scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: New Shorts!!!
Sun Jun 18 2000 - 23:31:28 CDT
> For those of you who have not seen a pair of
> >Philmont shorts, the rear pockets run diagonally from the waist seam to
> >side seam, covering all but about three inches on either side of the main
> >seam running down the middle of the backside, so you have a back pocket
> >that you could carry a quart water bottle in with very little problem.
> >cargo pockets in the front are wide enough to carry a Scout book with
> >a quarter of the book hanging out the top. Both the rear pockets and the
> >front cargo pockets fasten with about a 1 inch long strip of velcro in the
> >center. There are standard front pockets as well that are about 3/4 the
> >volumn of the rear pockets.
If any of you are interested in the Philmont shorts but can't get to Philmont
them you may want to check out your local Columbia outlet store. I found
pairs at an outlet store in southern Minnesota last weekend. They were
"irregular" but I couldn't see what the irregularity was. They even had the
logo on them. I would have bought them excpet they were the wrong sizes.
They were priced at $14.99.
My son bought a pair at Philmont two years ago and he really likes them. I
think they would be great as part of the regular uniform.