Boundary Stormtight Pant
2.5-Layer Waterproof Construction
Boundary Stormtight Pant Details
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over other layers
- Completely waterproof (20,000mm) and unsurpassed in breathability (30,000 MVTR)
- Compact and extremely lightweight
- Exclusive 37.5 fabric uses Active Particle Technology moving perspiration (human signature) to the outside of the garment where it is functionally neutralized
- Full length zippers means they can be pulled on and off over your boots, making them very easy and quick to take on and off--less than a minute!
- Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
- Pressure tested watertight zippers on all enclosures
How It's Built
- Material: 2.5-Layer Rain Shell
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 19oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
Bought these pants prior to White-tail season in Iowa. Held up under walking through tall wet grass and thorny brush. I have a 32 waist and ordered M. They fit well over my pair of hunting pants. Highly recommend!
I got these pants mostly for their ability to block wind and as a easy, lightweight layer I can keep in my pack for long hunts where the weather and conditions can change throughout the day. I really like the zipper on each leg that runs the total length of the pant so I can put them on and take them off without needing to remove my boots.
These pants are perfect: very light, highly weatherproof, and surprisingly durable. I've crashed my way through sticker bushes, corn rows, marshlands, etc. and have not experienced a single issue with durability. The first time I found myself waist deep in blackberry bushes (it happens) figured I was going to ruin these pants--not so. While I exited the bushes as quickly as I could and was pretty careful while in them, there were still a fair number of thorns scraping across these pants--no punctures, no rips! Certainly I wouldn't make crashing through thorny bushes a habit (I don't think these pants would prevail in such conditions indefinitely), but nice to have light pants that aren't ruined the instant you find yourself in nasty terrain. Also, unlike my buddies donning non-FirstLite pants that are loud when they walk, these pants, being very pliable, you can walk around in near silently.
Great to have. Comfortable if a little roomy in the waistline and extremely light in the pack. These are great for layering up to meet inclement weather. I would probably get something heavier for persistently wet conditions like in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. But these are absolutely perfect for meeting a sudden rainstorm, walking or sitting in snow above your boots, and for keeping handy in a pack. Durable for activity in light brush at least. I’ve worn them in two rainstorms and a day with a consistent drizzle, I stayed completely dry. They unzip at the side of both legs and are easy to put on over boots and whatever insulated or active wear pants you happen to be wearing. They have an integrated belt and stretch waistline. The pocket is nice, I rarely use it. The waistline stretches enough to slide my hands under these shell pants to get to my pockets underneath. I keep them in my pack for the unexpected, the unexpected has struck twice, and these have performed beautifully.
These pants work extremely well for keeping you dry. I've worn them in a rainstorm where my socks were squelchy wet and I was perfectly dry everywhere else. I wear them in the snow all the time and they don't even get to a point of ever feeling wet. Super silent for waterproof material. The pocket is the perfect size for a knife and I wish it was a little bit bigger to fit more things as I can only get into my jacket pockets if I unbuckle my pack, but overall that's minor and not big enough of a deal to lose a star. The side zips are awesome and these pants are so light I can't even feel a difference when I take them off and put them in my pack. I only wish they made these in the women's version because these pants are very big on me. I really wanted some waterproof pants and I am layering them, so I got them even though I knew they would be too big. Lengthwise they are good, and the elastic and built-in belt is tight enough that if I put them on over top of my other pants and my sweatshirt they stay up comfortably, but they are VERY roomy in the hip/waist area.
I've used these pants for everything. from rain storms hunting pigs and Alabama to the harsh wet winters of Wisconsin chasing White tails.
The thing that sold me the most on these pants was when setting beaver traps in Northern Wisconsin. Me and friend were setting 320 conybeares in an ice cover 2-3ft deep channel. When cutting the hole through the ice I ended up falling through. I was maybe in the water for 5 seconds max before I got out but every under my pants was completely dry. It was about 10 degrees out that day and if it wasn't for these pant it would have meant a 10 min walk back to the truck and a 30min drive back to the cabin to change close and head back to finish the work we set out for.
The only issue with these pants ive had - the fabric in the crotch area wore out but it was nothing some silicone spray couldn't fix.
I wore these pants as an outer layer along with the Vapor Stormlight Ultralight Rain Jacket during a recent trip to Iceland. The pants performed exceptionally well in the harshest winter conditions I have ever experienced. I wore them everyday for 8 days, while hiking on glaciers and other general outdoor exploration activities. They held up just fine, no rips or tears anywhere, and kept me 100% dry. I ordered a small since I am shorter than most, and there was still plenty of room underneath for all of my insulating layers. The zipper function on the legs was extremely helpful, as I could take the pants off over my boots when I didn't need them.
Thought I would try these against the competition first to see how they performed not being constructed from your standard Gore membrane or Event, Neoshell, Etc...They fit really large around the waist which was a bummer so I had to purchase the suspenders to make them work for me. Regardless the overall fit and function were okay, but I put two small tears in them almost immediately and still to this day have no idea how that even happened...not a huge deal, through some goretex patches on them and the pants were good to go. a few weeks later while ice fishing, my cousin points down at the pants and tells me there's a huge rip down the side of the pants - Again no idea how or when they ripped. Hoping FL can do something for me but haven't heard anything back yet, I realize these aren't the Seek Stormtight pants but they need to be able to withstand more than a few outings before the fabric completely fails in my opinion.
These things kept my completely dry while trusting through 2 ft of snow in Colorado this last season. They don’t insulate at all, but the fact that I stayed dry helped me stay warm. These things are super packable and light. And with the vents it helps keep cool, while hiking around. Definitely will by another pair when these wear down. They did get a small rip as I climbed over some downfall... I climbed over a lot. But the repair tape firstlite sells worked perfectly.
Put these to work on a 3rd season elk hunt in Colorado, kept the wind off and kept me totally dry walking in 18" of snow. Fit very well. Only complaint/request would be I would like them even more if they would add a couple cargo pockets.