What pants do you wear?

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  1. MoraMan

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    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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    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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    My wife wears them...

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    I went down to the local milsurp store and found some new milspec tactical pants with pockets for $25 bucks. I've got three pairs, and they've been going strong two years, 4 seasons with longjohns.

    Rothco Combat Trousers, those are it.
     
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    I wear ripstop nylon convertible pants year round, with long johns in the winter. I had one pair from Trekmor (Campmor's store brand name), and when I, um... "outgrew" them, I bought a pair from Columbia. The fit and finish on the Columbias is, to me, worth the extra $$, but as far as durability, they're both good.

    I still wear a Trekmor shirt of the same construction, but will look at the walmart brand "fishing shirt" when it comes time to replace it.

    I also liked Army summerweight ripstop nylon BDUs, but once I, um... i guess we'll again say "outgrew" my old army ones, I had already found the Trekmors. I also don't like camo, though I'm slowly finding it appealing again.

    In the depths of winter here in LA (January 15th, sometimes 16th, LOL) I have a pair of Army field pants that i still wear. They're 100% worsted wool, and the pants liners fit underneath, making for some really warm hunting clothes. Excellent for sitting in a stand all day, but will stand up to the brush and thorns without too much damage.
     
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    I thought I'd try Tru-Spec 24-7 pants & I was very happy with them. Tons of pockets, light & comfortable.
     
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    I have the railrider yukon insulated pants for the winter as well as some Marmot Scree softshell pants I got on sale. Both of those are for sub-freezing. Between 50 and freezing, I wear jeans. Warmer than 50 it's shorts or nylon zip off pants, most notably the boy scout uniform ones.
     
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    Wool whipcord pants are very versatile and durable if you can find them; new they are expensive but sometimes you can find them on ebay or in surplus stores. I had a pair of blue whipcord mailmans pants which lasted for years of hiking, I finally gave them away when I "outgrew' them.
    Railriders are great too, sometimes you can find used and they have sales fairly regularly.
     
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    I use military pants, my favorite ones are the Army ACU's. I wear them all the time.
     
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    I've got a worn set of cotton black BDU pants that I love to wear in the bush, made by propper. I got them for free from a friend and they've held up great through adventures in three countries!

    My S95 pants are probably the best outdoors pants ever designed, but I can't push myself to wear camo pants, so they end up as pajama bottoms most of the time. Sometimes, especially in the summer since they're so lightweight, they see the light of day.
     
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    Plus one. These trousers take a beating and just ask for more; wash after wash.
     
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    GanderMountain guide series pants
     
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    Canvas

    I prefer the Carhartt Canvas Dungarees. They block wind well. Wet and cold are better with a wind proof rain pant.
     
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    Surplus wool pants are a dime a dozen, and are good for cooler weather. For the summer months, I love my North Face synthetic convertible pants (paramount peaks) and are right at about $40.
     
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    Hey BFS, I was just looking at those North Face pants. It gets mixed reviews on REI so I'm not sure about them. I need something to use during the summer here in the Colorado high country for backpacking. It sounds like you'd recommend them.
     
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    Craghoppers kiwi trousers

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    I am a Carhartt man myself, if it's cold out I wear my thermal long underwear, and scotchguard treat my pants for the rainy season as it keeps most of the water out.
     
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    DDR wool trausers and Soldier 95 (UK) lightweigt cotton pants. Good to go allmost year around at here. That mix did cost me about 20€(26.43 US Dollar).
     
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    5.11 Tactical TDU pants.
     
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    +1 for the 5.11s

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    Jeans for me.
     
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    I have been wearing what are called "Operator pants" from L.A. Police gear and love them. Here is the link. It seems they are on sale right now. I have two pair of these and a pair of their rip stop BDUs. Seem pretty good to me.

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/basic-operator-pant-elastic.html


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    I am a denim guy, to school and out and about I wear Levi 527s. They fit tight and give my cowboy boots room. But for farm work and hunting I wear Wrangler Cowboy cuts. They hold up well, have strong pockets and fade away from being bold blue to a faded jean look. Levis cost about 40 bucks and the Wranglers cost 30 bucks.
     
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    THE pants! Just ask my wife!

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    I'm on my second pair, and honestly love them. The only reason I don't use my first pair is because I 'outgrew' them. I have has no issued with durability, and they are breathable and comfortable in warm weather.
     
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    Propper Tactical BDU's. 3 season very tough/comfortable pant with 9 pockets for $40.00. For winter I go with Johnson Woolen Mills Wool Spruce Green Pant.

