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11. Posted by ree_ (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I took one pair of jeans with me on a 6mth trip around the world...wore them everywhere in London & Paris..but usually only on a night out in places like South America and Middle East.

12. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

Nooooooooooo, they are heavy to carry, slow to dry and just about the worst thing to wear hiking ever. We won't even mention if you are caought in the rain.

13. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 7y

I didn't take my jeans.
we were in middle east, it was hot, so shorts were fine.
In europe, you can always find jeans.

14. Posted by rantan (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

I started my first trip without jeans, read all the advice on how heavy, etc they are. I ended up buying some halfway through because my 'lightweight' pants just didn't survive the beating I was giving them. Of course, specialised travel clothes are probably made to be more hardy than what I was wearing, but hey - they don't fit me (short and stocky isn't the ideal combination for travel clothes!).

If you're going to a hot climate however, it's another matter - I always travel in winter (Australian summer, it's Uni break and thus travel time!) so jeans are great for the cooler climates, but if you're going just to hot places it's best to have something less melting.

15. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Jeans are great for stopping mosquitoes having their way all the time. They can still get through them, but with a struggle. They are a bit of an inconvenience if being worn during a downpour with no shelter nearby. Once they are soaked right through they weigh three times as much for hours, whereas lightweights can be dry in a few minutes. Plus after the rain, the mozzies are always out in full force and wet jeans with even one or two swells underneath (and getting larger by the minute) can be just so terrible to cope with. I'm a cotton fan, but not really into jeans generally. Too much messing about once they're wet.

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