Men's SEAK Stormtight Pant
3.5-Layer Waterproof Construction
Men's SEAK Stormtight Pant Details
- True to size: Purchase your normal size. Designed to be worn over top of insulating base layers
- Cut to fit over your gear. If you are on a size seam (e.i. between MD and LG) size up in this pant
- Bombproof 3.5L construction for extreme conditions
- 38k Breathability [JIS L1099-B1]
- 35k Water Resistance [JIS L1092-B]
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology exhausts moisture and helps maintain optimal core body temperature
- Revolutionary, 2-point suspender system
- Belt and suspender loops
- Full side-zip legs for venting and easy on-off
- Dry-bag cargo pocket design
- Articulated, active fit
How It's Built
- Material: 3.5-Layer Rain Shell
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 26oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
I bought these pants because they were "designed" by bear and blacktail guides and inspired by "commercial fishing dry suits" for people who would be in "constant rain." I live in Cordova AK, a temperate rainforest with 160 inches of annual rainfall, and these pants didn't even last two mornings before getting a hole in them- and they were SUNNY mornings. These pants, that are now ruined, could clearly not stand up to the conditions for which they claimed to be designed. Customer Service said there was NOTHING they could do because it was not a manufacturers defect... I would call a hole forming in these pants after two mornings of light use a MAJOR DEFECT.
I liked how they fit, too bad they are now worthless to me. Terrible customer service. Not one to write reviews, but this is too big of an issue to let it pass. Very hesitant to buy anything else from this company.
Wore the pants for the first time yesterday. 12 hours on the boat in Southeast Alaskan rain and I was bone dry at the end of the day. I Used wash down hose to wash fish blood off several times, and rinsed them very well with fresh water at the end of the day. I have tried numerous different "waterproof" pants in my 8 years as a charter captain, and very few have held up to the rain and wind here in Southeast. These seem to be as waterproof as my PVC Grundens, but they breathe which is to me is worth the extra money.
They look sharp and, I am thinking I should be paid for wearing them :). I got asked about the pants much I must have said First Lite 20 times throughout the day. One of my customers and at least two of my buddies are going to be buying a pair.
I have only worn them one time, and while they are exactly what I was hoping for, they kept me completely dry and looked sharp, I cant say how well they'll hold up to the abuse. They seem sturdy, but only time will tell. Until then they're a five star in my book.
Great construction, seem pretty bulletproof and most importantly keeps you dry! Only complaints I have is they don’t fit over my guide pants as easily as I would have hoped. I wish I would have gotten 1 size bigger. Other thing is there is little to no stretch or flexibility in them, when I try to put them over my guide pants, if I’m AT ALL damp from rain or sweat they tend to stick to my under layers causing them to bunch up and making it harder to get over/under obstacles
So I have no been using these for about 2 months, 2-3 times a week. While I still think the design is excellent and perfect for hunting, I am increasingly unimpressed by their durability. First, the suspenders fell apart - the stitching where the straps join the buckles came apart.Then they started developing holes - lots and lots of holes. It seems that brushing against fallen branches, pushing through thick brush or, worst, crawling over anything other than wet grass tears them up. Mine are now a patchwork of emergency duct tape repairs. My feeling now is that they are fine for walking in on defined trails, or sitting glassing/in stands, or for dog walking. But they are questionable as back country hunting trousers.
Overall, very well designed for hunting indeed - extremely easy to get on and off, and the thigh pockets are superb. I do like them a lot, and wear them 2-3 times a week in constantly miserable Scottish conditions. However, they aren’t perfect. You do still get damp in them. Not wet, but if you have to crawl any distance on wet or boggy ground, water starts to seep through at the knees. I suppose this isn’t really a major issue for most, but here we crawl - a lot. You also get a damp butt if you have to sit for very long on wet ground.