Woolrich Malone Wool Pants
Price Paid: $50
I talked to a Ranger in the Adirondack park one October afternoon. He told me that he often stops hikers entering the trailhead in bad weather - people wearing blue jeans, and strongly suggests that they drive back into a town and outfit themselves with a pair of wool pants. Why? Very simply, because cotton pants will get wet, freeze and possibly put you into hypothermia and kill you. Then the Ranger is called and has to haul your butt to the hospital or morgue. I have worn Woolrich Malone pants forever. They will keep you warm when wet and might just save your life. Get a pair of strong button suspenders to keep them up. Woolrich bibs are better yet.
Price Paid: $5.50
Well made, warm and rugged. These and Filson's are the best wool pants out there. I got them cheap on ebay, they were new. Also, the old military woolies are good. Wool is a great fabric and underestimated in today's modern fabrics. Give them a try, you will stay warm.
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You could climb inside a deer carcass to stay warm but we recommend Woolrich's Malone pants. These machine-washable wool pants have been essential wear for outdoorsmen for decades. They deliver the comfort you need to sit in a hunting blind in cold weather, to spend a day ice fishing, or to snowshoe the backcountry. They have two back pockets with button-through flaps and two on-seam front pockets.
- Backcountry Outlet
Woolrichs Malone pants have been essential wear for outdoorsmen for decades.