Switching my life to "not Jeans". Can I get some recomendations for good NON JEANS

kojackJKU

Autism Family Travellers!
Picked up 3 pairs today. A pair of Columbia active Omni tech pants, a pair of Columbia twill pants, and a pair of royal robbins wool blend. All are super comfortable, and like everything Columbia are great for outdoor use.
 

SSF556

SE Expedition Society
Picked up 3 pairs today. A pair of Columbia active Omni tech pants, a pair of Columbia twill pants, and a pair of royal robbins wool blend. All are super comfortable, and like everything Columbia are great for outdoor use.
You lost 50lbs in 16 days...:Wow1:
 

Jason911

Adventurer
Personally made the switch out of blue jeans about 9 years back. Being a function first and form second, I too own a smattering of KUHL brand pants. As they are more of a twill blend, one can get by with wearing them with a dress shirt/tie & jacket. Mostly the RYDER style suits me, but the KONTRA and a pair of the RENEGADE also serve wonderful purposes. Several pair of LA Police Gear Operator pants are wonderful for cabin work and getting dirty in, plus the multitude of pockets affords the ability to take some extras along. I'd like to try some Mountain Khakis - but finding sizes for my lanky frame has always been difficult: I stand 6'7"


http://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/rydr-pant/

http://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/kontra-pant/

http://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/renegade-pant/

http://www.lapolicegear.com/elastic-waist-operator-pant.html

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/men/pants/
 

RV4021

New member
My Choices

I love my Kuhl pants and a few styles of North Face pants. I have a couple of pair of Mountain Hardwear pant that I like too. I have tried the Mountain Khakis and they don't me right. I gave it another shot this past summer and tried a pair of shorts. They still have the tag on them, not for me.
 

tarditi

Explorer
I have a minor update - recently was given a pair of REI Sahara and Sahara convertibles... the sahara regulars fit great, the convertibles are a bit large-to-size and baggy in the butt.
Also tried Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) convertibles and they fit somewhere between the sahara and sahara convertible in fit, but just as comfy.

5.11 came out with a "covert cargo pant" so I got a pair and tried them out. Wow! They are is super comfortable and well designed, as well as low-profile. Not "tacti-cool" looking at all. They are also cotton canvas, not nylon or polycotton. http://www.511tactical.com/511-covert-cargo-pant.html
 

jerstw

Adventurer
Switching my life to "not Jeans". Can I get some recomendations for good NON...

I have done Kuhl, Carhartt, Riggs, Prana, etc. My primary go to pants are one of the seven different color PrAna Zion Stretch pants I have. I bought a pair from REI one year and loved them so much that when they went on sale at BackCountry about 5 months later I bought them in every color they had. I have some that are the standard pants and some that are the convertibles and like them both. If we are doing logging work or something I know is going to be snagging on my pants all day I will wear the Riggs Workwear pants. These seems to fit me better than Carhartt and the ripstop fabric has been very impressive in terms of abuse they will take.
 

thethePete

Explorer
The Kuhl pants look amazing, I just haven't actually pulled the trigger on a pair yet, but my go-to is definitely Carhartt, coming from a construction family, nothing else wears like it, and they have some more "street clothing" oriented stuff now that is just as durable, but comfortable and doesn't look like you just walked off a construction site.
 

Wainiha

Explorer
I like the canvas MKs I bought with the nylon facing. Comfortable, solid and the zipped pocket is something I really like.
 
I went back thru the posts, somewhat, and did not see Vertx pants noted. I have several pair, their cargo pockets are discrete, and they fit well. I have found that their waist sizing tends toward a tighter fit when compared to other brands of the same size. Vertx pants are a very subtle cargo pant.

I also have 5.11s and Tru Spec 24/7s also. The 5.11s look like they have been slept in after minimal wearing. The Tru Specss I really like, their sizing is accurate, they wear well, and don't wrinkle up after wearing for a short period of time.
 
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harbinger808

Adventurer
I've switched away from jeans 3-4 yrs ago. Bought 4 pairs of North Face convertibles that were fine for a year til they started to fall apart at the zippers and the fabric started "thinning" out at the butt and thigh area. Looked on line long and hard and came across Arcteryx LEAF division. I was skeptical of paying 300+ for a pair of pants but settled on the Combat Pant in Wolf and Coyote... Gray and Khaki-ish.

http://leaf.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?language=EN&gender=Mens&model=Combat-Pant

Found them online for an amazing deal 3 years ago. The pants have held up from normal everyday use, hiking and working in the sun on all types of terrain. I know that it will hold up for another 5+ years unless I become a fats :) and need a new size. If I can ever find this on sale for $250US again or even used, I would not hesitate. Buy once Cry once. I know a lot of individuals here would say those prices are ridiculous but we all put value on the things we buy. Our camping gear, trucks etc...
Just my 2 cents.
 

mjmcdowell

Explorer
Non jeans......

300+ for a pair of pant's!!!!!!!!:Wow1: no way, no way ever.... thats worse than Mtn. crapies and I'll bet they are still made off shore. You know what they say... "fool's and there money are soon parted" just sayin.. mjmcdowell
 

harbinger808

Adventurer
I feel what you are saying mjmcdowell. keep in mind that repairs are pretty much free or at a very reasonable price. they are comfortable and the pockets that are laid out work for me. I would never buy them at full retail price. thats why i said if i can ever find a deal on them again. my dad went through a lot of pants from a bunch of the names mentioned on this thread and used them all hard and some of them fell apart and weren't warrantied. he's spent more than i have in the past 3-4 years than i have.
as always, to each his own my friend :)

300+ for a pair of pant's!!!!!!!!:Wow1: no way, no way ever.... thats worse than Mtn. crapies and I'll bet they are still made off shore. You know what they say... "fool's and there money are soon parted" just sayin.. mjmcdowell
 
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