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    How much longer are large long bdu's pants than large regular? The regulars seen always to pull off of my boots.

    I would like to get a couple of pairs of the khaki. I was looking at the poly/cotton twill ones on stubbygear. Would these be of the same durablity as issue?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: BDU sizing

    I can't help you with the length question (I wear short bdus), but I've been wearing poly/cotton twill bdu trousers for the past 2 years and they are tough. There is a slight bit of pilling now where the abrasion happens (like between the legs), and some at the outside of the pockets, but it took a couple of years for me to notice. Also, they don't wrinkle much if you take 'em out of the dryer right away. Mine were made by Propper. Compared to issue, they are a bit thinner, and they don't last as long, but they're still pretty good.

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    • #3
      Re: BDU sizing

      Did you even bother to try actually searching? I found this in about 30 seconds after searching "BDU Sizing" on Google, and I didn't have to wait for someone like me to reply.

      http://www.armynavysuperstores.com/bdusizeguide.htm

      As for material, the poly-cotton twill is fairly tough, though heavier than the ripstop of the same material. If you are at all familiar with the USMC digital uniform, that's a twill fabric, though theirs is NyCo (nylon cotton) if memory serves.
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        Re: BDU sizing

        I have seen that chart, though not as clearly, but, is the chart saying that a L/R is 32 and a L/L is 35 inseam?

        My use for these pants is in wet/damp environments doing sar comms support (In warm weather shorts would be ok). Any other suggestions for pants?

        Regards

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        • #5
          Re: BDU sizing

          I have about a 30" inseam, and usually wear the regular length pants. I've never had an issue with them coming out of my boots unless I sit down on the ground, Indian style.

          I tried a set of longs, and frankly it didn't work for me....the pants stayed tucked in, but when I was standing/walking, they bunched around the boot because they were so long. Additionally the rise is also longer, so my boys were rubbing together and all. Very uncomfortable.

          My suggestion would be to get one pair and try them out on a long hike. I've done SAR stuff, and given what my group did, chafed thighs/balls would have been a nightmare.
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          • #6
            Re: BDU sizing

            I think that typically regular is 32 and long 34 inches, but I might be wrong.

            Sometimes I wear regular, sometimes long (which ever I can find cheap @ Ebay), both are fine, although regular lengths tend to come un-bloused if you are squatting or something, but they look less baggy in general use.

            I think the best option for me would be to buy long lengths and shorten them an inch, but that's too much work for a little comfort and style , that is to say, I'm lazy, and it's not a big of a deal...
            "Not all of them are terrorists"..."No, not all of them, but most of them are, and all it takes is most of them." -Eric Cartman

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            • #7
              Re: BDU sizing

              Better to go too long than too short. You can always tuck the extra length in your boot or otherwise secure it.

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