Zip off wind pants. Anyone still making these?
Nov 15, 2022 at 8:03 am #3765185
For cold weather hiking I really like zip off wind pants (full zipper up each leg). My current pair are trashed so I’m shopping, but for the life of me I can’t find anyone making zip off wind pants, not rain pants, which I do find. Are these out of fashion now? Can anyone point me to a company who still makes these? Thanks for any tips.Nov 15, 2022 at 9:11 am #3765190Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
<p>I’m not aware of one, though there could be. I wonder if someone like Englightened Equipment of Goosefeet Gear would make you some? I’d think it would be pretty simple with a side seam just to sew a zipper in there. </p>Nov 17, 2022 at 12:50 pm #3765356Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
We’re still asking for these (thread from 2014)! I’ve owned two pair (one from Feathered Friends, made with EPIC; one from Montane). Both pre-2005 vintages. I can’t find anything either, and would love a pair myself. When it gets really cold in the winter, I’d much rather have these than rain pants.Nov 17, 2022 at 1:25 pm #3765358Chad LorenzBPL Member
@chadlLocale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Don’t just take my word for it, Max seems to like them too.Nov 18, 2022 at 12:59 pm #3765596Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
I’ve had best luck finding these in the wind pants for running sections. They usually only have zips on the bottoms but that’s sufficient to get over my boots if I buy a size larger than I need. I also used to find a lot of these in 2nd hand stores.Nov 19, 2022 at 8:29 am #3765628Link .BPL Member
Very expensive but they have 18″ side zippers and weigh 8oz
WIND PANT $ 270 . by Wild ThingsNov 19, 2022 at 9:15 am #3765633
Well, I just ordered a used pair from ebay, but I think I just got motivated enough for a winter MYOG project. I stink at sewing zippers though so this will be interesting.Nov 21, 2022 at 1:38 pm #3765857Brad WBPL Member
Take favorite wind pants, order ykk zippers of desired length, find seamstress, done.Nov 23, 2022 at 1:20 pm #3766090
Good idea Brad. Thanks.Nov 23, 2022 at 2:45 pm #3766096Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
sewing zipper isn’t that difficult, especially if it’s full length
hem both sides – fold over twice and sew through it which will hide the raw edge
then, sew each hem to the zipper tape so it’s just a bit away from the zipper teeth. You can actually overlap the zipper teeth a bit before it snags when you zip and unzip.Nov 24, 2022 at 7:25 am #3766131
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