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all right, i admit that i usually carry
pockets and pockets full of junk,
and miscellaneous tools. so much so that
a normal pair of jeans just doesn't have
the pockets. even cargo pants are hard
macgyverwear, for the discerning
designed to carry
nearly every doodad
you might require. pockets for
rolls of duct tape, chewing gum. these
pants can handle it all. made of a durable
canvas, these pants are nearly tear
resistant, and have the added fire
retardant properties of nomex.
different lines of pants could be focused
around certain specialties. for example,
there would be the standard hammer
or paintbrush pocket, but then there
be more exotic pockets for things like
clamp-on ammeters. geeks could use
space for mice, batteries, styli, torx bits.
for the paranoid, there could also be
conductive pockets for use in radio
jamming. those rfid tags won't be a
security risk if no one can read them.
macgyverwear also comes in custom
configurations for those who like to mix
and match their configurations. (i.e.
multimeter and a keyboard pocket or
pockets for ham radio and flare gun.
for those who want the widest selection
useful odds and ends, pants are available
prestocked with all kinds of random
refuse, such as gum wrappers, old ball
point pens, and bits of string.
macgyverwear is not responsible to
damage to clothing washing machines
to absent minded individuals who forget
to empty their !@$#^* pockets.
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||Every gadget you could need? If I recall, our dear friend Angus only carried a swiss army knife, a waterproof match, some chewing gum and a bit of duct tape. Everything else was found locally.
||Aside from the pre-packed part, articles of clothing with numerous pockets are quite baked.
||But I like it anyway. [+]
||[Freefall] i realize that there are pants with
numerous pockets, but they don't seem to
cut it. what i'm going for here is a pair of
pants with copious amounts of pockets.
||note: mac was able to make due with
whatever was around, but i've never been
that lucky. because of that, i keep my own
||I greatly dislike MacGyver. But that isn't what worries me here: //these pants are nearly tear resistant// ?
||Geeks like us tend to cry when in high-stress situations.
||sorry, an early edit mangled that sentence.
should be //nearly tear proof\\.
||i doubt that macgyver would be in the
same swimming pool [bubba]. however,
kevlar doesn't bend terribly well. is
borosilicate a good armor material? i can't
see it as being malleable, anything too
brittle would just shear.
||hey [jutta], i have actually seen people
wearing those. i am not a fan of shorts as
they don't protect my shins, and utilikilts
fail in that regard as well.
||From the FAQ:
"No can do Amigo. Our design is mathmatical. It is not conducive to matching plaid. Besides, it defies the purpose of the Utilikilt. You spend $700-$1500 on some fine wool tartan, that's fine... Our objective is to give you something practical and liberating while you're out there in the world f#%king shit up!"
Seems they know their limits.