- Army Surplus Gortex Trousers To Cut Down To 3/4 Shorts?
I've heard on here somewhere of people getting some army surplus goretex trousers and cutting them down to 3/4 length shorts.
I've got a couple of questions though:
– How do they come up size-wise? (I seem to remember they come up on the large side i.e. order down a waist size)
– Where have people been buying from? (or is it just any ebay seller?
– What's an easy way to finish off the ends after cutting?
CheersPosted 9 years ago
I bought a pair for £17 off ebay (used of course but in perfect condition). Cant remeber the sellers details but there are plenty about. Size wise they are a bit small in my ipinoin especially in the arse and thigh dept but come quite long.Posted 9 years ago
The one failing is that they are cinch waist on lacky cord and the waist line refuses to hold up when wearing shhhhhhh dont tell anyone, lycra bib longs underneath.
As for cutting them I am fortunate that my daughter is a clothes design student and has access to the proper seam welding machine for this type of fabric. You could use iron on hem stuff I suppose or the proper heat tape from an online haberdashery or just plain old double seam stitched.
Not sure how I am going to work out how to keep them up on my beer belly or wether losing weight is the only option. 😆starsevenMember
The bottoms of mine are so good I cant bring myself to cut them. Just pull the velcro tight and wear em full length.
Not sure what size they are though, I tried on a few pairs at took the best fitting nice and high onthe waist these are worth buying even if you dont convert them.Posted 9 years agosharkbaitMember
I did the hem on mne with the iron on stuff and 12 months on they're as good as the day I did them, but they always used to slip down while riding. I've now replaced the elaccy in the waistband with a looong lace and they stay up just fine now.
Oh yeah and no matter how sh*tty they are on the outside they're always dry inside.Posted 9 years agorootes1Member
Got mine mail order from Denbighshire Army Surplus £14 delivered – came next day. put the on mark the 3/4 point. Took off, laid flat on side and cut bottoms off using a stanley knife along a decent straight edge. No need to hem, also cut at an angle so they are shorter at the back to minimise bunching around back of knee – work greatPosted 9 years agoWikseyMember
Whos_Daddy – I'm a little more Ton sized than that, so anyone else feel free. Where did you get them from though?
I've done a bit of searching on the bay and it's a bit of a minefield from what I've seen. There's a mix of used/unused/repaired/claimed sizes/varying prices and some don't even seem to be the real thing.Posted 9 years ago
Has anyone had any problems or is it a case of just find something the right waist size and give it a go?Whos_DaddyMember
it says on the ebay advert (230405829322).
– genuine & current German IssuePosted 9 years ago
– New & Un-used
– Robust Flecktarn Camouflage Gore-Tex material
– 100% waterproof & breathable
– double press stud fastening with zip fly
– velcro adjustable waist
– 2 zip fastening hip pocket access
– zip expandable leg bottoms
– elasticated braces with quick release buckles
– all stitched seams sealed with Gore-tex tapeTraceySubscriber
There are some new desert camo ones one ebay now at buy it now £18 in various sizes
TraceyPosted 9 years agoDigger90Member
What you want are the German Army Gore Tex overtrousers. These have integrated braces.
I bought a pair brand new off eBay for about £15 – the exact same as the ones in item number 370313857019
You can also get German Army ones in Flecktarn camo pattern with the same braces. These tend to have the knee length zips on the lower leg rather than the velcro strap that the plain olive green ones have.
Of course, either style can be cut down if you wish – but the advantage of the German Army ones is definitely the integrated braces which stop any issues when riding.Posted 9 years ago
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