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Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Insulated Pants : 8oz (228g) on 01/18/2012 06:51:36 MST Print View

Hi,
I just finished my Insulated Pants, a mix between PLQ Pants from Integral Designs and Thru-Hiker Liberty Ridge Pants.
Insulated Pants by Light Addict

Pattern :
I've used the Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Pants Pattern.

Materials :
* Climashield Apex 2.5oz
* Momentum M90R
* Lycra binding
* Elastic for the waist

Weight : 8oz (228g)

Insulated Pants by Light Addict

More pictures & construction details on my website :
http://www.lightaddict.net/?post/2012/01/17/Insulated-Pants

Edited by Fils on 01/18/2012 06:52:26 MST.

Clint Wayman
(cwayman1) - M

Locale: East Tennessee, US
Re: Insulated Pants : 8oz (228g) on 01/18/2012 07:04:07 MST Print View

Hey Ludo,

Sweet insul-britches! I also noticed your MYOG mitts on your site-- I believe you will be fairly toasty this winter =)!

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Apex on 01/18/2012 07:29:06 MST Print View

Did you split the 5oz apex because I can't find the 2.5oz on the thru-hiker page

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Insulated Pants : 8oz (228g) on 01/18/2012 07:32:11 MST Print View

Nice! Very lightweight.

Parlez vous francais? (extent of my French)

It's easier if you make it with 2 pieces rather than 4. Take the front right and rear right pattern pieces and butt them together. Since it's outdoor gear it doesn't have to be as "tailored".

I have an elastic waist and a nylon cord. If I really don't want my pants to slip off I'll tie the draw cord. Like if you carry any weight in pockets.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Zipper on 01/18/2012 07:39:42 MST Print View

I'm missing a zipper in that pants. when you are in camp in the evening and it is cold you don't wanna take off your shoes to put on the pants.

Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Re: Apex & Zipper on 01/18/2012 07:46:01 MST Print View

@Benjamin : I've bought climashield Apex 2.5 on october, It was available on Thru-hiker.

Concerning Zipper, I used PLQ Pants from 1 year now & I don't feel the need of zipper. I just take off my shoes as fast as possible :)

Edited by Fils on 01/18/2012 07:48:39 MST.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
apex on 01/18/2012 07:48:15 MST Print View

Ok thanks.
I will contact them because I need the 5oz and 2,5oz

Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Re: Re: Insulated Pants : 8oz (228g) on 01/18/2012 07:55:01 MST Print View

Très bon français Jerry !

Thanks for the tips, I'll certainly use it for the Insulated Pants I'll make for my wife !

Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
Nice on 01/18/2012 12:27:14 MST Print View

Hey Ludo,

Nice work on the pants and mittens.

I'd like to hear more about why you used the two part construction process instead of sewing all three layers together at once. Did you need to oversize your outer shell to accommodate the loft? Do you have problems with the layers on your mittens separating since it looks like they're only connected at the wrist?

Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Re: Nice on 01/18/2012 14:22:06 MST Print View

Thanks Brad,
I use the 2 parts system to prevent cold spot through the stitch.
I don't oversize the outer shell to accommodate the loft and I don't think it did be useful thanks to the 2 parts construction.

For the mittens I've also connected the 2 inner & outer fabrics on 2 points as shown on the picture below.Stitch point