/ Climbing trousers
Everything you see in the shops seems to be cut for hiking and not climbing.
I agree. Everything is too complicated.
I find the only practical option apart from one (or two) pairs of tracksters is,
find something that fits and cut out/stitch over all the crap,
or buy something off the womens department, less features and wider in the leg for a given waist = better flexibility
regards Rick ( size 16)
The belt on the Troll Omni pants is really low profile. I don't find that it interferes with my harness at all. They are not stretchy, but I have never felt that they restrict my movement.
Good tip re ladies trousers. I nearly ended up with a female harness due to my thunder thighs, but they all seem to be lilac or pink
Do male Americum climbers with big legs wear ladies pants? :D
Size 16 in ron hills. Bargin prices and good colours too.
No need to tell everybody, I've worked it out though.
If I'm just going local cragging, I usually just wear jeans or similar. Cheap and hard wearing.
I have two pairs of these and I find them to be brilliant. The zip or button do not interfere with my harness at all, they are not too tight and not too baggy and they are super stretchy. They do seem to be cut more for walking with a baggy hem but I always roll mine up and its works perfect.
> If I'm just going local cragging, I usually just wear jeans or similar. Cheap and hard wearing.
After suffering on a windy day in tracksters and envying after my Decathon keks, a friend now climbs in jeans bought for £3 on Preston market.
> After suffering on a windy day in tracksters and envying after my Decathon keks, a friend now climbs in jeans bought for £3 on Preston market.
Exactly. Good enough for Seb Grieve.
Just bought some excellent Karrimor stretchy soft shell type trousers, very thin, in black, for 35 quid reduced from 70 in Keswick. They do have a silly Elite logo on one leg, but otherwise are ideal, very simple with few extraneous pockets and zips. Only one silly leg vent that they should have left off.
Hello Grid. How're you doin'? As you know I also wear the OR Ferrosi trousers. I find them the best I've had for comfort. Very light and not very durable so best in mild conditions. (For Alpine rock routes I like the Mountain Equipment and Sprayway stretch softshell pants I have).
As Iksander said, the waist, fly etc don't seem obtrusive. I don't wear a belt with them. I've just bought another pair for when the existing ones give out. And I've got the shorts. And the jacket!
Oh no! I've just had a thought. If you were to get them and we found ourselves climbing together again we'd have the same pants, the same harness, the same shoes and the same quickdraws - we'd look like Howard and feckin Hilda!
Have you looked at running gear, Ron Hills aside? In the eighties when I refused to wear Ron Hills but tracky bottoms were in vogue we wore some by Sub4 - much more stylish. I've still got a pair.
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