Rab Powerstretch Pants ( Trousers FFS!)

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by kiltedpict, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Ok, I've gotten on the 2015 TGO Challenge and Ive been toying with the idea of the Montane Prism trousers for extra insulation in camp and to boot my bag's performance (generally, not just for the TGO)

    However, I can get a pair of the Powerstretch for £35 just now and wonder if anyone has used either or both, and which I'd be better spending my cash on.... The Rabs are cheaper and look to be less bulky and lighter... is it a no-brainer??

    Cheers in advance
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I prefer my Prisms for wearing in camp and sleeping, the Rabs (when I had them) were better for walking in. The Rabs are skin tight, quite thick and I found they bugged me with the heavily elasticated waist, they came into their own on really cold hill walking days when used as a base/mid layer.

    Congrats on getting on the TGO, I'm considering doing a east to west with hammocks at some point
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  3. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Darn it! Why is it always the expensive options...

    Oh well :)
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I use powerstretch pants a lot; really like them...and boy do I look good (also known as ridiculous) in them..

    I'd be too warm in them in May in Scotland -generally.

    Next you'll be saying a flashlight is the same as a torch :(
  5. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    So all these rumours about Ron Hills are just vicious lies? :D
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  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    You'd probably shred those with any 'serious' use?

    Paul - I would be seen dead in Ron Hills; but that's about all...
  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

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  8. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Treated myself. Purely for in the shelter/bothy in Winter. Super lightweight and So warm for something that,'floats'.
    Yes, you have to treat with care, but would not wear whilst walking because would cook in 'em and they would get damaged.
    Pricey, yes, but bought when 'on offer', in their less busy times. ( Can't believe they have less busy times.)
    Also got the Wafer jacket at 'deal' time. Again, nothing to it, but the other morning in the Bothy, chilly when I ( eventually) arose, donned it quick, and soon it was taken off cos' got hot. That's how good they are.
    The down in them is massive size.
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  9. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    PHD is beyond my wallet unfortunately :(

    Super nice stuff, although I had to return my custom bag twice due to being made completely different to my order, and then because the foot box seam felt really uncomfortable against my feet and I thought it was rough sewing (turns out that's how all bags are made- my bad) but they tidied it up a bit no problems.

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