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Waterproof Trousers

andrewmorley
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:59:03 GMT

Hi everyone, I'm just browsing online for a good quality pair of waterproof trousers. Can any of you Spine vets recommended a pair please?

christhepuma
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:34:53 GMT

A lot of people use the OMM Kamelika race pant (http://www.climbers-shop.com/667154/products/omm-kamleika-race-pant.aspx) but there is also a good argument for going for something a bit tougher like a pair of normal walking overtrousers.

alpepper
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:33:08 GMT

I'd agree with Chris. I've used omm kamelikas for the challenger 3 times now and countless other races, training, safety team etc etc. Had few repairs but still going strong

brucebb
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:23:21 GMT

Alpha SLs. They are pretty pricey but completely bomb proof plus full length side zips make on trail foot care a breeze. http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?language=EN&model=Alpha-SL-Pant&country=GB&utm_source=googlepla&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=GooglePLA_Pants%3EHardshell%2B(Waterproof)%3EHiking%3E&CMPID=PSARC_GGPLA_UK_ENPants%3EHardshell%2B(Waterproof)%3EHiking%3E&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnsPGBRDo4c6RqK-Oqu8BEiQAwNviCaPlIogoxNUQ0Yl0iQ4JzKUkqo6NTcM4v7JGzgBOgOMaAkI-8P8HAQ

andrewmorley
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:40:59 GMT

Thanks for the help guys, it's good to get some advice from others isn't it?

brucebb
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:24:47 GMT

It is but you cant beat getting the gear and testing it. I bought a load of stuff on recommendation last year and binned a fair bit as it didnt work for me when tested in crap conditions.

lauradavies
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:07:25 GMT

I used Montane Atomics on the Challenger this year. I'd had them a while, but they hadn't had much use at all - had mainly just been carried in my bag to meet FRA kit requirements. They kept me dry, but split at the seams around the knees. I've patched them up with tenacious tape, but I reckon I'll use something heavier weight if I do it again.

andrewmorley
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:22:43 GMT

Yeah, I'm thinking of something a little heavy duty. I've got a pair of OMM kamelika pants, I've tried them out and they're pretty decent but just a bit unsure if they'll perform well during the race. I've got a couple of route recces left to do so I'll make my mind up then.

nick-olszewski
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:04 GMT

I'm a big Paramo fan and just bought a pair of Velez Adventure Trousers, I'm aware that Paramo stuff can be a tad warm in certain conditions but I'm thinking of the weather in January and what we are likely to get whilst on the Challenger, I've had a pair of Cascada for a number of years and these have been fantastic in cold or wet conditions, from walking the dog to hill walking has anyone else used Paramo pants and if so how did you find them over the distance and terrain.

gwynnstokes
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:25:33 GMT

Omm worked very well for me!

gwynnstokes
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:26:35 GMT

I had Paramo in drop bag as back up but didn't need them.