Women's Hiking Pants

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by grrladventure, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. grrladventure

    grrladventure New Member

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    Does anyone sell women's hiking pants? I hate to admit it, but my short, old "girlish" figure just doesn't fit into men's cut clothes.
     
  2. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Magic Marine does - available thru a lot of Laser dealers
     
  3. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    One of the biggest problems with women wearing men's hikers is the length of the battens as men's legs are typcially longer from the knee up (thighs). One solution is to take the battens out and cut them shorter to fit your leg length better.
     
  4. grrladventure

    grrladventure New Member

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    While I see that Magic Marine does make them in smaller sizes, I have not seen them in women's sizes. That usually means that when I find a size that fits my womenly hips, the knee pads end up down by my ankles and the waist is about 6" to large.

    I have had wet suits custom made for me - they were cheaper then off the rack and I could customize them. There are tons of small shops out there that make custom wet suits. Has anyone worked with any of these shops on custom hiking pants?
     
  5. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Some hiking pants have long and short sizes. I can't remember the brand that I bought which have the shorter battens. Yeah, the waist is 6" too large. I guess if that bothered me, I'd alter them myself.

    If you find that someone makes hiking pants for women please let us know.
     
  6. 49208

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    Magic Marine makes a specific line just for women. If you check their web site, you'll see...


    Competition Pant Light with Knee Ladies

    http://www.magicmarine.com/ - click on the Pants Link...

    You can contact Vanguard regarding where they are available - they are the importers for Magic Marine
     
  7. PeterInTassie

    PeterInTassie New Member

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    My daughter has some Rooster Sailing Hikers, the original style. They fit her perfectly, don't even think they are specifically a womens version, and she is an average 15-16 year ols size wise

    Peter In Tassie
     
  8. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Peter,
    The average 15 - 16 year old has less lead in her bottom than us older boats!
     
  9. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    Vanguard does not import the women's sizes of MM hiking pants, which seems somewhat odd since Anna T wears them and is sponsored by them. Anyway if enough women contact Vanguard maybe they will see the demand is there and will import them (but we are talking hundreds needed).
     
  10. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd like to try on a pair of the women's MMs, and if they fit, I'd buy them. I've contacted Vanguard to say so. Anyone else?
     
  11. grrladventure

    grrladventure New Member

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    I would certainly be interested.
     
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    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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