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    Reinforcing jeans, trousers

    My gear is destroying my jeans. My flashlight is the worst, rubbing a hole in my jeans from the inside - out. My mag carrier is holing the outside of my pockets and my holster is wearing my waistband.

    I need ideas on reinforcing the wearpoints in my jeans. I can sew, but I don't want to have the patching threads showing on the outside.

    For the light, I'm thinking about putting a Kevlar patch sewn at the top to the waistband to be covered by my belt and at the bottom inside the rear pocket.

    For the holster, I'm thinking of folding a piece of Kevlar over the top where the holster connects and sewing it so that the holster contacts Kevlar, no denim.

    The mag carrier seems to be more of a problem. I've temporarily remedied with a notepad but would like to do something permanent.

    Any other thoughts?
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    I've never carried irregular objects like magazines or flashlights in pockets. They're belt-mounted.
    Any angular object in a pocket will eventually cause wear-abrasion, the more quickly so if you sit on it.

    An old-timey solution of some Western gunmen who liked pocket-carry of revolvers was to have specially made leather lined pockets, and this would obviously also work for protecting the insides of pockets from objects like mags, knives and flashlights, though the external pants cloth would still "whiten" from local pressure effects. It's really a lot easier to just mount paraphenalia on the belt and to wear something cover the belt, IMNSHO.
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    I wear Carhartt jeans as much as possible, they have nice big pockets (and lots of them) and are double stitched everywhere it counts - double layered denim over the knees too. Like these:



    Unfortunately they run about $40 a pair anywhere I can find them (I'm a cheapskate) but 3 or 4 pairs will last a long time.

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    Hummm...

    I can see the light causing some wear but my Milt Sparks VM-II holster and magazine pouch... NEVER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    My gear is destroying my jeans. My flashlight is the worst, rubbing a hole in my jeans from the inside - out. My mag carrier is holing the outside of my pockets and my holster is wearing my waistband.

    I need ideas on reinforcing the wearpoints in my jeans. I can sew, but I don't want to have the patching threads showing on the outside.

    For the light, I'm thinking about putting a Kevlar patch sewn at the top to the waistband to be covered by my belt and at the bottom inside the rear pocket.

    For the holster, I'm thinking of folding a piece of Kevlar over the top where the holster connects and sewing it so that the holster contacts Kevlar, no denim.

    The mag carrier seems to be more of a problem. I've temporarily remedied with a notepad but would like to do something permanent.

    Any other thoughts?
    Let us know if you figure something out. I wear carharts regularly and manage to wear them out with my holster, Kershaw, and light. I wear my IWB holster at around 4 oclock and the jclip wears into the waistband. I also keep a modified inova x5 light in the side cargo pocket. It's not a normal cargo pocket though. It's about halfway down the thigh right near the seem and it's only about 2"wide X 6" deep so the INOVA fits perfectly. The only problem is the knurling on the cap wears through the pockets eventually. I also clip my kershaw to the same type of pocket on the other side. That pocket wears out too. I've gone through more jeans than I can think of and I don't buy lightweight jeans either. Usually all carhart and the heaviest weight I can find.
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    Agave...I'm guessing you use Kydex gear? I've never had an issue like that in the 30 years of carrying with quality leather holsters and pouches. Two or three pairs of those $40 jeans will pay for a new Sparks holster!
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    I wear everything on my belt or in my waistband...I've never had more than 'normal' wear. Not sure what is causlng your problem...
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    I wear a crossbreed holster 1/2 kydex 1/2 leather IWB I have no noticeable wear on my jeans,as far as a flashlight i carry it in a belt holder as far as mag pouch i have kydex and no wear points.if you sit on equipment it will wear through eventually,I can spot a skoal dipper a mile away if he's wearing old pants and i know which pocket his dips in
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    You ever try work dickies ? They make them in blue jeans too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    You ever try work dickies ? They make them in blue jeans too.
    Those are great too and very similar to the Carhartt's I mentioned above, I just prefer the Carhartt's because they have more pockets.

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    I wear Levis or Lee jeans and have never had an issue with leather gear in over thiryt years. Only thing I have ever worn out is a belt loop or two, not the fabric. I could see kydex doing this but not leather.

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    Why not just simply buy some denim iron on patches and put them in the areas that you need to reinforce. The patches I've seen look like they have some sort of plastic mixed in with the denim.
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    Does Sears still make their "Toughskins" line? Just kidding.. I used to wear the Carharts with the double panels, while working in the woods. They are really durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhome View Post
    Why not just simply buy some denim iron on patches and put them in the areas that you need to reinforce. The patches I've seen look like they have some sort of plastic mixed in with the denim.
    I don't know why I never thought of iron-on patches. I may try that. Although, it would seem like just a temporary fix as they would wear through soon as well.

    I wear my light IWB on a clip (similar to my knife). This is why it wears so. My holster is Kydex, but is not nearly as harsh as the aluminum light.

    I'm thinking that I'm going to try something with the Kevlar. If I do, I'll make pictures.
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    Agave, I think you are seeing this from the wrong direction. The problem isn't with your jeans. It is with how you are carrying your gear. This is why others aren't having such bad problems. You really might want to reconsider changing your carry options.
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