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    Cargo trousers? Working trousers?

    Am looking for a decent pair of work trousers. I work part time gardening and tree cutting. Need something which will be able to stand up to a lot of pulling and prickles. Yet to be on a chainsaw so not wearing chainsaw trousers. What are your recommendations? I find a lot of army surplus stuff too thin

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    Look out for German flecktarn trousers these are lightweight but somewhat thicker than English issue, and they come in larger sizes which is great for me

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    Hello. I bought a pair of Helikon sfu trousers a while back and am really happy with them
    quite a baggy fit, very comfy, great pockets. not as sturdy and protective as denim but much lighter and quicker drying. more robust than walking trousers.
    I think they were just shy of thirty quid.

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    thanks guys will have a look

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    Are the waist sizes of the Helikons accurate?

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    I've really come to like the Austrian Army field trousers (dark olive/brown colour). They are a thick poly-cotton, with 4 large pockets total...very strong weave, no problem with roses or brambles.
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    Dickies work trousers or Scruffs. Both pretty hard wearing and I seem to live in them. Also use them when out in the woods as I like the additional knee protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowantk View Post
    Are the waist sizes of the Helikons accurate?
    seem to be. on the small ones at least. can't say for larger sizes.

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    ok, cheers guys

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    i found some "no bull workwear" black cargo trousers a while ago and they are amazing for a relatively low price.

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