Another pant bites the dust
07 Jan, 2008
So this summer I picked up the 686 Mannual Pants for pretty cheap at the Christy tent sale. Well they lasted about 30 days into snowboarding and now are totally torn up. I knew when I got them that since they are super baggy on me that the bottoms would tear up and be like my last current pants.
Here’s a picture of them perfectly brand new
So I had to retire them. I took some pictures of how they look now. The first thing to go was the bottom seam around the base, once that went…then the side seam broke on the pants and basically looked like hippie flared pants now.
The left pant leg. Doing a lot better because it’s still holding at the bottom but once the last seam breaks it’ll completely break the seam going up the pant leg.
Since these pants were gone and snow getting in the pant was an issue. I am keeping them around for spring riding and i’ll probably duct tape the bottom so it lasts a bit longer.
I did replace the pants with 686 Smarty Original Cargo Snowboard Pants which I’ve been rocking the last couple weeks and are totally awesome. Loving the inner liner and the awesome amount of pockets. Plus they are boa compatible so that’s really fun to rock. I’ll post up pictures and reviews once I get more days on the snow in the pants.