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Posted by Kayleen on 6/11/2009 at 10:44

Hi,
I am going to SEA for a month in february and Im not sure what kind of pants i should take.

I was only planning to take one pair of pants and buy a sarong when i get to Bangkok.

The trouble is that I am very small and im finding it very hard to find pants in the Travel shops.
Do i need to get pants from travel shops? I will need them to be quick dry as I was only taking one pair.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what is good to take?

Cheers kayleen

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 6/11/2009 at 13:44 TF writer

Pack 1 pair of quick-dry pants (for hiking, jungle trips, etc.) plus whatever shorts you like to wear.

You can buy lots of bottoms on arrival. The Thai gals are small too, so you should have an easy time finding shorts, sarongs, skirts, fisherman pants, etc.

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Posted by MADMAC on 9/11/2009 at 11:06

You don't say where in SEA. Up north it's cold in February. I agree with idream on size - should be a non-factor.

Why are you planning on bringing only one pair of pants though?

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Posted by Kayleen on 10/11/2009 at 03:46

Hi MADMAC,

I am going from Bangkok to Cambodia and then up to the top of Vietnam.

I only wanted to bring one pair of pants and a pair of shorts over as I want to buy some when i get over there.

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Posted by Tilapia on 13/11/2009 at 03:30

Hi Kayleen,

I usually take a pair of these things ... http://www.columbia.com/womens-cargo-pants-hiking-trail/women-pants-performanceactive,default,sc.html?sz=1&start=6

They are light, quick-drying, don't wrinkle much, and are perfect for going into (and out of) temples, onto buses, etc.

Cheers.

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 25/11/2009 at 22:15

REI makes a good pair of travel pants; super lightweight, SPF 50, stealth zipper pockets, fast-drying, wrinkle-free, just don't iron them
here's the women's version:
www.rei.com/product/778638

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/11/2009 at 08:21

Take a pair of jeans - it's cool in February.

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