Dancing Light Gear Ultralight Rain Pants
Late Sat. night (around 11 PM) I ordered a pair of ultralight sil-
nylon rain pants and two bottle holders from Dancing Light Gear &
Crafts by sending an email from the website. I paid with PayPal.
I received an USPS Priority Mail package today (Wed.) with my order
inside. Man, that was fast. They advertised up to a four week wait
for the pants since they sew them up after you order.
The website advertised weights of 2 to 2.5 oz for the pants and 0.5
oz for the included stuffbag. Weights on my scale for size 37" hip,
30" inseam was 2.4 oz for the pants and 0.2 oz for the 4.5" x 7.5"
These are basic no frills (no zippers, flys, or venting) ultralight
waterproof rain pants with elastic around the leg cuffs and waist.
The waist elastic has a nice cordlock adjustment. The sewing was of
good quality. I'm very pleased with the pants. I plan on using them
this winter in cold rainly conditions. In the summer they would be
too hot, but who needs rain pants in the summer.
If you order a set of these pants, read the sizing info VERY
carefully. They sent me the size I ordered and they are almost too
tight. They fit well but I thought I was ordering oversize. We guys
aren't used to ordering by HIP size. :)
The bottle holders are coated nylon bags sized to hold 1 L water
bottles with 1" webbing sewn on the top edge to make a side loop and
another loop on the bottom. A drawstring with cordlock will close
the bags around the body of the bottle. Good rugged bags. Weight on
my scale was 0.7 oz each. I plan to use them on my pack shoulder