Need help with finding pants ....

12:59 p.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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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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1:30 p.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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Merrel makes a model I think. I have a pair at home. As soon as I get to finding them, I'll let yo know. There were pretty nice and had some sort ort or shoeler or 3M treatment so they would dry faster. Baggy cut though...

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