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Post by sedgy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm

Just wondered what trousers do you wear. I have been looking for something like cargo trousers but I didn't want them too baggy and I also wanted them to be hard wearing and shower proof.



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Re: Trousers

Post by Easylife » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 pm

It just depends on the outside temperature for me really, ideally shorts if warm but usually denim jeans and if it rains heavy then wear waterproof over trousers. I personally really hate being too hot and prefer the opposite. x;
Edit: But in winter I wear insulated waterproof over trousers and am never cold. It's just a case of dressing to the conditions. :D ::g
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Post by TheAndyA » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:34 pm

Ordinary Jeans for dry days, but I've just bought a pair of Jack Pyke Weardale trousers for winter use.
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Re: Trousers

Post by Pete E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:40 am

sedgy wrote:
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Just wondered what trousers do you wear. I have been looking for something like cargo trousers but I didn't want them too baggy and I also wanted them to be hard wearing and shower proof.
I wear a pair of heavy duty Dickies Eisenhower work trousers with Cordura knee patches that hold foam knee pads. They are a brilliant bit of kit for detecting, although I trimmed off the elephant ear style front pockets as they weren't needed.
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Re: Trousers

Post by sedgy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:29 am

Thanks Pete, the knee pads are a good idea.

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Post by Dave The Slave » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:31 am

Ordinary jeans.
Do have some waterproof over trousers but not used them as yet.
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Re: Trousers

Post by Pete E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:21 am

sedgy wrote:
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Thanks Pete, the knee pads are a good idea.
I tried the ordinary strap on knee pads and found them a bit uncomfortable and much prefer these trousers with the built in pockets for the knee pads..

Because the pocket is covered in cordura and take a foam insert, they actually hold the damp back fairly well when kneeing on wet ground...

That said, I am going to cut a couple of bits of DPC and insert those into each knee pocket between the cordura outer and the foam to act as a proper waterproof barrier but have not got around to it as yet...
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Re: Trousers

Post by f8met » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:31 pm

I have some of the cheap walking trousers from go-outdoors which are quick to dry and fairly windproof. If it is going to be wet and muddy then I have waterproof over trousers. I do still have the separate kneepads as I do worry that if the work type trousers get wet then they won't necessarily dry that quickly? I do keep looking at them though. The flappy pockets could double up as extra finds pouches for the good stuff.
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Post by mrix » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:41 pm

I have the VIPER tactical Elite Trousers, absolutely brilliant, they have hard knee pads which are padded for comfort inside, obviously in metal detecting there is a lot of kneeling down so these are perfect for the job, they are also so very adjustable for your wearing preference. ::g B-)
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Re: Trousers

Post by shaggybfc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:20 pm

I use the Screwfix cargo type trousers in the summer, if not shorts, depends on the horsefly population.
then for winter, I just have some gortex waterproof trousers to wear over the top.
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Post by JunkFinder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:14 pm

Craghoppers kiwi cargo trousers for me. Lightweight, not too restrictive and quick drying. You can also get a zip off version which is brilliant for those summer days when the weather is changeable.
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Post by oldartefact » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm

Beaters chaps are worth considering ... they are easy to put on and are water proof.. you could be detecting in suit trousers, and with chaps on they wont get wet or dirty.. the only thing is that they are a bit clown like ... cheap too... and will out last your suit trousers! :) :)

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Re: Trousers

Post by Swany » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:21 pm

These all the way for me https://www.screwfix.com/p/snickers-dur ... 32-l/85423

not cheap, but will last a long time, pouch pockets, kneepad pockets, wipe clean ::g
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Post by Ten pence! » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 pm

There is a lot of specialised clothing out there designed for people who like hill walking in January, this means lightweight but warm clothing that is breathable so you do not get cold.
Ten years ago I looked like an advert for an army surplus store, these days I'm head to foot in base layers and goretex, Go Outdoors did well out of me! :D

Modern "technical" clothing knocks spots off of tradition bad weather clothing.

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Having switched to walking trousers with built in stretch, breathability and water resistance I wouldn’t go back to jeans. Ten Pence! has the right idea ::g
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Post by Digiffys » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 pm

Jogging bottoms if its dry then waterproofs over the top when its nasty.The main thing for me though are braces! This keeps the water proofs well ubove the inside of my coat! Stops the rain getting in but more importantly the wind whistling up the erm...crevices! ::g
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Post by mrcheeky » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:49 pm

Boxer Shorts and wellys all year round =P~
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Re: Trousers

Post by Keef the Frog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:35 am

Pete E wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:40 am
sedgy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Just wondered what trousers do you wear. I have been looking for something like cargo trousers but I didn't want them too baggy and I also wanted them to be hard wearing and shower proof.
I wear a pair of heavy duty Dickies Eisenhower work trousers with Cordura knee patches that hold foam knee pads. They are a brilliant bit of kit for detecting, although I trimmed off the elephant ear style front pockets as they weren't needed.
I've hung on to my elephants' ears (has a different meaning in the building trade :)) )

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Post by Pete E » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: Trousers

Post by Wansdyke44 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:16 pm

DPM or MTP clad, so you can't see me. Right?

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