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The Best Summer Rain Pants: REI Kimtah Pants

I'm looking for good mixed-use rain pants for hiking, camping, and occasional cycling. I'm size large, but I can't find anything with a short-enough inseam. What do you recommend?

The Best Summer Rain Pants: REI Kimtah Pants

REI Kimtah Pants Photo: Courtesy of REI

REI’s Kimtah Pants ($189) are a step up in price, and they’re made with a waterproof-breathable fabric called eVent, a material I really like. REI says they'll stay windproof up to 60 miles per hour. They have sealed seams and ankle zips and grommets where you can add instep cords, giving them a snug fit around your feet. They’d be good for just about any activity.

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