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#1 Justin B.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

So, I have been told by many people at my field, including 3 refs, that its time for me to get paintball pants. I have been playing so hard that I am damaging a few pairs of my jeans. I know your going to say "you don't need pants, you don't play that hard", if you have seen my video. Well, I was really tired that day and the footage isn't that great (I know I didn't keep my gun up the whole time either, but that was also because I was really tired). But anyways, I want to know what a really good and very durable pair of paintball pants would be. I am open to buying new, used, or anything. I know I will probably outgrow them but I will sell them when that happens and buy a new pair.

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

Forget everyone who says you don't play hard, I don't play that hard and find pants to be so necessary. Great knee pads, keeps your pack in place, protects your boys! And swab pockets.... Love swab pockets!

But carrying on!
I have empire contacts, they're pretty good pants, great knee protection in then, very durable pretty durable, and just because orange chicken is going to say it... Disruptive Pants!

Apparently Disruptive Pants are good, Orange Chicken loves his, I may buy a pair just to try em out and separate myself from the others in my area.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

Alright cool. I have actually seen some of the refs at my field wearing contact pants. I do play hard though when it comes to airball. So they need to stand up to all the sliding I do, including snake dives. I do have the problem where my pack tends to move around a lot. if pants fix that, it would be great.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

I am rocking NXe elevations. I got them cheap and i love them. Although some people hate on NXe for some reason... whatever


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I'll check them out. ^


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

id never go with anything disruptive after that barrel incident. try some jt pants, since you'll probably out grow them anyways why spend a bunch of money on a pair. jt pants are pretty well made too.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:14 PM

alright, I'll check them out.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

Check your local fields and proshops to see if they're selling some older year paintball pants for cheap.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

^ Yeah I literally just thought about that. Good idea.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

I still say Disruptive Gen 2 Pants.

Durable, yet light and breathable.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

What is your budget? If you don't really have a budget, check out c13s. VERY ventilated and comfortable.
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

I'll check them out! No, I don't really have a budget as long as its durable and will stand up to a good beating. ^


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

Dye pants usually last a pretty long time.
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

My Disruptive pants have lasted since 2010-2011

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

My Disruptive pants have lasted since 2010-2011

That's not long but I will keep disruptive pants in mind. I'm not going to rule them out just because other people want to complain about their packaging.


Dye pants usually last a pretty long time.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

I have Empire Contact Zeros.  They've gone through two seasons so far and are still holding up great.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:04 AM

If you want the most durability in a pair of pants, go with the high end stuff like dye, Planet, or empire. They will defenitely last the longest. Hk and valken pants are replaced
Every two weeks with the pros (dynasty at least with their hk pants). I have a pair of Jt 08 pro pants an they are very durable and comfortable and I got em for 60 bucks. Just my 2 cents

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:24 AM


My Disruptive pants have lasted since 2010-2011

That's not long but I will keep disruptive pants in mind. I'm not going to rule them out just because other people want to complain about their packaging.

Dye pants usually last a pretty long time.

alright
What I meant was that I bought them either December of 2010 or January/February of 2011. They've held up for a good 2-3 years.


My Disruptive pants have lasted since 2010-2011

That's not long but I will keep disruptive pants in mind. I'm not going to rule them out just because other people want to complain about their packaging.

Dye pants usually last a pretty long time.

alright
What I meant was that I bought them either December of 2010 or January/February of 2011. They've held up for a good 2-3 years.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:36 AM

If you are going to get disruptive pants just save up another $50 and get Dye or empire pants. Disruptive has horrible customer service.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:40 AM

So you're going for Customer service...for pants?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

So you're going for Customer service...for pants?

So you agree they have shitty customer service.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Customer service means almost nothing for clothing.  Companies don't care if someone who plays one day a year or someone who plys 4 days a week buys it.  The clothing only lasts as long as you treat it right.  Some people are just harder on clothing than others due to style of play and areas they play in.  I just prefer to spend a little more for a product I know is quality and will last a while due to my style of play.

