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By DanZ
Jan 11, 2013

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!


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By wankel7
From Indiana
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.


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By ian jewell
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


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By Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
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.


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By Brian Scoggins
From Eugene, OR
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.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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)


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jan 11, 2013
Stoked...

Git urself some man pants... they're called Carhartts.

Carhartts = Man
Capri = Girlyman


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By Brian Scoggins
From Eugene, OR
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!


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By Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
Jan 11, 2013
Bunny pancake

www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Pants-Shorts/Gamma-LT->>>

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


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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From Madison, WI
Jan 11, 2013
Devil's Doorway "summit"

Holy shit. $170 for a pair of pants.


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By Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
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


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By reboot
From Westminster, CO
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.


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By Mike McKinnon
From Golden, CO
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?


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By coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Jan 11, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing

whatever you get, make sure it has stretch in it


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By Ian Stewart
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.


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By Bob M
From Alpharetta, GA
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.


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By Superclimber
Jan 11, 2013

wankel7 wrote:
Don't.

Ha, that's what I was gonna say!


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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
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. . .


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By nathan mowery
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.


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By frankstoneline
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.


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By Will S
From Joshua Tree
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.


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By jhn payne
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.


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By flynn
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.


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
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.


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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Jan 11, 2013
El Chorro

Mountain Hardwear Piero.


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By William Domhart
From Ventucky, CA
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...


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