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Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: "unofficial uniform of generations of Seattle Mountaineers" on 04/10/2011 17:38:19 MDT Print View

"i wouldn't think of starting out in anything but tights and running shorts."

You are hereby awarded the honorific of "Auxiliary Seattle Mountaineer", with all rights and privileges pertaining thereto. ;-)

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Tights vs. Soft shell pants on 04/10/2011 18:08:12 MDT Print View

I'm no expert, but I've heard that a lot of former tight wearers have switched to wearing either:
[warm weather]: long-long shorts, such as Under Armour mesh, 10" shorts or
[cool weather]: soft shells, such as Pata-Gucci "Simple Guides" in a light color because of greater abrasion resistance and rain resistance. "Belay Pants" can be MontBell full-zip pants, in winter.