Lightweight, waterproof and extremely breathable, the Outdoor Research Men's Helium Pants keep you dry and comfortable during downpours, but remove easily when the weather clears thanks to side ankle zippers that don’t require shoe removal. The Men's Helium Pants are ideal for 3-season backpackers, cyclists and climbers due to their versatility and durability.
Pertex Shield+ fabric offers waterproof/breathable protection without compromising compressible durability, which makes stowing the Helium Pants in a pack or clipping them to a climbing harness easy to do. The lower section of the pant leg has a tapered design so extra fabric isn’t flapping around if you are climbing or cycling. This design also allows these pants to fit well under gaiters. And the side ankle zippers allow for ventilation, but also make quick changes over boots or shoes hassle-free.
Other features of the Helium Pants include full seam taping and low profile tabs at the waist to accept accessory suspenders (sold separately). The elastic waistband with drawcord makes adjustments easy and the standard fit of the Helium Pants allows for lightweight base layers or summer weight hiking pants to be worn under them.
Outdoor Research Men's Helium Pants are available in an array of sizes.
- Fully Seam Taped
- Elastic Waist with Drawcord
- Ankle Zippers
- Accepts Accessory Suspenders (sold separately)
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Warranty Lifetime Waistband Elastic with Drawcord Type Waterproof Pant Shell Material 30D Pertex Shield + 2.5L Number of Pockets 1 Item Weight 5.9 oz Inseam Length 31" Fit Standard
Real Customer Reviews
- Great lightweight option
Likes: Huge proponent of outdoor research gear. The quality is outstanding and you have to factor in OR's infinite guarantee. 5'10 with a 30" inseam and 31" waist and the medium fit is perfect. This is a worthy addition to the helium jacket. Like the helium jacket these aren't meant for bushwacking. Treat with care and they will love you forever.
- Excellent, effective choice for Thru Hiking
Likes: Does its job well, fits convertible pants underneath, easy to get on or off with shoes on, waistband is snug and effective at keeping water out, durable material while still being lightweight
Dislikes: Nothing so far.
- Super light and packable
Likes: Great rain pants, and they pack into the pocket.
Likes: Crazy light, good fit in length
Dislikes: kind of tight when wearing hiking pants, probably recommend sizing up
- cutting need small improve
Likes: lengths & waist are great; looked up the size chart before purchase!
Dislikes: small room for the butt, limits big movement
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