down.
January 17, 2009
You will be dry, but comfort is questionable
I want to start by saying that I believe Carhartt makes durable quality products and that I have owned the Carhartt Waterproof Breathable Coat for over a year and it is great. I own other Carhartt items that are excellent. However, I recently bought the Waterproof Breathable Pants as rain pants and I find them to be so-so. They DO keep you dry. For leisure activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. they may work for most people. However, I need them for work (railroad industry) where I am outside 8 - 12 hours at a time and my safety, comfort and ease of access is important to me. Here are my pros/cons:
Pros: -Durable and they will keep you very dry
-Zipper/button openings up both legs for easy-on/easy-off.
-No belt loops or even detachable suspenders - the only adjustment to keep them up is a velcro tightener on each side, and this does not do a very good job at keeping them tight enough. I had to fish my belt around them to keep them up - with no real belt loops on these pants, this was awkward, but kind of worked. Also, I needed to do this because I had no place to put my two-way radio.
-There is no fly on them whatsoever - very inconvenient and awkward when answering "call of nature."
-There are no usable front pockets, only one rear zipper pocket.
-There is no way to secure the pants bottoms if you need to roll them up or there are no inseam size options. At 5'11" I am cursed with a short inseam - 29". The only way to compensate with these pants was to roll them up, and then, I had to keep checking to make sure I did not step on the bottoms and trip myself as they had a tendency to roll down.
April 6, 2010
Not there yet
I buy a lot of Carhartt gear. Basically the Carhartt poster boy when I'm working. They should send me this stuff to test so that we could avoid this mess. I have the pants and jacket combo and get soaked in a good rain. I don't know why but the water will just push right though when I carry materials. In a heavy rain the water just pours in without contact. Working in the construction industry I have learned to depend on Carhartt for my clothing but this really disappointed. At the end of a good rain I look like I wet myself and my whole torso is soaked. Unsat Carhartt. Hopefully this changes, until then I'm gonna have to find another rain gear.
November 30, 2010