    FREE Matching Belt

    Fade and Wrinkle Resistant
    DuPont™ Teflon® coating repels liquids and stains
    65% polyester / 35% cotton ripstop fabric
    Sturdy Snap-Cap Closure with French Fly
    Heavy-Duty Double Seat and Knee
    Internal Knee Pad Openings
    Action stretch waistband
    Nine Pocket Design Includes Large Inverted Pleat Cargo Pockets and Utility Pocket
    Wallet Pocket-in-a-Pocket

    http://www.bdudirect.com/c-66-poly-cotton-ripstop.aspx

    http://www.kitterytradingpost.com/product.php/prodid/12281
     
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    I don't like jeans myself have not wore a pair in a few years. I like the cargo style convertible pants in the summer can get for around $25-30 from target or places like that stay away from Gander mt and your outdoors places as they charge you a lot more for the same pants. On the high side $75 range I have pair of Duluth firehouse pants. Wear almost everyday the last year still going strong. They are however hot in the summer and take a long time to dry. I just got a pair of the flex fire hose pants don't seem to be as durable but we will see. They are a lot lighter though.
     
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    My thirteen year old daughters jeans.
     
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    I have been wearing Wrangler cargos from Walmart. I had a single pair of 5.11 tactical pants that I really like but thay are pretty pricey. I got 2 more of those for Christmas. I love them except for the rear pockets. I am not fond of the angled pockets and the webbing strap across them.

    I just ordered a pair of Carhartt cotton ripstop cargos from Sierra Trading to try. They are clearanced at a little over 27 bucks for anyone interested.
     
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    Last spring, I dumped my kayak over while wearing jeans.
    Luckily I had a pair of nylon rain pants to put on.
    However, I spent the whole evening trying to dry those wet jeans around a huge campfire, and in the morning they were still too wet to wear.
    If I had no spare pants, I could have died! No more jeans in the bush for me!
    I was thinking I needed polyester or wool pants, at least they would dry or hold heat when wet.
    I went to the resale shop and bought a pair of tan polyester dress pants for hot weather, and a pair of olive drab wool dress pants for cooler weather. They cost $1.50 each!
    It took some getting used to wearing dress pants in the bush, but they work so well, I now love them!
    One of the best parts, is they fold so small, they are easy to carry for spares.
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    I live in Florida, so my 3 season pants are generally cargo shorts. Thinking that won't help you at all though.
     
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    I will agree with the 5.11 and the North Face Paramount Peaks convertible pants. I bought the Paramount Peaks a while ago, and really like them when it is warmer. I never was a big fan of convertible pants because of the zippers rubbing on my knees, but those pants I wear as shorts more than anything because I never notice the zipper. I recently bought two pairs of the 5.11 TacLite Pros from LA Police Gear, and absolutely love them when I don't want the option of shorts. They are super comfortable and have lots of pockets. They are kind of expensive, but I just waited for LA Police Gear to have a good special on them then went for it. I got two pairs of pants, two belts (which aren't the best but not bad either), a hat, free shipping, and a decent flashlight all for the price of two pairs of pants; I thought it was a good deal.
     
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    I have also been wearing jeans but just ordered my first pair of Duluth Firehose Work Pants. I will let you know how they are after they come in next week.
     
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    I wear the 5.11 Taclite Pro Pants
     
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    One vote here against Duluth firehose pants. Very durable, but so heavy they fall down constantly and tire ya out wearing them. In winter I like the USGI surplus wool pant or swiss wool. Summer...still looking..
     
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    Rugby shorts/stubbies are 4 season here in NZ for most blokes, I chuckled at the guy in stubbies shovelling snow on a road in about a foot of snow during a freak blizzard. We wear short shorts in the bush with long raincoats or just singlets in wet weather as your going to get wet so better make sure theres not too much to get wet. Having your bare legs doesnt affect core temp very much if your on the move. Mountainerers often wear long johns under their shorts with gaitors.

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    LA Police Gears operator pant is an awesome value and still to this day the most comfortable pair of pants i own. and the $20 they cost doesnt hurt either. buy a pair, i promise you will order more as soon as you put them on. also the ACU bottoms with the drawstring and velcro leg pockets are also very comfortable and very tough. if your willing to spend a few bucks over your price point, 5.11's tac lite pro is always a winner. keep your eye out for 5.11 deals, they do alot of buy 2 pairs get a bunch of stuff for free deals. ive got an entire tote full of mugs, flashlights, hats etc just from buying tac lite pros.

    "Ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders."
     
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    I also wear wool dress pants when it's cold. I typically wear poly thermals and microtex pants but when it is to cold for just that (20 and below) I wear a pair of wool dress slacks over the top of my microtex and when it warms up or I am warmed up from walking I pull the slacks off and stuff them in my pack. When I stop to glass or the temp drops I put them back on. I slit the back of the hem so I just slide them over the top of my boots, works great!
     
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    Honestly? I used to wear 5.11s but then I shrunk a couple of pant sizes and they don't fit and anyway I don't like looking like a closet commando.


    So now I just wear Dickies' carpenter jeans. Yeah, really! They come in all shades of green and brown and black and blue and are durable as all hell. Comfy, too. Just enough slack in the crotch and butt to provide some comfort but not so much at the cuffs to make them drag, except with very flat shoes (which I usually do wear, so I just roll em up a bit).

    Works well enough for most day trips. If I were going on a real trek like Philmont again, or an extended weekender far from home, I'd probably wear my old nylon EMS zipoffs, if they still fit me. LOL. Guess I should check, huh?

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