If you work in the rain, real rain like Western WA or SE Alaska, Filsons are what you need. When they stand up in the corner, they are just getting broken in. Not washing them is part of the mystique. At least three generations of Washingtonians have worn them in my family. My Dad gave me a Filson "Alaskan Tuxedo" when I finished forestry school in 1976 which I still wear.
Waxing Carharts sounds like a good idea.
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I would consider waxing the the whole leg below the knee and the front thigh portion as these are generally the areas exposed to the most moisture.
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Have you done this yet?
Wondering if you got around to waxing your Carhartt pants yet and if so, how did it work out?
I am thinking of waxing part of my Carhartt Bib's as I'm tired of my knees getting soaked when kneeling in the snow.
I don't often work in "real rain" (as described by ppine) but I frequently work in "real snow". I'm not sure how old my Carhartt insulated bibs are but it still takes a lot to soak them through. I rarely wash them, though. That may have something to do with their retained moisture resistance.
Carhartt pants < Filson single tin dry finish pants
Firehose pants < Filson single tin brush pants
___________? < Filson double tin cloth waxed pants?
Is this accurate? double tin pants still stand alone?
In the corner?