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Why can't somebody make the pocket material in slacks out of Gore-tex or some other water proof material and also provide a water resistant enclosure. Benefits of this would be:
Wallet, ID papers, electronic key fob for car, etc, would be protected from sudden rain squalls, wet amusment park rides,
being thrown entirely into a lake. Also, a convenient, safe way to store food snitched from the buffet.
While waterproof pants/pockets are available for sports / swimming / workout gear, the plain old denim jeans could use water proof pockets.
[mrthingy, Mar 24 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]
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||if you are taking a dive into the lake, the pockets would need to be air tight. You haven't upset UnaBubba by any chance have you?
||Yes, airtight would be better. Stearns uses an ingenious airtight zipper in it's dry suits.. Such a zipper + a neoprene pocket liner would do the trick. As for UnaBubba... I've never met him.
||Well, po, who would be swimming with jeans anyway? The whole idea is so that you can ride the local Logride at an amusement park and not get your wallet soaked - or if you fall into the water. I think this is great. I personally hate parting with my wallet at public areas, such as amusement parks, and I don't trust renting a locker. This way you could still have it on you, and it would be safe in all respects.
||And if it was airtight, how would you pump the air out without going through an irritating process? Most pockets do not consist of very much volume, so just having a seal would do nicely I think. Even if it was just for a front pocket, you could put your wallet into the front for the day if you had to. Either that or have a cushioned toosh...except lopsided.