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Postby JR-Orion » Aug 31, 2011 1:00 pm

Amocholes wrote:I've been using a set of Lost Creek coveralls for about 5 years. Heavy ballistic nylon with pockets for knee pads. Finally had to do a little re stitching on a couple of seams last year though. Normally wear them over a set of Polypros and stay nice and warm.


I wear the same setup. Has always kept me warm and comfortable.
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Re: Caving pants

Postby self-deleted_user » Aug 31, 2011 2:19 pm

You can buy cordura online yourself and follow a simple pattern for shorts or something too if you want. I need to do that...my seats on my pants are so full of holes...good thing I wear undies while caving or peeps would get a nice view! hahaha
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Re: Caving pants

Postby Cody JW » Aug 31, 2011 2:34 pm

Maybe I am just hot natured , but I have a two piece BC top and pant combo and NEVER wear it. I cannot do wetsuit stuff because I cannot find a shorty to fit me but I still prefer jeans. I have a never ending supply as my street ones wear out then are retired for caving .If I am going to be wading in a stream cave I will wear poly pro under jeans ( single layer) and I stay very comfortable. Dry caves , jeans and a stay dri t-shirt as I get HOT going up and down breakdown. I notice also that cave suits , the ones I have seen make it easy to slide on a muddy ledge compared to jeans. I do not do 12 hour trips or overnight survey stuff as most of my trips are 4-5 hours.I have never been close to getting cold . Most of the time I cave with skinny guys who cave much more than I and I am struggling to keep up and getting HOT doing so, except one time on a wet multi drop. Most of the time any thermal problems I have in a cave is getting too hot. I might take a long sleeve top in a pit with me to wear when waiting on bottom to climb then when I get on rope it is T-shirt time. Been doing it for decades and that is what is comfy for me. I have never caved in an alpine or euro situation as most of my caving is Indiana, Kentucky, and TAG.
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Re: Caving pants

Postby boogercaver71 » Aug 31, 2011 3:56 pm

I wear the stretchy nylon softball pants with a poly-pro layer underneath for wet caves. They have extra material in the rear and knees, they are cheap ($16), and last a long time. Cody, I found wetsuits to fit me at http://www.nrsweb.com/default.asp
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