Author Topic: Still much to learn  (Read 1423 times)

fernman

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #15 on: 17:05:03, 03/11/19 »
I've often wondered why they don't put foot straps or lace hooks on waterproof trousers - it would eliminate needing gaiters altogether in wet weather.

Can't say I altogether agree there. Gaiters fit quite tightly around the boots and they do actually stop any water getting into them, or making your socks wet, if you quickly step through a big puddle or very quickly splash across a stream.

happyhiker

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #16 on: 18:14:43, 03/11/19 »
I find if I am wearing gaiters and put my waterproof trousers over the top (of course!) that my lower legs get too hot and I get a heat rash. I generally take my gaiters off before putting the trousers on. Normally, I don't think both are necessary.

Mel

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #17 on: 19:12:39, 03/11/19 »
That's probably the reason they're not manufactured fernman, although my waterproof legs fit reasonably snugly round the ankle after I've closed the press stud (think flares converted to drainpipes-ish  ;D  )


Maybe the bottoms could incorporate a gaiter style design .... GUNWHARFMAN .... we need your inventive design skills.....


Happyhiker, I'm similar, if I wear gaiters and overtrousers, my legs just overheat massively - causes my achilles tendon (damaged) no end of trouble.



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lostme1

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #18 on: 20:34:33, 03/11/19 »
Happyhiker, I'm similar, if I wear gaiters and overtrousers, my legs just overheat massively - causes my achilles tendon (damaged) no end of trouble.
That's why I would like proper short over trousers with zips so I could get them on easily, but I could leave my gaiters on and just put my over trousers as and when it rains. I know I could cut down a zipless pair but I would still need a velco closure below the knee to go over the gaiter.
What I really want is the old walking breeches in a water proof material with side zips. I suppose I can dream.
These boots are made for walking.... so long as the rest of my body agrees

jimbob

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #19 on: 20:44:35, 03/11/19 »
Do you mean like waterproof plusfours / plustwos?

Now that is something one of our young design students could take up and run with.
Too little, too late, too bad......

Pitboot

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Re: Still much to learn
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jimbob

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« Reply #21 on: 16:09:38, 04/11/19 »
Too little, too late, too bad......

lostme1

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« Reply #22 on: 16:33:24, 04/11/19 »
Do you mean like waterproof plusfours / plustwos?

Now that is something one of our young design students could take up and run with.

Yes I do. I doubt that the young design students have never heard of them so won't have any idea of what we are talking about.
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gunwharfman

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Re: Still much to learn
« Reply #23 on: 16:55:17, 04/11/19 »
When I first started to wear my gaiters under my walking trousers my legs also became uncomfortable so my wife's friend sewed a 2" wide soft material around the inside top of the gaiter, they are comfortable now.