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Women's rain pants

Rain pants to get out, no matter the forecast

There's no such thing as bad weather if you have the right gear. Rain pants are designed to keep you dry and comfortable even in wet or windy conditions, whether you’re hiking, biking or camping.

Rain pants are generally designed to fit so there’s room to layer underneath and give you full range of motion. They're easy to take on and off, and often have adjustable elastic waists and zippered cuffs so you don’t have to take off your shoes to put them on. Hikers might prefer lightweight, packable pairs that compress well in a pack. For bike commuters and dog walkers, reflective hits keep you visible after dark.

What makes them waterproof?

Rain pants are made from materials like polyester and nylon, and incorporate waterproof-breathable technology like GORE-TEX®, Pertex®, and DWR (durable water repellency). They balance waterproofness with breathability to allow moisture (your sweat) to escape while keeping rain out. To maintain the waterproofness of your pants and keep them lasting longer, learn how to clean and care for waterproof gear with products like Nikwax.