I've got nothing on the pants that hasn't been said already. I am curious about the boots you're running though. I know every wildland firefighter I've ever talked to was religious about their boots. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts. I bet you could probably do a decent stud board post on boot options for wildland fire. Carrying heavy loads and working in rough terrain sounds vaguely similar to what most everyone here has done in the past. We're in a generation of tennis shoes, but some of us still need big boy boots for things and knowing the progression of that tech would be interesting.