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Parkour Sweats and Backpack

Masako

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Hi everyone,

I have a somewhat unusual and specific request for information. I'm a Parkour practitioner (a Traceur) and I have a problem; two actually. I'm having trouble finding a pair of sweat pants that are durable, slim cut (no huge billowing bottoms) and aren't a complete eyesore. I've found an excellent pair on YesStyle, but the lead time is about a month and that's not really acceptable for me; I need the pants to be (somewhat) readily available in the event that I wear them out.

Secondly I'm looking for a small lightweight backpack that's just large enough to hold a bottle of water, a wallet, and a cell phone. Again, something durable and not an eye sore.

I've done a search here and the result were somewhat useful, though not quite what I'm looking for. I live in Canada and if the pants are available here that would be a bonus, though I have no qualms about ordering from afar either.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and if you need more information on my part just post and I'll reply.

Cheers!
 

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You're in Van, so there should be Lululemon's everywhere. If you go to a bigger one they might have some men's slim fitting, free moving pants without any garish branding. They are a bit more expensive, but the quality is good. I'm not sure about backpacks, but MEC might have something, and there should be more then one of those near you as well.

A quick search I did found this. the side straps would hold it in plac when you were running or climbing.
Out of curiosity what type of shoes do you wear?
 

Masako

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I'll look into Lululemon; I haven't yet as I figured their clothes are mostly pretty feminine. As for that backpack, that's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for, thank you. I wear Onitsuka Tigers mostly, as the soles are quite thin and allow my toes to grip metal bars and the like better.
 

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Originally Posted by Masako
Secondly I'm looking for a small lightweight backpack that's just large enough to hold a bottle of water, a wallet, and a cell phone. Again, something durable and not an eye sore.

Try one of the smaller hydration packs (Camelbak, etc.)
 

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Originally Posted by Masako
I'll look into Lululemon; I haven't yet as I figured their clothes are mostly pretty feminine. As for that backpack, that's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for, thank you. I wear Onitsuka Tigers mostly, as the soles are quite thin and allow my toes to grip metal bars and the like better.

Their stuff can be feminine, but they do have some nice guys stuff. MEC might also have some pants like you want too. If you plan on getting that pack you might check there for pants.
I'm not sure how into parkour you are, but I can imagine the big drops would be hard on the feet with such thin soled shoes. Wasn't adidas coming out with some shoes for PK?
 

Masako

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Thanks Kevor, and yes, I had a look at the pants on MEC; they have lots of "climbing" pants which look interesting, but they seem to be out of stock on just about everything. I'll have to get down to their retail location in person and take a look. As for my shoes, I actually prefer thin soled. When I land from a drop (or even just a precision jump) I strike with the balls of my feet and flow into the movement, which makes it really quite painless. I never land on the heels of my feet.
If anyone else has any suggestions post em up, I'll be researching for the next few days anyway.
 

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Have you looked into American Apparel? Not greatest quality, but if you're going to be tearing a pair up might as well make it cheap.
 

Masako

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I've considered AA, and I'll see about giving their sweats a try this weekend.
 

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