Stone Glacier De Havilland Jacket and Pant Review, by Jared Radosevich

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Please welcome Jared Rodosevich (WyoBowhunter21) and give his first Rokslide article a read.

Jared is an active hunter and outdoorsman who is always looking for the strongest products available. He grew up in a family of hunters and has been actively participating in some form since he was a few months old. Today, 29 years later, he is more involved than ever. Jared is active in the conservation community, as well as hunting multiple species every year. His friends and family say that he could probably talk hunting and fishing for days if he was allowed to. With the fad development of lightweight hunting, he has now made it a goal to be as light as possible with the best gear he can afford. This brings us to where he tries to help as many hunters as he can with lessons he's learned. When Jared's not trying to find the lightest hunting gear, you can find him on the water fly fishing, hiking, hunting, and spending time with his wife and dog. Hunting has always been an important part of his life and lifestyle. As an active member of the Rokslide forum, he tries to share his experiences and knowledge as much as possible.


Stone Glacier De Havilland Jacket and Pant Review

Visit the Stone Glacier website to learn more and order yours.
 

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Thanks for the review. I am very interested in these as well. What do you think the high temp breathability limits would be? I'd like a 3-4 season pant at that pricing structure.
 

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Did you try them with Knee Pads at all? If so, did your Mt Pant knee pads fit? Curious how they fit with the knee pads inserted. ?? Great pics for your review!!
 

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Thanks for the review. I am very interested in these as well. What do you think the high temp breathability limits would be? I'd like a 3-4 season pant at that pricing structure.
Your welcome. It is always fun to review a product and help fellow hunters out. So I would say this regarding temperature, the pants would be great in early season when temps are changing drastically. With the side zips on the pants you can easily regulate temps. I plan to wear them this fall for my early seasons where it’s averaging 70. I would have no problem wearing a base layer (as mentioned in my review) down in the teens while hunting. Still hunting would be a different story.
 

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Did you try them with Knee Pads at all? If so, did your Mt Pant knee pads fit? Curious how they fit with the knee pads inserted. ?? Great pics for your review!!
That’s a great question. I really forgot to include that in the initial review. I put my mountain pants knee pads in and they fit awesome. To be honest I love the side zip for this. Unlike the Sitka Mountain Pants where you have to drop your drawers to put the knee pads In or take them out, the side zips give you access to do this and make it a little easier. Great Feature! All knee pads are a pain to put in and pull out but once they are in they don’t feel awkward. I like the Sitka gaiters in the Stone Glacier De Havilland pants better than my Sitka Mountain pants.
Here are some pics of that.
 

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Danimal

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Thanks for the info. They really do look like legitimately great pair of pants. Might be making that order soon.
 

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Depending on your body type I do not think the contour waist closure system replaces a belt. I have a narrow waist and a butt, and without a belt the pants would not stay like I like them to. Kurt Racicot agreed with me in another thread that it wasn't the intention to replace a belt with the closure system, but based on feedback, it does for some people.

I agree with your overall assessment - the pants are great. The strong points are their durability, fit, stretch, and hip vents. The weak point for me is that if you have thighs, the front pocket volume is limited. I also wish the standard "jean-style" front pockets zipped closed. They are plenty deep, but I like a little extra security.

For sizing reference, I am 6' 195#, wear a 32x34 jean and the medium tall fit me as well.
 

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That’s a great question. I really forgot to include that in the initial review. I put my mountain pants knee pads in and they fit awesome. To be honest I love the side zip for this. Unlike the Sitka Mountain Pants where you have to drop your drawers to put the knee pads In or take them out, the side zips give you access to do this and make it a little easier. Great Feature! All knee pads are a pain to put in and pull out but once they are in they don’t feel awkward. I like the Sitka gaiters in the Stone Glacier De Havilland pants better than my Sitka Mountain pants.
Here are some pics of that.
Thanks for the info. Those pads look like they fit well. Love seeing new stuff and new concepts.
 

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Did you find that the material quietened down at all after more use and washings? Im really surprised nobody has mentioned the "swooshiness" of this material they decided to use. I ordered a jacket, but wasnt a fan of the fit. So i exchanged and then ended up returning it.
 

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Did you find that the material quietened down at all after more use and washings? Im really surprised nobody has mentioned the "swooshiness" of this material they decided to use. I ordered a jacket, but wasnt a fan of the fit. So i exchanged and then ended up returning it.
You know I will have to pay attention next time I am out. It definitely isn’t as quite as some but I don’t think it’s terrible. I am putting my coat in the wash for the first time tonight so i will see how that turns out. I notice the “swooshiness” in the jacket more than the pants. My OR Gaiters create more noise in my mind. I will let you know.
 

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Wondering how these compare to the new FL Brushbuck pants. Doing a lot of desert hunting here in AZ and figured the Brushbuck would be the way to go for durability against all the rough crap but the side zips on these are really intriguing as the ability to open those up to cool off in the desert would be awesome. Not going to lie theres been occasions where I've had to drop my pants to cool off after a hike in and would prefer not to do so anymore
 
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