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#1 epic woodsballer

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

I want to get some pants that are durable and will last a long time, fairly lightweight and breathable, and have a decent amount of padding.

Edited by epic woodsballer, 04 May 2013 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

I want to get some pants that are durable and will last a long time, fairly lightweight and breathable, and have a decent amount of padding.

Forget the Prevail and Crusade then.

Exalt Thrashers and Empire Contact LTD 2012 are just a tad more than $100 and are MUCH better than either of those. Definitely worth the money. Draxxus, Dye and Planet Eclipse pants are all nice too, just farther out of your price range.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

Since I'm still growing I need something adjustable so I can get 2 seasons out of them.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

Disruptive Pants?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:32 PM

Which is more durable prevail or crusade?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

Probably prevail. Both are pretty bad.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Why?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

Prevails don't hold up well for long, same as the crusades. Valken has had a rep for not having good soft goods, and the prevail line in Empire is a failed line. What's your budget for pants?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

90 and under tops

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

Have you looked at the Sly Pro-Merc S12's on ANSGear? $80 for any color and size, normally $150. I'm pretty sure Sly produces good clothing, but I haven't used it personally.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:24 PM

Why?

Neither is very durable nor has good padding.

Seriously, get the Exalts. You'll be MUCH happier with them.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

Are the exalts pretty adjustable?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Are the exalts pretty adjustable?

As much as any other good pair of paintball pants. I would wager more so than Prevail or Crusade as well.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:18 AM

Disruptive pants are pretty adjustable.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

The disruptive pants are looking pretty good. What do you like about them? What do you like about the thrashers?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Can't find a sizing chart for the thrashers.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

How are the 2011 valken redemption pants?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

The disruptive pants are looking pretty good. What do you like about them?


Great pants for the price. Very tough, and very light, and very breathable. Not as much hip protection as most pants however, but everything else is very high quality and durable. Disruptive is based in Arizona, and as such the players need a pant that is durable yet breathable, and light so the rough rocky and dusty terrain of Arizona does not slow us down. Knee padding will keep you protected, and the mesh on multiple points will keep you cool. The stretch points make sure they move with you and not against you, and the multiple points of adjustment ensure that you have a perfect custom fit, from waist adjustment to ankle cuffs, they have it all. The inner basketball shorts also contribute to breathability, and the zippered pockets and squeegee pockets make sure you arrive on the field always prepared, and your stuff protected and secure.
There is a pod loop on the back for those days where you really don't need much more than an extra pod, but in all honesty, holds pods just about as well as the 'extra' pod loops on pod packs, and has a decently good chance of falling out if you play hard and dive often.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

I just saw some sly pro mercs on ans or $80. Are they any good? And the disruptive pants look good.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

Sly Mercs I have no experience with, so I'll leave that to another member.
Disruptive Gen 2's are only 100, so keep in mind they're cheaper than most pants out there.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

I vouch for disruptive pants.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

How long have you guys had the disruptive pants and have they ever had any tears or frays?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

Ive had mine for about 2 years, and no signs of significant wear, at least any more than it should, such as dirt and some unwashable paint (allstar).
These pants were made to be strong.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Are the disruptive pants heavy?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

Are the disruptive pants heavy?

Not really.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

Going with disruptive

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

Great! Hey try to say that Edward Eberbach recommended then to you!
Also, they are really light pants, but dont let that fool you, they're surprisingly durable for how light they are.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

I just saw some sly pro mercs on ans or $80. Are they any good? And the disruptive pants look good.

Sly stuff is "meh" in my experience. They have a really shiny, noisy (when moving) material. I will say this about pants and leave it there: a good many people wear Exalt pants that have no contractual obligations and recommend them over others they have tried. I have yet to no be impressed with any Exalt products I've used myself. Just my $0.02

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

Just got the pants in and they seem great! Can't wait to use them and do a review on them after I test them out. Ohh yeah and LOTS of stickers!!!!!!!

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

Haha yeah Disruptive doesnt normally get tons of customers, so they'll throw in tons of stickers and sometimes even free stuff. I know when I bought my pants at the store I got free half gloves. Tell me how you like them!

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Just got the pants in and they seem great! Can't wait to use them and do a review on them after I test them out. Ohh yeah and LOTS of stickers!!!!!!!

Paintball companies must love putting in stickers. Great marketing for only a few cents.




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