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Dry trousers

Post by buck197 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:43 pm

I have a set of Palm dry trousers which are on the way out, what would you recommend as the new Palm ones are £220 ish.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by EZ » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:26 pm

I replaced my old palm viper dry trousers with the Palm neon trousers about a year ago and they've been great despite having neoprene ankle seals. I've had one swim in them and was a bit moist but not soaked and they're very comfortable to wear. However the bright green does stand out a bit in Tesco.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by freddie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 am

Deepens if you want a bib style or not. I've j just got a set of the Immersion Research ones, normal trouser style, but got them too add socks for me.
A good bit cheaper than the Palm ones, and they're dry.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by JacobFF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:12 am

I have a pair of Reed Chillcheater dry trousers and they are very good and cheap. Mine are around 3 years old now and still in good nick, they have even been used skiing.

I went for pee zip and velco ankle cuffs, although you can choose what suits you.

I really like the high waist as it creates a great seal between the cag and lower half, no more cold kidneys or damp midriffs.

https://www.chillcheater.com/aqshop/cat ... 2689&page=

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by Alec » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:38 am

Have a look at Nookie. A bit cheaper than palm (I think). No complaints about mine.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by DaveBland » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:20 am

Totally coming from a different direction – just in case it helps…

Have you thought about Some Sweet Shadrach shorts? If it's not cold enough to wear a drysuit, then I've found those shorts to be amazingly comfortable and practical. The over knee length gives protection in the boat and the lack of bulk is liberating. Amazingly better for warm day carry ins too.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by flashollie » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:49 am

I fancy a pair of those. For the summer and the reasons you mention Dave.

But no shop nearby has any to try on and the sizing seems odd. From the Sweet site medium : 1/2 waist is 46 cm so thats a 92 cm waist or 36.2" in old money. This seems huge for medium. In the developed world I fear there's nothing worse than wet baggy neoprene, so I'd like these to fit fairly close without restrict the blood flow.
I am 6 foot ish and 13 stone with a 33" waist. I surely wouldn't need the small???
Anyone got any who can comment? Any of you guys at AS or other shops who stock them care to advise?

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by Adrian Cooper » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:22 am

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by buck197 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:34 am

I have a pair of Sweet long legged shorts which are very nice for the warmer months, summer Soca/Alps boating season etc. so dry trousers are what I'm after, they don't have to be bone dry as in the cold weather it's dry suit time for this old boy.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by Jim » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:01 pm

My Kokatat Tropos pants have been good except where I managed to slice them on something - which reminds me I need to re-glue that patch.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by Dan Yates. » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:10 pm

Sweet sizing is for the clothing , not for the person ( which i think is much more useful ) . I,m 6'2" and 14 stone and wear the large shambala shorts. As to the palm dry pants I wear the Ion pants without the bib £150 ish all year round and matched with a double waist dry top ( got a sweet prophecy) they are bone dry, don,t reckon it,s worth the extra 70 for the bib. Still in good nick after 18 months.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by DaveBland » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:41 pm

I'm pretty sure my shorts are a medium. I'll check this pm. I'm a relatively skinny 5'11 so I would have thought the Large wold be good. They are pretty adjustable/stretchy etc though
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by flashollie » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:23 am

Re: Dry trousers
Unread postby DaveBland » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:41 pm

I'm pretty sure my shorts are a medium. I'll check this pm. I'm a relatively skinny 5'11 so I would have thought the Large wold be good. They are pretty adjustable/stretchy etc though
If you could that would be great. Sounds like we are a similar build.
Just measured my MTB shorts and they are 44 waist so sounds like I need the M.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by Adrian Cooper » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:14 pm

Dan Yates. wrote:Sweet sizing is for the clothing , not for the person ( which I think is much more useful ) ......
I'm not sure I understand what this means?

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by flashollie » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:18 pm

I never thought about it til this thread. I took it to mean it was the dimensions of the product rather than dimensions of the body part of the person wearing. E.g. in UK 34 inch waisted trousers are sized to fit at 34 waist. The trousers actual measurement might be 35......

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by DaveBland » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:49 pm

Yeah, the Sweet sizing is the actual dimensions of the garment when laid flat.
Shorts are still in the car... keep forgetting to grab em. I will look in a bit.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by DaveBland » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:19 am

Yup, Medium.
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Re: Dry trousers

Post by flashollie » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:48 pm

Great thanks just ordered medium from AS.

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Re: Dry trousers

Post by AS Watersports » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:46 pm

Cheers for the Order.

I wear a 32 inch trouser and am a medium Shambala.

Great quality product.

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