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Pants

I'm looking at getting some new pants and thought i'd get some input. For real cold weather, i use wool and thats not a problem.  Looking at pants for warmer weather but wet. Currently using Gamehide Hushhides and they work ok unless it really rains. Walking through wet Brush ends up with soaked lower legs.  I'd like to avoid the big $$ like Sitka but will pay if worth it... so, are they worth it?  If its really wet, how do they do? How about some of the others?

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Pants

I buy almost all my gear from Cabela's. i have been useing there silent suede series, for about the last 7 years, it is water proof, and works great.

Kevin

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Pants

I buy almost all my gear from Cabela's. i have been useing there silent suede series, for about the last 7 years, it is water proof, and works great.

Kevin

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bibs

I've come to prefer bibs instead of pants lately.  I like a lightweight, quiet set of bibs that fit well (not extra baggy like most people do with bibs).  I'll then vary the weight of long underwear underneath depending on the temps.  I use silks in October, and ECWCS in December.  The advantage to bibs is that you don't freeze your ass crack when you sit down.

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I've been wearing these along

I've been wearing these along with the jacket. Quiet, comfortable, water/wind proof, and cheap. I've worn them ffrom -10 to 65degrees with different layering.

 

http://www.stormkloth2.com/menpant.html

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Arcteryx

I'm just crazy about Arcteryx Gamma Light pants.  I've worn these from hot weather antelope to sheep hunting, to deer in the snow.  When it gets cold I use a pair of Montbell insulating pants underneath.  These are not camo though.  If you want camo, I have been looking into the Kuiu pant, which I think is a similar fabric technology.

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when it is wet out and you

when it is wet out and you are going thru brush, you will get wet.  But wearing the right stuff,  it doesn't matter if you are wet.  what matters is how quick it dries. 

gortex rain pants over your hunting pants, works great for walking in the wet brush.  And alot of times, i will wear rain pants, with long johns under them.  skip the normal pant.  you stay way drier and more comfortable.  especially if you are climbing or packing.

decent pants for the money, but not always camo are the zip off leg ones.  they dry real quick when wet and the microtex pants from cabelas.

I also just lived in my rain gear for 4 days on my succesful elk hunt here in wet north idaho.

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Tim, The I showed is what I

Tim,

The I showed is what I wear year around except summer. I never get wet. They are two layers of fleece with their own version of gore-tex inbetween. They breath, are waterproof, and very comfortable. Just like my fly fishing waders, but warmer of course.

Cheap too. $89ea for the jacket and pants. There's no need to ever be wet.

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Silent pants

There are lots of pants that are rainproof, but not many that are silent in the brush too.  I would agree with StillHunter, the fleece pants and jackets with gore-tex are both silent and waterproof and they don't break the bank either.

I'd buy what you can afford.  If the $200 pants are in the budget, you won't be disappointed with them.  If not, go for the fleece and Gore-tex pants for good performance and great pricing.

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I use the fleece and goretex

I use the fleece and goretex one th e others have mentioned if the weather is wet but on normal days I love the Cabela's microtex light pants. Very cool and comfortable compared to anything else I have purchased but then I have never bought regular hunting pants that cost as much as these before now.

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