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    Stalking trousers

    Hi all im looking at buying a new pair of stalking trousers. Any ideas? Or good makes? They need to be water proof.
    Thanks

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    Do a search in the 'equipment and accessories' section mate...loads of advice there.

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    Look at the Seeland Woodcock. I have their breeks and they are great. Unfortunately the trousers are too long and baggy for my spindly legs, so bought a pair of Harkila Mountain - but they are not waterproof.

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    Harkila pro hunters.
    I have had quite a few pairs of ''waterproof'' trousers and these are the only ones I have bought a second pair of.
    Yes they are expensive and it was a leap of faith when I bought them at first but after four years use they still are waterproof and wearing well.
    Why the second pair?, they were bought for me by my wife so she could wash the ones I was continually wearing.

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    Lapua 243

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    You could however buy 3 or 4 pairs of most normal trousers for the price of Pro Hunters - and I doubt the expensive ones will last 3 or 4 times as long as the cheap ones? Although they do look nice. Guess it depends on budget and what the OP wants to spend!

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    I have both Deerhunter and Harkila Pro Hunter. The Harkilas are great in the cooler weather and entirely waterproof etc. not that cheap though as has been said, but from October I'll be wearing them every day!
    (wish my wife would get me a second pair!)

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    We would definately recommend Harkila Pro-Hunter. They are designed for stalking and will take as much crawling as required. Woodcock etc are designed for standing and walking, not crawling.
    Key Product Info: Gore-Tex membrane, so wash as required with non bio liquid detergent, without conditioner. if you use Bio Powder then the welded seams will start to fail and if you use conditioner then this blocks the micropore and the membrane will not breath.
    Pro Hunter Face Cloth on the Trousers is Cordura, which will withstand abrasion, cotton and polycotton blends will not.
    The Trousers have brace buttons, so get a pair of braces, this is really important when crawling as it holds the trousers in place and stops the downward creap.
    Avoid buying second hand, unless you know that the previous owner has washed them correctly
    Wet Out: You must, as with all Gore-tex and other waterproof garments, reproof the outershell when wet out starts. Wet out is normal and can be easily confused with leaks.
    Read our Blog about waterproofing
    Re-proofing Clothing FAQ | Rugged s Blog
    Sizes: Waist, Hips and Thighs: Pretty good fit to normal, but worth trying a pair on. Inside leg measurement: Measure from your inside crotch to the ankle bone, this leg length is important. If they are too long, then you will end up bunching up on your boots, too short, even though they have ankle straps, will ride up over your boots.
    We do free postage and free returns, so if the size is not right, you can always swap them without postage costs.
    Harkila Trousers The brand that Exudes Authenticity and Quality
    We also price match too, so if you find a cheaper deal we will match it both in store and also online.

    If you want to talk through the options, feel free to call the store on 01525 211488 and Brendan will be able to talk you through the ranges

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    Spookily it was from the shop above I bought the Harkila Mountain Trek last week after much deliberation and finding the Woodcocks did not fit. My budget did not stretch to a pair of Pro Hunters.

    Friendly, helpful staff - I definitely recommend Rugged and Tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlbird View Post
    Spookily it was from the shop above I bought the Harkila Mountain Trek last week after much deliberation and finding the Woodcocks did not fit. My budget did not stretch to a pair of Pro Hunters.

    Friendly, helpful staff - I definitely recommend Rugged and Tough.
    Many thanks for the Thumbs Up Karlbird, much appreciated.

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