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Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
Gore tex shell pants on 04/22/2007 10:19:39 MDT Print View

I've been working on a pair of winter pants for back county skiing and big mountain trips
Here they are so far, I have one leg done still need to do the other side and add the waist and suspenders then seam tape.
Material is Gore-tex XRC with a brushed linning from Rockywoods. The reinforcements are cordura 200 for the seat and spectra 500 for the crampon patch. Uretex water proof zippers.

Joe Federici
(need2boat) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Gore tex shell pants on 05/03/2007 14:05:41 MDT Print View


The pants look really nice. I've switched over to making some clothing as well. It's a lot harder then some might think!

Are you using a home made patter or something on-line. I've made a pair of wind pants from Thru-hiker and found his patter quite good.

Another source for good patters is

His shareware pattern Vuokatti Pullover and Tunturi Hats are both very easy and rewarding projects. He also offers some other great jacket patters for around 7 pounds each. All very good designs

I made a Vuokatti pull-over from 4 way stretch fleece and added a zip neck.

Vuokatti Zip T neck

Joe F

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
pants on 05/04/2007 17:23:37 MDT Print View

Thanks Joe,
those pictures suck, the pants are a mostly finished now, I'll post some more next week.
Pants are hard! at least technical ones. All the seams are flat so I could use iron-on seam tape.
For a pattern I took my old pants which fit great and use them as a guide, Adding a bit more height around the waist and wider bottoms for better ski boot fit. So in a non-destructive way I cloned them. I took an old sheet and pinned it around on the inside then cut out the different pieces, this became my rough pattern. With the fabric at $30 a yard it was quite time consuming part.

I'll post more next week,

Joe Federici
(need2boat) - F

Locale: North East
Re: pants on 05/07/2007 06:19:25 MDT Print View

I made a pair of the thru-hiker wind pants and used flat feld seeems and thery for sure take a lot of time. Really no short cuts to that. I read a few tips about seam taping on the shelby website.

for non-waterproof seams you could use a serger to save lots of time. I would think a 5 thread stich could be seam sealed.

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
pant pics on 05/08/2007 23:55:36 MDT Print View

Here are some more pics,
Still need to get around to seam taping them and cleaning up all the loose threads but its spring time in Alaska and I have more important things to do!

They came in at at 21.1 oz, compared to the patagonia strech Triolet pants I based the pattern off of which were very similar design but 29.4 oz. The half a pound savings was suprising. I think doing away with the side zipper flaps helps alot.

cheersGripper elasticfront longfront on meside on meback

Edited by EricP on 05/08/2007 23:58:14 MDT.