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Price $129.00 at REI
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Pros Optimized for cycling, thoughtful features, durable, comfortableFull length side zippers, durable, versatileInexpensive, recycled materials, lightweight, great zipper and vent designLightweight, versatile, comfortableComfortable, lightweight, easy on/off
Cons Thicker fabric better for cooler temperatures, no vents, no pocketsExpensive, awkward without front fly closureHeavier 3 layer materialNot full length side zippersExpensive, partial side zippers
Bottom Line A go-to for wet weather cycling and commutingDurable, versatile, and impressively lightweight shell pantAn affordable option that will stand up to moderate activityThese lightweight rain pants stretch the seasons and prove useful most of the yearDurable and lightweight, an excellent emergency layer
Rating Categories Transit Beta SL Pant Torrentshell 3L Pant Aspire Pant Zeta SL Pant
Water Resistance (25%)
9
9
9
7
8
Comfort And Mobility (20%)
6
6
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6
6
Breathability And Venting (20%)
5
7
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6
Weight (15%)
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Packed Size (10%)
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Features (5%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Transit Beta SL Pant Torrentshell 3L Pant Aspire Pant Zeta SL Pant
Measured Weight 11 oz 12 oz 11 oz 9.5 oz 8.5 oz
Waterproof fabric Material Nylon N40r Gore-Tex with Paclite technology 100% recycled nylon 50D polyester Gore-tex 2L Gore-Tex 2L
Face fabric and Layer Construction Artex 3-Layer 150D nylon plain weave, 2 layer H2No Performance standard shell Gore-Tex 2L Gore-Tex Paclite Plus N40r
Pockets None None 2 zippered hand 1 back None
Side zips length? Ankle 1/3 length, unzips to below knee 3/4 zip 3/4 zip 3/4 zip
Put on Over Hiking or Mountaineering Boots Low top hiking/casual Mountaineering Mountaineering Mountaineering Mountaineering
Inseam Length, Size Small 32 32 32 30 32
Stows Into Pocket? No No Yes Yes No
Clippable loop? No No Yes Yes No
Waist band Style Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord Elastic waist + internal drawcord
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