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By Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
Jun 11, 2012
Autumn Brew Review 2009

Sometimes you just gotta wear pants.

Tell me about your favorite climbing pants.

I am looking for something light weight and non-cotton.

My favorites are Patagonioa High Wire Hemp Jeans, but they are no longer in production and ebay ain't got 'em either.

Thanks!


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By Tristan Higbee
From Thailand
Jun 11, 2012
Me on a mixed route Crisco and I did in Rock Canyon.

Arcteryx Rampart pants. They're freaking expensive ($99), but they're awesome. Really, really light and durable.

The Rampart shorts are great, too. Also crazy expensive ($89), but again, worth it.


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By S.Stelli
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2012

I climb in $0.20 pants from Goodwill. Whatever fits. Whatever looks the most riduculous also scores me cool points, or anti-cool points.

Do expensive pants really make a difference? Am I missing out on something? I guess some kind of fast dry/waterproof breathable thing could be good.


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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Jun 11, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost

I've put my Prana Zion pants through quite a lot of abuse over the course of two years and they show absolutely no signs of it. They're proving to be extremely durable.

They're lightweight, do a pretty good job of wicking away sweat, and they dry very quickly. The combination of a relatively loose fit and flexible fabric make it obvious that I haven't been doing yoga lately when I can't quite get my foot up on that high step hold.

Like many other climbing-specific pants, they're not the cheapest option but you get what you pay for. And, I have a feeling that I'll be getting my money's worth out of them for at least another 2 years.


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By AdamB
From Charlotte, NC
Jun 11, 2012
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin donation

The Verve Belikos are great, so are the Arc'Teryx Perimeters. I have a pair of the High Wires i might be willing to sell you if the price (and waist size) was right. My absolute favorite pair was the Patagonia Senders, but no one has those anymore either.


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jun 11, 2012
Stoked...

Carhartt


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By Vaughne
Jun 11, 2012

Kuhl renegade pants are the least restrictive and most comfortable pants I've ever owned. When I bought them I was worried about durability but they have survived a year of regular climbing and alpine adventures. Plus they roll up nicely into shorts if you can handle the Huck Finn look.
Otherwise it's the Prana Zion for colder weather. These need more pockets though for me to rave.


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By verticon
From Europe
Jun 11, 2012

Metolius Dyno Pant


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By Steve86
Jun 11, 2012

Prana Stretch Zion and the OR Ferrosi. Both are available in shorter inseams.


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By Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
Jun 11, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches

REI Endeavors are my fav so far.
www.rei.com/product/809850/rei-endeavor-hiking-pants-mens-30>>>


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By coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Jun 11, 2012
Jurassic Park

Arcteryx "Prussik Control" Pants
Arcteryx "Prussik Control" Pants


I WOULD wear these if I could find them.
Seriously, I need some ventilation in the New England summmertime, but I prefer some knee coverage so I don't cheesegrate down Rumney schist.
I suppose I could try to suck less and not fall.

I wear these Prana super-manly culottes, but they don't exactly let in the breeze I'm looking for.


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By Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Jun 11, 2012
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"

Hands down gotta be the Bananna Hammock. Hands down.


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By Matt Hoffmann
From Squamish
Jun 11, 2012
 Matt Hoffmann - Matt on 3AM crack

Another vote for the Prana Stretch Zion pants. Haven't found anything better yet... Well, except for what I wore in the 80s.


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By Eric and Lucie
From Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2012

these are all synthetic, come in just about any size, have zippered pockets on the legs, gusseted crotch, AND they are reasonably cheap ($49)!

www.rei.com/product/784061/rei-adventures-pants-mens-34-inse>>>

I've had all sorts of climbing pants, including expensive (as in Arcteryx...) over the years, and these are as good or better as anything I've used. They are a bit warmer than most though (brushed finish), so they work best in alpine settings or cooler weather.


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By knowbuddy
Jun 11, 2012
uh huh

Mountain hardware piero pants for the desert and tights everywhere else


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By Stephan Doyle
Jun 11, 2012

Prana Zion. Arc'Teryx Rampart are much lighter, and super durable. The aforementioned REI Adventures aren't bad for a heavier pant.


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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2012
Indian Creek Climbing

prana stretch zion pants and shorts, had mine for several years now of climbing and show very little signs of wearing


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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Jun 11, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks

Lycra tights!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jun 11, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Somebody said Lycra? I think these pants made me look/feel fast.,,,anyway, about 25 years ago.

Chevron designed lycra pants, circa 1986.
Chevron designed lycra pants, circa 1986.


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By Anthony Codega
Jun 11, 2012
Starting out up Old Town on a nice (relative) January afternoon.

Morgan Patterson wrote:
Carhartt


Agreed.


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By matt davies
Jun 12, 2012

oh well, climbers gotta have pants...

www.arborwear.com/products/pants/tech-pants


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By Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
Jun 12, 2012
Autumn Brew Review 2009

Lycra is coming back. You heard it here first.

Thanks for all the input. Keep 'em coming.


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By tivs
From Marina, CA
Jun 12, 2012

i like the moon cypher pants


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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Jun 12, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks

Petah wrote:
Lycra is coming back.


I didn't realize lycra was not in???? I have been wearing lycra tights in a variety of colors, preferably neon, since I started to climb........


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By Nick Stayner
From The Magic City
Jun 12, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.

The Patagonia Simple Guide pants (used to be the Rock Guide) have been the most incredible pants for rock climbing. They use a rad lightweight softshell-type polyester/spandex blend that's so light and stretchy you hardly realize you're wearing them.

I purchased my first pair about three seasons ago and am still using them. They're in great shape (minus the accidental crampon hole) despite seeing me up several long alpine rock routes and big walls on California granite, plus TONS of cragging in the Creek, Valley and prickly Wyoming limestone that's traditionally ripped holes in pants.

Can't say enough about these things. I love them so much I bought another pair of them on sale as a backup in case the 'guch stops making them. Not that this seems likely- they seem to be approaching timeless classic status like the R1 Hoody.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jun 12, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I lived most of the late 70's and early 80's in my Chouinard double layer canvas pants. They were rock and bullet proof for sure.


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