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Matthew mcgurk
(phatpacker) - F

Locale: Central coast California
ultralight overalls on 08/14/2012 23:33:15 MDT Print View

This concept is awesome and solves a huge amount of problems.
you could use shock cord for staps and hiking pant material
Problems Solved
1) no belt rub
2) no mid step pants adjustment
3) no pack rub
4) extra pockets on you chest between shoulders for camera ect
5) cord locks and adjustable shock cord to pull up pants and zip bottoms for stream crossings

My brother thought of this I thought what a great idea.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
hm on 08/15/2012 16:23:57 MDT Print View

I could see if for shoulder and winter hiking.. seems hot for summer

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
re ultralight overalls on 08/15/2012 16:52:27 MDT Print View

I don't think it would be hot if you used a lightweight, quick drying material like the nylon materials often used in travel and trekking clothes. The thing for me is that I've never experienced any of the problems listed. But for someone having trouble keeping their pants hitched up (and suspenders didn't solve the issue or the rub in the waist area bothered them) it'd probably be helpful. Might have to make your own, tho.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: ultralight overalls on 08/15/2012 16:54:39 MDT Print View

I think the concept would go over big time in eastern Kentucky or Tennessee, but it would be more for formal wear.

--B.G.--

b willi jones
(mrjones) - F

Locale: best place in the world !?
Re: Re: ultralight overalls on 08/19/2012 19:29:12 MDT Print View

gimme a high six --B.G-- i see where you are goin with that

sorry, just joking

Edited by mrjones on 08/19/2012 19:30:12 MDT.

Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F - M

Locale: norcal
overalls. on 08/19/2012 22:13:07 MDT Print View

I'm big into cycling and wear overalls every morning when I do my ride.

They're awesome. TONS of problems with slippage, cold spots, etc before overalls.

The ONE issue that I can think about with backpacking is that you want lose material to prevent mosquitos and sweat buildup.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: ultralight overalls on 08/19/2012 22:34:56 MDT Print View

I'd rather have coveralls. I'm not sure how hot it would be in warmer seasons though. It might also mean revealing a lot of skin to fill a cat hole unless the thing has a few extra zippers.