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Climbing Pants You Can Live In


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Austin Baird · · SLC, Utah · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 95

I've been testing these pants for several months now and I started climbing and hiking in them, but now I mostly live in them because they're so damned comfortable. Good stretch, tough as hell, easy to clean. They've replaced my Ferrosis and my Mont Bell pants as my go-to outdoors pants. Kickstarter just went live and I think it's worth checking out. (PS - I have no interest in the Kickstarter and don't get anything from it. Just tested the pants.)

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Rauzer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

Carharts. Double knee dungaree.

Eric Carlos · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 40
Rauzer wrote:Carharts. Double knee dungaree.
Exactly!
Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 83

I wish they didn't have a draw string belt you have to tie. Also the waist size to inseam length will prove problematic for me.

Probably stick with the Prana Zion Stretch.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 650

Prana Brion is my go-to. All of the awesomeness of the Zion pants with none of the cargo pocket weirdness.

s.price · · PS,CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,348

Arborwear. Bulletproof, gusseted crotch, comfy and last forever.

Jack C. · · Calgary, AB · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 325

I've been wearing OR goldrush jeans for 4 months. I think every single day, honestly. I've washed them once I believe. The stretch is grand but the stench is non-existent. Okay I've likely just stopped noticing. Are they water-resistant? No. Do I need them to be? No. And that OR guarantee? Ohh that's nice.

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

I hope my old Levi's with holes in the butt will not get me ostracized from the climbing community.

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 266

First Ascent guide pants! Utilitarian, comfortable, and $65.

Long Ranger · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 75

$50 for a pair of pants ain't bad (but I'm not buying an $85 pair of pants to wreck). The KS video is a little eye-rolling, but some of the design features are nice, so props. Having it use it's own stuff sack sounds like this will make great travel pants.

christopher adams · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 0

They lost me at elastic waistband. Maybe if i was a pregnant woman or Homer Simpson i'd find them acceptable.

Alicia Sokolowski · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 1,075
Parker Wrozek wrote:I wish they didn't have a draw string belt you have to tie. Also the waist size to inseam length will prove problematic for me. Probably stick with the Prana Zion Stretch.
Agreed, these seem to be pants for really short people. If there is a drawstring to shorten them, why are the inseams so short?
Climb Germany · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 2,525

Gotta second both Zion and Brion. Best pants for anything basically, hands down. Worn a pair almost every day for the last several years!

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

Only 21 inch thigh on a size large? I need 5 more inches!

Jack McNeil · · Louisville, Co · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0
Rauzer wrote:Carharts. Double knee dungaree.
Yess!!! I wear my (single front) carhartts to school almost every day, and every time I climb in the gym or outside. I have a few backup pairs for more formal occasions or when my primary pair "needs" to be washed.
Ryan Hamilton · · Orem · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 20

2nd on the First Ascent Guide Pants. I still just prefer jeans (cheap Levis from Target) for my everyday wear. But I've lived in the First Ascent Guide pants on big walls and they are really comfy and surprisingly durable.

My Prana Zion shorts are my Summer favorite. They get dirty really easily for some reason, but they always wash up nice and clean.

Austin Baird · · SLC, Utah · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 95
Ryan Hamilton wrote:2nd on the First Ascent Guide Pants. I still just prefer jeans (cheap Levis from Target) for my everyday wear. But I've lived in the First Ascent Guide pants on big walls and they are really comfy and surprisingly durable. My Prana Zion shorts are my Summer favorite. They get dirty really easily for some reason, but they always wash up nice and clean.
I've owned and loved by Guide Pants (non First Ascent version) for years now. How are the FAs different?
Ryan Hamilton · · Orem · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 20
Austin Baird wrote: I've owned and loved by Guide Pants (non First Ascent version) for years now. How are the FAs different?
No idea. I only know of and have used the FA version. I'm assuming that a few companies have had pants or jackets with the guide name. I'm guessing they all have their idea of what that means.
that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

They look very meh tbh, they neglected any proper articulation in the patterning to try and keep a clean front but then are far too short to wear for anything outside of climbing (like seriously they don't even go past your ankles).

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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