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Old 12-30-2014, 09:46 AM
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Pants for colder weather

When out for extended periods in colder weather (above freezing, but not by much), what have you found that works best for pants? There may be times when you get some light rain and get a little damp, so is wool the best material? Various synthetics? Do you go for some insulation or wear an underlayer if you need one?

In Texas, we are often hot, so the synthetic fishing type pants (convertibles mainly) work really well and dry out fast. But I'm looking for a colder weather optio NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:06 AM
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For many years, when the weather was bitter cold, windy, and even slightly damp, my NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:00 PM
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It depends on the trip - my anticipated/possible activity level, temperature etc.

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Old 01-02-2015, 11:49 PM
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I really like synthetic convertible pants as an outer shell, with layers underneath. If the weather NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:58 PM
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^ Exactly what he said. I love my synthetic, somewhat water resistant zip-offs. Snow and often light NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:00 AM
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Rail riders pants

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:00 AM
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Reality, I got the extreme adventure pants. I've yet to wear them much, but will let you all know w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:19 PM
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