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Offline J_Spade

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Pants vs. Movement
« on: September 09, 2010, 10:30:39 AM »
I'm a newb- as in, I haven't done roll #1 yet. Before I get going, I wanted to know if loose hiking/climbing/outdoors pants (Craghoppers' kiwis, for those who've heard of the brand) are suitable for the jumping and crouching, vaulting, etc. that I'll be hopefully learning to do. The pants themselves are plenty durable enough to handle it, I'm sure, but I want to make sure that they aren't going to affect my ability to move fluidly.

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 11:20:17 AM »
The best way to find out is try them. If a friend has a pair, that would probably be the cheapest way.

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 11:43:26 AM »
I wear combats (like this: http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/images/product/main/HIGHLANDER-COMBATS.jpg ) and I don't have any movement trouble. I just wear them because they are what I wear anyway.
As long as they are baggy, but won't get caught on stuff like massive goth trousers or aren't excessively heavy they are fine.

I try to avoid wearing tracksuit bottoms because it makes me look like what we call in england a "chav"

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 11:45:05 AM »

I try to avoid wearing tracksuit bottoms because it makes me look like what we call in england a "chav"

really? i stay away from them because they are hot and annoyingly noisy.


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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 12:24:49 PM »
I actually already have a pair, as I wear them hiking/camping and climbing, as well as casually, because they look nice and are quite comfortable. (I'm actually wearing them right now.)

Once I get into the swing of things–actually doing some parkour-, I will be able to write some sort of review on them as pertaining to parkour. For now, I do recommend them for climbing and hiking– they're lightweight, very breathable, quick-drying, and durable. They've even got two zippered front pockets and a somewhat deep velcro pouch pocket on the outside of the right thigh– you definitely won't be dropping anything out of your pockets.

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 05:53:55 PM »
really? i stay away from them because they are hot and annoyingly noisy.

Same here. I especially hate when they stick to your legs.
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 06:15:52 PM »
i just wear sweatpants or shorts, normally what I'm wearing. Train to do parkour anywhere, in anything (well... you get what I mean)
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 06:23:29 PM »
i wear basketball shorts but not real baggy ones

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 12:48:10 PM »
I like to wear sweatpants, but I have recently found out that a fitting pair of khakis(chinos I think) work just as well.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 03:15:28 PM by Josh S »

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2010, 07:47:38 PM »
Any thing that is comfy, durable, and doesn't limit you movement is great for parkour.
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 06:02:43 PM »
Whenever I'm at home practicing tricking I just throw on a t-shirt and basketball shorts. Nice and comfy! But if I'm ever goin somewhere I usually throw on some sweats and a t-shirt so I don't scratch myself up on concrete and stuff, honestly looks a little more "legit" :)
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 07:01:16 AM »
I used to wear windbreaker pants all the time. But, now that my school implemented a more restrictive dress code, I don't wear them much at all any more. I never had a problem with them. I currently use a pair of APK Combat Trainer pants as my main practice pants (I can only get out about once a week to practice), and I LOVE them. Favourite pair of pants I own.

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 04:51:39 AM »
sweats are ussualy the icon of parkour pants :P

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 01:45:15 PM »
sweats are ussualy the icon of parkour pants :P

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2010, 02:21:13 PM »
i wear me a pair of nike sweat pants or just some basketball shorts if my sweats are dirty....
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 12:25:37 PM »
I have started training in sweat pants and its helped me a decent amount surprisingly. The fact that they are baggy and stretchy help keep my legs unhindered. My athletic pants had a decent amount of give, but they didn't feel as free as sweats!

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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
Is it true jeans restrict movement?
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 11:54:55 AM »
Oh MOST definitely! You can't bring your knee up very high and you just move slower. Jeans are no good for parkour and especially not freerunning. Sweats, atheltic shorts, kakhi shorts, cargo pants, any loose, baggyish, or stretchy pair of pants will work great. (Sweats are great because they can be heavy and warm or light and cool, they stretch and provide no restriction, and they provide moderate protection from scrapes and such)
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 03:07:54 PM »
I unfortunately learned jeans restrict movement the hard way yesterday.
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Re: Pants vs. Movement
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2016, 11:52:29 AM »
Sweaty and loose pants are best for parkour. Read this article : http://thebestparkourgear.com/parkour-clothing-pants/