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Old 02-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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paintball pants are a must in my book. Its something designed to take a beating sliding and crawling around in. I love mine, they are well ventilated and extremely comfortable. I just wear a Tshirt otherwise, the jerseys are only good for bounces.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I like my BDUs. They seem to wear better than jeans on the knees.
I'd imagine if you wanted to get a little spendy but be good for the duration a pair of Carhartts would kick ***- they even make insert-able knee pad things that go into the pants themselves. Awesome for work and they wear like, well Carhartts. Those would most likely be best for cooler weather play since they are pretty thick.

As for shirts, wear whatever is comfortable for you.

The only real paintball SPECIFIC clothing item I wear is the gloves.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I used to wear bdu pants, but I would blow the knees out of 4-5 sets in a season, so in 2002 I bought a set of paintball specific pants and I was screaming about how expensive they were.... but they are still in service so I paid 150 for them and got 6 years and counting out of them
now bdu pants at $30 a pair X 5 sets per year X 6 years = $900.00 so my $150.00 investment looks downright reasonable
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i've had good luck with some cargo pants from walmart..12 bux a pair
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Watch out on the DYE pants. I tore the knee down to my ankle sliding on my knees once. Glad I only paid 20 bucks for em, they were the old 04 pants I think?
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I think they over built the first couple years of dye core division stuff
and then a light went off in daves head " HEY if we cheapen all the materials,and charge more for it...... not only will there be more profit,....... but...... more profit more times"
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I either wear bdu`s or Natural Gear camo jeans that were made for hunting in brush. The jeans have reinforced knees and fit well. I have been wearing them for a couple of years now, and they have held up well.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I've always worn jeans or BDUs...cheap and durable enough for my needs. My favorite pair, though, is a pair of digital print (Marpat?) BDUs that I got at an Army/Navy store. They're made of a much heavier cloth than most other BDU pants and even have pockets inside the knees for pads (an idea I came up with myself years ago). I can't recall the brand name right now, but can check tonight.
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Need? No. I've been wearing BDU pants for about 7 years and they last pretty well, and have appropriate belt loops and pocket. I can't imagine playing in jeans from a comfort standpoint, plus they seem like they'd be super hot.

However, I can't seem to find kneepads that are comfortable enough to run and crawl in, and am sick of my knees getting trashed on rocks and brush in the woods, so lately I have considered buying some camo paintball specific pants. They are padded in appropriate areas (groin, knees, hips, etc) for sliding and protection from hits. If you play speedball frequently, you're going to be doing a lot of sliding and diving (probably), and might find things like kneepads and jock straps restrict your mobility too much as well.

Really it comes down to whatever you feel comfortable playing in in terms of mobility and climate control.
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