Rain pants

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Rain pants, also called rain trousers, are waterproof or water-resistant pants worn to protect the body from rain. Rain pants may be combined with a rain jacket to make a rain suit. Rain gaiters may also be used for further protection.[1]

While rain pants can be made of plastic or coated nylon,[2] modern waterproof materials are commonly used, including waterproof-breathable fabric such as Gore-Tex.[3]


  1. ^ "To keep feet dry, put the tops of gaiters under the rain pants. This means the water will roll down the pants and on top of the gaiters."Bush Basics: A Common Sense Guide to Backwoods Adventure Page 13, Glen Stedham 1998, Heritage House Publishing Co ISBN 1-55143-098-3
  2. ^ Boys' Life - Oct 1985 - Page 64 Vol. 75, No. 10
  3. ^ " They will normally be made from nylon with a polyurethane coating, a waterproof coating that breathes, or a laminated waterproof membrane that breathes (Gore-Tex)." p 43 [1] Surviving Cold Weather Gregory J. Davenport - 2003

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