Who out there purposely purchases gear with it's in-house applicability in mind?
I'm wearing a pair of Patagonia's Mix Master pants around the house right now, for instance. While I didn't think of this alternative use when I got them, I find I like wearing them for lounging, in place of a pair of sweatpants or flannels.
Originally made for ice climbing, they have an R2 fleece interior, and a wind-resistant softshell outer. Good by themselves for trips to the woodshed down to 0F. A single zipped hip pocket keeps keys and lighters handy.
Anyone else take technical gear out in the domestic setting?