Perfect for me

Reviewed by Terry from Virginia on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I shopped very hard for a rain suit - did lots and lots of research- everything from reading gear reviews ad nauseum to finding thru hikers' trail journals who were using whichever piece of gear I was checking out. I'm using these for section hiking the AT for now, and if I can ever get enough time, a thru hike.

Anyway, I hate being wet, wanted something well made, lightweight and easy to pack and pull on and off. I am very pleased with these pants. I'm 5'8. 32-33 length usually and I weight about 160-165. I got the XL since I normally wear size 12 and wanted to be able to wear these over layers. They are perfect for that. I can pull them right on over either my base layer or over shorts/pants. I love the draw cord ankles and elastic waist. Makes them easy to deal with. The fabric looks sturdy and well made to me.

A huge deal to me was price. With STP's amazing price point plus the Black Friday discount I got, the Precips were ridiculously cheap. I had looked at Frog Toggs, LL Bean, Patagonia, Columbia and a few other brands. They were SO expensive. And this fabrics is so light and packs down to almost nothing- plus it breathes and does not make you feel like you're wearing a garbage bag. I am absolutely convinced I got the very best price/quality ratio.

Honestly I did not expect the quality to be what it is- especially for what I paid, I was downright thrilled when I opened my package.

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