Apr 18, 2011 at 7:02 am #1272434
Have any of you Scouters (or Scouts) found UL pants that are close to the olive drab sort of color of the official (HEAVY) BSA pants (or grey Venturing)? I actually do like some of the big pockets when I'm not backpacking, but that's about it. Also prefer normal long pants, not zip-offs.Apr 18, 2011 at 7:09 am #1725974
@markrvpLocale: North Texas
The Campmor Adventure Pants in Tundra are almost a perfect color match, but they are zip-offs. So far I've only worn them as long pants and the zippers aren't annoying at all.Apr 18, 2011 at 7:19 am #1725977
@jbmcsr1Locale: Rocky Mountains
Try the Golite Yunan pant–they have them in olive green. I like these pants–they stretch and move with you, dry very fast, and work great.Apr 18, 2011 at 7:34 am #1725984
Ben SmithBPL Member
@goosefeetLocale: GeorgiaApr 18, 2011 at 7:37 am #1725988May 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm #1734446
When my son was in Scouts… 1999-2007 and I was a ASM/SM REI sold a great product. The Sahara shorts were sold in a color called "Surplus Green". They were light, green, and were cut above the knee like Scout shorts. Unlike the 1980's-90 issue Scout shorts that were a heavy poly/cotton and ill fitting, the REI product was perfect. On hikes, camping, and backpacking we wore the Sahara's. For Court of Honor's we wore the hidious issue shorts and pants. I was pleased to see that like a lot of things,the leadership who run Scouting finally figured it out and now have the nylon shorts in their suupply system, albeit way overpriced. After over a decade of service the REI shorts needed to be replaced. The Sahara is a horrible piece of gear. Too long, a crummy belt, and a goofy pocket set-up. Somebody in Seattle is sleeping.May 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm #1737476
Hi guys, if anyone else manages to track down dark blue UL pants I would love to hear. Australian Scout uniform being dark blue. Have had no luck so far..May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm #1737713
How much doe these 5.11 Tac Lite Pro Pants weigh?May 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm #1742523
Walter UnderwoodBPL Member
@wunderLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Have you tried the BSA Switchback pants? They are Supplex nylon zipoffs. I'm not that fond of zipoffs, but I've been wearing them for the past few years on outings and they are holding up fine. They were fine on Philmont.
REI Adventure Pants used to be available in a color called "canteen", which was an excellent match for Scout green. My pants have served for both camping and work with no problems for a few years. Sadly, they have dropped that color. Maybe we should all e-mail REI and tell them to bring it back.Feb 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm #1950715
I can't afford to buy right now so I have a few items for trade if anybody has a pair or two of 36×30 (or longer) nylon pants they could part with. My son needs them as a White Stag staff member. Thanks.Feb 5, 2013 at 7:06 am #1950998
Erik BasilBPL Member
Our son's REI Sahara, side zip convertibles match the Scout green very well and I often have to look carefully to see which one he's using. Unfortunately, REI only makes pants in that great green for youth and short-person sizes… no 35" inseam available. Too bad, because the Sahara is a better product than our BSA item.Feb 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #1951852
I wear $20 ones from Academy sports that match.
If you cant find any, there is always RIT dye too.
But honestly, so you need to worry about it. Any shade of olive,khaki works generally. We dont have pants police in our council.Feb 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm #1951869
These must be what you're talking about (in Moss Green). How much do they weigh?Feb 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm #1951899
looks like them. they have a light sage green, a darker olive like the scouts, and khaki. Just not all of them, all the time. Its seasonal or something.
I think my small weighs about 12.6oz if i recall correctly. They run a bit large in the medium
Worn them on many trips, no complaints, esp for price.May 3, 2013 at 6:03 am #1982805
Erik BasilBPL Member
Costco is currently stocking Quicksilver board shorts with side pockets and no mesh liner, including a version in a flat, Scout Green, for $22 bucks (I think…). They're cut slim in the leg, are longer than Scout shorts but still above the knee and will accept a full-width belt. I've worn mine with both the old BSA leather and the newer BSA web belts. The fly is gusseted, and doesn't open for real, but secures well with velcro and snaps. Side pockets are drained.
Having shredded too many of the BSA shorts (and being taller than their pants for the most part), I crave items like this and can now replace my faded and ragged green quicksilver cottons from several years ago.
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