/ best bouldering trousers???
i have had moon cypher organic pants and was very dissapointed :( the stitching all came loose and a snapper button on the pocket vanished :/
so i am looking for a new pair of friends for my legs :)
i like the look of E9's but they seem to be hard to get in the uk and are prettyyyy expersive :o
You will never be restricted by these trousers as you move you legs into a variety of positions to get the perfect sequence for that gnarly bloc.
i really like the sound of these! a trouser that will increase my grade :O
do they come with rocket boosters at the ankles? lol
sorry Smiler but i could never ever wear ronhills, i have seen too many old guys with creepy male camel toe wearing them and its disgusting :( i just couldnt do it :/
hi James thanks for that :) but i am not sure i would go back to moon jus now after the dissapointment from them sadly :/
The new v11 version goes up to 11.
well tbh a would be looking for the v11+ or v12 that would be good :P but a also hear the v14's come with special sticky mission impossible gloves? :S
Several pairs really but as long as they have a decent diamond crotch and articulated knee they are all good:
for grit these are good, generally for smaller climbers:
In fact most of the trousers you need to look at are here:
There are many cheaper options just depends on what you're after
DISCLAIMER: None of these will make you a better climber regardless of what you think...
I like these to boulder and climb in:
Trangoworld Yosemite jean: http://www.bananafingers.co.uk/trangoworld-yosemite-jean-p-1259.html
Arc'teryx Spotter: http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Pants-Shorts/Spotter-Pant#
Bought mine on sale from GoOutdoors for something like £35 a pair down from £50 on sale.
I liked the look of them but they only sell 'normal' sizes so if you're tall they aren't any good
Just obtained some E9's - very impressed I am!
Unfortunately they are rarely the price they quote unless you go on ebay, plus without the diamond crotch they won't be as good
I don't find trousers make that great a difference, the really important thing is to have a highly technical chalk bag.
Mostly Im sporting these.I have two pairs.
They only seem to allow me to climb up to about V7, not sure if yer Moon slacks will let you crush harder, but at 14 blabs and comfier than a pair of Pranas, Im a happy customer.
Nah, the chalk bag isn't really that important. Its all about the toothbrush!
a lot of people climbing in jeans :S that was a reason i bought moon pants was because i hated climbing in jeans, i find them heavy and restrictive :( but saying that i put on moon stretch jeans in TCA the other day and they felt amazing! but not like real jeans and more like womans jeggins :S was a strange experience!
Instead of spending £6,000,000 on the latest trendy brand of "bouldering trousers" why not just wear a cheap pair of something stretchy. Funny how even jeans are trendy at times, even though they are shite for moving in. I'm not into bouldering, but I think that the marketing boys have winded everyone in big style.
Same with general outdoor gear. How many times do we hear the word "technical" mentioned. Ffs, how is something you wear technical, unless it deflects cosmic rays when climbing on the moon, or makes you invisible in the ODG?
I remember buying a Stone Monkey body-warmer from an outdoor shop, simply because it was at a discount price and it was warm and thin enough to wear under other outer layers.The assistant kept on telling me how technical it was, as it allowed you to reach for holds without riding up! I call that fit for use myself, not technical.
Bullshit sells, as they say.
I agree with much of what you say especailly the term 'fit for purpose' which is all we are really talking about.
I have a pair of Skink jeans for winter bouldering purely because they have a long enough leg i.e. fit for purpose however I am sure there are other stuff that cost less and do the same thing. but if it makes you happy then why not.
All outdoor gear is supposedly technical in some way or other and what you buy often reflects what you earn, your preference or your gullibility.
I like climbing trousers have the cyhper and skink but a t-shirt is a t-shirt and socks are socks each to their own as long as they are fit for purpose.
£40 for a pair of DWS shorts though is taking the p****
I have a pair of moon skink jeans and they are great though i mainly wear them casually the little bit of stretch does really help when climbing.
My main climbing trousers are craghoppets kiwi stretch. Not cool with the kids but soooooo stretchy and just look like combats. No matter how hot or sweaty or cold you are they never cling or restrict add in the fact they dry in about 5 mins if they get soaking they are great trousers for walkin climbing bouldering and slobbing.
You just gotta live with the crags logo. Can normally pick them up for around 20 quid from field and trek too so cheap :-D
All these suggestions cost around £50! what about a cheap pair of tracky bottoms? or whatever you can find in the charity shops?
Yes, I agree with this. I often boulder naked from the waist down, especially on grit.
I go for Next organic linen trousers. Cost about £20 and baggy and as light as you can find but also tough enough to clamp aretes or thrutch your way through some severe knee bars without ripping. worth a nosey!
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