heres a good run down on some of the pants discussed here. pretty good as far as real world in field comparrisons of multiple price levels camo and non camo pants
Ive worn the russell l3 zephyr pants nice pants little baggy for me 6'3" 220. Liked how light they were liked how you could get them in mossy oak brush as i think that is one of the best patterns for hunting the west. Had an issue with the pant pocket buttons breaking off. Still wear them but there more just for antelope hunting now. Have had the Sitka mountain pants for two seasons now really like them, I like the built in belt and also the inside waist (sticky grip) for lack of better words, but that hugs your waist nicely and keeps pants where they need to be. Like others said i took out the knee pads just didnt seem necessary, and they were a bit bulky. Pants stretch really well and have had no rips or tears and have hunted pretty hard in them. Scott if you do a review pants I would like to see would be the First Lite kanabs, sitka timberline or mountain, kuiu attack or tiburon pant, and maybe a arc'teryx or patagonia non hunting brand pant. I'd really like to see you guys try to do a rain gear review with the dewpoint and chugach rain gear.
Anyone using "King of the Mountain", saw them at Elk Camp a couple of times. Carbon fiber wool, ultra liteweight wool but super expensive. Claim to be windproof and waterproof. Would like to see a review of these. I have been using the wool columbias but very heavy and not machine washable, heavy duty and cheap off amazon at the right times. Also have some Kryptic closeout stuff that I like. Thanks and God bless
Any of the lightweight softshell pants have been pretty good for me. This includes the Kuiu Attack, Stoic Overhang, and several Outdoor Research variants.
As for wool, I do have the First Lite Kanabs, and they are pretty darn comfortable! I look forward to using them a bunch this year.
I'm still wearing the Kings camo pants. They're made of quick dry material which is nice for those damp mornings and hot afternoons. I'm looking for a pair of sitka acsent or mountain pants in the forest pattern. I've got the top in forest, but can't find the pants. Any ideas?
Nice article thanks!heres a good run down on some of the pants discussed here
First Lite all the way for me. Love my kanabs.
Riggs rip stop ranger pants. I am a tight wad, they have lots of pockets and once broken in are plenty quiet.