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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2017, 08:16:26 am »
 :o that is expensive. i checked the stihl page from switzerland and the most expensive one sell for 460$ but i  don't know why it's so much more than others.

The pfanner is great and i will definitely buy another pair, i can just give feedback in hot temps, i have no experience in the cold. But for the summertime you should try a pair out

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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2017, 08:22:23 am »
:o that is expensive. i checked the stihl page from switzerland and the most expensive one sell for 460$ but i  don't know why it's so much more than others.

The pfanner is great and i will definitely buy another pair, i can just give feedback in hot temps, i have no experience in the cold. But for the summertime you should try a pair out
Yep. Stupidly expensive imo.. Next pair will be Pfanner, no doubt!

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« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2017, 08:47:35 am »
Pfanner also has pants for the winter i think they called gladiator hot or something like this. If they are as good as the gladiator ventilation pants it's a no brainer. you won't regret.
Just don't confuse the names: the logger pants are called pfanner gladiator or pfanner gladiator ventilation pants which are robust and the arborist climber pants are called pfanner ventilation which are more stretchy and comfortable but not as tough   

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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2017, 09:28:52 am »
Do any of our forum sponsors sell Pfanner pants?

Teakwood is right: you have to be careful about what you are buying. At least for the stuff marketed in the USA, here is the naming I'v found (they're a bit different names than what shows up on the Pfanner Austria website).

for arborist use: Pfanner Ventilation Pants

Logger - warm weather: Pfanner Gladiator Ventilation Pants

Logger - cooler weather (?): Pfanner Gladiator Pants

Links above are to TreeStuff. All of them run $300. I'm neither endorsing TreeStuff nor knocking them, they were just a convenient place to show the description.

HEre's what TreeStuff said in describing the difference between "Gladiator" and "Gladiator Ventilation" Pants:

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The Pfanner Gladiator Pants have no ventilation in them so they are better for colder weather. The Pfanner Gladiator Ventilation Pants have the same front as the traditional Pfanner Gladiator Pants, but the backs have a mesh material at the top and zippers for vents by the backs of the knees.

The stretchy fabric on the back of the Gladiator Pants does breath (in fact, some people complain about their butt getting cold in the winter), they're just not ventilated the way the Gladiator Ventilation Pants are.
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« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2017, 10:25:10 am »
Many thanks for the clarification!! I thought gladiator and ventilation was the same thing.

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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2017, 10:27:43 am »
Many thanks for the clarification!! I thought gladiator and ventilation was the same thing.

Just heard back from TreeStuff on clarifying the difference. I've edited my post above to add that description.
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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2017, 08:07:54 am »
Very good post John Mc!

So the only difference between the gladiator and the gladiator vent is the Zipper? Mine have the zipper and with them open sometimes you feel the breeze going thru. I am sure pfanner also makes a winter pants, maybe they are not sold in the US.

the catalog in English: after page 171 the pants start. But confusing, they have new names now???

http://www.pfanner-austria.at/en/downloads/kataloge/


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Re: Safest protective gear
« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2017, 02:30:14 pm »
Very good post John Mc!

So the only difference between the gladiator and the gladiator vent is the Zipper? Mine have the zipper and with them open sometimes you feel the breeze going thru.

The zipper and "some mesh at the top". This was just one vendor's description, so they may have ignored some differences.
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