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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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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 09:11:46 PM »
I like the Ben Davis pants for warmer weather and filson whipcord wool for cold weather.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 07:46:55 AM »
The LLBean upland pants are great, but I've taken to wearing the Wrangler Riggs double front work pants. Also, I wear the D.Trading Co. upland pants, as well. A bargain are the Dickies work pants; they are made out of the same cloth as the DTC pants.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 08:13:53 AM »
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.
Might be worth it to wash them every once in a while. :chuckle:

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 08:16:59 AM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Yep. They last forever and you don't have to break the bank. Of course Cab, they're not a stylish as what you LL Bean boys like to be seen in!  :chuckle:
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 08:44:50 AM »
Yep, looking good is what it's about.
I love walking around in double front Carhartts saturated with water that weigh 25 pounds. Form over function for sure!!!
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 09:06:17 AM »
Yep, looking good is what it's about.
I love walking around in double front Carhartts saturated with water that weigh 25 pounds. Form over function for sure!!!

 :chuckle: True not great when wet. But that's not a lot, especially on the east side. I had to give my hunting partner a little guff.
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Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2017, 09:10:00 AM »
LL Bean tech pants arenít cheap, but well worth it IMO.  I hunt pheasants a lot some years and we cover ground.  I shredded the legs of the Carhartts in two years, plus they are not very comfortable when they are wet.

The Bean pants are going into their 4th season and will last much longer than that, making them a better value than Carhartts.  As pointed out, value depends on your usage.  If I was hunting quail 6-10 times a year, I would probably stick with the Carhartts.


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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2017, 09:17:53 AM »
Yep, looking good is what it's about.
I love walking around in double front Carhartts saturated with water that weigh 25 pounds. Form over function for sure!!!

 :chuckle: True not great when wet. But that's not a lot, especially on the east side. I had to give my hunting partner a little guff.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2017, 09:27:25 AM »
Yep, looking good is what it's about.
I love walking around in double front Carhartts saturated with water that weigh 25 pounds. Form over function for sure!!!

 :chuckle: True not great when wet. But that's not a lot, especially on the east side. I had to give my hunting partner a little guff.

Ask Bob33 about getting wet while pheasant hunting.


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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2017, 03:23:47 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Yep. They last forever and you don't have to break the bank. Of course Cab, they're not a stylish as what you LL Bean boys like to be seen in!  :chuckle:

You know me Pianoman, the kind of guy that has the "fancy" clothing but still decides to use a recurve  :chuckle: I think my dad might have put that under "think about priorities" category because every camo/piece of clothing looks good when theres a dead animal in front of it.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Yep. They last forever and you don't have to break the bank. Of course Cab, they're not a stylish as what you LL Bean boys like to be seen in!  :chuckle:

You know me Pianoman, the kind of guy that has the "fancy" clothing but still decides to use a recurve  :chuckle: I think my dad might have put that under "think about priorities" category because every camo/piece of clothing looks good when theres a dead animal in front of it.

We still have yet to reach that point this season, unfortunately.  :bash:
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2017, 04:04:50 PM »
Nothing wrong with double-front Carhartt pants.  They are tough and hold up well to all things pokey.

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Yep. They last forever and you don't have to break the bank. Of course Cab, they're not a stylish as what you LL Bean boys like to be seen in!  :chuckle:

You know me Pianoman, the kind of guy that has the "fancy" clothing but still decides to use a recurve  :chuckle: I think my dad might have put that under "think about priorities" category because every camo/piece of clothing looks good when theres a dead animal in front of it.

We still have yet to reach that point this season, unfortunately.  :bash:

Yea we got to change that! Late deer or elk archery maybe? :dunno:

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2017, 10:11:06 AM »
I mostly wear carharrts,  it I also wear my bdu pants from my navy days. Both are durable & last a long time.

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2017, 09:51:00 PM »
For pheasants I am almost always in a set of rain pants.  I buy the cheap pairs that I don't mind getting torn up from barbwire.  The heavy cover I hunt gets me wet even when it's not raining.
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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 07:21:08 AM »
LLbean tech pants for me. I wear them for all hunts. Grouse on the wet and dry side and Chukar early and late. I love the legs allow you crawl over logs and climb steep hills with out getting hung up. I have about 300 miles on a used pair my friend gave me. So I would say they are maid really well

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 05:45:52 PM »
LLbean tech pants for me. I wear them for all hunts. Grouse on the wet and dry side and Chukar early and late. I love the legs allow you crawl over logs and climb steep hills with out getting hung up. I have about 300 miles on a used pair my friend gave me. So I would say they are maid really well

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Re: Favorite Upland Pants
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 06:08:07 PM »
+1 on the Carhartt's.

I have been using them in the khaki color for the last 10 years.  I also put the foam knee pads in them.  They hold up to any brush and when cold the knee pads really help keep your knees warm. When it's cold a pair of silk LJ's under and I am comfortable.  I am typically in them 20+ days a year in Columbia basin.  Gave all my fancy pants away  :chuckle:
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