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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    Thanks for that @Micky Duck.
    I have only worn chaps when out with the chainsaw, and in this weather especially, I am sweltering even in combination with shorts.
    I have often thought of a thick overtrouser when in the bush as I tend to end up in all the shitty stuff and even crawling on my stomach along pig tracks in the shitty scrub. Currently for this I just wear thick denim jeans, but again in the summer it can get damned hot.

    You possibly don't know the answer to this, but what are they like if you have to get down and crawl along on hands and knees? I suspect that they would pull at you belt in all sorts of odd angles and make movement quite restrictive. I know from the chainsaw chaps, even crouching or kneeling they are quite a pain, though then again that is comparing apples and oranges as the chainsaw chaps are packed tight with all sort of protective padding.


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    Apr 2015
    wore them on a tracking course a few weeks back...spent a fair bit of time down on my knees without issue...not so much into crawling through tunnels anymore...a set of builders knee pads would be good for that.

  3. #18
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    Aug 2019

    OK I am going to stand up and be counted on this one. I am a wearer of chaps. I have worn out several pairs over the years (like the rhyming?). I can quite categorically state that the chaps from Twin Needle are about ten times better than anything else on the market. In my opinion. Link attached. I have both the zip and non zip versions. Zip version is easier but slightly bulkier. Non zip is really stream lined and easily the comfiest best fitting chaps ever made. They soften over time. I can't kill these ones.
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    @Hiawatha, what sort of country do you hunt in? Bush, farm etc?

  5. #20
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    Aug 2019
    I used them pig hunting in all sorts of shite. Gorse, nettle, blackberry, briar, matagouri, spaniard etc etc. I also use them for my work when I need extra leg protection in similar or when noise not an issue. The Twin Needles are way better than standard design for noise as they are more streamlined and as such dont rub on each other etc. When worn with shorts the hot air gets expelled on every step and makes them way better than trousers in the heat. They are not quiet and so IMO are no good for bush stalking as such. Shooting roos in matagouri country they would be ideal. Hope this helps.
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  6. #21
    Bus driver
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    Sep 2015
    Quote @Tahr.. It was part of the uniform

    Well....wearing only a pair of chaps,a smile,and a piss grin,.....I was lucky enough to get a bit of “slap and tickle’ from a Sheila at the pukemanu pub ,Martinboruough one night........she said quote......”.you look dazzling in those chaps”............true story!!!!
    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary



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