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Nov 23, 2013 14:59 |  #1051

[QUOTE=tvphotog;164745​42]For those of you who spend a lot of time in the field, these are the cargo pants to wear. I've had a few pairs of Columbia Sportswear pants for several years which are decent, but cheap and you get what you pay for; the side and cargo pockets are a bit flimsy. These, by comparison, VersaTacs Light by Rail Riders (external link) are the best I've seen. Very well thought out.

Thanks TV. By chance have you ordered the mid weight pants as of yet? The one you listed is the light model. It was bitter cold this AM (Chicago agra) when I was trying to capture a sunrise on Lake Michigan is making me think of a slightly heavier material.


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Nov 26, 2013 22:40 |  #1052

When I do cargo pants stuffed with photo gear I add suspenders lest down they go.


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Nov 27, 2013 16:44 |  #1053

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For those of you who spend a lot of time in the field, these are the cargo pants to wear. I've had a few pairs of Columbia Sportswear pants for several years which are decent, but cheap and you get what you pay for; the side and cargo pockets are a bit flimsy. These, by comparison, VersaTacs Light by Rail Riders  (external link)are the best I've seen. Very well thought out.

The material is ballistic nylon, very light weight and rugged, with reinforced knees, seat and cuffs. The pockets in the back and on the legs have not only Velcro closures, but two buttons held in place not by thread but by nylon paracord minus the seven inner strings. The cargo pockets have a bellows feature, and can carry just about anything. 1.5" belt loops for a belt that you can hang a lens pouch or utility bag from. For colder climes, put on a pair of Marmot or Patagonia tights underneath.

From the Rail Riders page: "They were developed in conjunction with military professionals and outdoorsmen who are more the type to read Field & Stream rather than Men’s Journal. We’ve even found that U.S. Special Forces have taken a special liking to our VersaTacs. The Light Pants are made with super tough yet lightweight 3-oz Duralite Nylon fabric. Side cargo pockets have internal pockets to hold a flashlight and energy bars; vertical zippers on side cargo pockets that allow quick access while sitting, kneeling or driving a vehicle; and reinforced side pocket openings to prevent abrasion against knife clip chafe."

They are not cheap at $110, now on Black Friday sale for $94, which is a very good deal. Four colors. Three different lengths. I bought four pair. Think Christmas gift to yourself.

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Nov 27, 2013 16:50 |  #1054

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When I do cargo pants stuffed with photo gear I add suspenders lest down they go.

I use these wide nylon belts, 1.5 inches which fit the belt loops perfectly. They don't slip down from your waist. From Amazon or 5.11 Tactical.com.

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Nov 27, 2013 17:04 |  #1055

tvphotog wrote in post #16484841 (external link)
I use these wide nylon belts, 1.5 inches which fit the belt loops perfectly. They don't slip down from your waist. From Amazon or 5.11 Tactical.com.

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These are great. I got a couple, just for normal daily use.


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Nov 27, 2013 22:47 |  #1056

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These are great. I got a couple, just for normal daily use.

And you can use it for a CCW lol.


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Nov 27, 2013 23:51 |  #1057

tvphotog wrote in post #16484841 (external link)
I use these wide nylon belts, 1.5 inches which fit the belt loops perfectly. They don't slip down from your waist. From Amazon or 5.11 Tactical.com.

Is there a reason you use a webbing belt rather than an ordinary leather belt?

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And you can use it for a CCW lol.

Pardon my ignorance, but what's a CCW?


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Nov 28, 2013 01:07 |  #1058

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Is there a reason you use a webbing belt rather than an ordinary leather belt?

Pardon my ignorance, but what's a CCW?


concealed carry weapon.

511 tactical is a company that makes firearms gear.


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Nov 28, 2013 08:35 |  #1059

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Is there a reason you use a webbing belt rather than an ordinary leather belt?

Pardon my ignorance, but what's a CCW?

Belts made of webbing by companies like 511, Wilderness and others are designed for people who carry weapons or other heavy stuff on their belts. I have worn a Wilderness Instructor belt daily for years without any twisting or sagging. An ordinary leather belt wouldn't last me a year.

The Wilderness Instructor belt also has a buckle designed to be used to tie off to things like a harness. That has been very handy for impromptu rappelling or climbing.

http://www.thewilderne​ss.com …original-instructor-belt/ (external link)

I have also been wearing Propper Public Safety pants daily for years now, which last seemingly forever. None of them have any signs of wear and they are comfortable. I think they call them tactical pants now.

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Nov 28, 2013 10:46 |  #1060

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Belts made of webbing by companies like 511, Wilderness and others are designed for people who carry weapons or other heavy stuff on their belts. I have worn a Wilderness Instructor belt daily for years without any twisting or sagging. An ordinary leather belt wouldn't last me a year.

The Wilderness Instructor belt also has a buckle designed to be used to tie off to things like a harness. That has been very handy for impromptu rappelling or climbing.

http://www.thewilderne​ss.com …original-instructor-belt/ (external link)

I have also been wearing Propper Public Safety pants daily for years now, which last seemingly forever. None of them have any signs of wear and they are comfortable. I think they call them tactical pants now.

http://www.epropper.co​m …tactical-pant-canvas.aspx (external link)

I really like the Wilderness belt. It comes in a money-belt variation, which is perfect for my travels. Thanks for the tip.


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Nov 28, 2013 11:38 |  #1061

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I really like the Wilderness belt. It comes in a money-belt variation, which is perfect for my travels. Thanks for the tip.

No problem. I have the Instructor belt in CSM for daily wear and the Frequent Flyer in 5-stitch for air travel. I cannot tell the difference between the two when it comes to flexibility.


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Nov 28, 2013 12:09 |  #1062

Another of my coolest accessories (though it's warming rather than cool!)

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Nov 28, 2013 13:35 |  #1063

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No problem. I have the Instructor belt in CSM for daily wear and the Frequent Flyer in 5-stitch for air travel. I cannot tell the difference between the two when it comes to flexibility.

Is the CSM thicker, or is it more difficult to take through and lie flat in the buckle? Don't know whether to get the 5 stitch or CSM to use to hang a lens pouch on.


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Nov 28, 2013 14:13 |  #1064

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Paramo Aspira Trousers: waterproof with foam inserts on the bum and knees, so can kneel/sit comfortably anywhere in any conditions. Will be used again in the mud of the off-leash session with the Huskies this weekend! :)

These are brilliant, I have the Aspira salopettes which are a joy in themselves to wear when it is cold.




  
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Nov 28, 2013 20:09 |  #1065

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Is the CSM thicker, or is it more difficult to take through and lie flat in the buckle? Don't know whether to get the 5 stitch or CSM to use to hang a lens pouch on.

The CSM is a little thicker. The portion that goes through the buckle is single thickness webbing on both the CSM and 5-stitch. In other words the thick part doesn't actually go through it so it lies flat.


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