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The 5.4 ounce, Pertex(R) Shield+(TM) Helium Pants come with all the waterproof performance and lightweight packable protection you'll need in a serious deluge.

- REI refers to the men's version

The 5.9 ounce, Pertex Shield+ Outdoor Research Helium Pants come with all the waterproof performance and lightweight packable protection you need in a serious deluge. Compressible to the size of a granola bar, you'll forget they're stuffed in your pack until you throw them on to ward off a sudden mid-hike downpour.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

The Outdoor Research Men's Helium Pant is an ultralight rain pant for unexpected downpours in the backcountry. The Pertex Shield+ fabric is 2.5 layer, 100% nylon, and 30D ripstop, giving you waterproof protection that breathes when the skies open up. The standard Fit pulls over your shorts or base layer with an elastic waist and ankle zippers make it easier to pull over your shoes or boots. The drawcord at the waist prevents them from sliding down to your knees. Whether ultralight backpacking is your thing or you just want to save space in your already stuffed pack, the Helium weighs in at just under six ounces (size large) and packs down to the size of a granola bar. Whoa, just don?t confuse them with your snack-stash. Features of the Outdoor Research Men's Helium Pant Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Fully Seam Taped Elastic Waist with Drawcord Ankle Zippers Accepts Accessory Suspenders

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Weighing a featherlight 5.4 oz., the Outdoor Research Mens Helium Pants delivers flash-storm protection to match the Helium Jacket (sold separately). The weight and compact compression ensure theyre sized for even the most weight-critical expeditions. Waterproof, breathable Pertex Shield+ 2.5L nylon ripstop fabric with fully seam-taped, laminated construction boasts windproof coverage and rugged abrasion resistance among its many benefits. Technical highlights include reflective logos, carabiner loop, internal loops for instep laces, elastic waist with drawcord, gusseted crotch, ankle zippers for easy on and off, and accessory suspender compatibility. Imported. Sizes: XS-2XL. Colors: Black, Coyote, Pewter. Size: Medium. Color: Black. Gender: Male. Age Group: Adult. Material: Nylon. Type: Rain Pants.

- Cabela's refers to the men's version

The Outdoor Research Helium Pants are a flash-storm insurance policy crafted from waterproof and breathable Pertex Shield+. At just 5.9 ounces, they pack all the waterproof performance and lightweight packable protection you'll need in a serious deluge. You'll forget they're stuffed in your pack or clipped to your harness until you throw them on to ward off a sudden mid-route downpour. Ankle zippers ease the way when you're in a hurry and the elastic waist adjusts with a drawcord.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version