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#65278 - 06/05/12 05:37 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: empicard]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
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Loc: Gardiner, NY
cotton feels best next to my skin, and penguins love fashionable wear (I love colors and patterns) so the only thing that's ever worked for me in long pants are the Think Pink. they also wear like iron, unbelievably. knee patches and reinforced everything. just picked up a new pair in Paris! my last pair that I got in Garmisch wore out after 10 years. these are lilac with the requisite checked pattern and patches in solid color. and I got another pair for a friend who was dogsitting for us. pay for the plane fare to go over to Europe to get them, it's worth it. you might even get some climbing in while you're there.

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#65280 - 06/05/12 06:15 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: mgree]
anthonyb Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 38
Loc: Paris, France
The issue here is that you were wearing jeans from the Gap. I blew out a pair of Gap jeans the first week I had them just walking around--and I'm no fatso at 6' tall 170 lbs. Their quality control is just shit. Stop buying things from them. I did.

I know it goes against your budgetary constraints, but pick up a pair of Prana climbing pants from Rock and Snow. They're good guys and the pants will last you a long time. Prana doesn't make my favorite ones anymore, but I have a pair of these. The cinch strap for the waist strap loosens up on its own, but other than that they're great. You'll be able to use them for years and come in at about the same cost as a C3.

-Anthony


Edited by anthonyb (06/05/12 06:17 PM)

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#65283 - 06/05/12 08:29 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: anthonyb]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Wawarsing
patagonia jeans(etc) have a lifetime warranty!

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#65285 - 06/05/12 08:39 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: crimpy]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Kuhl also makes some bomber pants, jeans, short pants and shorts in various fabrics. Maybe too many pockets for rock climbing, but pretty comfy, tough stuff.

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#65288 - 06/05/12 09:43 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: anthonyb]
Ralph Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 138
Anthony,

How tall are you ? 30" inseam & 32" inseam
Dickie's makes some darn good pants too.
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Edited by Ralph (06/05/12 09:46 PM)

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#65290 - 06/05/12 10:06 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: Ralph]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Originally Posted By: Ralph

Does anyone else have page 1 of this thread displayed in D o u b l e W i d e format ?


Yep, pretty annoying. I have no idea why.

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#65291 - 06/05/12 11:03 PM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: crimpy]
oenophore Online   confused
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Originally Posted By: crimpy
patagonia jeans(etc) have a lifetime warranty!
For real or in jest? If such a warranty has no escape clauses, then one pair will literally last a lifetime -- a good deal for the young.
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#65296 - 06/06/12 12:56 AM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: oenophore]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Wawarsing
for real, just bring the garment. definitely makes for money well spent.

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#65299 - 06/06/12 02:03 AM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: crimpy]
donald perry Offline
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Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 1527
Loc: New Jersey
Did you ever feel like you could not do something with a rack? It is true that weight counts, turtles aren't made for flying.

Blue jeans weigh 26 oz without the rack. But if you are going to fall it might be better to wear leather.

But My Reindeer women's long underwear [6 oz] or men's camo tights [6 oz] weigh 26 oz with a rack of 12 biners and 24 small nuts and they are fairly comfortable. I could not find any reasonable tights, but a camo type design works well. It is best to shop for these in the fall.

So, you will not be flashing the harder climbs in jeans because they can already outweigh my pants with a rack. You will be falling off seconds sooner than you otherwise would. I guess it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Climb hard and get the gear in, or look cool and fall off.
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#65301 - 06/06/12 02:23 AM Re: Best climbing pants? [Re: donald perry]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Wawarsing
you made me giggle allot....

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