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Topic: Purple's bargain hiking pants offer
Posted By: Greg
Subject: Purple's bargain hiking pants offer
Date Posted: 31 Mar 04 at 11:31am

Who's been ordering their 12.95 hiking pants from discountsailing.com then?

Definitely a bargain not to be missed in my opinion!




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Posted By: PhantomHelm
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 1:41pm

Nobody, if they've got any sense.  I've had two pairs of GUL Hiking pants, they were both rubbish, terrible quality, fell to bits after only three or four times used.  Both were bought cheaply, but beware it's just good money after bad.  Since replaced with a pair of Rooster Hiking shorts which are just fantastic, so much more comfortable and supportive.

Regards

PhantomHelm



Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 2:42pm
Can't comment on hiking short - don't have any, but I do have a
new GUL wetsuit which is EXCELLENT.


Posted By: Lucy
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 4:00pm

12.95!!!!!! Blimey that does sound too good to be true. I've got Magic Marine ones but the padding in them always gets caught under the rim of the boat which can be a real pain when drop hiking cos it's not easy getting yourself back in at the best of times!!!

Note to any hiking pants designers.... test them out first!!!!!



Posted By: Haggis
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 4:32pm

Theres only one pair of hiking pants that are any good

Queensport


Now that Laser XD are doing there own the only UK supplier that i know of is:
http://www.scottishsailing.com/contact_us.htm - http://www.scottishsailing.com/contact_us.htm

 

Just look at what the top guys where:

http://www.queensportmarine.com.au/ - http://www.queensportmarine.com.au/



Posted By: PhantomHelm
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by Lucy

12.95!!!!!! Blimey that does sound too good to be true. I've got Magic Marine ones but the padding in them always gets caught under the rim of the boat which can be a real pain when drop hiking cos it's not easy getting yourself back in at the best of times!!!

Note to any hiking pants designers.... test them out first!!!!!

Yep - it is too good to be true!!

Hint - wear a pair of lycra shorts over your hikers - this will smooth them out and should stop them getting trapped under the lip of the deck.

I looked at the Queensport pants - the Rooster ones are very very similar, plus looking at the photograph on the web site you seem to have to be a bit of a fat B*****d to use them?



Posted By: Sarah B
Date Posted: 29 Apr 04 at 7:41pm
You definitely don't have to be a lardy person to use them. I am a feather footed sailor who uses Queensports and they rock. Even use them under my dry suit in the cold stuff. Got them through Scottish Sailing too - right size, mail order - perfect!


Posted By: Chris Noble
Date Posted: 02 Dec 04 at 10:42pm
the rooster ones are ace too though, between them and the queensports, you wont find anything better!

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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 03 Dec 04 at 3:56pm
does anyone remember the busta ones?? they have to be the most comfortable!

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Posted By: Adam84
Date Posted: 04 Dec 04 at 10:36am
Dont remember the busta ones but rooster an queensport hikers rule


Posted By: Andy. H
Date Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 1:10pm
All that hiking sounds like hard work  I've just moved on from my laser and bought an RS 600, planing past my old laser fleet friends upwind always makes me smile


Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 10 Dec 04 at 5:19pm
Yeah but hiking is so much more rewarding, because the speed gains from really working your body are huge and it is a great feeling to know that you are putting something in. 

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Posted By: Rob.e
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 8:24pm
Gawd yess, guv, and me poor old knees wont take all that trapezing!!


Posted By: Binky
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 9:03pm
I think I prefer trapezing (mainly because my feet are too small
to fit underneath the toestraps!)



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