[Cdt-l] Rain Pants?

Sean Staplin seanstaplin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 20:36:11 CDT 2013


I am using the montbell dynamo pants. I have had them out in rain and
rain/snow mix while wearing a zpacks ground sheet poncho. They are so light
that they absorb almost no water and my skin underneath stayed dry. Only
downside is no pockets at all.
Sean

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Jim and_or Ginny Owen <
spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  The CDT is generally a dry trail.  I wear nylon/supplex pants, which
> provided enough protection for rainy/snowy days, and for hiking in deep
> snow.  The rain storms you get tend to be summer thunderstorms.  Rain pants
> aren't needed for those, and nylon pants dry extremely quickly.  If you
> usually hike in shorts, rain pants could be helpful when hiking in spring
> snowpack (either Montana if SOBO or Colorado if NOBO.)  Your legs can get
> pretty torn up while postholing in deep snow without some protection.  I
> carried shorts, but rarely wore them except while doing laundry, because
> there were enough blowdowns, biting flies, mosquitoes, etc. to make long
> pants a necessity for me.  When it got really cold in the fall, my nylon
> pants were warm enough as long as I kept moving.  In camp I wore long
> underwear.
>
> Ginny
>
> > From: johnston73 at me.com
> > Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:25:22 -0400
> > To: Cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Subject: [Cdt-l] Rain Pants?
>
> >
> > who has / is carrying / carried rain pants on the CDT ?
> > are they needed ?
> >
> > I didnt have any for the PCT or AT ..
> >
>
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