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20K??? Wet Pants All Day

Bought these because I was eyeing some cool QS jackets and wanted some pants to match the colors. Went with the Animal Drums jacket and these pants. I really liked the Atmosphere Blue color and the location of the pockets on the front. Other awesome feature was the cuff safer sinch in those pockets for hiking the backs of the pants up in the lot so they dont get ripped and dirty. All awesome features - but when it came to performance the guys at Quicksilver not only dropped the ball but straight up lied on the waterproofing. There is NO WAY these are 20K, I would say less than 5K easy. These were soaked and retaining moisture a few hours into the day. Sent these back as soon as possible.

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Sorry about your experience here Ant. I wore the Grey version of these pants all last season wand had no problem except the pants are really dirty now. The breathability is only a 10K rating which may be why it felt like they were retaining moisture. Even if the DWR coating was bad or spotty, the membrane on the inside of the pant would do the majority of the waterproofing and breathing. Moisture coming in through the leg vents or top is possible. The fabric is coated and treated all at once before it is cut and sewn, so there shouldn't be any inconsistencies. Seamsealing could have been an issue possibly?