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Iron-on Patches/Scuff Guards for Ski Pants

post #1 of 5
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My legs are relatively short (I'm a hair shy of 5'8", so that's in-line with the rest of me), so I tend to wear snowboard pants to ski.  Why?  Because I can buy the next size down in snowboard pants.  Because the kids like 'em baggy, the smaller size tends to fit my waist nicely (Burton, 686 Smarty, and Sessions snowboard pants all work).

The problem, after a season or 2 my skis cut the inside, bottom of the snowboard pants up pretty good.  This year I tried to make scuff guards for my 2-season old pants using duct/gorilla tape.  I used a low temp iron to try to get it to stick better.  The patches lasted about 2 days before they started to peel off.

I just picked up a pair of nice Burton 3-Layer Pro Shell pants at Marshalls for cheap and I want them to last.  I'm wondering if anyone has found iron-on patches that work well as ski pant scuff guards?  I'm also wondering if using an iron at the temp. needed to get the patches to stick will also melt the pants.

I asked at a fabric store and they said they didn't have anything that would work.

Input/suggestions appreciated,

STE

post #2 of 5
Walmart has iron on patches.  I've used them on ski pants and still going strong.
post #3 of 5
Yes, the iron on patches have worked fine for me. In their 3rd season now. I also use snowboard pants for the same reasons as you.
post #4 of 5
Seamstresses at ski areas are accustomed to this problem and carry armor-nylon fabric of some sort (like used in luggage and packs and such) to make the scuff guard. runs about $40 to have them sewn on. Lasts a long time.
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Perfect, thanks all.

STE
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