Originally Posted by Ducke
Theses are what I am using right now but I am looking for some that have the zip off legs so I can use them as shorts as well as pants.
These are an olive color Chino cargo pant. nice and light
I picked up several pair of St John's Bay cargos on clearance at JCPenny a few years ago at the end of season. Aside from the color fading from excessive washing, they have held up much
better than I had anticipated.
I just picked up another pair the other day for $30. I didn't think I'd even be able to find them again because that's the way it always works - find something comfortable and the next season, they've replaced them with something different.
I was pleased to see that they still carry them and the only difference is color and they replaced the snaps on the pockets with velcro. They carry Dockers brand in a similar style (and they have the elastic tab waist), but they didn't fit me as comfortably. They were a lighter weight material too.
I can only wear long pants for so long... when the temps get too high, I have to switch to shorts. I like the lightweight, "hiking-style" shorts.
The drawback to shorts is getting poison ivy on my legs from using the trimmer and getting debris thrown onto my legs. Usually though, by the time it's "shorts season", the lawns are pretty well under control and there isn't a lot of messy trimming to do. If I know I'm heading to do a job with a lot of trimming, I wear pants.
As for Carhart... I have no idea - I've always assumed they were too heavy for my likes. If they have a "summer" line of clothes, maybe that's something to look into.