spent the last week out west, 5-35 degrees, day hunting, 5-8 miles a day.
I'll reiterate my post from a few pages ago.
Kuiu Talus Hybrid
So if Kuiu put a very light knee pad and waterproof butt on the kutana, they may be versatile enough for every season and be the perfect pant. the Kutalus Pro Hybrid... look what I just did.
If you don't mind the timberlines being in the lead color, they are on sale for $155.00 right now on the Sitka website. Bought a pair for my son and myself and are loving them.I have the Sitka Mountains because at the time I could only afford one pant. Now I'm wondering if I should have waited and gone this route as they are a touch warm in early season and a bit cold in late.
After having pants with vents like they should have, I just can't get myself to get those without. Are the timberlines equipped with zip vents?If you don't mind the timberlines being in the lead color, they are on sale for $155.00 right now on the Sitka website. Bought a pair for my son and myself and are loving them.
King preacher pants are great to.King's XKG Ridge - Early-Mid (can be pushed into late if coupled with a decent base layer)
Blackovis Desolation - Mid-Late (I treat them with a Nikwax water resistant treatment, as they don't come treated with DWR from the factory)
I go back and forth on which ones are my favorites, but I like them both because the crotch doesn't sag to my knees and make me look like an early 2000's rap artist (cough First Lite and Sitka cough). Bonus is that both of them can be found on sales every year that put them WAY lower in retail cost than many of the other brands out there. Pants are the thing I have the hardest time with and wear out the fastest, no matter the brand or perceived quality. It's nice to find some that strike a good cost to performance balance, and these are the two I've settled on.