Pro Forest Protective Pants - Summer
Great: pockets have zippers, lined with smooth material that makes crouching easy (as opposed to chaps, which often claw at your waist or legs), feel well-protected wearing them, they feel light.
Good: Fit and length, seem tough (first season), wash well, pocket good for flat things like blood-stopper sponge, snack bar, cuffs fit over Husqvarna boots easily and move without catching.
Features: inexplicably (given the company) missing a pocket for a scrench, hard to mount suspenders
Needed: better protection of the important leg zippers at the cuff. Snaps open allowing zippers to be forced open.
February 4, 2013
Great product, but...
I have two pairs of the summer pants that I wear to work on a daily basis. I am an arborist and I've worn them for a little over a year. There are some problems though. The biggest one for me is that they are extremely hot in the summer, especially when I'm climbing. I opt for chainsaw chaps if the high for the day is going to be over 60 degrees. I actually wear these pants through the winter. Fortunately, I haven't tested their protective ability, but I know they'll stop the chain if I need them to. The other problem is there are only three belt loops on each pair of my pants. Hopefully Husqvarna has added a few more loops by now!
February 12, 2012
i have been using these pants for years. they now have a couple of patches on them from where they saved my leg. crotch zone has good stretch. they fit just right with plenty of length. pockets and belt loops keep me organized. you will like...
January 5, 2012