Here is my selection of the best lightweight rain pants of 2019 for your next hiking or backpacking adventure. Also have a look on my selection of the best rain jacket for your next trip.

Best Rain Pants 2019

Weight comparison table

Rain Pants Weight
Outdoor Research Helium Pants 5.6 oz. / 160 grams
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Pants 7.2 oz. / 204 grams
Haglöfs L.I.M. III Pants 7.9 oz. / 225 grams
The North Face Venture 2 Half-Zip Pants 8.1 oz. / 230 grams
Arcteryx Beta SL Pants 9.2 oz. / 260 grams
Mountain Hardwear
Stretch Ozonic Rain Pants
10 oz. / 284 grams
Marmot Minimalist Rain Pants 10.3 oz. / 292 grams
Rab Firewall Pants 11.3 oz. / 319 grams
Marmot PreCip Rain Pant 12 oz. / 340 grams

Rain pants help you to stay dry and warm. It is one of the essential items you should have with you when planning an outdoor trip.

Personally, I prefer to take the lightest rain clothes with me during my spring, summer or autumn hikes as they will probably stay most of the time in my backpack if the weather is good.

It’s also a good idea to buy rain pants with side zippers as you can easily pull them on and off even if you are wearing hiking shoes.

Also, have a look on our rain pants FAQs.