/ best bouldering trousers???

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unknownclimber6 - on 07 May 2012
i am on a quest to find the best bouldering pants around?

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

suggetions?????
James Paul Robinson - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6: Moon Supernova.
skarabrae - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6: you need a pair of mountain extreme v8 bouldering pants, these come with the hem pre-rolled up & in a denim look material, with kevlar reinforced & padded butt cheek panels, for those awkward landings from sitted starts, wearing these will increase your grade upwards to at least 8a.
Smiler H - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6: One word; RONHILLS.

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.
unknownclimber6 - on 07 May 2012
In reply to skarabrae:

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
unknownclimber6 - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Smiler H:

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 :/
unknownclimber6 - on 07 May 2012
In reply to James Paul Robinson:

hi James thanks for that :) but i am not sure i would go back to moon jus now after the dissapointment from them sadly :/
andy guppy - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Smiler H:
Haha.......1990s style!!!!
Robert Durran - on 07 May 2012
In reply to skarabrae:
> (In reply to unknownclimber6) you need a pair of mountain extreme v8 bouldering ......wearing these will increase your grade upwards to at least 8a.

The new v11 version goes up to 11.

skarabrae - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran: yeah, but the v11`s dont come with the SRi turbo beanie hat as standard!!
unknownclimber6 - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:

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
Fluvial - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

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:
http://www.climblox.com/#/grit-pants/4536968966

http://www.wildtrak.com/product.asp?ID=3491

http://www.wildtrak.com/product.asp?ID=2668

http://www.climbingworks.com/shop/mens-clothing/pants-shorts/moon-cypher-pant/

http://www.climbingworks.com/shop/mens-clothing/pants-shorts/five-ten-yosemite-jean/

In fact most of the trousers you need to look at are here:

http://www.climbingworks.com/shop/mens-clothing/pants-shorts/?pp=All-1

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...
Michael Ryan - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

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#

Kaizen - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKC and UKH: I Really like the Prana Zion climbing trousers. They are stretchy, hard wearing and have a diamond crotch, so you have no limits on flexibility. I own 3 pairs of them myself, and after 2 years, my oldest pair has just started to get a few small holes on the thigh from friction/rubbing

Bought mine on sale from GoOutdoors for something like 35 a pair down from 50 on sale.
Fluvial - on 07 May 2012
In reply to Kaizen:

I liked the look of them but they only sell 'normal' sizes so if you're tall they aren't any good
tspoon1981 on 07 May 2012
bouldery bits - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

Just obtained some E9's - very impressed I am!
Fluvial - on 07 May 2012
In reply to tspoon1981:

Unfortunately they are rarely the price they quote unless you go on ebay, plus without the diamond crotch they won't be as good
Andy Moles - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

I don't find trousers make that great a difference, the really important thing is to have a highly technical chalk bag.
Sean Bell - on 07 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

Mostly Im sporting these.I have two pairs.

http://direct.asda.com/george/mens-jeans/dark-wash-stretch-jean/GEM233137,default,pd.html?cm_vc=PPCX...

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.
tomlloyd - on 08 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6: I have several pairs of e9 pants. The fit is amazing, but the quality is very poor. Every single pair has areas where the stitching has failed, that isn't even in an area that is regularly abused by rock! I've not come across any trousers so far that are durable enough with the right fit. Have prana stretch jeans, moon cypher pants, and 5 different e9 pants.
deepsoup - on 08 May 2012
In reply to Andy Moles:
Nah, the chalk bag isn't really that important. Its all about the toothbrush!
unknownclimber6 - on 08 May 2012
thanks for all the replys :) i will give some a bash and see how i get on :)
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!
luke obrien - on 11 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6: Take it to the next level. No pants = less weight + freedom
ITS on 11 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:
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.

Fluvial - on 12 May 2012
In reply to ITS:

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****
kermit_uk - on 12 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

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
highrepute on 12 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

All these suggestions cost around 50! what about a cheap pair of tracky bottoms? or whatever you can find in the charity shops?
hoodmonkey - on 18 May 2012
In reply to luke obrien:

Yes, I agree with this. I often boulder naked from the waist down, especially on grit.

It chafes.
Spillers on 18 May 2012
In reply to unknownclimber6:

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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