Switching my life to "not Jeans". Can I get some recomendations for good NON JEANS

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They look interesting but TOTALLY LOST ME at the YOLO pant. Please stop the drake naming scheme. He's a ****wit...and using his "catchphrase" makes your company look like one too!
Where are you seeing "YOLO pant"? The only 'yolo' I found was the partnership with @thewildyolo and the associated t-shirt, which is a different entity entirely.


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I love my Tru Spec Expedition pants. Found them on sale for 50 bucks. Simply the best for the money. I like my Railriders when its very hot out.


5.11 Apex pants have become a quick favorite of mine. Have to get a couple more pairs in more colors. Check them out, I don't think they look too mall ninja.


Expedition Leader
Wrangler cargo pants from Walmart.
Extremely comfortable,practical and durable.
I think I paid less than $25 for them.


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The most comfortable pair of pants I have ever worn or owned.
RailRiders Men's X-Treme Adventure Pant

I have had five pair for well over five years, maybe more, and they still looked brand new when I gave them away a month of so back.
They got worn every day at work climbing in/out of work rigs, and on weekends.
The key is not to dry them after washing them, just hand up and they will be dry in a few hours.

I lost some weight this summer, so I went the next size down and bought four new pair, and they now have them in black, probably from me pestering the owner to come out with a black version :D
Extra material where it is needed, and they wear like iron.

I did buy a pair of Mountain Khaki's earlier in the year, and they are not very comfortable, certainly not even close to the comfort of these RailRiders.
Wearing a black pair as I type this.
I like how the ankle has a Velcro enclosure too, so if the pants are a hair long, no worries, they will stay up and not drag below your foot.
I had to have the Mountain Khaki's taken up a few inches.

Give these a try, you may never ever wear a pair of jeans again.
And you can often gt them on sale too for $80 instead of the full price.
Call them and ask if there is a discount code, or subscribe to their catalog and email alerts, that will tell you when there is a discount on all of their clothing.
Never had a pair fail on me yet or rip.


Pacific Northwest yetti

Expedition Medic
When I was farming and ranching full time, my carhartt were the best- almost indistructable. Still a go too for fencing, working livestock, hay, etc.


Im currently working a contract where my workdays are spent in an office, as the SHE coordinator for a large company. ( 10+yrs experience as a firefighter/AEMT. ) Yup, i'm the dreaded "safety" guy. I use 5:11 "EMS pants" for medic work, they are comfortable, and the DuPont stain stuff works wonders.

So now i use their TDU pants in the office in Khaki. Comfortable, tough and look good for the office environment. I also use them as my "adventure pants,"( as my brother and i call ours). They have been in multiple countries, and have successfully fought off Red clay & mud, blood, and a host of other things. Not to mention they are easy to find, unlike some bespoke mfgrs. I have a few pairs that have taken a beating and still going strong. One pair took some nasty rock rash after a climbing fall. I was afraid the small hole would tear and create a problem spot, so far so good and that was 2 yrs ago. They are my go to for travel, and camping now.


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For warm weather I suggest Mountain Hardware AP pant. Mesh pocket venting and strong but lightweight fabric that doesn’t feel like synthetic.

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I wear Duluthflex firehose cargo pants for work and love them. They have held up well for 7 months so far and I work outside. The pockets are perfect for the stuff I carry. They always have a 20% off deal and free shipping which is when I order. I just got the newer duluthflex burly firehose cargo pants which are a little heavier material and have zip cargo pockets instead of the velcro flap. I used to wear the 5.11 Stryke pants and still do, just not for work. The 5.11 pants are great also

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Ace Brown

Adventurer, Overland Certified OC0019
Without reading this whole thread I’ll add my 2 cents. I quit jeans longer ago than many of you have breathed. My favorites are the Rigg Ranger by Wrangler and Cabelas Trailhiker II. Neither are perfect but pretty close. The Rangers would be perfect if they had flaps on the rear pockets. The Trailhiker II could be improved if they raised the double knee area so the seam was above the knee and not on it. Such a simple fix. I do like their elastic waist as most of us have changing waistlines. I’ve tried most of the pants described above. Always something I don’t like about most, such as ridiculously deep pockets. Ever stand in front of the cashier digging down to your knee for change? No thanks. Some have a crazy assortment of pockets that have no useful purpose.

But if I had only one choice it would be the Rigg Ranger for their superb fit, correct pockets, wear very well and just look good. If only they would add flaps to their back pockets. I see a lot of BLM, and Forest Service folks wearing these.

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