Warm trousers

#1
Hi guys,

I need a kit recommendation:

I'm a deer stalker and, in winter, can spend several hours at a time sitting in a high seat waiting for some hapless mammal to come along.

You can imagine that it gets pretty cold at times, so I need some warm kit. A warm jacket is easy enough, but what about trousers?

I have seen the Army issue "Bivvy" trouser offered for sale. Are they any good? Or is there a commercial trouser that i should be thinking of?

Glad of any suggestions.

Brass Monkey
 
#2
what you need my friend is a pair of longjohns. they are absolutely disgusting, and yet they are comfy and very warm.
 
#3
I have a Buffalo pertex shirt (fleece lined) and salopettes. Better than the trousers.
Very warm too, I've been on the range in the middle of winter and not felt cold even lying on a grass firing point.

Have the issue softie kit but dont rate it at all against Buffalo
 
#4
Any trousers, freshly p1ssed in, are lovely and warm. Failing that, fibre pile dungarees like aircrew wear in the winter, are fantastic. I've got a pair that i use for commanding 43's. Toastie and warm!
 
#8
paratus said:
And in the summer you can wear stockings and suspenders which are far more cool, hygenic and frankly sexy...
 
#9
accidentalscaley said:
Any trousers, freshly p1ssed in, are lovely and warm. Failing that, fibre pile dungarees like aircrew wear in the winter, are fantastic. I've got a pair that i use for commanding 43's. Toastie and warm!
Wondered when that one would be mentioned :)
 
#11
Keep an eye outr for the special deals in Aldi not be long before they start punting the snowboarding stuff soon decent set of trousers were less than £20. And I got a pair of lined hillwalking trousers as well from them for about £15 as well.... stands by for pish taking
 

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#13
sanchauk said:
Their trousers are insulated, waterproof and beathable. But, they are damn quiet.
Nothing worse than noisy trousers. I have a pair of maroon corduroys which recently bought a trombone and insists on practising at all hours when the rest of my wardrobe is trying to sleep. Mind you, one of my pairs of socks has a drum kit and can be just as bad.
 
#15
brettarider said:
Keep an eye outr for the special deals in Aldi not be long before they start punting the snowboarding stuff soon decent set of trousers were less than £20. And I got a pair of lined hillwalking trousers as well from them for about £15 as well.... stands by for pish taking
I'd go along with this advice. Last year I bought a pair of insulated hillwalking trousers with lots of pockets from Lidl for (IIRC) £10. But beware the sizes, mine are about 2" too big around the waist. I have a solution, though - pasties.


Wouldn't the warmest trousers be flares? :?
 
#16
Look and you shall find Aldi are doing thermal walking trousers for £10
linky
Spec,
Ladies’ and men’s trekking trousers specially designed to repel the elements and keep legs comfortably warm up hill and down dale.

* Waterproof (2000mm)
* Breathable (2000g/m2/24h)
* Scotchgard-coated, wind and dirt-repellent
* Thinsulate by 3M padding
* Front and back pockets, with zip or Velcro fastening
* Available in: Ladies’ Black (S-L) or Olive (S-M), Men’s Black or Brown (M-XL)
 
#18
Helly Hansen do some good cold weather gear as do Buffalo. Rohans used to be good but now seem to be bought by strange people as a life style accesory.
The Crag hoppers trousers are ok until you use them in anger and then they don't wear very well.
 
#19
I spurn your 'warm trouser' suggestions thus far.

The approach to the hide, etc, will be on foot and the insulation may generate more sweat than will be comfy in the early stages of sitting. I favour sensible pants, whilst carrying these blanket-thingys what are material one side, space blanket the other: wrap up when you get there, shed it in a moment for instant freedom of movement, and quiet enough when you ain't moving.

Last seen, I think, in Halfords, and aimed at wrinklies to put on their knees during journeys. MK
 

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