Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Alaska
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 28th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 11
Default Wind Pants

OK, so everyone who's been on an Alaska Cruise before recommends wind pants. I just did a quick search for wind pants, and the prices range from $19.99 to almost $200.00. Where did you get your pants and what are your recommendations on brand and price?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 28th, 2003, 12:21 PM
John Q
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wind Pants

You will see more people in jeans than windpants by a big margin, even if Karen would disagree. You can buy them anywhere, the problem is they aren't the most flatterying style for everyone, getting them short enough for many people is a problem. Many of them don't have elastic in legs, use wider bottoms with small zippers which makes length critical. I took a pair last year, but found them too long. They definitely pack smaller, don't wrinkle as much. We never had so much rain that we needed them.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 28th, 2003, 06:49 PM
Donna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 27,224
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default Re: Wind Pants

Hi AN,
I just wore jeans as was fine. Even had a few afternoons where shorts were fine, temps reached into the 70's, so be sure to pack some too.

What ship are you on in Alaska?


Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 30th, 2003, 07:31 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Wind Pants

As a many time visitor who always hikes in every port, the wind pants are far superior. They are at Walmart and I have NEVER gotten ones without elastic on the ankles so the "too long" complaint was not an issue. They are worn only for function and I never care how they look.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 31st, 2003, 08:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 72
Default Re: Wind Pants

Bottom line on the wind pants. I would buy the cheapest that I could find. The intent is to keep out the wind and the wetness of the ice.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 5th, 2003, 12:05 PM
Tim T
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Wind Pants

Elastic on the cuffs is only desirable if the wind in question is from OUTSIDE the pants.

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 5th, 2003, 12:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 870
Default Re: Wind Pants

Well said, Tim T...;-)
3 working hours till Sayonara ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2003, 12:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 55
Default Re: Wind Pants

As we would have no need for wind pants except on this trip, we found an inexpensive alternative that we think will work fine for us. We bought a couple of cans of scotch-guard and are spraying items that we'll be wearing outdoors on excursions.

Scotch-guard makes clothing water-resistant, not water-proof, but it is good enough for us. A $3.00 can covered two pair of jeans and 2 good-sized back packs. A 2nd can covered 4 pair of walking shoes and 2 long-sleeved shirts.

We've had some rain lately so have had the opportunity to try out our newly water-resistant clothing. It works even better than we had hoped.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 144
Default Re: Wind Pants

The post man just delivered my new Tencel wind suit from Nordstrom.

I've tried them on and they feel great. I've had wind pants before and was glad I did for those early morning laps around the deck and all day long when sailing up the California coast on a cruise I took several years ago in May. There also great for those fogy summer days at the beach here in norther California.

Only 10 more weeks until I sail out of San Francisco to Alaska. I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of my wind suit on our 6 days at sea.
Reply With Quote


alaska, alternatives, ankles, elastic, forum, ot, pants, quick, scotchgard, scotchguard, starter, walmart, wind, windsuit, wlmart

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OT: In My Pants! Djcarolina Teen Cruisers 59 February 1st, 2007 01:09 AM
Got ants in your pants? Kuki Chit - Chat for Cruisers 14 March 5th, 2006 08:26 AM
White Pants lfolkert Royal Caribbean International 7 September 29th, 2005 06:52 PM
Pants or Skirt? needtopack Cruise Dress / Packing 5 May 8th, 2004 10:25 AM
capri pants Lynne Cruise Dress / Packing 5 September 30th, 2001 05:17 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1