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What are your favorite TAPERED LEG climbing pants?

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Don Ferris · · Eldorado Springs · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 175

Looking for some new tapered leg climbing pants. (Skinnier towards the ankle) Looking for options in a synthetic, weather resistant material and a durable cotton.

I've climbed in carharts, lightweight carharts and most recently the Prana stretch Zion and love them all for the most part but I'd like to see my feet.

Thanks a bunch.

James T · · Livermore · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 80

I don't have a suggestion as I've also had no luck in this type of search. It seems that skinny ankles = skinny thighs which I don't have so skinny pants don't work for me.

Unless you count that stupid trend with elastic cuffs on pants.

I hate swishing ankles so I just roll mine a few times.

But I just remembered that my Gramicci Tokyo pants have skinny ankles, I just don't climb in cotton.


thank god I can sew

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 60

Arc'teryx Veilance Voronoi pants. They're a little long but can be rolled up. They're my favorite pants for climbing.

climber pat · · Las Cruces, NM · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 215

La Sportiva Solution Pant.

Caz Drach · · Sugarhouse, UT · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 310

Sherpa Adventure Gear - Nilgiri Pant

Matt T · · Boston, MA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 25

prana theorem jean

Mike Morin · · North Conway, NH · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 1,255

Vuori Abrasionless Pants are a great climbing pant. Super durable and comfortable, with good stretch.

DRusso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 380

Ferrosi Pants by Outdoor Research
Cinchable elastic cuff at the bottom keeps them out of the way, light enough for hot days and really abrasion resistant.

Redyns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 80
N Nelsen · · Thornton, NH · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 140

Marmot Rockstar Pant. Haven't found a pair of pants with a fit that good since they stopped making them a few years ago.

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,767


jmmlol · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Just get some baggy elastic waist pants from goodwill and peg them.

TLyons · · Lynbrook, NY · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 110

Dickies slim or skinny pants with flex fabric

BenRobert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 0

Kirkland signature stretch chinos. $14.99

will smith · · boulder · Joined Jan 2008 · Points: 35

I'm still using climbing pants that Black Diamond made out of Schoeller stretch fabric 15 or more years ago, no holes and no problems with the seams. I have asked the rep about bringing them back to no avail. To bad they have been without a doubt the best most durable, comfortable piece of outdoor clothing I have ever owned in the 45 plus years of climbing and other like activities.

David Hous · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 195

Prana Brion
Same material as the Zion but narrower cut and no cargo pockets

Chris Charron · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 5

Bombsheller tights. Really comfy and stretchy.

Steve Williams · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 235

If Mike Morin wears them, they must be good!
I just ordered a pair.

McHull · · Fairfield, PA · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 250

old school

old school tights
Redyns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 80

while we're at it, anyone have any recommendations to share for smelly dirty hipster beard maintenance, or tank top recommendations.... it kind of goes hand in hand with the skinny pants/small package theme of the thread.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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