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  1. stihlguy

    stihlguy Well-Known OPE Member

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    What safety pants are you guys wearing? Have 2 pairs of chaps that are clumsy and awkward.
     
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    I use Labonville inserts in double front logger pants.
     
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    stihlguy Well-Known OPE Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I wear Pfanner Ventilation pants, super comfortable.
     
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    Do most BC fallers wear chainsaw pants instead of inserts or chaps? I’ve been looking for a pair to try, maybe I’ll try those.
     
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    To be honest I've never seen a faller on the coast wear chaps, always pants. Even though some chaps meet our safety standard I don't know of any company that would allow it here, have to wear full pants.

    One thing to remember if you buy Pfanner pants is that there sizes are completely wrong. I wear a 32" waist pant regularly and according to pfanner their size small is a 32" waist. Well I didn't trust that and bought a medium for my first pair which list as a 35" waist, they fit but were quite snug mainly in the upper legs lol I'm now wearing a large which they say is a 38" waist, they are a little big in the waist but fit my legs much better. Would be nice if you could try them on first as they are on the more expensive side when it comes to chainsaw pants but I find them to be the most comfortable.
     
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    That’s why I haven’t pulled the plug on any yet. I’ve heard the sizing is off like you said, and I’m not aware of any local places having any, hence why I have stuck with inserts and double-front pants.
     
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    lowest rated stihl pants i have are comfortable as jeans. elastic waist, so ya can buy lil bigger. sizing's pretty close.
    s'pender buttons, too.
    dont like chaps.
    not loggin, just firewoodin...
     
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    I bought a pair of Pfanner gladiator chainsaw pants & they fit awful. I’m 6’1”& 160 lb. I bought a pair of medium long, the length & waist of fine but they sit WAY low on my waist & are super uncomfortable. It’s like they were cut for a woman. When I try to pull em up higher that cut into my baggage severely & are most uncomfortable. If anyone thinks they’d fit into em let me know. They are like new.
     
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    Fit is important. I guess if you can't try them on before you buy, you should look for a vendor with a good return policy.

    Philbert
     
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    True sir true indeed.
     
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    ordered a pair from the local Stihl dealer( actually 2 prs of different size in case). Should be in Mon., I'll see what happens.
    Thanks guys.
     
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    Picked up my Stihl Denim protective pants today. Dealer was nice enough to order 2 prs in different sizes just in case. I am normally a 34-34, so the size M 34-36 waist and 34 inseam fit perfect. With the elastic waist, I will be able to wear jeans under them in really cold conditions.
     
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    sounds like a dealer that actually trys to help, not just sell.
     
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    Anybody wearing Husqvarna technical pants? How’s the sizing on those?
     
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    Size runs like normal pants for the most part but they don’t last at all. They start tearing across where the Kevlar ends on the upper thigh fairy quick. The general consensus around here is they’re made very poorly, not for everyday use like logging. Only pair I had lasted about 3 months and fell apart.
     
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    That’s too bad.
    How are those Pfanner Ventilation pants you have in the rain. Absorb a lot? Bind you up? I imagine they probably have some good stretch to them which would help.
     
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    I find them quite good. Like all pants they get wet but I do find them to be quite water resistant, takes a while to soak through. And I do find that the stretch helps a ton, much more comfortable moving around even when wet.
     
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    I think I might try some. I wear a 32” waist pant normally, so I’ll probably try a large like you with long length option. It looks like you must add suspenders buttons from what I’m seeing.
     
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