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Chainsaw trouser recommendations please

Looking for a pair that will be both breathable and good quality. I'm automatically drawn to Stihl but are there better options? 


  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 771
    Depending on the amount of work to be done, you might have a case for getting a professional in to do it.  I detest chainsaws but use them when I really have to.  I have strong gloves (if I remember to wear them) but try to use the saw with legs wide apart so that, if the chain does break, they're out of the way.  If you really want trousers, I don't think you can do better than Stihl.
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 792
    Thanks for the Stihl endorsement. We have several acres of woodland, farm boundaries with shrubs and trees, plus a number of willows that are coppiced or pollarded.  
  • SydRoySydRoy Posts: 166
    It's your call but if you haven't used a chainsaw before I'd advise attending a chainsaw users course.
    I haven't but certainly wouldn't use a chainsaw without training.
    Stay safe.
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 792
    Thanks @SydRoy and @nick615. It's a gift for my husband, who is experienced with chainsaw use but whose trousers (non-breathable) are now too big and I thought I'd get a really good replacement pair for his birthday.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,705
    Another vote for Stihl ones here 👍🏻
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,219
    We've used 3 different arboricultural companies over the last 25 years and every last one of all the workforces wore Stihl trousers.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • ColinAColinA Posts: 294
    Stihl and Husqvarna both make excellent quality professional chainsaw protective equipment
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 792
    Thanks everyone! Stihl it's going to be.
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,002
    I've wore a few chainsaw pants and haven't found any to be breathable /  + heavy mind all the ones I've wore are getting on a bit. I've always leaned more towards Husqvarna / johnserd ( its just a red husqvarna really ) over stihl but all are top notch so I wouldn't worry about which brand you go for . I hope you are getting the helmet and chainsaw gloves as well.
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 792
    Thanks @Perki he's got all the protective gear, these are going to be an upgrade on his current trousers. 

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