About last January I purchased from the myriad of offerings by Sierra Trading Post several pairs of work trousers. A few of the usual Carhartt models, and a pair of some "tactical" pants in navy blue. These SWAT-trotters intrigued me, not just for their very affordable price of $20 (after internet discounts) and utilitarian expanse of pocketry, but also because they came in a heavy-weave rip-stop nylon, which I thought might be good for when I'm bushwhacking through dew-dampened blackberry and multi-flora rose thickets in search of that elusive stone marking a beginning to Hopewell's Folly.
Turns out they're just too darn rigged-out (as in pocket overkill) for my own personal needs, with all sorts of flaps always catching inconveniently, never ripping but often stopping me in my tracks. One thing of interest, you might note, though I myself have not had cause to take a knee and shoot out a sniper's eye in yonder church steeple, is that they came with closed-cell foam kneeling pads, and also the knee pockets within which to slip them. I have not had cause to try the pants with the pads in place, so I'm unable to say as to whether or not they provide kneeling comfort. Can't remember the brand, but I suppose there are "tactical" apparel surplus outlets throughout our Rambo-unctious land, if not the internet. (Barre Army-Navy in Vermont comes to mind as an online seller.)
They might serve you well for your said purpose, unless looking like a prayerful DEA agent while floating amongst a meth'd-up Breaking Bad on the Current crowd is invitation for perforated fashion reprisal.
Well, maybe you can get 'em in that no-sea camo?
Second thought, better save that shade for the emperor.
Kayak & Canoe Outriggers
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