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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 11:54:56 MDT Print View

Any other guys on here with a 28" waist? What pants or shorts fit you well?

Ed Hayes
(ejhayes) - F

Locale: Northwest
You're screwed man on 04/06/2012 12:00:03 MDT Print View

I'm a 32" and 'size inflation' over the last decade in US clothing has made buying clothes tough enough for me. At 28", shopping must be near impossible for you. Good Luck, or go to Europe or Asia to shop, where people are still more normal sized.

Adam Wallace
(A.Wallace) - F

Locale: somewhere
28" waist on 04/06/2012 12:03:56 MDT Print View

check little boy sizes

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 04/06/2012 12:11:35 MDT Print View


Edited by RogerDodger on 07/12/2015 01:13:11 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: You're screwed man on 04/06/2012 12:15:21 MDT Print View

So it would seem. I've actually become quite the fan of euro brands over the past year. Even Rab stops at a 30 but it looks like Montane may work.

Nice to see someone acknowledge the waist inflation problem with legwear. :-)

Ron W
(Miles2go) - F

Locale: White River National Forest
Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 12:22:33 MDT Print View

Somehow I'm still a 32 but I'd go with the ones that come close to fitting and then wash and dry them a few times. At least that's how I've lost several pair to the donation pile. I have some "Patagucci" pants that are almost there so you may want to check that brand. For most of my hiking I wear Prana brand pants. The ones I have don't shrink and are impressively durable...really.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 12:43:51 MDT Print View

Patagonia has size 28.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 12:49:17 MDT Print View

Should have asked me in 1976.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 12:52:16 MDT Print View

I was a very happy man when I finally 'graduated' from 28 to 30 -- and then 32!!

But answering your question... REI pants come in Small (28") size. There is also MontBell -- including their Japanese site. I am sure BPLers in Japan will help ship stuff to you if MontBell won't.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 12:56:54 MDT Print View

Haha. I've gone from 40 to 28.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:00:25 MDT Print View

Have you considered trying on a pair of women's pants? Not trying to be funny. You can find the smaller waist sizes, I think they might be a bit bigger in the hips?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:02:11 MDT Print View

"Haha. I've gone from 40 to 28."

Wow. Curious, how tall are you? I'm 5'9", 150 lbs, with 32" waist. The most average of average. :)

Christopher Wright
(chriswrightcycles) - M
.. on 04/06/2012 13:09:32 MDT Print View


Check out Outlier ( Their clothes are geared towards the urban cycling crowd, but some items are also suitable for hiking. Check out the "climbers". If you like a slim fit, you'll love em. 4 way stretch nylon, DWR on the fabric, cut longer than most pants.

Expect to pay $198 for a pair, shipped to your door.

Got mine last month and wear them (almost) every day. Best purchase I've made in years. If the company shows the slightest sign of closing shop, I'll buy a bunch of these and stockpile them...

Good luck!

Jack G
(NomadJack) - F

Locale: Midwest
Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:14:38 MDT Print View

Try Redington. S&C had some of their zip-off pants recently. Size small is 28-30.

Stephan Doyle
Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:24:33 MDT Print View

I've had good luck with Arc'Teryx.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Make your own on 04/06/2012 13:27:14 MDT Print View

Then you can do any size

Brian UL

Locale: New England
Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:36:15 MDT Print View

When your in shape and want clothes that fit you have little choice but to shop at high end clothing stores/brands for clothes that are "fitted". The problem is worse if you have broad shoulders and chest with narrow waist. Most every one makes the chest and waist the same width or even the waist larger. You will save a ton of money buying from the clearance rack at high end stores and online.

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
Re: Men with 28 inch waist on 04/06/2012 13:40:06 MDT Print View

lol, I "graduated" from 28 to 29.

My $19.99 "sm/30" bass-pro shop zip-convertable fishing pants (12 oz) are my favorite "long pants." My Ex-Officio "28-30" shorts work well too. Old Navy for bang-around cotton shorts.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
skinny folks on 04/06/2012 13:54:01 MDT Print View

Just checking my email now, I see that I told Ben Smith a year ago that I had a 31" waist, when sizing my down pants. Funny, all my jeans and pants which are sized 30" require a belt. That's some hefty inflation for ya ;)

Anyhow, Chris, what kind of pants are you looking for? Outdoor pants? zip off pants? dress/work pants?

Most of my outdoor stuff has some elasticity to the waist, so I usually just opt for a size small, or 30, and they fit is great. This is especially true with my running shorts.

I'm a string bean like you, at only 5'9" 132-138lbs,
I've tried the following pants, with great results:

Wind pants: Montbell Dyanamo

Running shorts: Just about any brand in small

Durable traditional shorts: Prana

Zip off pants: MHW Mesa (Surprisingly, seeing as Columbia is their parent company, and their stuff is ridiculously baggy)

Soft shells: Marmot Scree (very athletically cut, to my surprise)

Work pants: J. Crew urban slim fit :)

In general, I can also fit into a Youth Large for pants
And as others have mentioned, British/Euro Brands like Montane, Rab, CampUSA are great bets.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 04/06/2012 13:59:29 MDT.

Samuel Kau
(Skau) - M

Locale: Southern California
Elastic waistbands on 04/06/2012 13:55:10 MDT Print View

I use running shorts for when it is hot and also have a small rei pants. Both have an elastic stretch to them and fit fine. The bigger issue with me having such a small waist is getting a hipbelt from a backpack fit well...