Climbing Trousers

Vaughany

War Hero
Can anyone reccomend a good pair of climbing trousers with reinforced knees? I've worn through two pairs of Craghoppers and one pair of North Face in the past 8 months.
Also, i'm a cash strapped student so price is an issue.


Cheers
 

Chimurenga

Old-Salt
Can I recommend a pair of Barbour moleskin breeks ?

I've been using the same pair for well over ten years of climbing now.
 

Cryptotermes

Old-Salt
Buy a sewing machine and reinforce your keks :?:

Cordura panels on the knees would do the business and you could replace the panels as often as required.

Think back to your schooldays, what did your Geography teacher do to the elbows of his tweed jacket :?: :D
 

snapper036

Clanker
These are the ones...

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://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MONTANE-TERRA-PAN...10504QQptZMenQ5fsQ5fClothesQQsalenotsupported
 
I would recommend german army moleskin climbing breeks - good quality, cheap, although not reinforced at the knee because they end at the knee, but I'v e used them 20+ years, and unlike most civi climbing trousers they have map pockets and are a reasonable colour (feld grau!!)
 
or you could get some pitch and do your legs and flat roof at the same time....Viz top tip.
 

Mongo

LE
Kit Reviewer
Mr_C_Hinecap said:
If you are climbing with your knees, you are doing it wrong and risking your kneecaps. Simple - get your technique sorted.

Pretty much.

Your knees aren't of any use in climbing, other than perhaps occaisonally getting up over a ledge (I've found), and even then they're not ideal.


Do you use your elbows to jam?
 

Vaughany

War Hero
They've ripped when I was bouldering. I know I need to get technique sorted but need harder wearing trousers in the meantime.
I'll look into the Montane ones. Not sure about the length though.

Cheers
 
Vaughany said:
Can anyone reccomend a good pair of climbing trousers with reinforced knees? I've worn through two pairs of Craghoppers and one pair of North Face in the past 8 months.
Also, i'm a cash strapped student so price is an issue.


Cheers

mammut - look in sales.
 
go to decathlon/quechua. cheap, replaceable and good quality stuff most of the time
 

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