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Apr 2, 2013
I'm looking to buy some new guide pants for the season. what are the best one on the market for the different disciplines rock ice and mountain Thanks for the help. charlie c
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Apr 2, 2013
the fridge leavenworth
Get some Carrhart double front pants and cut them 3/4 length. Best rock pants around, especially if you gusset the crotch. Hmann2
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Apr 2, 2013
3/4 length carharts are the shit. You even get a nice little hula-skirt effect around your ankles from the fraying cotton.

Bomber as shit, not too too hot and you can see you feet. I didn't even think about gusseting the crotch, how did you do that?
Jace Mullen
From Oceanside, Ca
Joined Jan 11, 2011
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Apr 2, 2013
on top of the RNWF June 2012
I'd guess you could seam rip the crotch and then sew in a diamond shaped piece of the ankle that you cut off. Make sure you hem the legs after you shorten them.

There is probably another company that makes similar canvas pants that come pre-gussetted. Arborist pants. duluth trading co might as well. use google.
Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Feb 8, 2010
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Apr 2, 2013
i would assume all these guys are joking, but sadly I think that they are not.

I've been impressed with the RAB Dihedral pant. Though Googling it, they seem hard to find...
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
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Apr 2, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
definitely a fan of Rab products
the more stretch the better

climbinglife.com/gear-reviews/...
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Apr 2, 2013
Patagonia
Hands down. But knott cheap.
Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2005
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Apr 2, 2013
Day Lily.
OR Ferrosi pants. Uninsulated soft shell pants. Great all year around actually, they're durable but thinner than Carharts or jeans, etc plus they breathe AND they're one of the cheapest (not cheap...least expensive) soft shell pants out there. The Stoned Master
From Pennsylvania
Joined Dec 5, 2012
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Apr 2, 2013
Rab Sawtooth! Great DWR (I'm skiing in Revelstoke this week with 'em!), trim enough fit for pure rock, little drawcord at the leg hem if you wanna manpri them, light, compressible....

us.rab.uk.com/products/mens-cl...

good luck!

Rob C
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Apr 2, 2013
"There is probably another company that makes similar canvas pants that come pre-gussetted. Arborist pants. duluth trading co might as well. use google."

I actually have a pair of Arborwear pants. Like higher quality carhartts. They cost enough that I don't wear them climbing, usually. They are my trail building pants.
Jace Mullen
From Oceanside, Ca
Joined Jan 11, 2011
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Apr 2, 2013
Marmot Scree pants are great too. michaeltarne
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Apr 2, 2013
the man was smart
3/4= another word for man-pris

just ask your mom and her friends to donate their old capri pants
T Roper
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Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Patagonia Simple Guide Pant. Not expensive. Super durable and versatile. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
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Apr 2, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
Marmot scree pants are awesome. Also been digging my First Ascent guide pants, great for rock, probably wouldn't be great for winter activities though. Paul-B
Joined Mar 26, 2011
115 points
Apr 2, 2013
I'd vote for the arcteryx gamma lt. Pretty dang durable and wind resistant. The ferrossi is great and very breathable but not very wind or water resistant. I've ice climbed in te gammas and done Tetons in them-wouldn't ice climb in the Ferrosi.

Don't get me wrong. Ferrosi is a great pant and I also own the shorts-but they are very light weight and not wind breaking at all.
akafaultline
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Apr 2, 2013
what exactly is a "guide" pant? JonBates
From cody, wy
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Apr 2, 2013
the fridge leavenworth
Thats exactly what I did just rip the seam and use the bottom of the pants to add to the crotch. Durable, flexible, and no need to roll em up! Hmann2
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Apr 2, 2013
Day at Summersville Lake
For rock - Another one for Arborwear here.. have a couple pairs of these and they've outlasted the carhartts by a long shot - and the gusset cut is great. You can find em on sale some times - STP etc. Mountain Khakis Alpine Utility pants are pretty solid too but pretty expensive.

For Ice - I've got a pair of Wild Things Mountain Guide pants that are probably some of the best made gear I've ever had, and made in America. Love those guys and gals from NH! :) Definitely check them out.
Dan Allard
From West Chester, PA
Joined Mar 28, 2011
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Apr 3, 2013
CoR
Just because you put on guide pants doesn't make you a guide. rging
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Patagucci for sure willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
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Colombian Crack
How has no one mention mountain khakis? I can't tell the difference between them and carharts and the crotch is already gussetted. They are spendy but triple stitched and burly. The doubled hand pockets are more handy than I thought they'd be. Maurice Chaunders
Joined Sep 21, 2010
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Apr 4, 2013
JonBates wrote:
what exactly is a "guide" pant?


+1
Gunkiemike
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Apr 4, 2013
busch cat
rging wrote:
Just because you put on guide pants doesn't make you a guide.


But wouldn't any pair of pants worn by a guide become guide pants?
HankG
Joined Oct 2, 2010
110 points
Apr 4, 2013
Guide pants are pants so cool, that you can be like

'Hey baby, I'm like a guide, I have guide pants.'
chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
22 points
Apr 4, 2013
Mt Minsi, PA
Patagonia is my go-to brand. Everything I ever got from them has been well-made, functional, and durable. They're not cheap, but I've bought and discarded many pairs of climbing pants and my Patagonia stuff gets the most use, and is still holding up better than everything else. Michael C
From New Jersey
Joined Jun 9, 2011
306 points
Apr 4, 2013
Batman Pinnacle
Paul-B wrote:
Marmot scree pants are awesome. Also been digging my First Ascent guide pants, great for rock, probably wouldn't be great for winter activities though.


After several years of abuse and multiple big walls, I finally ripped the ass out of my Scree pants. I'm definitely getting another pair.
Scott O
From California
Joined Mar 30, 2010
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