The Best Rain Pants
Updated Dec 11, 2022
Although you probably don’t need rain pants during lighter showers or warmer weather, a good pair of rain pants can help you stay dry and comfortable when you’re hiking in heavy rain or colder climates. To find the best pair, we spent 45 hours conducting research, speaking to experts, conducting a killer wash test, and chasing rain through Oregon, Colorado, and Washington. Based on our latest testing, we chose Marmot’s PreCip Eco Pants, which come in men’s and women’s sizes, as the best rain pants for most people. Water resistant yet breathable, these rain pants come in multiple inseam lengths, have a tailored cut, and offer features such as ankle zippers and side pockets. They’re also more affordable than many of the other pants we tested.