 

When I first started playing I had no problems using blue jeans or BDUs for the fact that I was not all that aggressive.  Now I play with actual paintball clothing since I know it's designed to last for my style of play.  which generally involves a lot of crawling  and crouching.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:52 AM

Customer service means almost nothing for clothing.  Companies don't care if someone who plays one day a year or someone who plys 4 days a week buys it.  The clothing only lasts as long as you treat it right.  Some people are just harder on clothing than others due to style of play and areas they play in.  I just prefer to spend a little more for a product I know is quality and will last a while due to my style of play.

 

When I first started playing I had no problems using blue jeans or BDUs for the fact that I was not all that aggressive.  Now I play with actual paintball clothing since I know it's designed to last for my style of play.  which generally involves a lot of crawling  and crouching.

At first, I didn't do much diving, crawling, and crouching because I was a new player who wasn't smart. Now, I'm destroying a pair of jeans almost in one day.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

What is the difference between the Empire 2012 Contact TW pants and the Empire 2012 Contact Zero pants? If someone knows and could tell me that would be great.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

Just heavier and more robust padding on the TW's.  I use the Contact Zeros and run knee pads underneath.  The Zeros don't have all that much in the way of padding minus the groin area.  I play in hot humid areas so more ventilation and less weight on the Zeros are what sold it for me.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Alright cool. This is going to be a tough decision then, because I already am sold on Empire pants, but I don't know which would be better. Some of the days, it gets quite humid here and other its not so bad. Maybe I'll check them out at my local proshop.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:28 AM

Dye pants are alot more comfortable for me over empire.I owned empire LTD's for awhile then quickly sold them for dye c10's. Best decision ever.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

I use Empire 2012 LTD's and Exalt Thrashers. I'd recommend both.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

Let me ask one more question. If I'm going to play for a team, play tournaments, etc.       Do I want more pads or less (pants wise that is)?


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

Let me ask one more question. If I'm going to play for a team, play tournaments, etc.       Do I want more pads or less (pants wise that is)?

Just depends on whether you play front or back and how hot it is when you play.  Keep in mind that with any of these pants you will still need kneepads.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

I will? Didn't know that. I plan on playing front though. That's what I'm best at.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:45 AM

What are some good knee pads then?


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

I use PE pads for both knees and elbows.  It's all I've ever used but they work fantastic.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

Cool, I'll check them out. I was already thinking about getting elbow pads but now I'll get some knee pads too.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:08 PM

So you're going for Customer service...for pants?


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

^ yea


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:06 PM

i followed Orange Chicken's advice to get disruptive pants and I definitely do not regret it. They have a LOT of knee, butt, and crotch padding. They are VERY durable and have LOTS of ventilation in places that are not likely to have contact with the ground. It has ALOT of adjustability in the waist and ankle. It has two swab pockets and has straps to carry a pod. AMAZING pair of pants.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

I'll still keep the in mind I guess.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

Empire Contact Zero, Dye C11/12/13, or Exalt Thrashers are probably going to be your best bet if you don't want massive amounts of padding.  Try to see if you can try any of those on at a local pro shop or field or just to hold some that a player at your field owns so you can get an idea of how they feel.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

Yeah, I thought that sounded like a good idea too. My proshop has lots of clothes and things.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

These are the only pair of pants that I found that came in a small enough size for me pretty much: http://www.ansgear.c...lpantsblack.htm


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Don't get the Prevail.  What size pants do you wear?



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Well, I don't know like small, medium, large, etc. but, I my waist is 26" and I have a 27" inseam. If that helps.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:35 PM

Try the dye smalls. They are pretty small. I wear a 30 and the medium is about right on me.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

Alright. I know the Disruptive pants would be able to fit me too. They have my size.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

The Dye pants don't come in all black and I don't really like them. They are pretty expensive too. I like the Disruptive pants and the Empire pants. I just need a fairly small size.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

Have you tired some pants on or are you just going by the size chart?  You can really cinch up most pants to fit any waist.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Oh, you mean the waist is adjustable? No, I haven't tried paintball pants on. I may end up doing that though.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Oh, you mean the waist is adjustable? No, I haven't tried paintball pants on. I may end up doing that though.

Yeah I have to tighten the shit out of my pants cause I'm so skinny but the velcro/elastic/rope/w.e. allows for a great deal of adjustment.  There are almost always elastic or velcro cuffs on the ankles too if the pants are too long.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:06 PM

Oh alright. Yeah, I noticed that on a few of the video reviews of pants that I have seen.


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