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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried making their own filson like tin cloth brush pants? Using bees wax and turpentine? I'm thinking about picking some up and trying it a pair of filson chaos are 80 >.>
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 05:01 PM
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No I believe you are the first...

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the grouse commander guys made a pair of them. THey seem to like them and hunt grouse almost every day.

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I have filson bibs and re applying the wax to them can be a mess. When you send gear back to FIlson for re waxing they use a heated table top to get it smooth. The Filson stuff is expensive no two ways about it but it is great an they stand behind it 100%. Cabela's has their own similar brand and there are some other brands out there too. Before going through the hassle of the DIY waxing you should probably look into something store bought. I would be afraid after a lot of work you're going to end up with a not great product.

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If you decide to try please post the results! If it works that a nice accomplishment, if you can laugh about in the future! Good luck
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For years I wore Filson as they do give you tons of protection from thorns but they are very hot and heavy to me and I tend to sweat allot when busting brush. I have moved to more technical fabrics which are much lighter and typically have 4 way stretch material and articulated knees that makes climbing over logs much easier. if the thorns or rose are really bad I add a lightweight pair of chaps. I would never go back to wax cotton pants. The new fabrics are half the weight dry quickly and are very comfortable.

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I tried to make a pair but ended up making a big candle! I have no creative skills outside of cooking.

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Don't throw them out, cut them up for fire starters. They will work great. . .

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Re: Brush pants

The last pair of field pants I bought were the heavy duty carhart brown duck. I rubbed sno-seal into the front of the legs.
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