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.