/ best climbing jean?

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HosteDenis on 26 Aug 2014
Hi

I'm looking for a good jeans to climb with. I want them to skinny/normal fit but definitely not too baggy, stretch enough so I don't need to fold them halfway up my shins, yet still give me the mobility a normal climbing pant does (basically all mobility, as if climbing nude). If something like that exists.

I've heard some good stuff about the prAna pants but they don't ship internationally. You can recommend me anything by any brand and I'll look it up. Tell me why you like them :)

You can even list prAna pants as well, I'll go and ask my regular shops (who do sell prAna) and might try to order via them.
IPPurewater on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

You've got it all wrong youf.

What you want is a pair of Ron Hills !
FactorXXX - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

This is probably the best climbing jean: -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Tribout

Turdus torquatus on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

This sort of thing allows good freedom of movement and you could probably get away with not needing to roll them up so much:

http://tinyurl.com/otx8rhy
HosteDenis on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to Turdus torquatus:

That's what I'm currently wearing but I don't like the looks I'm getting
Circus - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

Corduroy is the future.
jezb1 - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

The Alpkit ones that they don't make any more :(
Blue Straggler - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

Jean-Claude van Damme
Ben Watts - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to jezb1:

Agree with jezb1- brilliant jeans!!
RBK - on 26 Aug 2014
GrahamD - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

A single jean will give you plenty of freedom. Its when they sew them into a pair they start to get restrictive.
JobyN - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

There's plenty of UK prAna stockists, the Theorem jeans are a fairly skinny/straight cut.

http://bouldersuk.com/climbing-shop/prana-theorem-jean
Kirill - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

I have nothing to contribute, but loving this thread. Keep it going!
ow arm - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

Jean grey would be great, although being able to fly is probably cheating.

Back to reality - Ive got a pair of Climblox jeans that are comfortable and look good, although perhaps a bit expensive brand new
Bloodfire - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

I bought some from Next which were stretchy... failing that..


MEGGINGS!
kermit_uk - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

On a just slightly more serious note, I have these and they stretch well, great to climb in and fine for the pub.

Fairly slim fitting and I personally don't like the twisted seam but they aren't that noticeable when on.

http://www.moonclimbing.com/mens-climbing-clothing/mens-climbing-pants-and-shorts/skink-jean-1.html
flopsicle - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to RBK:

It has an elastic waist. I'm female and we can access stretch denim without elastic waists. I'm glad I'm female. We can also access really cheap leggings but they can split which is bad, less bad than elastic waists though.
Robert Durran - on 26 Aug 2014
In reply to Turdus torquatus:

> This sort of thing allows good freedom of movement and you could probably get away with not needing to roll them up so much:


At least one could reasonably get away with describing them as
"pants" without sounding like a pathetic victim of imported marketing bollocks.

By the way "climbing jeans" are a truly hilarious concept.

aldo56 - on 27 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis: I got some Prana shorts thinking they would be stretchy and ideal for climbing.

They're not stretchy at all and quite annoying to climb in.
Zebdi - on 27 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

I love my ProRock jeans, but they're a bit baggy. If you're looking for slim/normal fit, go for Simond jeans (Decathlon).
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Enty - on 27 Aug 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:
Yep- Simond from Decathlon.

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thermal_t - on 27 Aug 2014
In reply to Circus:
> (In reply to HosteDenis)
>
> Corduroy is the future.

Correct.

I had a pair of Prana cords that I loved and wore to the point of extinction. Haven't yet found a suitable replacement for them :-(
In reply to HosteDenis:

I'm on my third pair of Prana Axiom Jeans and would happily buy another: great fit, durable, and - in my eyes - smart enough to wear to the pub.

Phoebus on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

I've used climbing jeans for a while now - essentially because all the 'normal' jeans I bought got ripped cycling / running for the train / drunkenly buildering. So far the plan's worked - one pair's lasted me a few years longer than any other jeans, plus they've survived various knee bars / leg jams unscathed.

As such I recommend the Prana Axioms. Though if you want skinny there's an equivalent - the Theorem I believe (linked above).
RyanOsborne - on 02 Sep 2014
gd303uk - on 02 Sep 2014
coreybennett - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:

I personally wear leggings, funky ones too. I find them the best.
dhuhkosi - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to HosteDenis:
BEST EVER

http://www.monvic.it/men/pants/geronimo.html

Men > Pants > Geronimo
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