Stopping ripped knees in Women's pants
February 5, 2011 10:18 AM Subscribe
My pants keep ripping at the knee. Looking for prevention and repair ideas!
posted by xo to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The pants in question are jeans, cotton chinos/cargos... Generally jeans-styled everyday women's pants from Esprit and Banana Republic. Denim itself is the worst offender; I've basically stopped wearing jeans because the knees rip so quickly.
I do a lot of clambering, kneeling, squatting (toddler wrangling, landscape photography), but it's not like I'm rock-climbing. I carry important stuff in my pockets, so yoga pants and other knit fabrics don't really fit the bill.
So: is there another fabric pants I should be buying? Will "ripstop" fabric make a significant difference?
How do I patch my existing pants so they will last a little longer?
Can I reinforce the knees of not-yet ripped pants to stave off the inevitable?