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    PaulW
    BPL Member

    @peweg8

    Locale: Western Colorado

    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.

    #3765190
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: 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>

    #3765356
    Ryan Jordan
    Admin

    @ryan

    Locale: 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.

    #3765358
    Chad Lorenz
    BPL Member

    @chadl

    Locale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
    #3765596
    Daryl and Daryl
    BPL Member

    @lyrad1

    Locale: 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.

    #3765628
    Link .
    BPL Member

    @annapurna

    Very expensive but they have 18″ side zippers and weigh 8oz

    WIND PANT $ 270 . by Wild Things

    #3765633
    PaulW
    BPL Member

    @peweg8

    Locale: Western Colorado

    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.

    #3765857
    Brad W
    BPL Member

    @rocko99

    Take favorite wind pants, order ykk zippers of desired length, find seamstress, done.

    #3766090
    PaulW
    BPL Member

    @peweg8

    Locale: Western Colorado

    Good idea Brad. Thanks.

    #3766096
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: 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.

    #3766131
    Chris K
    BPL Member

    @cmkannen-2-2

    Apocalypse Designs wind pants:

    https://akgear.com/product/wind-pants/

    (Warning: Don’t click the specs tab to view the weight.)

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