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Hey everyone I'm pretty new to climbing and was looking for some suggestions about good 3/4 length pants I can wear climbing. I like the Arcteryx Bastion line, but every store around me is currently sold out of my size. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! DanZ
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Jan 11, 2013
DanZ wrote:
Hey everyone I'm pretty new to climbing and was looking for some suggestions about good 3/4 length pants I can wear climbing. I like the Arcteryx Bastion line, but every store around me is currently sold out of my size. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Don't.
wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
17 points
Jan 11, 2013
you should post this question on supertopo climbers forum , i think some climbers over there would have good insight and suggestions .

supertopo.com

cheers, ian
ian jewell
Joined Mar 26, 2009
35 points
Jan 11, 2013
Summit of Rainier.
I think a lot of climbers think capri pants (or 3/4) pants are dorky on guys. That being said, I'm sure there are some badasses sending 5.15 in 3/4 pants. If I'm going light for a few days and just taking the pants I'm wearing, I have a pair of prana stretch zions pants that work good for me. They do have buttons that allow you to roll the pants up to 3/4 length, if you are so inclined. Just my two cents. Do what works for u. They used to rock some crazy pants in the 90s and they still had a good time. Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Joined Jun 3, 2012
136 points
Jan 11, 2013
I have these
Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Trek 3/4 Pants
I like them pretty well, but I fit them for climbing, so they really don't leave a lot to the imagination, so my male climbing partners grouse accordingly. They are not the most durable, but they're super breathable, stretchy, and don't get in the way.

If you're looking for 3/4 length pants, then you already know to expect derision from the slavering hordes.
Brian Scoggins
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 12, 2002
1,120 points
Jan 11, 2013
Bocan
wankel7 wrote:
Don't.


haha that was EXACTLY what I was gonna say!!

Unless you're a chick, don't wear capris. The only men that can wear women's clothes are the Scottish, but they helped created Scotch whisky..so they can wear whatever the hell they want. :o)
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
Administrator
Jan 11, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Git urself some man pants... they're called Carhartts.

Carhartts = Man
Capri = Girlyman
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,422 points
Jan 11, 2013
CaptainMo wrote:
Git urself some man pants... they're called Carhartts. Carhartts = Man Capri = Girlyman

(said in your best John Wayne voice)
Maybe get yourself a carhart jacket, really tie that outfit together!
Brian Scoggins
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 12, 2002
1,120 points
Jan 11, 2013
Bunny pancake
arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/M...

These are bad ass climbnig pants. I love em. Never rip, block wind, super light.

Just roll em up to 3/4 looks way better than man-pris
Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
Joined Aug 27, 2003
122 points
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Jan 11, 2013
This problem haunted my dreams for 6 years after f...
Holy shit. $170 for a pair of pants. Chris treggE
From Madison, WI
Joined May 25, 2007
9,229 points
Jan 11, 2013
Bunny pancake
Yea I would never pay that shit. I get them for free from my sponsored climbing friend:). Arc Teryx hand me downs are sweet.

But all Arc Teryx shit is overpriced. He was also look at another pair of Arc
Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
Joined Aug 27, 2003
122 points
Jan 11, 2013
Real men don't give a shit what others think about their wardrobe choice, nor do they have twigs for legs. Try high-stepping in Carhartts w/ beefy thighs.

Sure you can roll a regular pair of pants to 3/4 height, but then you can roll your 3/4 pants above the knee for creek crossing or putting on a knee pad. With that said, I have an older pair of MH 3/4 pants, probably similar to the Rifugio & liked it.
reboot
From Westminster, CO
Joined Jul 17, 2006
143 points
Jan 11, 2013
Bunny pancake
reboot wrote:
Try high-stepping in Carhartts w/ beefy thighs.


I can only imagine the amount of swamp ass you must have from climbing in carharts:)

Do real men get crotch rot too?
Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
Joined Aug 27, 2003
122 points
Jan 11, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
whatever you get, make sure it has stretch in it coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Jan 11, 2013
I second Mike's suggestion for the Prana Zion stretch pants. They're comfy, durable, stretchy, and they have the buttons to roll them up if you're every so inclined (though I just roll them up like any other pair of pants...never used the button to fasten it up). They're reasonably priced, too, at $75 retail. I think I paid $50 for mine on sale. Ian Stewart
Joined May 17, 2010
166 points
Jan 11, 2013
T Wall
Stonemaster Gear makes some good stuff. I have the full length pants, which are comfy and have a little stretch. Haven't had the nerve to get their knickers. Bob M
From Alpharetta, GA
Joined Oct 6, 2009
50 points
Jan 11, 2013
wankel7 wrote:
Don't.

Ha, that's what I was gonna say!
Superclimber
Joined Mar 7, 2009
1,486 points
Jan 11, 2013
Stonemaster gear makes some great clothing--from shorts to
3/4 pants to long pants.
Unfortunately, it seems their website has been hacked. . .
Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2005
61 points
Jan 11, 2013
Me and Pierce
Any cotton pants from Goodwill. Cut em off sew em up. Like three bucks a pair. Your'e gonna shred them any way. nathan mowery
Joined Jan 31, 2012
55 points
Jan 11, 2013
nathan mowery wrote:
Any cotton pants from Goodwill. Cut em off sew em up. Like three bucks a pair. Your'e gonna shred them any way.


this is the advice to follow. I'm partial to a good pair of cut and sewn slacks.
frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
22 points
Jan 11, 2013
Brian Scoggins wrote:
(said in your best John Wayne voice) Maybe get yourself a carhart jacket, really tie that outfit together!


Why stop there? Go ahead and get the whitey dreads, dog named after a peak you'll never climb, and the trust fund to go with em.
Will S
From Joshua Tree
Joined Nov 15, 2006
1,275 points
Jan 11, 2013
"Ragin Cajun" 5.12c Jackson Falls, So Il...
Prana makes a nice 3/4 pant, I have a pair, wear what you want, but then I'm from the lycra days, even had a pink pair. jhn payne
Joined Oct 27, 2009
54 points
Jan 11, 2013
Goodwill is a definite option. Consider military surplus stores, too: not quite as cheap as Goodwill, but often super-durable.

But stretchy is good, too, and that's not gonna happen on anything second-hand.
flynn
Joined Feb 9, 2002
86 points
Jan 11, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
I just wear old/stained jeans or cords that are out of the regular rotation and roll them up once to get the ends out of the way.

Save your money for gear.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Administrator
Jan 11, 2013
El Chorro
Mountain Hardwear Piero. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Jan 11, 2013
Traverse by HWY 41 Cave
If you're new to climbing, save your dough for a harness, bouldering pad or gas money to actual go climb something. Personally, I climb in carhartts, only thing that lasts more than a couple of trips to J-Tree... William Domhart
From Ventucky, CA
Joined Sep 22, 2011
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