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Looking for Durable and Comfortable Pants


Q. I’m looking for pants durable for trail building and comfortable for wearing around camp. Ideas?
— Alex in the Field, Palos Hills, Illinois

A. Sometimes the more durable a pair of pants is, the less comfortable it is.

I’ve found these fit both categories — especially after a few washings. Try the Carhartt Washed-Duck Double-Front Work Dungaree ($50; Another less expensive option is the Dickies Loose Fit Double Knee Work Pant ($30-$35;

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2 Comments on Looking for Durable and Comfortable Pants

  1. ScoutmasterDave // December 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm // Reply

    How about a non-Cotton option?

  2. I’m planning to check Deluth Trading Co. Those fire hose pants look good to me, AND they are available in green.

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