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    Default Ventile cargo pants?

    I am looking for some good ventile cargo pants.

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    Default Re: Ventile cargo pants?

    I don't understand "ventile" (ventilated, maybe?) but there was an active thread re cargo pants very recently.

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    FYI as I recall, ventile is a kind of treated cotton that is highly water resistant, and it's developed during WWII for British naval aviators flying in the North Sea.

    Howies.co.uk has a pair of nice ventile pants (no cargo) to go along with the ventile jacket (going to pick up one myself the next time I visit my friends in the UK). Otherwise I have no idea.

    Have you looked into other water resistant cottons?

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    BIGIRON, Could you help me find that thread? I did a search for +cargo +pants and couldn't find it.

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    Far as I know ventile is so densely woven that it is quite water resistant. it aint coated I think. I do not know anything about other water resistant cottons.

    klättermusen describes their cotton as "eta-proof" but one place in their literature it is called ventile so that made me wonder if infact it is the same stuff.

    thanks for the pointer shaghaied. Found a brand called lowrider which apparently makes ventile cargo's and some wool pants but their pages are impossible to understand, in chinese. Would not know how to order from them even.

    What is that tent on the front page of the howies site?

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    BIGIRON, Could you help me find that thread? I did a search for +cargo +pants and couldn't find it.

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    Here is the link I started earlier this week: Link

    There was also a group buy going on that was here: Link 2

    Here is a review in Outside Magazine, comparing Ventile with newer outdoor fabrics: Link 3

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    Thanks MikeF. I saw your post on the TrailHikers and bookmarked the link. Yes, I knew about the GB, and was sorry it died. I had actually posted in there too about cargo pant best buys, or cheap places to get the 5.11s.

    Maybe the Trail Hikers are the better way to go. I will see what pops up.

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    Darn AilSnail, I thought I'd help you out with the lowrider sites (did I mention I can read Chinese?), however the sites appeared to be in Japanese. So no luck...

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    that is close shang, does anyone else know japanese and are willing to help me order from them?

    edit: here is one of the pages I found them: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/ashoes/410530/418412/525337/

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    Really long shot, but have thought about trying the altavista translator (altavista.com, under translator)?

    Oh and don't forget www.west-winds.co.uk, which is a site within an link MikeF provided.

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    I have a Snowsled Ventile jacket. Quality is excellent.
    Snowsled

    WestWinds also make Ventile trousers... WestWinds

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