Been reading this forum for a while and finally decided to post... I've seen many threads on pants, but if you don't mind I'd like to post my own question
My question relates to cold weather, snow / rain pants that must be extremely quiet.
I hunt in Northeastern PA where we have pretty cold (15-40 degrees) and generally snowy, wet conditions. I realize there are many pants that would work in this condition, but my added issues are silence and the fact that I'm looking for something NOT CAMO (would prefer black). I'm mainly stalking mature whitetails through mountains and when in the snow, its generally silent so I need to be as quiet as possible. Swishing sounds from my pants are just not going to cut it.
Visibility in the thick mountainious regions is usually not more than 30 yards or so, so I need to be really quiet to get close while staying warm and dry.
I guess my question simply put would be: what would you recomment as a VERY quiet, warm, breathable water resistant pant in non-camo?
My favorite pant thus far for these conditions is an insulated Gore-Tex polyester pant in Loden green made by Rocky. I've had this pair for 6 years or so, but can't find it anywhere anymore. Would the Sporthill expedition fit this bill? My concern on the Sporthills is how water resistant they will be in snowy / wet conditions in thick brush.