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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Scratch Pants Recommendation?

I want to buy by DH a pair of scratch pants for Christmas since he's embarking on his new love of becoming a helper.

But I"m lost on what ones to get. There is a HUGE price range difference! I'm seeing them go for $179-$350 or so.

So, I would appreciate a list of pros and cons of the different materials and brands from people who do helperwork (of if you don't do helperwork, but have heard complaining/raving from any helpers about what they have or used to have).

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I have bende pants. Love them. Lightweight and breathes well. Nylon isn't as tough as leather, but stands up great to normal wear ad tear. Neither will stop a bite. They prevent scratches just fine. Looks like this:

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Partial to Bende as well. Gabor helped develop and test them :-)

That is what he uses.


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Schweikert Aero for me.

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I have a pair that look like the Bende, i assume they're made by the same place, just different names on them.

They are light, comfortable etc. Have stopped teeth from a full on bite. But IMO they hold up for ****. zippers stopped working years ago, tears everywhere, stitching gone from almost the whole thing, and a lot of the damage was done while working maybe 5 dogs a week. I've had these for 3 years and need a new pair. Many others I know have had pants 10+ years and they're in better shape than these.

I'll be looking at the Schweikerts next time.
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crackem,

Might be Elite K9s copy of Bende's as well.


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crackem,

Might be Elite K9s copy of Bende's as well.
Yeah I've heard lots of "had my bende's for ten years" stories

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They aren't Elite k-9's either, but they all look the same. Same material, just thought they were made at the same place and had different names put on them. I'll have to go and look to see what kind they are. I know i won't be wearing mine in 10 years, they'll be lucky to see next year.

Ok, I was mistaken, mine are the Bende scratch pants. and they certainly don't get "toughness" points from me.

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Schweikert Aero for me also... they breath and are super comfortable...no nylon for me, I can't stand sounding like a cricket when I run.... :-)
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Thanks for the suggestions!

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