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Anyone up for a help Honeydragon find something that doesn't exist ANYWHERE thread?

(35 Posts)
HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 21:41:43

I want zip off or roll up light trousers, and here's the tough bit with an elastic waist not a fitted waist.

The nearest I've found are the Boden zip off cargo pants, which may have to do.

Size wise he's long and skinny so it's XS men's or age 14 boy I need and they all seem to stop at 12 years.

So if anyone's bored or just a style fucking genuis please help me think of places to look (done Primark, H&M, Next, Tk Max, John Lewis, M&Co, all he usual high st suspects, no joy)

Pleeeeeease help meeeeeeeee.

bionicant Sat 04-Mar-17 21:50:08

i have some like that from monsoon but they're womens grin

so are you looking for a pair for a 14 year old?

Minniemagoo Sat 04-Mar-17 21:51:04

Hiking store, not sure which ones are near you.

BigGreenOlives Sat 04-Mar-17 21:51:53

Do Cotswold Outdoor or Millets sell them? They are good for hiking etc. Patagonia?

BigGreenOlives Sat 04-Mar-17 21:55:32

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 21:57:00

All the hiking ones have structured waists.

I'm going to start looking at women's, he wears girls school trousers (preference, I bought them by accident and he pronounced them the most comfortable trousers ever and refused to take them off) and nicks my jeans so it's not really an issue.

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:00:37

See that's ideal apart from the waist band. They are non negotiable and apparently everything that is wrong with world.

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:01:03

Illustration added for helpfulness.

bionicant Sat 04-Mar-17 22:01:36

it may be a bit early in the season for that type of short but i bet they will be everywhere soon?

EduCated Sat 04-Mar-17 22:02:29


EduCated Sat 04-Mar-17 22:02:49

When you say light, do you mean weight wise or fabric colour?

bionicant Sat 04-Mar-17 22:03:02

these are the ones (similar) that i have from monsson

PickAChew Sat 04-Mar-17 22:05:33

The elasticated waist is, as ever the toughie, here (dreading DS1 growing out of boy sizes).

Have found some on Amazon in men's large, so maybe try putting your search terms in there to see what comes up

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:06:11

Weight wise, I'm flying long haul and they're ideal but as a pp said I'm looking st the wrong time in the season I think.

OhHolyFuck Sat 04-Mar-17 22:08:01

Looks like M&S did them...

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:08:02


Fantastic .... I looked right through earlier this week and there were NONE. I luffs you

EduCated Sat 04-Mar-17 22:09:39


I can sleep happy at having achieved something today grin

hahahaIdontgetit Sat 04-Mar-17 22:10:41

These seem to fit the bill.

DrudgeJedd Sat 04-Mar-17 22:11:42

Maybe try climbing/bouldering trousers like these? Moon, Patagonia etc, not cheap but obviously very hardwearing

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:15:38

Drudge I'm not letting him see those, he'd want them regardless grin

purplepaisley Sat 04-Mar-17 22:15:55


Not elasticated but have "adjustable waist" - looks like the have the elastic and buttons inside.

EduCated Sat 04-Mar-17 22:17:18

Also, 3/4 length chinos

Or full length

PickAChew Sat 04-Mar-17 22:17:33

You might find that your choice increases as places launch their summer ranges (April then!)

DrudgeJedd Sat 04-Mar-17 22:17:48

We're all climbers in this house Honey we take our pants seriously grin

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Mar-17 22:20:15

Nope the ones at H&M that go cropped are just the ticket ....hooray.

Ds spends a lot of time messing around in labs he goes for stuff like climbing trousers as they tend to cope better.

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