DIY Combat pants

I'd like to have a pair of Crye precision pants, specifically the whole intergrated knee pads, but I can't afford, or even justify paying the price tag.

Interested in trying a DIY project, I was thinking how hard could it be to take an old pair of woodland bdus, grab some surplus knee pads off eBay. Trim off the excess, and maybe epoxy? them to the pants where your knees go?

 

Thoughts? Anybody attempt this or seen it done?

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If knee pads are your primary motivation for this, try the Arcteryx kneecaps over BDUs first. They are excellent, and inexpensive. They stay put fairly well. 

I would assume that adding channels to run kneepad straps to pants would be cheaper and more effective, if you still find it necessary. 

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Problem with putting pads just over the knee is that either they hang low when you stand, or ride up when you take a knee. the elastic part and height adjustemnet is important...

That being said, lots of guys does that with different level of success. Basic would be just to put the kneepads between layers of fabric on knees and cutting holes for plastic part. You can experiment with bungees for vertical adjustment, but it may/may not suck.

the new US army combat pants might be cheaper option to Crye, and still work good enough

Arcteryx kneecaps are awesome BTW

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The RIF issued combat pants use the same knee pads as Crye.  The problem with getting your hands on a set of surplus knee pads is that CIF wants them back when you ETS/retire.  I am sure they are out there somewhere.

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exSquid posted:

The RIF issued combat pants use the same knee pads as Crye.  The problem with getting your hands on a set of surplus knee pads is that CIF wants them back when you ETS/retire.  I am sure they are out there somewhere.

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..all over ebay..

There's also the Vertx recon pants that have a universal or so slot for commercial pads.

The cheapest option even over DIY is a surplus US Army Combat pants you'll just have to do some searching although they can sometimes be plentiful on eBay depending on sizes..

 

 

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