Jul 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm #1292412. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
I am keen on versatile pants that can be used for work, play, travel, etc. and hold up sans funk while still being presentable. These caught my eye on Kickstarter: Bluff Works Pants.
The campaign is now over and was successful. Here is their website where they will presumably be making them available to the general public: bluffworks.co (link)
Did anyone else support Stefan on this project? I exchanged a pair of emails with him and was impressed with him as a person, which made me glad to be supporting his project. Props to Devin Montgomery for introducing me to Kickstarter through his Backcountry Boiler, which most of you are familiar with by now.Jul 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #1898286Jolly Green GiantBPL Member
Any idea what they're made of? I'd love to see a wool hybrid. They look a lot like Ex Officio pants and I'm hoping the fabric is a little more dynamic.Jul 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm #1898295. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
Per Stefan on Kickstarter:
"The pants are made from 100% polyester – like a lot of the performance apparel designed for sports and outdoor activities. They achieve their wrinkle resistance from the way the polyester is woven, and have a stain-release treatment applied."
A wool-blend would be nice and I actually mentioned in the survey that he sent out.Jul 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm #1898297Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
These remind me of the Outlier 4season OG pant, but considerably more affordable. Same concept, different material.
The tailored fitting Outlier OG's use a Schoeller material to achieve this end.Jul 29, 2012 at 11:05 am #1898395Michael LevineMember
@troutLocale: Long Beach
I'm very bummed I missed this project! I'd love these, in every color, provided they work as advertized. I wonder how long the anti-stain treatment holds for =/
*edit. Any other recommendations that aren't like $180?Jul 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm #1899051Chris WrightBPL Member
Am I the only one that thinks the $188 price tag on Outlier pants is a bargain? I'm surprised they are not spoken of with reverence on this forum (they certainly should be). I look forward to the Bluffworks line and the possibility of similar companies/products springing up in the future.
Best of luck!
-ChrisJan 8, 2013 at 10:47 am #1941839
This is Stefan from Bluff and I just wanted to update you that the pants are now available for purchase on http://www.bluffworks.co.
I think they're great, but will leave that for others to comment on further…
Send me a note if I can help!Jan 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm #1942396Konrad .BPL Member
I picked up a pair of your pants a couple months ago and so far so good! Quick delivery too…I think mine arrived in a week or 2. My only recommendation would be to consider adding some DWR coating to make them a bit more water resistant. Keep up the great work!Jan 10, 2013 at 7:50 am #1942462
Thanks for the suggestion, Konrad. I saw your other great review too!
I have tested one coating that is environmentally friendly and non-harmful but had breathability issues. I'll keep searching.
Thanks again! Would love to see some pics of them in action for you.Jan 10, 2013 at 9:13 am #1942509spelt with a tBPL Member
@speltLocale: Rangeley, ME
I don't know what sort of pants you normally buy that $190 a pop could be considered a bargain. An investment, certainly, but not a bargain.Jan 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm #1943061Noel TavanBPL Member
Looks I also missed out on the kickstarter. Congrats on your successful project. I am true believe in a pants that does it all.
I really i could have funded your project. I was wondering if you had discount if I decide to get myself 2 or 3 pairs of pants? Thanks!
NoelJan 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm #1943065Alex ErikssonSpectator
@aerikssonLocale: Austin, TX
I would (and nearly have) paid $190 for a pair of jeans, but certainly not slacks, but only if the jeans were made in the US from specific fabric (selvage denim) that will last 5 years of 3-5x a week wear while literally never getting washed. But that's just me and other denim aficionados. That said it's no more expensive than having 4 pairs of $50 jeans you wear (and wear out) over the course of 5 years.
Anyhow, in topic…. Those Bluffworks pants look pretty interesting. Considering I searched high and low for a tailored looking outdoor pant and one without the adornment of tons of pockets, it seems pretty feasible. I wonder how heavy they are, and if they soak up water and get even heavier….Jan 12, 2013 at 4:12 am #1943093John S.BPL Member
I shoot for less than $50 for pants to hike in. Where is the posted weight of these pants in size medium? It won't match the weight of the thorofare and better hiking pants are already out there. Probable weight is 10 – 16 oz per pair.Jan 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm #1943745
My pleasure. Send me a note at: [email protected] and I'd be happy to make you a coupon.Jan 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm #1943751
Alec: I posted a pic montage on facebook showing an example of their drying performance. I've received lots of great feedback to that regard. fb.me/bluffworks
John: Yes, a 32 x 32 are 12.8 oz. They are amazing for day hikes or when unexpected adventure strikes, but would agree they may not be your long haul ultra lightweights. The upside is they look good off-trail, if or when that ever matters to you.
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