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Favorite Upland Pants
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:14:42 AM »
Just curious what everyone likes for upland pants? I've used some L.L.Bean Cresta hiking pants and some L.L.Bean Windstopping pants(same windstopping material as on Sitka) for grouse and really liked them but am looking for something better for abrasion.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »
The LL Bean Tech Upland pants are pretty nice.  I wear them a lot for pheasant hunting.  Abrasion resistance is very good, and they have a lot of wear on them thus far.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 08:54:31 AM »
 LLbean Uplander pro nylon briar pants for me.
Flipping awesome.
The strech in the top end make the walking, climbing kneeling, jumping, etc pain free and crotch rip free.
Though if they ever rip, bean will replace no questions asked.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 08:58:47 AM »
if you really get in the sharp heavy prickers, nothing wrong with Filson tin cloth but for normal situations lighter is better for me...
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 02:50:46 PM »
LLbean Uplander pro nylon briar pants for me.
Flipping awesome.
The strech in the top end make the walking, climbing kneeling, jumping, etc pain free and crotch rip free.
Though if they ever rip, bean will replace no questions asked.
Best customer service of any company out there.

good to know you feel that way, I worked for L.L.Bean and did design work on some of their hunting line(not the upland pants but wool stuff). The guys that work on their product are hardcore bird hunters and have a real passion for getting out in the field.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
Filson tin cloth chaps, toughest stuff out there.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 03:44:57 PM »
I like pants that I can button around my waist.  My personal diameter has a habit of changing.  My last two pair came from Cabelas and work well in brush.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 04:59:38 PM »
if you really get in the sharp heavy prickers, nothing wrong with Filson tin cloth but for normal situations lighter is better for me...

Been in some heavy stuff in my Filsons. But not for warm weather.  Use an early season from Cabelas.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 05:47:39 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 06:15:17 PM »
+1 on the Carhartt's.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 06:40:32 PM »
Really depends on the hunting and time of year. Early Chukar for me brings out the Kuhl Rydr pants. I don't need nor want the weight. If I'm worried about coon tails I wear my Rattlers gatters. I am going to hunt with with Eddie Bauer first ascent light guide pants this year and see how they hold up. Again, light and breath very well.

Heavier brush, the kuhl stuff is great, but not so water resistant in the wet stuff. For wet, wintry I always go to my LL BEAN GORETEX PANTS. BEST OUT THERE AND REALLY COMFORTABLE.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 06:55:01 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 06:57:54 PM »
Really depends on the hunting and time of year. Early Chukar for me brings out the Kuhl Rydr pants. I don't need nor want the weight. If I'm worried about coon tails I wear my Rattlers gatters. I am going to hunt with with Eddie Bauer first ascent light guide pants this year and see how they hold up. Again, light and breath very well.

Sitka Ascent pants are very good for chukars too.  Late season I just put on a pair of mid weight wool bottoms and add gaiters.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 07:48:07 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Not if you hunt a lot.  I can't even get two years out of a pair of
Carhartts.

I guess it depends on your circumstances.  I am putting in six to ten days a year for Quail.  They do get ragged around the cuffs after a couple of years but they seem to hang in there.  They do get heavy when wet but I wear First Lite long johns under them.  Just my .02.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2017, 08:38:05 PM »
Not if you hunt a lot.  I can't even get two years out of a pair of
Carhartts.

If you can wear them out that fast then you are living life the right way.
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