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Heavy Brush Pants

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Offline BlackBuzzard

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Heavy Brush Pants
« on: February 20, 2006, 05:55:55 PM »
Like others on this board, I frequently go off trail through heavy brush.  So far demin pants have been ok, but  after several painfull encounters  :x with vegitation, I am looking for anything better.

These Carhartt double front work pants are at the top of my list unless someone has a better idea. :idea:

Suggestions?

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32060&langId=-1&categoryId=10935


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Offline WL2

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 07:38:08 PM »
I use a pair of snake gaiters.  This only protects to just below the knee, but that is good enough for a lot of nasty stuff.

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Offline Don H

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Heavy Brush Pants
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 07:54:19 AM »
If it's not too terribly hot and you need protection up to the hip, snake chaps would work great.  There easy to put on - just slip it on over your pants, zip the bottom up and attach the straps to your belt or belt loops.  I have a pair that I use in my job - Rattlers Brand. available from cspoutdoors.com or forestry-suppliers.com.

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Offline BEN AND GENA

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006, 11:59:27 PM »
Ditto to what Dan says... All of our rambles in Big Bend are off trail and for the past several years we have been using snake chaps which we got from Cabelo's...  they are made of heavy duty Cordura material and do a great job of shedding off all those nasty "sticky" things that you come across in the park. Definitely reccommend that you get the full length ones (that hook onto you belt) for the extra protection.

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Re: Heavy Brush Pants
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 09:14:23 AM »
Quote from: "BlackBuzzard"


These Carhartt double front work pants are at the top of my list unless someone has a better idea. :idea:

BlackBuzzard


Snake chaps are the way to go.

They call the Carhartt's "work pants" because it's a lot of work to hike in those heavy mofo's!!

 


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