Waterfallproof Pants

Highly waterproof and breathable pants built to withstand extreme rainfall.

$795.00
Size

Model is 6ft 4 / 193cm with a 33 inch / 83cm waist, and wears size Large.

  • Material engineered with self-drying nanotechnology
  • Built with an intelligent waterproof membrane
  • Fitted with a watertight pocket
As we face life on Earth with new categories of weather, we’re going to need new categories of clothing. With extreme weather events on the rise for the last 40 years, and floods and fires sweeping across cities and states, “waterproof” is not enough. The megastorms are coming. Describing it as raining doesn’t quite cut it when you see houses and cars floating down the road. So we’ve started working on clothing designed for a world of ultraviolent weather – a world where the sky starts acting more like the ocean, and atmospheric rivers dump tidal waves of water down on towns, cities and villages.

The Waterfallproof Pants are designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall becomes the norm. Highly waterproof, windproof and breathable, they’re constructed with an advanced 3 layer Swiss material with an intelligent membrane that opens and closes in the heat, and self-drying nanotechnology that mimics a lotus leaf. Fully seam sealed, we’ve fitted them with a watertight pocket that can withstand high pressure torrents of 100 litres a minute.

Technical Details

3 layer material made in Switzerland
Material engineered with Schoeller c_change® membrane and nanosphere® technology
Highly waterproof
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Highly windproof
Highly breathable
Two open side pockets
Pocket with watertight zipper inside right side pocket
Two back pockets with water resistant zippers and storm flaps
Fly fastens with water resistant zipper and two metal press studs
5 belt loops
Metal press stud adjusters for tightening cuffs
Pants weigh 450 grams
The fabric is Bluesign approved – a system for environmentally friendly production
Machine wash 40°C
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Built with a Swiss supermaterial

The Waterfallproof Pants are designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall becomes the norm. Highly waterproof, windproof and breathable, they’re constructed with an advanced 3 layer Swiss material from Schoeller with an intelligent membrane that opens and closes in the heat, and self-drying nanotechnology that mimics a lotus leaf. Fully seam sealed, we’ve fitted them with a watertight pocket that can withstand high pressure torrents of 100 litres a minute.

The pants come with a watertight pocket that can withstand high pressure torrents of 100 litres a minute.

Water rolls off the outside like a lotus leaf

The outside of the Waterfallproof Pants mimics one of nature’s most brilliant pieces of engineering – the lotus leaf. Over millions of years the lotus leaf has adapted to life constantly surrounded by water. Although the surface of each leaf looks completely flat, it’s covered with a complex landscape of microscopic bumps which helps it stay clean and dry.

Nanotechnology means water can’t stick to the pants

When a water droplet lands on a normal flat surface, it sticks easily and quickly begins to absorb. But when water hits the surface of the lotus leaf, it can only balance on the peaks of the tiny bumps, meaning any movement or a breeze will cause the liquid to simply roll away. The outside layer of the pants replicates the leaf’s microscale bumps using Schoeller’s nanosphere® technology. The bumps are completely imperceptible to the naked eye, but allow the pants to resist water, oil and dirt.

The outside of the Waterfallproof Pants mimic one of nature’s most brilliant pieces of engineering, so water simply rolls off them.

How the membrane works in the cold

This c_change® membrane mimics natural structures like flowers and pinecones, opening and closing in response to changes in temperature, humidity and sweat. It’s designed to keep you at a consistent temperature by combining really high breathability with heat retention. While it can open up like a series of microscopic vents to let heat escape, in the cold it closes itself like a protective barrier to stop heat leaving. So as soon as the temperature drops, or you stop moving, the membrane contracts to insulate you and retain heat close to the body.

Building the material alone requires a total of 28 separate construction processes.

Fitted with a watertight pocket

While every zipper on the Waterfallproof Pants is built to cope with extreme volumes of rain, we’ve fitted the pants with a watertight pocket that will keep anything inside completely dry. Even if you blast the zipper with a high pressure jet, it can withstand up to 100 litres of water a minute. It’s built with an incredibly heavy-duty waterproof zipper that looks a bit like a rubber anchor and is normally only found in scuba diving gear.

Two zipped back pockets with angled storm flaps

The pants are fitted with two back pockets built with water resistant zippers. They come with angled storm flaps that are designed so that any water rolls off them and away from the pockets. The pants also come with two open side pockets for when the weather isn’t trying to kill you.

A weatherproof waistband

The fly fastens with a zipper and two strong metal press studs. The zipper is water resistant and protected by a storm flap, while the second metal stud is concealed behind a layer of fabric to protect it from heavy rain. And there are five 60mm belt loops that are designed to be compatible with almost any belt.

Metal press stud adjusters at the hem

A simple metal press stud system lets you tighten the pants at the hem. It works well if you’re out on a bike, or if you need to create a seal around your boots in wet conditions.

Engineered for movement

The pants will stretch with you whatever you’re doing. But instead of relying on elastane, we use an advanced weaving process which creates mechanical stretch to achieve the same effect. Articulated knees, detailed shaping and a slight taper mean the pants follow the natural shape of your legs.

Size + Fit

The Waterfallproof Pants are designed with a regular fit.

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Outside leg 101 102.5 104 105.5 107 108.5
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40
Outside leg 39.7 40.3 40.9 41.5 42.1 42.7