Originally Posted by Tendertoe
Just received the M65 pants.
I personally love them.
For 12 bucks I don't think you can get much better.
IMHO they do need some modding though.
I removed all the buttons down both sides of the legs of the pant and permanently sewed the sides.
I sewed up the crotch hole.
I added channels on the bottom holes of both legs and threaded shock cord through them and put a "cord lock knot" I saw a couple weeks back by someone here.
I added channels on the waist and did the same shock cord and cord lock knot.
I didn't have any grosgrain on hand so I used some scrap sil for the channels.
Didn't do an initial weight.
Final weight 13.25 oz
I got size XL.
Until I can save up $180 for a pair of down pants, these will suffice.
Excellent job on those! I looked a some of those today, but thought I'd hold off for now...I know they're not intended to go down to the ankles but I wish they did. I think they'll be a purchase next month for us.