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    Default The best chaps ?

    What does everyone use for upland and dog training? Price isnt a big deal, Filson, Cabelas' ect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Paye View Post
    What does everyone use for upland and dog training? Price isnt a big deal, Filson, Cabelas' ect...
    Rob--I have the Filson's. They come with some wax type stuff and it works. But, I would love to have some traditional western leather chaps.


    Btw--the best "chaps" I have found are my father and stepfather. Good chaps indeed!
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    Not Boyt! Hunting this weekend with a friend that bought two pairs for his sons.
    First time each used them the zippers broke. He's not happy!

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    Filson double tin, use a hair dryer to reapply wax for easier application.
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    Have you considered wearing the Filson's uplander pants, either the Single Tin or the Double Hunting pants...more comfortable and cooler than wearing chaps
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    Filson double tins for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Have you considered wearing the Filson's uplander pants, either the Single Tin or the Double Hunting pants...more comfortable and cooler than wearing chaps
    Thanks Bon, but in Wisconsin cooler is not better!!!!!! They would be great for early season though. Thank you
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    Ive had two pairs amongst many filson garments. My brothers friend was a production manager at filson and we used to go to the family and friends sale every year. 75% off on everything was nice. I just got a pair of the pants. Haven't worn them yet. My gripe on the chaps (although mine have been well used) is that they are stiff and noisy. Colder they get the stiffer they become. There are not any garments made which will outlast a filson. Worth the money. The heavy cotton shirts and their dressier shirts stand up to being washed a million times and come out looking great every time. My double packer jacket has seen a lot of work and abuse and still looks almost new. Same with my wool weekender.

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    Personally, though the Filson's are a great product and my son swears by them, I find them too stiff and heavy for working bird dogs all day in often heavy cover. Check out LLBean which have stood me well in briars, wet, etc. and they are very lightweight and flexible and dry quickly. Also Orvis makes a really nice pair that I would like for my next set.

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