December 24, 2013 at 12:18 #954
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?December 24, 2013 at 12:55 #955
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 himDecember 24, 2013 at 13:37 #956
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!December 24, 2013 at 13:44 #957
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.
😀December 24, 2013 at 14:30 #970
Why would I be drowning Niall? Are you drunk on Potatoes?December 24, 2013 at 15:58 #971December 24, 2013 at 16:00 #973
On offer in my size:
I have a £20 Cotswold voucher to use as well..
Thoughts?December 24, 2013 at 16:56 #975
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!December 24, 2013 at 17:29 #976
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.December 24, 2013 at 17:54 #977
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.December 24, 2013 at 18:00 #978
Stick to jeans, they are grand for all activitiesDecember 27, 2013 at 16:02 #979
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