Jessie Leong, in her comprehensive review for Advnture, lavishes praise on the Alpkit Nautilus women’s hiking pants. Touted as somewhat of a fantasy for many hikers, these midweight pants are designed for comfort with a close fit, boasting breathability and waterproof capabilities.
If you’re looking for a durable, breathable and high-performing waterproof overtrouser at a competitive price point, the Alpkit Nautilus is certainly a strong contender to keep the rough weather out and keep you comfortable on your next mountain adventure.
With a 20,000mm hydrostatic head and a 20,000 MVTR rating, these pants are well-prepared to withstand wet, windy conditions. Made of extra-tough 70D nylon 6,6 outer fabric and reinforced at the hem and ankles, they're designed for longevity even under heavy use.
Their structure and features such as semi-elasticated waistband, articulated knees, and diamond-shaped gusset optimize movement, making them an outstanding choice for any hiking enthusiast.
Jessie’s trials, from mountain approaches to casual strolls, validate the pants' superior technical features and comfort. While they might not be the most lightweight or easily packable, their performance in challenging weather conditions positions them as a valuable addition to the hiking gear arsenal.
Read more from Jessie walking in the rain in her article titled Alpkit Nautilus waterproof hiking pants review: properly designed to keep water out.