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Berghaus Men's Paclite Overtrousers

3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Price: 40.97 - 135.65
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Colour: Black
  • With GORE-TEX Extreme Weather guarantee
  • 3/4 length water resistant side zips
  • Opening from top and bottom for ease of use and venting
  • Elasticated waist and mesh stuff sac

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 191 g
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  • Date first available at 24 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,488 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Manufacturer's Description

Berghaus' classic lightweight over-trouser. The super light weight outer fabric provides tried and tested strength-to-weight balance and combines with GORE_TEX Paclite technology laminate to create an over-trouser that can be taken anywhere. Three-quarter length, water resistant venting side zips allow the pant to be pulled on quickly and also help regulate temperature and stay protected from the worst conditions.

Product Description

The Berghaus Paclite Pant is a fantastic lightweight, waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable over trouser using Gore's Paclite fabric. The Paclite Waterproof Trouser's low weight and tiny pack size make them an extremely versatile garment. Equally at home in the office bag or in the top of a backpack in case the weather turns nasty.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great performance 18 Nov 2008
I have used a pair of these for the past year and have been very impressed with the water repelancy, breathability and most of all the weight! Thay are so light you just don't know you are wearing them, especially compared to old style rain pants.

Being able to easily put them on and take them off over boots, due to the full length zips, is brilliant. Just be a bit careful not to snag the zips as I have done once or twice. I hold my thumb against the material as I zip which seems to ensure no snags. Fantastic for golf as well as hiking!
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
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I buy quite a lot of stuff from Amazon (loads in fact)... and unfortunately, this is the first item that I will be returning! There is nothing wrong with the quality or features of the product... if size were not an issue, they would be getting 5 stars. Read on for more details.

I don't normally order clothes on-line, however these trousers were 40 cheaper on Amazon than in-store... a significant saving. As I am 6' 4" I made a point of trying these on in an outdoor store prior to ordering. The good news was that they fit perfectly (I made a note of the size as 'XL'). Naturally, I assumed that if I ordered a pair of 'XL' trousers via Amazon, they would also fit. Unfortunately it is dangerous to assume, and the trousers I received are too short ...they arrived labelled as "XL WAIST (82CM) R31 LEG (79CM)".

Upon checking the Berghaus website, it seems that these trousers actually come in no less than 18 different sizes!!! There are 6 different waists (including XS) and 3 different leg lengths (29", 31" and 33"). At the time of writing, Amazon is only offering these in the following sizes (and there is no mention of leg length in the description or sizing chart!):-


I'm assuming that Amazon probably only stock the 31" leg... which is fair enough, but this should be mentioned in the description in my opinion. A 31" leg will probably be fine for many people... but possibly not if you are shorter/taller than average. I suggest you double check the Berghaus website for a more detailed sizing guide, and contact Amazon to check the leg length before ordering.

UPDATE 13/1/10
After returning these trousers and explaining the above issue, it looks like Amazon have now updated the product description and sizing accordingly... so well done Amazon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Berghaus Paclite trousers are just brilliant 24 Oct 2011
Colour Name:Black|Size Name:Medium/Short
I bought Berghaus Paclite trousers a couple of months ago, have worn them in the most inclement weather and they really do the job well: extremely lightweight yet completely waterproof, easy to get on due to the zips going all the way up close to the hip and the right length (I have short legs and was able to get them the correct leg length).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best buy in the super light category 14 July 2011
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The Berghaus Paclites are minimalist hard shell trousers at a very reasonable price. The fit is a bit slim both at the waist and at the thighs/calves which I personally like a lot being 185cm and 70kg. The trousers have a high waist line providing good coverage of the lower back and pelvis.
I've got the size Medium/Long, which are spot on for me (waist appr. 32", inseam approx. 34").

Minimalist means minimalist - the trousers have no pockets, no reinforcements and the cover flaps for the 3/4 length leg taped zippers are rudimentary.
The fabric is paclite, breathability is quite good as the trousers are a bit thin. Other people have reported sealing issues at the zippers but I've never had any water entry at the zippers. They fit neatly into the compression bag, roughly the size of 3 tennis balls.

I've used the trousers for light hiking, bike commuting and everyday use for a year and so far they're holding up nicely. I wouldn't expect them to survive extended periods of rough use but they are quite cheap so it replacing them every 2-3 years would be an option.

The trousers are absolutely recommendable as a trouser for light hiking or commuting as they weigh next to nothing and take up np space.

Very light
Low volume when packed
Highly breathable
Tight fit

only 3/4 zippers
lacks a pocket
not the sturdiest hard shell pant out there
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great over trouser 27 Mar 2014
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:Medium/Short|Verified Purchase
Berghaus, so not much more to say. A bit expensive but well worth it and not had any issues with all this wet weather this winter on very long walks.
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