Well made, warm and rugged. These and Filson's are…
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.
I talked to a Ranger in the Adirondack park one October…
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.