Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic™ Pant

Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic™ Pant

Men's Plasmic™ Pant
Overall rating:
3.2 / 5
3.2
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5
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3 out of 5(60%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
Review 1 for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Waterproof, Tight

PostedMay 9, 2015
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Location: Lafayette, Co
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
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Too Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Runs small. I am 29-30 waist and ordered the small which fits my waist perfectly but it's very tight in the seat and legs. Reg length might be a 1/2 in too short as I'd prefer it to be a tad long in the rain but thats maybe just my preference.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good, light rain pants for covering up when idle

PostedMay 7, 2015
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Location: Portland, Ore.
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm completely happy with these pants within the context of what one can reasonably expect from a product such as this. While hiking or backpacking, I wear rain pants only when lounging about camp or when stopping for lunch, etc. They'll keep the rain off your legs, they'll (mostly) keep mosquitoes from getting to your skin, and they can take the nip out of a light breeze. That's exactly what I want from a pair of light rain pants; I'm completely satisfied with their performance so far.
I give an overall rating of four stars instead of five because they are a little pricey at MSRP and because I've had them less than a year, so I'm so far unable to comment on durability.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Breathable?

PostedDecember 8, 2014
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Location: Portland, OR
Experience: Avid
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5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I recently purchased the Men's Plasmic pants in medium -- perfect fit for my 5'9" 155 lbs frame. The material is nice -- not too light, not too heavy and it has a nice 'hand' to it. Zips are sturdy and the fly button is even metal vs. cheap plastic - a nice touch.
So far so good...until you get out and actually use them. I've done 4 hikes in the pants, in light/misting rain to no rain at all and in each case the inside of the pants are just covered in moisture. To be clear, it is not like I was trail running, but I'd say moderate intensity hiking. I do not expect outer layers to be perfectly breathable, but this was a big disappointment. For $100, I'd expect much greater functionality.
I do not recommend this product.
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Unrealistic expectation?
Posted May 7, 2015
Respectfully, if you want to hike in rain while wearing both pants and rain pants, you're being unrealistic that you'll someone remain powder dry. Nowhere does the description say the rain pants are "breathable," only that they have "improved breathability." Rain pants such as these are better used while at rest or while only minimally exerting yourself. A better approach? Hike in quick-drying shorts only, then pull on leggings and rain pants when you stop for lunch, etc.
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Review 4 for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
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1 / 5
1 / 5

this product was a disappointment

PostedApril 22, 2013
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Location: Tacoma, WA.
Experience: Avid
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5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I bought it to use in high intensity activity for its qualities of being waterproof and breathable. Well, it was water proof maybe, but I could not tell because I was soaking wet by presperation, when I used it in one occasion snow shoeing and, on another, skinning. Maybe it is good for walking in the rain !
I do not recommend this product.
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Proper layering
Posted December 18, 2014
FYI... Hardshell layers are not meant to be worn during intense physical activity, that's what a softshell is for. Hardshells are to keep you dry when you're resting.
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Review 5 for Men's Plasmic™ Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Dry Bicycle Commuting

PostedApril 20, 2013
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Location: Bavaria, Germany
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love these pants for their intended purpose. I keep them in my pack or bicycle rack for rainy commutes. The Dry Q Evap technology doesn't let water through, which is what I consider the intended purpose. I'm 6' 175 lbs and the medium fits well. In jeans, wear a 32W x 32L. The pants can fit over boots at the bottom, but also aren't so baggy as to get caught on my bicycle. I can also unzip the lower leg to get the pants on over shoes if needed. The fit and waterproofing on these pants makes them far superior to the ones my employer provides, but I'm not allowed to wear black at work.
I would prefer a fully elastic waistband, but the non-elastic front does keep the pants from cutting in at the front and makes the fit more like normal pants. Just don't buy the pants too big, as there's no way to tighten them down. The pants have no pockets or belt loops, which doesn't bother me because I only wear them for short periods when needed, often over other pants. Pockets might be a curse, as well, because it's just another area that might leak. The current design has no leaks.
The Dry Q Evap gets a little muggy when sitting around the house or in sunny temperate weather. I think that's a tradeoff with any waterproof garment. I only break these out when I expect rain, and they're great for that purpose.
I would recommend this product.
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