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Chainsaw pants
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:43:13 PM »
Is anyone using or familiar with European standard pants? Type a or type c. From brands like SIP or pfanner. Oregon stihl and husky make them also. I've read that there very light, great maneuverability. Stretch fabric.they are very different than the US standard.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 11:19:24 PM »
I use the Stihl cutting pants for years and love them. There have lighter ones for the summer and heavier ones for the colder temperatures .  Pretty sure other brands are as good as them.  I just buy them, when I am at the dealer anyways and they are actually very reasonable priced. Next i gonna try their steel toe leather boots, because I heard good things about them  and I am really getting tired about, what they are selling at TSC.
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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 11:28:43 PM »
Are those the ones that look more like jogging pants than chaps?  I saw a pair at a safety training class, the instructor said they had 9 layers of kevlar, they looked quite comfortable. 

Lopet - I picked up a pair of Wolverine leather steel toe boots this spring from Sierra Trading Post website, something like $50, figured if I got a month out of them then I would be happy as I am hard on footwear.  Got to say I am quite impressed with them - they don't have any kevlar in them like my winter boots do, which I don't like, but they have really no visible wear on them.   I glued on the cheap toe protectors I got at TSC as well, they actually stayed on. 
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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 12:07:50 AM »
Yes, those are pants.  Just google them

I haven't found the right leather boot for me yet, still looking, but we are talking about pants now.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 01:55:29 AM »
I like the Labonville pants with the removable pads the best.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 07:33:22 AM »
The pants look like jogging pants. There way lighter than labonville or anything here in the US. When you look them up you have to put chainsaw trousers in the search engine.
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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 12:36:19 PM »
I bought a pair of Forester brand all season pants about a year ago. first week i wore them I loved em. after that there wasn't enough of em left to love.







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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 01:32:01 PM »
Are you saying the chainsaw ate 'em up ?
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 05:12:09 PM »
no, no saw involved, lets just say they didn't last very well.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 09:23:02 PM »
I wouldn't call them jogging pants.  Here is a example of the Husqvarna one.                                   


http://www.sherrilltree.com/Husqvarna-Chainsaw-Pants_2#.VAkPpFf2aCk
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2014, 05:55:00 AM »
I think I might try a pair, my chaps are shreaded and need replacement. Thanks for the information. :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »
Check out the Francital pants at treestuff.com I have been using them for about a year. Climbing and logging. They are the best I have found yet for the money.  They run small

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »
I wear summer pants in the winter and still are too warm many times. :-p
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 05:09:10 PM »
Chep. I orderd a pair of oregon waipoua type a. What type are the francital a or c. I've read on some arborist forums about them both. Kinda just took a chance on one.
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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2014, 09:45:41 PM »
 

  I used stihl pants for a long time. I needed new ones, when i was at holiday in my country (switzerland) i speaked with some profesionels and they told me that a lot of them changed to pfanner pants. So i bought one (for hot temperatures) and  dam do i like them, just 2.5lbs and stretchy on the back and they have vent zippers behind the knees for fresh air. Well they costed me 350$ but they are worth every dollar, will never go back to chaps or another pants.
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2014, 10:57:31 PM »
Do they meet OSHA standards? Our regulations are quite strict, I believe they must withstand a threshold speed of 3600 ft/min. Good ones are hard to find for a reasonable price, we offer Oregon but the ones that meet BC standards are pricey so don't sell.
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2014, 03:38:13 PM »
they meet al standards in europe (swiss standards are very stict). They are safety class A, 20m per second (that would be 3940ft/min) so they would meet your standards. A big company (teakplantations) here in Costa Rica boughted some cheap chaps for their employees (they have about 25 persons just falling trees) when the first one cuted thru the chaps into his leg they get rid of all the cheap chaps and bought good ones (around 100$). As I work alone (just one help) i dont care if they are expensive, they have to be comftable, light and save. We have 75 to 95 degrees the whole year, so chaps just slow you down even more and get tangled up more in the bushes and lianas.
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2014, 07:28:58 PM »
I like the look of pfanner pants as well. I have a pair of the oregon's on the way from a friend in Sweden.160.00
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Re: Chainsaw pants
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 07:51:40 PM »
What about washing those things? I mean I almost never wash my jeans or hickories, but they get a good rinsing at least once a week or so ;) I can only imagine how many pairs of $250 pants you would need to rotate out a semi clean pair every once in a while!

Note: Not trying to be a smartass  ;D, just curious as to what other fulltime fallers handle it.

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2014, 08:51:37 PM »
I have not looked at the cleaning instructions. These pants have been widely used in Europe and I have read many forums and never saw anything about it. They are not made with the same Kevlar structures the US made stuff is so that could be the difference.
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