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    Default What pants do you wear?

    Thinking I should ditch the jeans. Don't want to spend more than $40 or so.

    Suggestions on a 3 season pant?

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    A little out of your price range but i use railriders versatac medium weight. very comfortable pants and VERY durable.

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    I like my carhartt ripstop cargo pants, you van find them on sale for around $40, they take some serious abuse and are very comfortable in my opinion.

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    I really like the Centennial Canvas poly/cotton blend convertable pants from scout stuff

    http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/unifor...ic-canvas.html

    They have plenty of pocket room and have a zipper & flap pocket that is perfect for small stuff. They also zip off for shorts. Plenty durable too.

    I like the BDU.com Propper bdu's as well, they are around the same price.
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    Dry weather shell = Propper ripstop cotton BDUs
    Wet weather shell = milspec/ECWCS gore-tex trousers

    Summer = convertible nylon or polyester cargo pants (with zip-off legs). These will work in wet, warm weather because they don't retain water and dry quickly, but aren't waterproof. You could use them as a 4 season dry weather shell. Just use base and/or insulating layers underneath them.
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    Personally I like jeans. I know the old "cotton kills" thing, but if your careful it's not a problem and if it's cold then long underwear will treat you well. That being said, that wasn't really your question so I was no help. I have heard good things about BDU's, and for winter use try wool surplus pants. I'm sure you could find both of those types of pants in your price range.

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    I'm up on the railrider Versatec mid weight too. A little pricey but they last forever. Just got a pair of basspro fleece lined jeans on sale for $29 too. Summertime. Versatec light pants. 511 has done great ones. I would look on eBay. Some great deals there.

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    I wear all season "bombacha de gaucho" pretty common outdoor pants in Argentina:

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    I usually wear my older ACU bottoms or propper multicam pants. And depending on weather I might wear my Frogg Togg rain pants for outerwear to stay dry!

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    columbia chinos. i hate denim jeans. too heavy.

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