Waterproof Pants

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Machiavelli

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May 21, 2009
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I'm sick of having wet legs at the end of the trail! I have been meaning to buy some waterproof pants for ages, but have never got round to it. Anyone got any recommendations?

(Could a mod move this to kit chatter please?)
 

addo

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Feb 8, 2006
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I'm sick of having wet legs at the end of the trail! I have been meaning to buy some waterproof pants for ages, but have never got round to it. Anyone got any recommendations?

(Could a mod move this to kit chatter please?)

About £20 with a lining and breathable, regularly proofed and you should be ok with most makes. Colour and optional zips around the ankles are up to you. Ive had a fair few pairs and all have worked fine if looked after.:)
 

Steve13

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May 24, 2008
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Picked up some plain green gortex ( german army ) brand new from The Bunker in Leyland today they had loads of different styles and types in may be worth a look
 

woof

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Apr 12, 2008
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Ventile trousers ?, never had any, but could be a good option. I tend though, to wash my walking trousers in a nikwax product, which makes them water resistant.

I also have a pair of gortex over trousers(berghaus) that were issued to me, a couple of years ago, but have never worn them.

Rob
 

SimonM

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Apr 7, 2007
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Before they, ahem cough, shrunk, I had a pair of Fjallraven Forestors.

In Winter I used to wax them up with the Greenland wax and they always kept me dry whilst in the woods. Fantastic trousers,well worth the money IMHO.

Simon
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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Picked up some plain green gortex ( german army ) brand new from The Bunker in Leyland today they had loads of different styles and types in may be worth a look


Did these have the bib and braces Steve ? I've been after a pair without for paddling.
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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Waterproof pants?

I've never seen them on people over three years old.

I've seen a few wearing waterproof trousers though.

Red
 

jimford

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Aldi sometimes have some nice proofed trousers for around £10. They're more for the winter as they are also 'Thinsulate' insulated.

Jim
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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Waterproof pants?

I've never seen them on people over three years old.

I've seen a few wearing waterproof trousers though.

Red



I think pants is a northern thing Red

Although I know what you mean about the nappies, some people do have "leakage" issues and there's allsorts of big pants available for them :D
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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I think pants is a northern thing Red

Although I know what you mean about the nappies, some people do have "leakage" issues and there's allsorts of big pants available for them :D

Bleeding American thing as far as I'm concerned - I've lived on both sides of the war of the Roses and nver heard the word used up to twenty years ago by a bloke at least!
 

BorderReiver

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Bleeding American thing as far as I'm concerned - I've lived on both sides of the war of the Roses and nver heard the word used up to twenty years ago by a bloke at least!

Ah,but, a lot of "Bleeding American" words are directly attributable to the original English settlers and are thus more English by direct descent than some of our modern terms.:p

EDIT: BTW, has anyone tried the Paramo Casada trouser (£110)?
 

Machiavelli

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May 21, 2009
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Good Ole' Lancashire
Waterproof pants?

I've never seen them on people over three years old.

I've seen a few wearing waterproof trousers though.

Red

I don't want to appear rude, but I think it is rather petty to pick on the way people express themselves. Does it really make that much of a difference to you how I say it? I'm sure that our cultural identity is not going to suddenly collapse because I choose to use one word over the other. Just a thought.

On a brighter note:
Thanks for all the helpful advice folks, I'm going to buy some pants/trousers tomorrow!
 

andybysea

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Oct 15, 2008
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Im from Lancashire(wigan) originally, im 42 and have used the word pants with referance to trousers for as long as i can remember, defo longer than 20yrs, now live in Scotland and my misses laugh's when i say it.(but she just doesnt understand the lingo) How the hell do you think the word UNDERpants originated!
 
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A mate of mine wear his cascadas pretty much every walking trip we do. The heavens usually open up on us, sometimes for hours at a time and he has yet to have them leak . Possibly a bit warm for summer, like a lot of paramo stuff, but I'm definately envious.

For summer, I'm happy to wear my craghopper kiwis and let them dry. Come winter I suspect I'll be off to the param shop.
 

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