Mountain Equipment Firelite Pant Features:
The Firelite Waterproof Pant is a minimalist waterproof trouser offering exceptional breathability and low weight, in Gore-Tex® Active Shell. Ideal for fast moving days in the hills the Firelite Pants are the ideal partner for the Mountain Equipment Firefox Jacket. These waterproof trousers are the perfect balance between functionality and minimal weight making the Firelite Waterproof Trousers suitable for a whole host of aerobic outdoor activities and adventure racing.
I chose these over others as I wanted WP trousers with greater breathabilty over simple Goretex, but with a greater durablity rating other membranes. These seemed to be the best compromise
Size wise I went larger, thinking there would be times they would be used as over trousers, which on trying on I am glad I did.
My only critism is that my previous Mountain Equip WP trousers came with a small stuff sack. THis was a nice touch I always reflected on everytime I took them out/put the back. It is amazing how the presence of a relatively cheap bag can either promote or undermine brand loyalty
Service from L.D was very good. Item well packed and arrived swiftly.
Product is not the easiest to get on over a a pair of hiking boots but that is my only gripe. Have worn these in some heavy rain and high winds and stayed completely dry. So far so good and very light weight and pack down small.