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I am starting to believe I will never be able to replace a couple of the most versatile pants / trousers I have even owned.
I acquired them around the year 2000, from one of two nearby L.L.Bean outlet stores in my area (Del-Mar-Va Peninsula). Close-outs / overstock.
The are made of Cordura. The cut / style is like typical Carhartt work jeans / pants, only with the handier large 'kangaroo pouch'-style back pockets found on older Patagonia and Sportif shorts (the real short shorts, not today's longer style).
I called L.L. Bean and provided the product-code from the labels, and was informed that the item was discontinued around 2001.
I have used these pants for almost everything. Construction-work, casual / leisure / 'about-town' / and most importantly -- hiking. The Cordura is almost bullet-proof ... a not-so-thin denier kinda like canvas (or heavy material used on Carhartts). A little warm to wear during warm / hot months, and can repel some water and moisture with application of products that are used on tents and clothing. Colors were not eye-popping, but not the all-too-typical black we see so much of. My pairs are a mustard and a beige. Also have the same thing in shorts.
They are starting to show their age and usage (at one point, I lived in a pair for almost 6-weeks). Stitching is pulling out, and I am going to find a canvas / awning shop, or a sail-maker (I'm near the Chesapeake Bay) that can re-stitch with heavy-grade Nylon thread.
Anyhow ... do any of you folks here know of Cordura pants or jeans? If so -- pls provide a link.
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