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LozzyYeah


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Hi,

I'm trying to treat my guy to a nice pair of trousers, especially as we've got a weekend away at a hotel by Snowdon and there'll be a lot of climbing outdoors! so something warm, dry and protective is needed. He's more of a boulder-type than a roping-type!

any recommendations?

My budget is 50-80

Thanks! Cool

Lozzy


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My husband likes these:

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/...z16KwCFYZ95QodM1-Olg

Mountain Khakis


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So hard to say, because different people like different things.

Mountain Khakis are really nice, a lot of guys like those for climbing.

But Verve are really nice, too, and I know guys who prefer climbing in lighter-weight stretchy-fabric pants, instead of tough rip-resistant fabric. Depends on the type of climbing they do, to some extent.

Is there a favorite pair of pants that he already has? Something that he always grabs as the first choice, when he goes climbing? Why not get him another pair of those?


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I can assure you he'll vastly prefer a weekend of no-trousers over any suggestion you'll get here. Just sayin'...


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Verve Xeno pants. Best ever.


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Carhart double knees.


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You might do better posting your question on ukclimbing. there people might have a clue where Snowdon is or what a pound might be and more importantly what you can reasonably find on your side of the pond. Look at some of the Mammut trousers.


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Oh, oh, we want some trousers do we? No moure buttered scones for me, Prime Minister, I'm off to the Peake District to practice abseiling in my jolly goode trousers, which only cost me 40 pounds, 12 pence, nineteen shillings, and a jolly good tallywhacking in me longshanks!


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I would get him the The North Face Dirt Pant

I have two pair and the are awesome! they take a beating like no other pant but even with being a thicker tougher material stretch like sweatpants.

They have a gusseted crotch so when climbing and high stepping he is not gonna rip through them.

Here is a link to them to get them online!

http://www.backcountry.com/...-face-dirt-pant-mens


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jakedatc wrote:
Carhart double knees.

Everyone always says that, but they seem like they would be awful for climbing.


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If your man is going to be climbing in rather cold climates, the Arborwear Tree Climber Pants are great. They are super tough, will last forever. The only problem is when they get wet, they weigh a ton. But for cool fall/winter climbing they are great. Verve are excellent light pants, but impossible to find. Moon is a UK company, also great.


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I'd also suggest putting your question on UKclimbing.com instead of here. You'll pay lots of extra postage getting anything shipped from the US and also tax on entry. Some makes/models may be available in UK as well, but most links people have given you are for US suppliers.

But its good to see a post from someone else who knows that trousers go on the outside, whereas pants go on the inside and should not be discussed in public!


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Don't forget "layers", the key to survival.

My wife buys me warm long undies. There's no style choice, no colour choice -- she can't go wrong.

And then, I always wear them to the mountains.


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johnwesely wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
Carhart double knees.

Everyone always says that, but they seem like they would be awful for climbing.

While I personally don't like the cut of most Carhartt pants or jackets, my favorite pair of pants right now are the Tractor Supply equivalent. It takes a while to break them in but once you do, they are super comfy and last for ever.


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notapplicable wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
Carhart double knees.

Everyone always says that, but they seem like they would be awful for climbing.

While I personally don't like the cut of most Carhartt pants or jackets, my favorite pair of pants right now are the Tractor Supply equivalent. It takes a while to break them in but once you do, they are super comfy and last for ever.

And while they may be a bit on the heavy side for you sickgnar redpointers, they are perfect for gully scramblers like myself.


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My go-to pants for climbing are the simple Dickies Carpenter pants, which you can usually find for less than $20 at Walmart, Target, or any other fucking franchize.



50% cheaper and more flexible than the reinforced Carharts, way durable (I usually go through one pair a year), and you can still maintain that smug, semi-ironic hipster's air of being an upper/middle-class climber pursuing leisure sports while wearing blue-collar workers' garb. Goes great with trucker hats!


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notapplicable wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
Carhart double knees.

Everyone always says that, but they seem like they would be awful for climbing.

While I personally don't like the cut of most Carhartt pants or jackets, my favorite pair of pants right now are the Tractor Supply equivalent. It takes a while to break them in but once you do, they are super comfy and last for ever.

Once I set down my Carhartts in exchange for Duluth Trading Company's Fire hose pants, I never went back again. Way more durable, more flexible, lighter, and a guarantee that if you wear 'em out, you get a new pair.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/...s-for-men/92204.aspx


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Cotton sucks if it's at all damp. I'd go for something like this: http://marmot.com/...16,71,131&ft=131 for something warmer and this: http://marmot.com/...16,71,131&ft=131 for something more lightweight.


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camhead wrote:
My go-to pants for climbing are the simple Dickies Carpenter pants, which you can usually find for less than $20 at Walmart, Target, or any other fucking franchize.

[image]http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/17W36X32_lg.jpg[/image]

50% cheaper and more flexible than the reinforced Carharts, way durable (I usually go through one pair a year), and you can still maintain that smug, semi-ironic hipster's air of being an upper/middle-class climber pursuing leisure sports while wearing blue-collar workers' garb. Goes great with trucker hats!

I actually wear those to work most days, so on first reading this I experienced a surge of pride at not being a hipster, only to be followed by a precipitous descent in to depression over the dawning realization of my dead end, blue collar existence. Thanks alot asshole!


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notapplicable wrote:
camhead wrote:
My go-to pants for climbing are the simple Dickies Carpenter pants, which you can usually find for less than $20 at Walmart, Target, or any other fucking franchize.

[image]http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/17W36X32_lg.jpg[/image]

50% cheaper and more flexible than the reinforced Carharts, way durable (I usually go through one pair a year), and you can still maintain that smug, semi-ironic hipster's air of being an upper/middle-class climber pursuing leisure sports while wearing blue-collar workers' garb. Goes great with trucker hats!

I actually wear those to work most days, so on first reading this I experienced a surge of pride at not being a hipster, only to be followed by a precipitous descent in to depression over the dawning realization of my dead end, blue collar existence. Thanks alot asshole!

I do what I can. Dickies actually have a reasonably long history of being worn by skaters, Latino gangsters, ad other non-blue-collar types. At least they're still cheap, so they're not completely hipster yet.

Oh, and I love the Immortal Technique quote, heh.


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