Zip-off trousers

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Zip-off trousers

Postby nirakaro » 6 Aug 2017, 10:23am

I had a pair with two zips on each leg, so they worked in three ways: shorts, when it's hot, mid-calf, ideal for cycling, or full length, when it gets chilly or I want to look a bit more respectable. I wore them out and haven't been able to find a replacement. Any suggestions?

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Aug 2017, 11:21am

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/ayacucho ... &gclsrc=ds

That's some I found while waiting for something else. At least it suggests they are still available. Also, North Face now have the Meridian style which is zip-off and then there's a tab half-way up the calf to retain the bottom bit when it's rolled up. (I've only looked at men's.)

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Re: Zip-off trousers

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby Galloper » 6 Aug 2017, 7:54pm

I have a pair of North Face which I bought from Cotswold Outdoor, excellent trousers and I saw them again in the sale a few weeks ago.

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby Vorpal » 6 Aug 2017, 8:09pm

I have some Craghoppers from TK Maxx that I like.
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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby thornie1543 » 6 Aug 2017, 8:36pm

you can get karrimor aspen ones for £20 on sports direct,only touble is its sports direct :)

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby Vantage » 6 Aug 2017, 10:26pm

thornie1543 wrote:you can get karrimor aspen ones for £20 on sports direct,only touble is its sports direct :)


I have 3 pairs myself. Very light and quick drying.
I bought mine from Sports Direct via Amazon. About 19 quid a pair.
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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby Vorpal » 7 Aug 2017, 8:40am

If you are cycling in them, check that there is material backing the zip.In other words, they are lined between the zip and your skin, or at least won't chafe. I had a pair of zip-off trousers once that chafed because the zip was in contact with my skin. They were fine walking and working, but chafed cycling.
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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby thirdcrank » 7 Aug 2017, 9:11pm

I'm feeling a bit silly because, having thought that the double zip off idea seemed familiar, I've found an unworn pair of Craghoppers I received as a gift several years ago. They are a darkish beigey sort of a colour and some sort of polycotton (ie not stretchy.) It's a bit of a long shot but if they fit they are yours. (Let me know your size.) The good news is that they are easily accessed in a wardrobe, not lost in the garage. :oops:

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby MarcusT » 9 Aug 2017, 5:50am

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby nirakaro » 9 Aug 2017, 9:59pm

thirdcrank wrote:I'm feeling a bit silly because, having thought that the double zip off idea seemed familiar, I've found an unworn pair of Craghoppers I received as a gift several years ago. They are a darkish beigey sort of a colour and some sort of polycotton (ie not stretchy.) It's a bit of a long shot but if they fit they are yours. (Let me know your size.) The good news is that they are easily accessed in a wardrobe, not lost in the garage. :oops:

That's extremely kind of you, TC. I'm a 32 waist, on a good day, sometimes a 34 if they're cut on the tight side. You're somewhere in Leeds, IIRC? And so am I.

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Aug 2017, 7:30am

Probably too big then. 36W which would once have drowned me, but not anymore. :oops:

I had worked out you must be somewhere around here.

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Re: Zip-off trousers

Postby nirakaro » 10 Aug 2017, 12:46pm

Ah well... I'll see if I can pile on enough pounds, and then get back to you. :lol: