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  • #954

    Myles
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    17p

    I have finally come to the realisation that jeans and the waterproofs I had from scouts when I was 12 will not do anymore.

    Looking for something stretchy (mildly waterproof) and good for walk-ins and bouldering – pockets would be nice too 🙂

    Any advice?

    #955

    tprebs
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    45p

    I would say get some of those craghopper boyos. normally filthy cheap at TK Maxx and they do well for climbing as well.

    I do like the moon Cyphers for climbing in. Much more durable than craghopper and have a good crotch action (woof)

    Ronan will tell you to go to primark and get strechy jeans but this is a man who wears jeggins so do not trust him

     

    #956

    nbrowne
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    18p

    The Craghopper Kiwi Pants are really comfortable, can be found occasionally in TK Maxx for the price of a cup of tea and are flipping bombproof.

    Alternative ones for climbing in and good for general hiking if you ever go for a dander – Quechua make a really comfy pair of outdoor trousers. Speak to Fyfe as he has a red pair. (As does Ronan and Stuart).

    Happy Christmas to you both – Prebble, try not to drown!

    #957

    ClimbLikeADuck
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    38p

    How to obtain perfect trousers that excel at everything from bouldering to mountaineering.

    Step one: Buy generic trackies.
    Step two: Buy some paint, the brighter it is the more effective the trousers.
    Step three: Print out some shapes, the sillier the better.
    Step four: Now lay the shapes over the trousers and paint.
    Step five: Leave to dry
    Step six: Climb all the things and be the envy of all your mates.

    😀

    #970

    tprebs
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    45p

    Why would I be drowning Niall? Are you drunk on Potatoes?

    #971

    nbrowne
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    18p
    #973

    Myles
    Keymaster
    17p

    On offer in my size:

    http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/haglofs-mens-mid-flex-pant-17210578?id_colour=107

    I have a £20 Cotswold voucher to use as well..

    Thoughts?

    #975

    Matt_Boyd
    Participant
    1p

    As I know you like brightly coloured things Myles (basing this on the fact you own lime green skiing trousers).  I believe you may like these, stretchy, more wind resistant than the stretchy Craghoppers, and more environmentally friendly if that tickles your fancy too!

    http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/haglofs-mens-lizard-softshell-pants-17240106

    #976

    ClimbLikeADuck
    Moderator
    38p

    Depends how heavy a trouser you like. I find I get daftly sweaty hiking in anything other than thin trousers (except in Scotland). Judging from the “handwarmer pockets” I would say those trousers are thick enough.

    For bouldering specific you want a gusset crotch. Just means they never prevent you getting into a daft position.

    Also, highly approve of the bright colour.

    #977

    Kevin
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    Craghoppers are grand, but they’re not as wind resistant as higher end trousers. In terms of durability, I’ve had mine for about a year and they’re not in the best of conditions. Don’t get me wrong, they’re a good trouser, but don’t rely on them to last forever.  I know so as I have 2 pairs of Craghopper Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers and a Convertible pair.

    The Haglofs Mid-Fell pant are amazing… If you’re 6 ft 4″. They’ve a very long leg and don’t have a short option (Or they do and I’m just oblivious to this fact.) They are great trousers, but the leg length is 33/34. In other words, too long for use with climbing shoes unless you roll them up.

    The Mountain Equipment Ibex pant are a slightly more expensive than Craghoppers but still cheaper than the Haglofs (unless they’re on offer… You’d think I’d know by now…). They are better than Craghoppers by a country mile. Venting zips, pockets, better, integrated belt, more wind resistant, better, warm, better. Did I mention they were better? They are also harder wearing. They’re a slim fit, so they’re a better fit and don’t catch when climbing with them.

     

    #978
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    Conor
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    9p

    Stick to jeans, they are grand for all activities

    #979

    Myles
    Keymaster
    17p

    So I bought me some Hagloof Lizard’s – with £35 off 😀

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