You will probably not
wear your rain pants as often, but they are extremely
nice to have should you be caught in a rainy
situation. Rain pants are also nice if traveling
cooler climates or for helping to block the wind.
There are all kinds of
rain pants available, from simple inexpensive shell pants
to high end performance pants geared towards
serious hikers costing well over a hundred dollars.
For your travels, we recommend a simple pair of
shell type pants that are 100% waterproof,
breathable, lightweight, packable and can easily
be worn over your other pants.
You may want to consider pants having a
boot zip cuff allowing you to put the
pants on and remove them without having
to remove your shoes.
Shop around as you may prefer
something higher end that may be worn for
activities other than travel.