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    I tend to have a lot of them. Here's one:

    Has Xtratuf gone to shit? I thought I read something about that. Saw a pair in the store today but then I started thinking I read that they suck now. Do they?

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    My wife had a pair of American made Xtratufs last 2+ seasons of gillnetting but killed a set of Chinese made in less than 1 season. This was in 2015 so perhaps they suck less now?

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    They suck now. Former great brand revived by chicoms and trading on old name. No different better or worse than lacrosse, muddy, boggs etc.


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    What's the burliest wool pants?
    I've had the same pair of woolrich hunting pants since 1982.
    They pockets have worn out and my girth is stretching their capability.

    I'd buy another pair, but I can't find a contemporary retailer.

    What else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's the burliest wool pants?
    I've had the same pair of woolrich hunting pants since 1982.
    They pockets have worn out and my girth is stretching their capability.

    I'd buy another pair, but I can't find a contemporary retailer.

    What else?
    https://johnsonwoolenmills.com/produ...ory/men/pants/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's the burliest wool pants?
    I've had the same pair of woolrich hunting pants since 1982.
    They pockets have worn out and my girth is stretching their capability.

    I'd buy another pair, but I can't find a contemporary retailer.

    What else?
    https://www.filson.com/men/pants/hun...eld-pants.html
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    These are heavier, 28 oz:
    https://www.gostwear.com/bill-wool-pants-p-806.html
    Do you guys have any experience with that stuff or are you thinking I can't googles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    These are heavier, 28 oz:
    https://www.gostwear.com/bill-wool-pants-p-806.html
    Do you guys have any experience with that stuff or are you thinking I can't googles?
    i haven't owned those particular pants but i have owned the mackinaw jacket from filson and it is bomber. i've also owned a pair of their tin pants which are excellent.
    "With Hitler, the more I learn about the guy, the more I don't care for him." -Norm Macdonald

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's the burliest wool pants?
    I've had the same pair of woolrich hunting pants since 1982.
    They pockets have worn out and my girth is stretching their capability.

    I'd buy another pair, but I can't find a contemporary retailer.

    What else?
    Tech Talk Jong.

    How did humans learn to drink water?

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    I really want a pair of the ghost wear big bill pants. The plaid is tits.
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    I really want a pair of the ghost wear big bill pants. The plaid is tits.
    best value of weight/$ I've found.
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    You should get the suspender ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolly the Mammoth View Post
    Tech Talk Jong.
    See thread title

    How did humans learn to drink water?
    Tech talk jong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    You should get the suspender ones.
    They have suspender buttons; the suspenders are an add on.

    Were I living in a cold climate all the time, I'd get the bibs though.
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    I have some woolrich pants (I think?) if you want them. Probably a 34" waist. I'd have to pull them out but they are too warm for me.

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    To sort of link ötzi’s and Buster’s thoughts, I’ve been wondering if Filson’s stuff is still good. I heard they got bought out by a PE outfit, and things seem to go to shit when that happens.

    That came to mind because Filson’s burly wool britches used to be the bomb. A lot of their stuff was awesome back in the day. I was thinking of buying myself a tin cloth jacket for Xmas.

    I used to get wool pants at army surplus stores. Are those a thing any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    I tend to have a lot of them. Here's one:
    I have two kids in daycare that are sub-kindergarten, which is like putting a kid through college at today’s rates. Will I ever get to spend this money on something else or will other kid related things eat it right up once they are in school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by char_ View Post
    I have two kids in daycare that are sub-kindergarten, which is like putting a kid through college at today’s rates. Will I ever get to spend this money on something else or will other kid related things eat it right up once they are in school?
    i was a kid recently and my parents have been quick to inform me that i was expensive as fuck.
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    I've scored some good wooly britches recently and need suspenders...ideally some good leathers for the button-on attachments on the woolybritches. Recs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    To sort of link ötzi’s and Buster’s thoughts, I’ve been wondering if Filson’s stuff is still good.
    The bags are still nice, my son bought one recently. No real idea on the clothes but since they still make some good stuff maybe it's all still good? Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    The bags are still nice, my son bought one recently. No real idea on the clothes but since they still make some good stuff maybe it's all still good? Maybe?
    i've enjoyed the pieces i have owned. the work shirts are probably my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choss Jonger, Sr. View Post
    I've scored some good wooly britches recently and need suspenders...ideally some good leathers for the button-on attachments on the woolybritches. Recs?
    While not leather, can’t go wrong with falling pants suspenders. Brand Husqi or Stihl blaze orange.

    MS, I’m still rocking my army surplus heavyweight wool cargo pants. But they are starting to thin a bit after 20+ yrs in the winter wilderness. I have not found a source of replacement in the past decade. I fear the days of $50 surplus wool pants are gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I used to get wool pants at army surplus stores. Are those a thing any more?
    Military surplus is available on line and some foreign militaries still had/have wool for their winter fatigues/BDUs for short money along with more modern fabrics. Sportsman's Guide would be an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman View Post
    Military surplus is available on line and some foreign militaries still had/have wool for their winter fatigues/BDUs for short money along with more modern fabrics. Sportsman's Guide would be an example.
    had two army surplus stores in my relatively small town not two years ago. one closed but the other is still kicking from the looks of it. a great big store. lots of stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I used to get wool pants at army surplus stores. Are those a thing any more?
    Me too. I've looked for those old cheap woolies, which were a great value, but can't really find them anymore. Looked at Filson and a bunch of others, and finally decided wool weighs too much and I don't like hiking miles elk hunting with that weight on my legs anymore. Replaced them with Eddie Bauer fleece lined pants I got at Costco. Great cold weather hunting pants. Warm and quiet, and good pockets.

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