[internetworkers] waterproof pants

Sil Greene quack at ibiblio.org
Tue Sep 7 15:04:34 EDT 2004

dave m wrote:
> hey INW listers --
> anyone have the inside skinny on some good weather-fighting garments?

Check out Carhart clothing; their products are more geared for outdoor
workers (think construction et al) but are very well made.  Some of them
might even pass for business casual.  Here's an example of their
water-repellent pants:


Google around; I'm sure you can find other places online that sell them. 
I'm not sure what local retailers might carry them, however.

You might also consider asking an REI or Great Outdoor Provision Company
to special-order some khakis in your (estimated) sizes.  GOPC is a
locally-owned chain with stores in Raleigh and Durham:


> it appears that North Carolina will never be anything but rain-soaked
> and moist.  as a local worker who telecommutes on foot (sometime on
> bike), it sucketh mightily to always spend the day "drying out" while
> resisting ever going outside the building.  thus, i'm looking for some
> items (specifically pants & shirts) that might stand up better to the
> elements.
> i know REI exists to satiate this desire, but most things i see there
> are designed for the ultra-fit, 2% body fat rock climber.  is there any
> hope for a "big boned" individual to find some decent pantaloons that
> keep the wet out?  will i be doused forever?  style-wise, i'm looking
> for something like a basic khaki that won't turn into a dark brown,
> body-clinging mop once its seen a few rain drops.
> anyone had any good experiences?  seen any good infomercials related to
> this?
> many thanks!
> dave m.

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