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I’m finding my class C chainsaw trousers are heavy and making it harder to climb in and around the canopy. I know that class C are all round protection and will give you that all round protection but I’m contemplating buying Class A front only protection to make the climber more easy, I know I will be losing the all round protection but I would to hear your views on this matter.

 

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What make and model of trousers are you using at the moment.

Some may say man up. lol

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I've used front protection for years whilst climbing. If it's written in to your risk assessment and there are reasonable reasons why not to use type c, I believe it's ok

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46 minutes ago, gand said:

I've used front protection for years whilst climbing. If it's written in to your risk assessment and there are reasonable reasons why not to use type c, I believe it's ok

Type C trousers only exist so people don't cut their legs doing silly things. Don't do anything silly and you won't have an issue 👍🏻

Type A's for me thanks. 

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9 hours ago, Mr. Squirrel said:

Type C trousers only exist so people don't cut their legs doing silly things. 


....And for wading about in deep brambles.

 

..... and for standing about when it’s really, really cold.

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14 hours ago, htb said:

What make and model of trousers are you using at the moment.

Some may say man up. lol

Arbortec Breatheflex 

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Type c's up here although its cooler. We just wear C's on ground and climbing either pfanners or hi flex type( similar to your arbrotec). They are a lot better than the old Oregon type C or the Stihl kneeflex, they were awfull, but we survived, showing my age.

To be honest when climbing I don't notice the weight what with all the other clobber. I know its different where you are as its quite a bit warmer in the summer and would prob go with type A when its too warm.

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Just now, Bolt said:

Once you have spent weeks climbing in Ye Olde Oregon duvet-flex (circa 1990) every thing else will seem like a piece o’ pizz.

Bolt, you must be of a similar era to myself.

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