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#11273985 - 12/10/15 09:17 AM Quick dry clothing
jimmytimmy87 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/15
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I am going on a devil's river trip in march. I plan to fall in at least once. I want to dry quickly, but not break the bank with a bunch of yuppie future clothes. Currently, these are all I have.

Any recommendations?
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#11274107 - 12/10/15 10:05 AM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
weklfrog Offline
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Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 163
Look into getting some quick dry convertible pants where you can easily zip off the lower leg to convert to shorts. I like the ones with the built in mesh underwear.

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#11274499 - 12/10/15 01:29 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
MtnDew Offline
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 926
Loc: Irving, TX
I have had good luck with all the "Magellan" branded gear at Academy. I have some Columbia stuff I got on clearance and can't tell any real difference between it and the Magellan. I have had a few more buttons fall off the Magellan, but I feel it dries and wicks about the same.

Otherwise, check out the columbia outlet stores.

I wouldn't wear or even take anything that is cotton.

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#11274955 - 12/10/15 05:52 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
YAKnIT Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 190
Colombia fishing pants have worked for me and they have zip off legs. They are nylon and dry fairly quick.

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#11275507 - 12/10/15 10:01 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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1) Check out Academy's BCG polyester underwear, tights, tops, shorts and pants.
2) Since you have time, check eBay for used name brand polyester shirts and pants. I like Simms & Under Armour. Only buy Columbia brand stuff if they provide exact measurements of the item as they make a lot of stuff that just doesn't match the tag size.
3) Read every label and don't wear anything with cotton on the river. Cotton jeans and a cotton shirt is fine in a dry bag to be worn in the evening around a camp fire.

Cotton is the worst thing to wear on the water.
Polyester is the worst thing to wear next to a fire.

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#11276860 - 12/11/15 04:48 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: PowerLizard]
jimmytimmy87 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/15
Posts: 72
That's great info. Liquid poly on skin seems painful cry
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#11276878 - 12/11/15 05:05 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Richardson
I have both the Magellen and Columbia QD zip off pants. I bought a pair of each at Academy. After trying them both our I decided I liked the Columbia more but they were more expensive. I got tired of driving from Academy to Academy trying to find a particular size so I ended up buying more from Amazon.com. Amazon had more sizes so I could find a better fit, they had more in stock and they were a better price.
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#11278015 - 12/12/15 12:23 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Texas
YMMV, but I have found that on a few pairs of my Magellan pants the built-in mesh underwear can chafe uncomfortably. I cut it out and wear the polyester boxer briefs under them. Much more comfortable.

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#11278288 - 12/12/15 03:59 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: Jim Ford]
RBDavis3591 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Austin
I prefer wearing Gander Mountain's Guide Series Men's Trailhead Convertible Pants because for me they are more comfortable.

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#11279538 - 12/13/15 12:49 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
jimmytimmy87 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/15
Posts: 72
What about closed toe shoes? I have Chacos, but everything says to wear closed toe shoes. I want to have all of my skin on my feet when I leave. I am afraid to wear old athletic shoes, bc my feet will stay wet in those. Any suggestions?
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#11279591 - 12/13/15 01:27 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2114
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Would it work to look into buying "water shoes"? Many of those are have a closed toe area but lots of mesh panels to drain water and allow drying. Those products don't retain water like an old sneaker would, but the good ones still have a decent support sole.

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#11280380 - 12/13/15 07:34 PM Re: Quick dry clothing [Re: jimmytimmy87]
CADD Offline
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Registered: 08/02/03
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Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
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