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#120693 - 09/11/09 12:23 AM dri-ducks pants blown out
ttaboro Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 18
Loc: Middle Tennessee
I have a set of dri ducks rain gear and the seat of the pants blew out the first time I wore them...luckily the jacket is still going strong.

So...I am wondering if there may be a use for the pants? I was thinking of trying to make some type of sock to wear in my hiking shoes in camp if they are wet from creek crossings. Sort of like a gore-tex sock. Not sure if this would be possible. Any ideas on this or any ideas on something else I could do with the ripped pants? Just didn't want to chuck them if they could be used.

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#120713 - 09/11/09 09:29 AM Re: dri-ducks pants blown out [Re: ttaboro]
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: Utah
Rain chaps.
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#120737 - 09/11/09 08:00 PM Re: dri-ducks pants blown out [Re: ttaboro]
JimM_PA Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 90
Loc: PA
Why don't you take some clear duct tape or clear plastic window tape and fix them?

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#120763 - 09/12/09 12:11 PM Re: dri-ducks pants blown out [Re: ttaboro]
Roocketman Offline
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Registered: 03/10/07
Posts: 203
You might be able to avoid this pant blowout by having more fiber in the diet. Works for me smile .

The material could be recut and sewn to make a rainhat.

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#120901 - 09/14/09 04:32 AM Re: dri-ducks pants blown out [Re: Roocketman]
rot8tor Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1
Loc: New Zealand
FYI, I buy the large size. I am a 5'8" woman and I weigh 10 stone. I read about the trouser blow outs and made sure I had plenty of room. I wore the butt out doing a sitting glissade blush and patched it with disposable OR gown material and mefix which is a medical tape. It was good enough for a few more trips. People had told me it was the end of my pants but they were still good for trips where it wasn't raining, only windy.

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#120932 - 09/14/09 05:41 PM Re: dri-ducks pants blown out [Re: rot8tor]
Spock Offline
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Registered: 01/10/06
Posts: 679
Loc: Central Texas
Duct tape adds pinoche to any set of rain gear. Or leave them open for ventillation - like chaps.

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