Jun 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm #3473234Adam SalingerBPL Member
Looking for ideas that are out there about pants that could be not only durable enough to wear in camp…but also comfy enough to sleep in on colder nights. Don’t want something to tight..more looking for a possible slim fitting super light fleece….
Ideas??Jun 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm #3473239Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
You posted this in the SUL forum…is that your intention?
Do you have a weight limit in mind? Temperatures?
Do they need to be full length pants? Or are shorts, skirts, kilts an option?Jun 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm #3473248Bob MoulderBPL Member
@bobmny10562Locale: Westchester County, NY
Something like the Patagonia Houdini pants?
Combine with some silk-weight long johns and running shorts for a versatile, lightweight combo.Jun 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm #3473255Paul S.BPL Member
Since you mentioned fleece, Patagonia thermal tights should fit the bill.Jun 14, 2017 at 9:16 am #3473308John VanceBPL Member
@servingkoLocale: Intermountain West
The lightest would be a pair of nylon wind pants. I don’t like my skin against the nylon for sleeping so the next readily available would be some silk long bottoms that may be only slightly more in weight than wind pants. The Patagonia lightweight base bottoms are in the 4oz range (med) and quite comfortable for sleeping. Depending on night temps, a combination of base layer and wind pants works well and is what I take. I rarely camp in temps above 45-50f and push a light quilt to the mid 20’s and typically sleep in both base layers and wind shirt and pants.Jun 14, 2017 at 9:18 am #3473309Link .BPL Member
If you don’t mind women’s fleece Walmart’s CUDDL DUDS are cheap($6.19-$14.99) and the medium pants weigh 3.7oz and top is 4.7oz. I first heard about them on Heather “Anish” Anderson’s gear list when she set the unsupported speed record for the AT.Jul 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm #3480133Brian LindahlBPL Member
@lindahlbLocale: Colorado Rockies
I have some silk pajama leggings that come in around 2oz. Throw your (hike/rain/wind) pants on top if you need durability?Oct 15, 2017 at 6:57 am #3496810RSpectator
Re. Cuddl Duds – any input on sizing?
I’m 6’2″, 180, broad shoulders. Tape measure says I’m a large. Does their sizing chart work for you?Oct 15, 2017 at 8:38 am #3496822Graham FBPL Member
@02174424Locale: Victoria-Southeast Australia
Colorful Waterproof Rain Pants MTB Mountain Cycling Trousers Breathable Pants.
I have the grey, weigh about 90 gms, both stretchy and waterproofish. Running under the tap no water came through- no air will permeate. But perfect at end of day to keep warm or wind out if it’s windy.
Funny, they don’t look as ugly as you might expect.Oct 16, 2017 at 2:10 am #3496963Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
If you don’t mind women’s fleece Walmart’s CUDDL DUDS are cheap($6.19-$14.99) and the medium pants weigh 3.7oz and top is 4.7oz. I first heard about them on Heather “Anish” Anderson’s gear list when she set the unsupported speed record for the AT.
Do tell more? I am not above wearing womens fleece. Currently my Cap 4 pants are around 5oz. Is this like 100wt style fleece or thinner than that?
Back to the OP’s question, I think the current Patagonia lightweight Cap bottoms are 3.4oz and I have an old pair of BPL wool bottoms that are 3.6oz. Neither would be very warm, but might be what you are looking for.
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